Hoboken Halloweekend

Halloween weekend in Hoboken leads to nine arrests and more than 200 calls to service

Hoboken had yet another busy weekend as revelers went to local bars and participated in bar crawls to celebrate Halloween last weekend.

The Hoboken Police Department from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. had 239 calls to service, more than double the 100 calls they receive on an average Saturday night.

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With approximately 80 officers patrolling the streets,  102 summonses were issued during those eight hours, 62 of which were moving violations for motor vehicles, and 40 were city ordinance violations such as drinking or urinating in public.

Fifteen people were transported to local hospitals. There were no reports of sexual assault, or injuries to police officers.

Nine people were arrested for various offenses, including three charged with possession of marijuana, one for disorderly conduct, two charged with simple assault, and three charged for driving while under the influence, one of which was on a scooter.

None of those arrested were Hoboken residents.

Below are details of the nine arrests, made according to a press release from the Hoboken Police Department.

Alleged marijuana possession leads to arrest 

New York resident, Manuel Abadia, 29, was arrested Oct. 26 at 8:35 p.m. and charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and bail jumping.

While patrolling in the PATH Station area, Detective Bret Globke along with Officers Fabian Quinones and Connor Milne saw a Dodge Van double-parked in front of a fire hydrant.

The officers approached the driver’s side in order to have the driver move away from the hydrant. The driver exited the vehicle, and the officers immediately smelled burnt marijuana.

The vehicle allegedly had a bag of suspected marijuana inside it out in plain view.

Abadia was placed under arrest and transported to headquarters for processing where he received a summons and was later released.

Argument leads to arrest 

At 10:18 p.m. on Oct. 26 Malverne N.Y. resident Stephanie Pasesano, 21, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.

While patrolling the area of 44 Newark St., Detective Arturo Gonzalez saw a group of people in a dispute.

As the officers attempted to disperse the group, Pasesano allegedly ignored commands and continued to argue and scream at one of the men in the dispute.

She was then placed under arrest and transported to headquarters where she was processed and later released with a summons to appear in court.

Two arrested in alleged early morning fight 

On Oct, 27 at 3:08 a.m. Lyndhurst resident Danny Zerboni, 24, was arrested and charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct.

Detective Luis Rodriguez, Detective Christine Collins, and Detective Sergeant Jonathan Mecka saw two men allegedly involved in an altercation on the 100 block of Washington Street.

The detectives attempted to break up the fight, but the men allegedly continued ignoring the detectives.

After a few minutes, they were able to separate the men and handcuff them.

They were later released with a summons to appear in court.

“Do not enter”

Clifton resident Jeyffrin Bacilio-Aparicio, 24, was arrested on Oct. 27 at 12:43 a.m. He was charged with driving while intoxicated, DWI in a school zone, reckless driving, driving on a sidewalk, and driving while suspended.

Officer Steven Albert saw a 2019 Honda traveling north on the pedestrian walkway between Pier A and Pier C Parks, an area closed to vehicular traffic with “do not enter” signs posted.

As Albert stopped and approached the driver’s side of the vehicle, he smelled alcohol allegedly coming from inside the vehicle.

The driver’s speech was allegedly slurred, and his eyes were allegedly glassy.

Officer Marco Grossman performed a field sobriety test and determined Bacilio-Aparicio was allegedly intoxicated. He was placed under arrest and transported to headquarters.

There he provided a breath sample and was allegedly above the legal limit.

He received several motor vehicle summonses and was released to a responsible party.

Jersey City resident charged with possession 

Jersey City resident Theodore Spilman, 23, was arrested on Oct. 26 at 10:21 p.m.. He was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

While patrolling the area of 58 Newark St., Officers  Jesse Castellano and Cynthia Rivera smelled marijuana. They saw Spilman sitting on the steps smoking a cigarette.

As they approached, they saw he was smoking an alleged marijuana cigarette and placed him under arrest.

He was transported to headquarters where he was given the summons to appear in court.

Scooterist charged with DWI

Jersey City resident  Michelle Edwards, 34, was arrested on Oct.. 26 at 3:21 a.m. and charged with driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, and improper passing.

Officers Geovanni Cruzado and Jayla Vega were patrolling the area of Newark and Hudson streets when they saw a motorized scooter improperly pass the police vehicle.

As they attempted to stop the rider, they saw the rider allegedly swerving from side to side and almost collide with another vehicle.

A field sobriety test was conducted, which she was allegedly unable to properly complete.

She was placed under arrest and transported to headquarters.

At headquarters, she provided a breath sample and was allegedly above the legal limit.

She received several summonses for the motor vehicle offenses and was later released to a responsible party.

Woman charged with DWI

Highlands Lakes resident, Jewel Vahderhee, 21, was arrested on Oct. 27 at  10:07 p.m. She was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated in a school zone, reckless driving, and improper passing.

While patrolling the area of First and Hudson streets, Officer Harold Milne saw a 2007 Honda allegedly screech its tires as it pulled away. As the vehicle moved, the driver allegedly crossed over the yellow lines in order to pass another driver.

Milne stopped the vehicle and approached the driver’s side.

As he did, he smelled alcohol allegedly coming from inside the vehicle.  Vahderhee stepped out of the vehicle and performed a field sobriety test which, she was allegedly unable to complete.

She was then placed under arrest and transported to headquarters where she provided a breath sample and was allegedly above the legal limit.

She was later released to a responsible party after processing and receiving several motor vehicle summonses.

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