After a lengthy investigation, the Hoboken Police Department arrested a Jersey City man for firing shots at the local housing authority early last month, officials said.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Anthony Ciprian, 19, of Jersey City, was charged with aggravated assault, possession of a weapon (firearm), possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes, bail jumping, possession of a controlled dangerous substance (marijuana) and possession of CDS paraphernalia, according to Police Det. Lt. Edgardo Cruz.
On Sunday July 1st at approximately 8:00 p.m., Hoboken police responded to the area of 3rd and Harrison Streets on a report of shots fired.Officers immediately canvassed the area to search for possible victims and or suspects, authorities said.
They were not able to locate any injured persons in the area. Several of the residents would not cooperate with the officers while others provided minor details. Those who cooperated were able to describe a person exiting a vehicle while wearing a hood, shot several rounds at the direction of a male, then entered a vehicle and fled, police said.
After the initial canvass, detectives were notified and proceeded to investigate further. Det. Michael Miranda and Officer Michael Losurdo began to speak to possible witnesses and collect evidence, officials said.
Some of the evidence led them to Jersey City, where they continued to follow their leads and on July 18th, with the assistance of the Jersey City Police Department, they were able to gather enough evidence to complete an arrest warrant for the defendant, authorities said.
With arrest warrant in hand, Hoboken police detectives, along with JCPD detectives, attempted to locate the defendant who appeared to be in hiding. After several weeks, Losurdo received information that the defendant may be hiding in Bayonne, police said.
He, along with Det. Bret Globke and members of the Bayonne Police Department, were able to locate the defendant and safely place him under arrest. The defendant was transported to our headquarters where he was processed, officials said.
He was also found to have an outstanding warrant from the City of Jersey City for a previous assault. He was later remanded to the Hudson County Rehabilitation Center.
“The effort put in by the assigned detectives was paramount in the closure of this case, sending a clear message that we will pursue violent offenders and make them accountable for their actions, no matter how long it takes to piece the case together or track the offender down,” HPD said in a statement.