HOBOKEN AND BEYOND -- A Jersey City man was arrested for allegedly stealing a Hoboken cop car, according to online reports. Jamerson Ladson, 30, allegedly walked into the Hoboken Police station last night and said, "I heard you were looking for me."
Police had initially responded to a large fight consisting of 80 to 100 people at 300 Marshall Dr. The fight was believed to be part of an ongoing dispute between two families who live in the Hoboken Housing Authority, according to the police.
According to police reports, police requested backup and after roughly 20 minutes, the crowd began to disperse. Shortly after, however, police responded to calls about two subsequent fights, at 400 Harrison St. followed by another at 300 Jackson St. While calming the fights, the police vehicle, radio car 104, was allegedly stolen from the 300 Marshall Dr. area. No arrests were made at the fights due to the police being outnumbered and an alleged unwillingness of those involved to sign complaints.
Police reports said that the vehicle later was found abandoned after allegedly striking a cab driver in the area of 18th Street and Jersey Avenue in Jersey City. The taxi driver was transported to Jersey City Medical Center for treatment. While on the scene, police were called to yet another large fight in progress at 320 Marshall Dr. The parties were disbursed.