Police: Jersey City man hits Hoboken cop in the face while being arrested

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A Jersey City man that would have at worst been detained for drug possession made things much worse by hitting a Hoboken cop in the face while being arrested, police said. Hoboken police

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Sammy Navarro, 36, of Jersey City, was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (PCP), aggravated assault on a police officer, resisting arrest and three counts of bail jumping, according to Police Det. Sgt. Edgardo Cruz.

Last night in the area of 540 Marshall Dr. around 11:24 p.m., two Hoboken police officers observed a man near a bicycle rack, surveying the scene before noting the cops and walking away, officials said.

At a second location, the man was spotted peering into a car window and looking at bicycles on a separate rack. After authorities spoke with Navarro, they determined he had several outstanding warrants.

As he was being placed under arrest, Navarro resisted and hit a third officer, a Hoboken sergeant, in the face. He was eventually subdued and handcuffed before police discovered he was in possession of PCP, police said.