Hoboken police arrest seven for alleged robbery, weapon posession, and aggravated assault
Hoboken police station
HOBOKEN-- according to a media release from the Hoboken Police Department, seven individuals were arrested on Thursday, July 20 at 4 p.m. after a "suspected drug deal gone bad."
On Wednesday July 19, detectives from the department's Investigation Bureau were investigating a robbery that had occurred earlier that afternoon at the Hoboken Housing Authority. The detectives, along with officers Ryan Houghton, Tyrone Huggins, and Michael Straten were dispatched to the 300 block of Jackson Street on the report of a man bleeding from a head injury. When they arrived they were told the victim had left but he was found a short distance away.
He was found bleeding from his nose with facial swelling. Immediatly officers requested medical attention and the victim was transported to the Hoboken University Medical Center where he was able to give the officers a brief description of some of the men who had assaulted him.
The victim suffered a fractured jaw and fracture orbital socket along with other injuries.
According to the release the "victim suffered the loss of his cellular telephone, basketball sneakers, and cash."
Police searched the area but found nothing.
The detectives immediately began to canvas the area for possible leads and spoke with several residents who may have possibly been in the area during the incident.
On Thursday July 20, the detectives were able to determine who they believe took part in the robbery and assault of the victim.
Officers from the Uniform Bureau along with members of the Investigation Bureau immediately began to search the Hoboken Housing area for the defendants.
In all, seven arrests were made relating to this incident.
All defendants were transported to headquarters where warrant and summons complaints were prepared.
Hoboken residents William Agosto, age 25; Frank Henderson, age 21; Julian Braxton, age 18; Taquana Dixon, age 24 as well as Jersey City resident Luis Williams, age 21, were arrested and remanded to the Hudson County Correctional Facility.
Hoboken residents Angelo Roldan, age 18, and Joseph Crandell, age 24, were released with court summonses.
According to the press release, the above were arrested for a mixture off offenses ranging from robbery, aggravated assault, and possession of marijuana.
According to the release, Luis Williams was arrested on the most charges, including alleged: Robbery, Conspiracy to Commit Robbery, Possession of CDS Marijuana, Possession of CDS Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, Possession of CDS Marijuana in a School Zone, Possession of CDS Marijuana within 500 Feet Public Housing, Possession of CDS in a Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Weapon while committing CDS offense, and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon.
Braxton was arrested on alleged: Robbery, Conspiracy to Commit Robbery, Possession of CDS Marijuana, Possession of CDS Marijuana with Intent to Distribute within 500 feet Public Housing, Possession of CDS Marijuana within 1000 feet of school, Possession of CDS Paraphernalia.
And Crandall was arrested for alleged: Aggravated Assault, Possession of CDS Marijuana over 1 ounce, Possession of CDS Marijuana with intent to distribute within 500 feet of Public Housing, Possession of CDS Marijuana within 1000 feet School zone, Possession of CDS Paraphernalia.