Three Hoboken Residents Arrested on Weapons Charges Following Altercation

Hoboken Weapons Arrest
Left: Herbie Spann 26 of hoboken, Center: Charlene Feliciano 42 of hoboken, Right: Farra Mongon 45 of Hoboken

Three Hoboken Residents Arrested Following Weapons Incident

HOBOKEN, N.J. – A significant police response was triggered in Hoboken on August 30, 2023, after reports of individuals brandishing weapons at the intersection of Fourth and Harrison Streets. The Hoboken Police Department swiftly apprehended three residents, charging them with various weapons offenses.

Around 5 p.m., a team of officers, including Det. Sgt. William Collins, Sgt. Francis McCourt, Sgt. Edward Sellick, and several others, responded to the scene after receiving reports of a man with a firearm and a woman with a knife. Upon arrival, officers witnessed 26-year-old Herbie Spann of Hoboken attempting to conceal a handgun in his bag. The weapon, later identified as a .43 caliber Gen 5 Glock 17 spring-loaded pistol, is commonly used for firing paintballs, rubber balls, and powder balls. A subsequent search of Spann also revealed an 8-inch pocketknife.

While officers were detaining Spann, 45-year-old Farra Mongon, also from Hoboken, began causing a scene. She reportedly shoved another woman in an aggressive manner. Mongon was promptly arrested, and a search unveiled an 8.25-inch pocketknife in her possession.

Both Spann and Mongon were escorted to Hoboken Police Headquarters for processing. Spann, who had an outstanding warrant from Wantage Township, now faces charges including possession of an imitation firearm, possession of an air pistol, and possession of other weapons. He has since been transferred to the Hudson County Correctional Facility. Meanwhile, Mongon was charged with aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes, and disorderly conduct. She was subsequently released on a summons.

Further investigations led by Detectives Tyler Soto and Fabian Quinones unveiled another participant in the altercation. Charlene Feliciano, 42, of Hoboken, was found to have been involved in the dispute with Mongon and was also armed with a knife at the time. Feliciano was later apprehended on the 500 block of Marshall Drive. She now faces charges of possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes, possession of other weapons, and making terroristic threats. After processing, Feliciano was released with a summons.

The Hoboken Police Department emphasizes that all charges are accusations, and the defendants remain innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The department continues to prioritize the safety of Hoboken residents and urges the community to report any suspicious activities.