By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Saturday, August 20, around 2:48 a.m., Hoboken police responded to a call about a street fight in the vicinity of 1st and River Streets. Observing a large, disorderly crowd, the officers called for backup, according to Police Sgt. William Vera.
Describing the scene as “chaotic,” with one officer being shoved into a parked car and falling to the ground, officers eventually used pepper spray to disperse the crowd, authorities said.
During the scuffle, Shakeema High, 23, of Hoboken, threw a bottle, cutting a victim over his left eyebrow. Police established order shortly afterwards, with two victims being transported to the Hoboken University Medical Center and the Jersey City Medical Center – Barnabas Health for treatment, officials said.
Five individuals, four of whom live in Hoboken, were hit with the following charges as a result of the brawl:
Edward Mongon, 20, of Hoboken – possession of a controlled dangerous substance (marijuana), disorderly conduct.
Shakeema High, 23, of Hoboken – aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes and bail jumping.
Michael Johnson, 21, of Hoboken – resisting and eluding arrest, making terroristic threats and rioting.
Dajauhn Harclerode, 25, of Newark – aggravated assault.
Hakeem High, 25, of Hoboken – aggravated assault for shoving a police officer.