A homeless Hoboken man was arrested Friday morning for exposing himself at Church Square Park, an official said.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
On Friday at approximately 10:40 a.m., Hoboken Police Officers James Barbro and Roberto Cuevas responded to Church Square Park, 400 Garden St., on reports of a man sitting on a park bench near the Fifth Street and Park Avenue entrance, exposing himself, said public safety spokeswoman Marci Rubin.
When they arrived, the caller pointed the suspect out to officers. The man, later identified as Wander Torres, 32, who is unhoused, refused to give his name to police and made threats to the original caller.
Torres was transported to Hoboken Police Headquarters, charged with lewdness and making terroristic threats, before being transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility.
He was also found to have an active warrant from Union City for disorderly conduct.
The Hoboken Police Department has received complaints about quality-of-life issues in and
around Church Square Park, Rubin added.
The city, Public Safety Department, and Police Department are committed to addressing these issues by increasing routine police patrols in and around Church Square Park.
Additionally, Hoboken’s social workers have been meeting with those experiencing homelessness in several locations including Church Square Park to connect them with the services they need.
Anyone who sees or experiences any criminal, disorderly, or suspicious activity in Church
Square Park, or anywhere in Hoboken, is asked to call the police department to file a report at (201) 420-2100.