Police Beat

Many of these items are for pre-Halloween weekend incidents, with some bars hosting events that weekend. Between Saturday, Oct. 27 at 12 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 28 to 4 a.m., there were 351 calls for service by the police, 29 ambulance calls, 35 city ordinance violations, 10 motor vehicle summonses, 4 tavern sheets, and eight arrests, seven of which were in a four-hour period, said the Hoboken police.

Man unconscious after alleged assault

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Woodbridge resident Cody Brown, age 25, was arrested on Oct. 28 at 2:55 a.m. and charged with aggravated assault.

Sargent Dennis Figueroa and officers Michael Losurdo, Joseph Cahill, and Daniel Simone were near First and Bloomfield streets when they saw a commotion among a group of people.

When they got to the group they found a man unconscious on the ground.

Three witnesses on the scene pointed out Brown as the alleged perpetrator. When Losurdo asked Brown what happened, he said the victim was insulting him and talking about his family. According to the release, he then said that as a result, he knocked him out.

Brown was arrested and later released on a summons.

Man filming arrest gets charged with obstruction

Hillsborough resident  Bryan Roller, age 24, was arrested on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 1:08 a.m. and charged with obstructing and disorderly conduct, according to a police press release.

Officers Sam Williams and Ryan Houghton responded as backup to a simple assault call at 77 River St., according to the release While Officers Kyle Seper and Joshua Campoverde were questioning the two people involved in that issue, Roller — who was not one of the two involved — allegedly began to approach the officers, recording the proceedings on his phone. He allegedly tried to walk up to the two parties involved and was told by Williams and Houghton to back away several times.

According to the release, they told him he could record, but that he had to be farther away at a safer distance as to not obstruct the officer.

Roller allegedly cursed at Williams and Houghton and continued to move closer, placing his phone right up to Williams’s face. He was placed under arrest, processed, and released on a summons.

Domestic dispute results in simple assault charge

Elmwood Park resident Cheyenne Calderon, age 23, was arrested and charged with simple assault (the incident mentioned in the above item) on Oct. 28 at 1:02 a.m.

Special Police Officers Joshua Campoverde and Kyle Seper saw a verbal altercation by 77 River St. When they approached, they saw Calderon allegedly push and slap another person.

Backup officers arrived and were able to separate Calderon and the apparent victim. After speaking with both parties, the officers placed Calderon under arrest. She was processed and released on a summons.

Marijuana still illegal

30-year-old Jonathan Roberts of Mitchellville Md. was arrested on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 11:33 p.m. He was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

While officers Anthony Olivera, Harry Montalvo, Jayla Vega, and Sgt. William Collins were on Newark Street, they saw someone inside a parked car allegedly lighting something to smoke. The car’s windows were rolled up and fogged. As they got closer, according to a police press release, they smelled marijuana allegedly coming from the vehicle.

Roberts then exited the car allegedly holding a marijuana cigarette. The officers confiscated the cigarette and placed Roberts under arrest.

Officers then saw a Ziploc type bag of suspected marijuana allegedly in the back seat of the car. Roberts was processed and released on a summons.

Another marijuana charge

43-year-old Chaquan Brown of New York, N.Y. was arrested on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 2:51 a.m. and charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Officers Anthony Olivera and Luke Zeszotarski saw a vehicle with its windows down playing loud music on Newark Street. As they neared the car, they smelled marijuana.

Olivera then saw Brown in the back passenger seat, allegedly smoking a marijuana cigarette. Olivera then saw Brown look at him and then allegedly throw the cigarette on the floor of the car.

Zeszotarski told Brown to exit the vehicle and saw that the cigarette on the floor of the car was still lit. it was taken into evidence and Brown was arrested and released with a summons.

Arrest for DWI in a school zone

Jersey City resident Animesh Mohanty, age 29, was arrested on Oct.28 at 1:28 a.m. He was charged with resisting/eluding arrest, driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated in a school zone, reckless driving, and leaving the scene of an accident.

Officer Anthony Russo and Detective Robert Roman heard a vehicle strike something near Second and Washington streets, according to a police release. They saw a pole had allegedly been struck by the front passenger side of Mohanty’s vehicle.

When they got near the car, its reverse lights came on. They yelled, “Stop, police!” but Mohanty allegedly reversed, almost striking pedestrians.

Russo and Roman ran toward the car, yelling for it to stop, but the driver allegedly headed away, west on Second Street.

Officers Anthony Fesken and Enrico Gnassi saw the car pull into a lot on Newark Street, where they conducted a stop. Officers Tyler Soto and Michael Straten arrived. The officers smelled alcohol allegedly coming from the vehicle, and conducted a field sobriety test.

Mohanty allegedly failed it and was placed under arrest. He was processed and released to a sober party with his summonses.



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