4 charged with rioting after a large fight erupts outside Hoboken Housing Authority


Four people were charged with rioting after a large fight erupted outside the Hoboken Housing Authority on Thursday, an official said.

Photo courtesy of the City of Hoboken.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Shakeila High, 27, Barry High, 36, Joseph Crandell, Jr., 30, all of Hoboken, along with Damien Baez, 42, of Jersey City, were each charged with aggravated assault, rioting, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct, according to city spokeswoman Marilyn Baer.

Shakeila High was also charged with simple assault.

On Thursday, August 3rd, at approximately 10:57 p.m. Hoboken police officers were dispatched to the 400th block of Marshall Drive on a report of a dispute.

The responding officers saw the two individuals arguing near the 500th block of Jackson Street and a large crowd began to gather. Officers saw one woman, later identified as Shakeila High, strike another woman.

At this point officers attempted to disperse the crowd and place High under arrest, but the large crowd began to fight with officers and obstruct them from effectuating a lawful arrest.

At this point, law enforcement called for mutual aid and officers from the Port Authority, New Jersey Transit, Stevens Institute of Technology, and Weehawken Police Departments arrived on scene to assist with dispersing the crowd, authorities said.

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