Urination on the way to the station
A man who allegedly grabbed a woman’s purse at the bar and took off with her cell phone and camera was eventually corralled by police. Then, the man then allegedly urinated in the back seat of the police cruiser.
The victim was at a bar on Washington Street by Newark Avenue early Sunday morning, May 17, when an unknown man allegedly grabbed her purse and headed toward the men’s room, according to police Captain Anthony Falco.
The woman notified security, who followed the man to the men’s room. Then the woman noticed the man was exiting past security, she told police. She saw the man allegedly put her cell phone and camera in his pants as he was leaving the bar, so she followed him, police said.
According to the victim, she grabbed the man outside while she was calling police, Falco said. The man kept walking, and she kept shouting at him to stop, police said. She said the man allegedly tossed her cell phone and camera under a vehicle, as well as a second cell phone.
The woman retrieved the goods from under the car just as police were arriving at 2:37 a.m., and she handed the second cell phone over and pointed out the alleged perpetrator to police.
Officers placed the man under arrest, but he allegedly resisted and became combative, police said. He allegedly wouldn’t provide police with a name, but officers finally got the man into the police cruiser where he allegedly proceeded to urinate, Falco said.
At police headquarters, the man also refused fingerprinting and allegedly became belligerent, banging his head against the wall, police said.
Upon searching the man, police found a Ziploc bag containing what may have been marijuana, Falco said.
The man allegedly still refused to be photographed or fingerprinted, clenching his fists and throwing himself to the ground, police said.
Police sent the alleged perpetrator, John Doe, 24, to Hoboken University Medical Center for complications from a diabetic condition, but he was returned to police and Falco said he would be held until he is identified.
Police charged him with theft of movable property, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, obstructing the administration of law, resisting arrest, and hindering apprehension.
Man angry he can’t turn left
A man was arrested for aggravated assault after cursing and allegedly throwing his cigarette lighter at an officer, police said.
Police were blocking left-hand turns onto River Street from Newark Avenue around 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 16.
A 1998 Ford Explorer attempted to pass the police cruiser, police said. Police told the driver that the road was closed temporarily, but the passenger allegedly started yelling at police, “Why can’t you move your [expletive] cars?”
Police told the driver to pull away, but the passenger allegedly threw his Bic lighter at the officer, Falco said, hitting his shoulder and bouncing up into his face.
The driver pulled away and was pulled over by police at 95 River St., police said, and the passenger immediately exited the vehicle.
The passenger was approached by the officers and told to get back into the car, Falco said. Police said the man allegedly had his hands raised in an aggressive manner and shouted, “What the [expletive] are you [expletive] going to do about it?”
Police warned him, then apprehended him. After an alleged tussle with police, the man was handcuffed and taken to headquarters.
The driver was not implicated, but the passenger, Kimani Lawrence, 25, Marshall Drive in Hoboken, was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes (cigarette lighter), aggravated assault, and resisting arrest, Falco said.
Recovering the family jewels
A New York State policeman made an off-duty arrest after a burglar allegedly swiped a bag of jewelry from his car.
The officer and his son were helping a relative in Hoboken move on Sunday, May 17, when a man opened the side door of their car – just 10 feet away from where they were standing – and allegedly took a bag filled with $8,050 worth of jewelry.
The man allegedly fled and the two gave chase after him, police said. They apprehended him on Washington Street between 11th and 12th streets.
Police arrived and saw two men holding someone on the ground. The officer identified himself to police and explained the situation.
The alleged thief, Shelley Levy, 22, Englewood, allegedly had a syringe and spoon with drug residue in his possession.
Levy was charged with burglary, theft of movable property, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a syringe with hypodermic needle.