Police: Chaotic Halloween weekend in Hoboken leads to 21 arrests


A chaotic Halloween weekend in Hoboken saw 488 service calls lead to 21 arrests, authorities said. Hoboken police

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“I am proud of the professionalism and control our officers maintained while handling hundreds of calls and over 20 arrests,” Hoboken Police Chief Kenneth Ferrante said in a statement.

Arrests ranged from disorderly conduct to failure to register as a sex offender, with a few particularly notable scenarios.

For example, two young women were arrested out of Green Rock, one of the Mile Square City’s most popular bars, on Saturday around 12:26 a.m. for disorderly conduct and one arrestee made matters worse by spitting on a police officer, authorities said.

Javerian Hassan, 22, of Ridgewood, was charged with disorderly conduct, aggravated assault on a police officer, resisting arrest and throwing bodily fluid, while Silas Kim, 23, of Edgewater, was charged with resisting arrest and obstruction of administrative law, officials said.

Early Sunday morning was particularly rough, as there were four individuals charged with aggravated assault on a police officer.

In total, authorities responded to 28 fights, 34 ambulance calls, 488 service calls and 21 arrests over the weekend, stated Ferrante.

Last year, Halloween fell on a Saturday, leading to police responses for 23 fights, 16 ambulance calls,196 service calls and 13 arrests between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. during the holiday, Ferrante added.

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