Police Beat
by Compiled by Dean DeChiaro
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Not your average hit and run

Police issued a simple assault summons to a Hoboken man who allegedly struck a pedestrian with the side-view mirror of his SUV last Monday. The driver allegedly then exited the vehicle, argued with the victim, and threw the victim to the ground, according to a police report.

David Pfleger, of Washington Street, was also issued summonses for allegedly leaving the scene of an accident and driving with a suspended license, the report said.

The incident occurred around 2:30 a.m. on Hudson Street. The pedestrian, walking north, told police that an oncoming SUV clipped him as it drove by and then stopped. Pfleger, who the report described as a heavyset white male, allegedly then stepped out of the vehicle.

Pfleger also allegedly told the victim that he was a police officer before driving off. At some point during the altercation, the victim noted the license plate number of Pfleger’s vehicle, which police used to identify him. In doing so, the report said, police noticed that Pfleger’s driver’s license is currently suspended.

From right under your barstool

A $500 purse containing almost $700 worth of merchandise was stolen from a woman in a downtown bar last Sunday, perhaps while she used the restroom, according to a police report.

The woman, a Hoboken resident, was having drinks with her boyfriend at a bar on First Street around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, and noticed her bag was gone only after returning from the restroom, police said. The bag was situated on the floor next to the woman’s barstool, but her boyfriend apparently didn’t notice that it was taken.

The bag had been under the woman’s coat, the report said, but the coat was not taken.

A search conducted by the woman and the bar’s management was met with negative results, according to the report. The purse, a black Kate Spade model, contained a $300 Tory Burch wallet, a $75 pair of Lord & Taylor gloves, car keys worth $300 and several identification and credit cards.

The loss of the woman’s keys, the report said, prevented her from being able to go home or to drive her car, which was issued by her company. According to the report, she was working on solutions to both problems by the time she arrived at police headquarters to report the stolen bag.

There used to be a TV there…

A Hoboken tenant returned to his apartment after a weeklong absence last week to an unpleasant surprise: his 42-inch television was nowhere to be found, a police report said.

Police believe the burglary took place between 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 19, when the victim left his apartment, and 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 25, when he returned.

According to the report, police found no signs of forced entry in the apartment. The LG television was worth approximately $600.

The television’s owner, who told police that he sublets the apartment from a renter, said that only the renter and the building’s landlord have keys to the apartment, and that he did not know if either of them had been in the apartment while he was gone.

He told police that he had received a call saying that a local real estate agent would be showing the apartment to another interested tenant, but he was unsure if the tour had taken place.

Dean DeChiaro may be reached at deand@hudsonreporter.com

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