According to a press release from the Hoboken Police Department, Shortly after 12 a.m. on Monday, June 22 the Hoboken Police Department responded to the area of Third and Jackson streets on the report of fireworks being shot.
When uniformed officers arrived, no one was shooting fireworks, and the area appeared to be in order.
On Tuesday, June 23 the Hoboken Police Department received evidence which showed two men allegedly in possession of fireworks which the press release calls a “Shotgun Candle” or a “high powered Roman Candle.”
The evidence also shows that the two men, identified as Hoboken residents Elijah Scott, 20, and Tyreses High, 19, were allegedly working together to shoot fireworks at 320 Jackson St striking the building and almost hitting windows.
“Approximately 40 windows were exposed to the potential of the fireworks exploding on or within the apartment,” states the release.
Police charged Scott with Possession of Fireworks, Conspiracy to commit Aggravated Arson, and Weapon possessions.
Police charged High with Aggravated Arson, Weapon possessions, and Possession of Fireworks.
Both men were transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility and are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.