21 arrests on Halloween weekend in Hoboken; officer was allegedly spat at

HOBOKEN — Due in part to bar crawls being advertised on the internet, Hoboken has become more and more a party site in recent years on Halloween weekend. Last year, Police Chief Ken Ferrante asked the City Council to fund more overtime for officers this year. This past weekend, he put on 55 extra patrols on Friday and Saturday, up from 40 extra overtime patrols last year.
A press release from the police on Monday noted the following statistics:
21 arrests on Friday and Saturday night, up from 13 on Halloween night (only) last year. (Last year, Halloween was a Saturday).
206 Friday night and 282 Saturday night service calls, up from 196 last year on Halloween night.
26 ambulance calls on Friday and Saturday, up from 16 on Halloween/Saturday last year.
14 car accidents this year; six last year.
Also, a 22-year-old Ridgewood man was arrested for allegedly “throwing bodily fluid” (spitting) at a police officer and resisting arrest.
Police also responded to a domestic dispute in the Housing Authority involving a kitchen knife, and arrested a Union City man.

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