Police: Hoboken man spits at police officers after traffic stop, caught with marijuana


A Hoboken man spit at police officers after being pulled over and due to traffic violations – at which time he was caught with marijuana, authorities said.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Devon Robinson, 27, from Hoboken, was charged with throwing bodily fluid at a law enforcement officer, possession of a controlled dangerous substance (marijuana), and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to Police Det. Lt. Danilo Cabrera.

On Thursday, May, 14th at about 6:45 p.m., Officers Francis McCourt and Nicklas Valerius conducted a motor vehicle stop in the area of 111 14th St. The vehicle was being operated by Robinson, a man that was known to them, officials said.

The officers were on patrol when they observed Robinson driving a blue Subaru. He was observed failing to signal when making a right turn and then failing to move right and stop for an emergency vehicle.

McCourt and Valerius were aware that Robinson had a warrant for his arrest. Upon making the motor vehicle stop, he was placed under arrest and he was found to be in possession of suspect marijuana and drug paraphernalia, police said.

Robinson was escorted to the radio car and was being placed in the back seat when he spit at Valerius and McCourt, which landed on the bottom part of their pant legs. Robinson was transported to police headquarters and his vehicle was towed, authorities said.

His charges were placed on a warrant and Robinson was also issued three motor vehicle summonses: failure to signal turn, failure to move right and stop for emergency vehicle, and driving while license suspended.

Robinson was then remanded to the Hudson County Correctional Facility, officials said.

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  1. I wouldn’t consider marijuana a dangerous substance however, spitting bodily fluids on a Police Officer or anyone in this Pandemic is a CRIME! Should the Police be looking for people to arrest NO we have so much more going on. If he was violent or doing something really wrong not a motor vehicle stop. I know everyone’s going crazy and our Police Officers are under a great deal of pressure they also became Social Distancing Officers which people don’t respect! Please everyone take a deep breathe. We can get through this together! New Jersey Strong 💪!

  2. Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time.
    Marijuana possession in NJ as everyone knows is still a crime no matter how some nay try to justify it.
    This individual was also charged with driving with a suspended a license, etc, etc, etc.

  3. He’s already been released as our looney Liberal laws love criminals.

    Go Devon! We’re all pulling for you. But be careful: 16 strikes and you’re going to get a timeout!