Hoboken PD charges male with two counts of Simple Assault

Arrestee: Rakeem Nichols 28 y/o Male from Hoboken, NJ

Arrest Date and Time: 03/16/20 at 6:45 AM

Arrest Location: 1108 Bloomfield Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030

Charges: 2 Counts of Simple Assault

Officers Involved: P.O. John Hermann, Sgt. Robert Roman, P.O. Christopher Barral, P.O. Joshua Campoverde, and Det. Michael Miranda

Incident Detail: At about 6:33 AM, while in the area of 10th and Washington Street, a male victim was struck from behind by a garbage can. The victim turned around and was confronted by a male identified as Rakeem Nichols. A physical altercation ensued between the victim and Nichols. As Nichols was engaged in a physical altercation with the victim, the victim’s wife came to her husband’s aid. Nichols also became involved in a physical altercation with the victim’s wife. The two victims separated themselves from Nichols and fled the area. The two victims flagged down Officer John Hermann who was patrolling in the area. Officer Hermann gave a description of Nichols and Sgt. Robert Roman, P.O. Christopher Barral, and P.O. Joshua Campoverde stopped Nichols in the area of 1108 Bloomfield Street. On scene investigation lead to the discovery of one of the victim’s cell phone in Nichols possession. Nichols was identified by the victims and placed under arrest. Nichols was transported to headquarters, where a continuation of the investigation was conducted by Det. Michael Miranda. The investigation by Det. Miranda led to charging Nichols with two counts of Simple Assault.

Defendant is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.