Jersey City man who disarmed, injured Hoboken cops in April arrested again for breaking into car


A Jersey City man who disarmed a Hoboken police officer and injured two others in April was arrested again yesterday afternoon for breaking into a car, police said.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Lonnie Clark, 39, of Jersey City, was charged with burglary to auto, according to Det. Sgt. Jonathan Mecka.

Yesterday at approximately 1:32 a.m., Hoboken police responded to the area of 3rd and Hudson Street on the report of a man, later identified as Clark, entering a parked vehicle.

After observing Clark enter the vehicle, the callers, who included a witness and owner of the vehicle, yelled towards him. At this point, Clark quickly exited the vehicle and began to run away.

He was ultimately apprehended by Sgts. Francisco Rosa and Peter Zanin without incident. Clark was then arrested by Officer Liana Palladino and charged with burglary.

Back on April 10th, Clark was charged with burglary, theft, obstructing by flight, resisting arrest by force, disarming a law enforcement officer, and aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer.

He allegedly resisted arrest after breaking into the trunk of a BMW and removed an officer’s weapon from his holster.

At the subsequent city council meeting, Police Chief Kenneth Ferrante said Clark was only in jail for five days despite instigating “a life and death fight.”