Female Hoboken Taxi Passenger Assaults Police & EMS Personnel

 Photo Credit:  Google Maps                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Detective / Lieutenant Jonathan Mecka of the Hoboken Police Department has announced the arrest of 56-year old, Hoboken resident Linda Smith on three counts of aggravated assault, terroristic threats and resisting arrest.  The incident took place on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at approximately 4:15 pm in the area of 1st and Hudson Streets.

According to Mecka, Officers Tyrone Huggins, Anthony Olivera, and Nickolas Protopapadakis responded to the area on a taxi dispute.  During the on-scene investigation, Smith was identified as a potential, intoxicated unruly Lyft passenger.  During her interaction with police and EMS, Det./Lt. Mecka says Smith assaulted them by punching and kicking them. Based on her actions she was placed under arrest and charged with the three counts mentioned above.

The complaints were placed on a summons and Smith was released from police custody after the arrest process was completed.  She is considered innocent until proven guilty in the court of law.