Local celebrity arrested
A 50-year-old Jersey City man allegedly kicked out a police car window, struggled with police on his way to jail, kicked a cop in the hip, and was seen before his arrest asking people in Pier A Park if they knew who he was, according to a police report.
Frank Rinkiewicz was arrested and charged with resisting arrest, aggravated assault on a uniformed officer, and criminal mischief after an alleged incident on May 26 at 5:30 p.m.
Police were called to the park on the report of a man with a dark colored baseball cap and blue shorts allegedly urinating by the gazebo. The police say they found a man matching that description holding a 16-ounce beer can in a brown paper bag. Police say he was walking around asking people if they “knew who he was,” according to a police report.
Police say they stopped the man, explained why they stopped him, and then asked for identification. He said he didn’t have ID because he just got out of jail, according to police. While checking the man for warrants, he allegedly said to police “Who the [expletive] are you; all I’m doing is fishing. I didn’t p--s anyway,” according to a police report.
Police say they asked Rinkiewicz to stop yelling, and found out he allegedly had an active warrant out for his arrest, so they arrested him, according to police.
Rinkiewicz allegedly wouldn’t let cops handcuff him, and yelled the whole way to the car before dropping to the ground about 100 feet from the police car, according to police.
He also allegedly began yelling, “Help; the police are beating me up, help,” according to police.
After police finally transported him into the car, Rinkiewicz allegedly kicked an officer in the left hip, according to police.
After police transported him to headquarters, he allegedly kicked out one of the windows of the patrol car, and yelled, “I will kick anyone who comes back here,” referring to the backseat of the car, according to the police report.
The police sprayed the man with pepper spray and moved him into a cell. While in the cell, Rinkiewicz allegedly told cops he would “make one phone call” and all the cops would “be dead, and will be fired,” according to police.
In the cell, police say he also allegedly took off his jean shorts and underwear before banging his head and kicking the door.
Rinkiewicz was charged with resisting arrest, aggravated assault on a uniformed police officer, and criminal mischief.
A quick fix and a problem solved
Sometimes bar owners will forgive partygoers for their drunken behavior. That appeared to be the case on May 21 at 2:35 a.m. when a man allegedly spat on and punched through a glass door of an establishment near 14th and Washington streets.
Police arrived to find a 42-year-old man being held down by a bouncer. The staff said the man destroyed the front door.
The man had tried to enter the bar after 2 a.m., but was turned away, the staff told police. In Hoboken, bars are open until 3 a.m., but patrons are not able to enter past 2 a.m., according to the city’s “one-way door” ordinance.
When the door was smashed and the police arrived, the man agreed to pay for the damages, and the bar owner did not wish to sign a criminal complaint.
So according to a report, police walked across the street with the man. The man retrieved $360 from the bank and the incident was resolved.
Man stalks 17-year-old girl downtown, police say
A 17-year-old girl was followed by an unidentified male who allegedly attempted to look up her skirt for three blocks, according to a police report.
The girl came into police headquarters on May 26 at approximately 4:20 p.m. and told police that when she exited the New Jersey Transit 87 bus on the 400 block of Newark St., she saw a black male kneeling down on the sidewalk in front of a vehicle, pretending to do work on his car so he could look up her skirt, according to police.
The man was described as approximately 40 years old, about 5 feet 10 inches, with black and grayish colored hair, little to no facial hair, and wearing a plain blue shirt and blue pants. The girl said the man appeared to be homeless, according to a police report.
The girl said she ignored his attempts to look up her skirt and continued to walk, but then the man allegedly got up and continued to walk alongside her, mumbling things and maintaining visual contact.
Then she started yelling, telling him to leave her alone, but he refused, according to a police report. The girl then yelled so loudly that it caused the man to flee east on Fourth Street after he followed her from Newark Street, according to police. The incident is under investigation.
Getting stuff back from an ex
A 30-year-old Hoboken man was arrested and charged with a string of three domestic violence crimes after an alleged incident on May 26.
Police were called to the 300 block of Jackson Street on the report of a disturbance after a man allegedly kicked in an apartment door, police said.
The alleged victim said that she had allowed her ex-boyfriend, Tyrone Miles, 30, of Hoboken, to stay over her house last week, approximately one year after the couple broke up, according to a report.
She was awakened at 1 p.m. and said she saw Miles allegedly trying to take her purse. The woman told Miles he needed to go and told him to take his clothes with him, according to a report. However, Miles left and said he’d come back and get his belongings later, according to police.
The woman packed Miles’ clothes in a shopping cart for him to take, and gave it to a friend, according to a report. After the woman returned to her apartment, she found a puddle of urine outside the entrance and a curse word carved into her door, as well as the door handle and lock damaged, according to police.
Miles returned later asking for his Rollerblades, and the woman said she would bring them outside, according to police. The man responded by allegedly saying he was going to cause harm to her, and she was “going to have serious problems,” according to police.
The woman retrieved some items and put them outside to give back to Miles, according to police. After Miles allegedly made more threats, the woman called the police who arrested Miles on the scene.
Miles was charged with domestic violence harassment, domestic violence criminal mischief, and domestic violence terroristic threats.