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Elmwood Park Police Subdue Suicidal Man, Aggravated Assault Charges Could Follow
Posted on March 25, 2015 by Travis Tormey | 0 Comments

Elmwood Park NJ Aggravated Assault AttorneysElmwood Park NJ police used pepper spray when arresting a man who allegedly told officers to shoot him.

Elmwood Park police received a report of a disturbance at a home located on Summit Avenue. When police officers arrived at the scene, the suspect’s sisters directed them to a room on the second floor.

According to authorities, the suspect was inside the room and had two knives in his waistband.

The police officers entered the room, which prompted the suspect to begin screaming.

The suspect then allegedly attempted to kill himself with one of the knives. He reportedly reached into his waistband and took out a knife.

While police officers tried to persuade the suspect to put down the knife, he repeated the words “shoot me.”

The confrontation came to a head when the suspect allegedly walked toward one of the officers. At that moment, another officer pepper sprayed the suspect in the face. The officers restrained the suspect during the ensuing struggle.

Thankfully, the police officers were able to apprehend the suspect and secure the weapons without any harm coming to anyone.

Afterwards, the suspect was transported to Bergen Regional Medical Center in Paramus NJ for medical and psychiatric treatment.

According to Elmwood Park police, criminal charges against the suspect are pending. It is possible that the suspect will be charged with aggravated assault on a police officer and resisting arrest.

A conviction on aggravated assault charges could result in significant penalties. That’s because N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1b(5)(a) classifies aggravated assault on a police officer as a second degree, third degree, or fourth degree felony. Second degree aggravated assault is potentially punishable by a sentence of up to 10 years in NJ State Prison.

For additional information about this case, view the NJ.com article entitled “Elmwood Park Man Asked Cops to Shoot Him Before Arrest, Police Say.”

Cliffside Park NJ Man Sentenced to 8 Years in Federal Prison for Sex with Minor
Posted on March 18, 2015 by Travis Tormey | 0 Comments

Cliffside Park NJ Sexual Assault AttorneysA Cliffside Park NJ man was recently sentenced to serve 8 years in federal prison for transporting a teenager across state lines for the purpose of having sex with her.

According to authorities, the suspect first met the 14-year-old victim through an online dating site called “Are You Interested.”

The suspect communicated online with the victim for two days.

The victim lived in Allentown, PA, so the suspect arranged to meet the victim in Pennsylvania. He allegedly picked her up in Pennsylvania and then drove her across state lines and into New Jersey.

Once they were in New Jersey, the suspect allegedly had sex with the victim in his car.

A local Pennsylvania police department and the FBI later investigated the case. Authorities eventually uncovered enough evidence to place the suspect under arrest.

The 28-year-old suspect pleaded guilty earlier this year to the very serious sex crime of traveling with the purpose of having illicit sex with a minor.

Now the suspect has been officially sentenced to serve 8 years in federal prison. Additionally, the suspect was ordered to serve 10 years of probation after his release from prison.

Police seized the BMW that the suspect used to transport the girl. Part of the suspect’s sentence requires him to forfeit the vehicle.

To learn more about this case, go to the NJ.com article entitled “Bergen County Man Gets 8 Years in Prison for Sex with Minor, Report Says.”

Man Faces Aggravated Manslaughter Charges Stemming from Car Accident Death in Elmwood Park, NJ
Posted on March 16, 2015 by Travis Tormey | 0 Comments

Elmwood Park NJ Manslaughter ChargesA Denville NJ man faces aggravated manslaughter charges in connection with a car accident in Elmwood Park, New Jersey.

According to prosecutors, the 53-year-old suspect is responsible for the death of the 61-year-old victim. The victim, like the suspect, was also from Denville, New Jersey. Additionally, the victim was reportedly a friend of the suspect.

The suspect was allegedly driving a 1996 Oldsmobile Ciera, with the victim was a passenger in the vehicle. At some point while driving on Route 80 near milepost 61.6, the suspect reportedly lost control of the car and struck the guardrail.

The victim died as a result of the car crash.

New Jersey State Police investigated the accident scene but have not yet said what caused the crash.

The suspect faces charges of aggravated manslaughter. He recently appeared in Bergen County Superior Court, where he entered a not guilty plea.

The next step in the legal proceedings will be the presentation of the case before a Bergen County grand jury.

If the suspect is indicted on the aggravated manslaughter charges, he will then be subject to a criminal trial and severe penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:11-4, anyone who causes another person’s death while consciously disregarded a substantial risk can be sentenced to up to 10 years in NJ State Prison.

According to Bergen County Sheriff’s Office records, the suspect is currently being held at the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack NJ in lieu of $500,000 bail.

For further information about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Denville Man Charged in Route 80 Death of Friend, Authorities Say.”

Lyndhurst NJ Police Arrest Three Bronx Men Accused of Carrying Fake IDs, Fake Credit Cards, and Marijuana
Posted on March 15, 2015 by Travis Tormey | 0 Comments

Lyndhurst NJ Fake Credit Card SuspectsPolice in Lyndhurst New Jersey recently arrested three men who were allegedly in possession of fake credit cards, fake IDs, and marijuana.

Lyndhurst police officers were on patrol when they reportedly saw a vehicle swerving while driving on Orient Way near Valley Brook Avenue. The patrol officers also reportedly saw that the men inside the car were not wearing their seatbelts.

The officers pulled over the vehicle and spoke with the suspects.

At some point during the investigation, the officers learned that the suspects were carrying fake credit cards and fake identification.

Moreover, police officers allegedly found the suspects carrying a small amount of marijuana.

The suspects, who all hail from the Bronx in New York, were placed under arrest without incident.

The suspects have been charged with possession of fake credit cards, possession of fake identification, and simple possession of marijuana. Additionally, the man who was driving the vehicle has been issued several motor vehicle summonses.

After being arrested and processed, the suspects were transported to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey. The two passengers in the car are being held at the correctional facility in lieu of separate $30,000 bail amounts. Meanwhile, the driver of the vehicle is being held at the facility in lieu of $35,000 bail.

To learn more about this case, view the NJ.com article entitled “Traffic Stop Leads to Arrests of Bronx Men with Fake Credit Cards, Police Say.”

Florida Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting 9-Year-Old Girl in Englewood, NJ
Posted on March 14, 2015 by Travis Tormey | 0 Comments

Englewood New Jersey Sexual Assault SuspectA Florida man was recently charged with aggravated sexual assault for allegedly sexually abusing a 9-year-old girl in Englewood, New Jersey.

The 61-year-old suspect, who lives in Lakeland FL, is accused of engaging in sexual activity with the victim “on numerous occasions.” According to prosecutors, the victim was between the ages of 9 and 11 when the sexual abuse occurred.

The alleged illegal sexual conduct was discovered when the victim’s father saw online communications between the suspect and the victim. He believed that something improper was going on between the two, so he contacted the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office.

The prosecutor’s office then launched a formal investigation. The joint investigation included the Englewood Police Department.

Englewood detectives interviewed the victim, who is now 15 years old. During the interview, she allegedly provided specific details of her sexual encounters with the suspect.

Once law enforcement had enough evidence to file criminal charges against the suspect, they needed to locate him because he was no longer living in Englewood, NJ. Police eventually found him in Florida. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office in Florida assisted with the arrest.

The suspect is currently being held in police custody in Florida. He will be extradited to New Jersey so that he can face criminal charges for the alleged sexual abuse.

The suspect has been charged with aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, and child endangerment.

If the suspect is convicted on the aggravated sexual assault charges, he will be subject to significant penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2a, an adult who sexually penetrates a victim under the age of 13 can be charged with a first degree felony and potentially be sentenced to 10–20 years in NJ State Prison.

For more information about this case, view the NJ.com article entitled “Florida Man Arrested on Bergen Sex Assault Charges, Prosecutor Says.”

Brothers Accused of Robbing TD Bank in Paramus, New Jersey
Posted on March 12, 2015 by Travis Tormey | 0 Comments

Suspects Accused of Paramus NJ Bank RobberyTwo brothers were recently arrested and accused of committing bank robberies in Paramus and Hawthorne, New Jersey.

The suspects, who live in Sloatsburg New York, were found by Hasbrouck Heights NJ police officers. According to officials, the suspects were passed out in a car that was parked at a gas station located on Route 17 in Hasbrouck Heights.

The brothers were wanted in connection with the robbery of a TD Bank located on Paramus Road in Paramus NJ and the Chase Bank located on Lafayette Avenue in Hawthorne, NJ.

Paramus detectives worked with the FBI to investigate the Paramus bank robbery and identified one of the suspects within 48 hours of the theft.

Investigators then began to notice “shared similarities” between the Paramus bank robbery and the bank robbery in Hawthorne. For example, the robber in both robberies reportedly handed a note to bank employees and demanded cash. Additionally, the robber quickly fled both banks when employees failed to give him the money.

One of the suspects has been charged with two counts of bank robbery, while the other suspect has been charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit bank robbery. Additionally, both suspects face heroin possession charges because police allegedly found heroin in their vehicle at the time of the arrest.

After being arrested and charged, the suspects were transported to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey. One of the suspects is being held on a $510,000 bail amount; the other suspect is being held at the jail in lieu of $210,000 bail.

According to the Hawthorne NJ police chief, the investigation remains active and ongoing.

For more information about this case, view the NJ.com article entitled “N.Y. Brothers Charged in Paramus, Hawthorne Bank Robberies.”

Three Suspects Charged with Hindering Apprehension, Accused of Lying to Police in Fort Lee Murder Case
Posted on March 11, 2015 by Travis Tormey | 0 Comments

Fort Lee NJ Hindering Apprehension ChargesThree people who allegedly lied to police during an investigation into the murder of a Fort Lee NJ man recently pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The 24-year-old victim’s body was discovered in the trunk of his car, which had been parked in Fort Lee, New Jersey.

According to prosecutors, two men from Worcester, Massachusetts attacked and killed the victim during a robbery attempt.

The two suspects are accused of luring the victim to an apartment in Fort Lee NJ. Once the victim was inside the apartment, the suspects allegedly killed him.

According to Bergen County prosecutors, the suspects then used the victim’s phone to text his girlfriend and get her to leave the couple’s high-rise apartment in Fort Lee. After she left, the suspects allegedly went to the residence and stole cash and jewelry.

Police later found the victim’s body stashed in the trunk of his 2013 BMW 550i BMW. The vehicle had been parked near Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx.

Medical examiners conducted an autopsy on the victim’s body and determined that the victim died as a result of compression of the neck.

Police eventually identified the two suspects in the homicide. One of them was arrested in Massachusetts, while the other was apprehended in Maryland. Both suspects are currently awaiting extradition back to Bergen County so that they can face charges for murder, robbery, and burglary.

Now three other suspects have been charged with third degree hindering apprehension in the case. Prosecutors believe that the suspects gave false information to police during questioning about the homicide.

The three suspects include a 30-year-old woman, her 25-year-old brother, and a 24-year-old woman. All of the suspects are from the Bronx in New York.

The suspects recently appeared in Bergen County Superior Court for a bail hearing, where their bail amounts were each set at $100,000.

The suspects have pleaded not guilty to the charges against them.

The next step for the suspects is a grand jury hearing in superior court. If the suspects are indicted, they will face felony-level charges for hindering apprehension.

For additional information about this case, go to the NJ.com article entitled “Three Plead Not Guilty to Lying to Police in Killing of Fort Lee Man Found in Trunk.”

Off-Duty Police Officer Stops Two Men from Stealing Snow Blower in Garfield, New Jersey
Posted on March 10, 2015 by Travis Tormey | 0 Comments

Garfield NJ Snow Blower Theft SuspectsAn off-duty Garfield police sergeant recently helped to foil the plans of two men who allegedly attempted to steal a snow blower from a local residence.

According to a police press release, the officer saw the two suspects trying to take the snow blower from the front yard of a home on Garwood Court North in Garfield, New Jersey. The incident occurred shortly after midnight.

The officer approached the men and inquired as to what they were doing in the yard at that time of night. The suspects then ran away and fled the area in a 2008 Acura RDX. While the suspects drove toward Ray Street, the officer contacted Garfield police headquarters.

Two other Garfield police officers later stopped the suspects’ vehicle on Ray Street around Columbus Avenue.

After a brief investigation, the officers determined that the suspects were in fact the two men who had attempted to take the snow blower.

Both suspects were placed under arrest and taken to police headquarters.

One of the suspects is a 29-year-old man from Bloomfield NJ. The other suspect is a 25-year-old man from Paterson, NJ.

The suspects were charged with theft of movable property. One of the suspects was also charged with unlawful possession of a weapon because police allegedly found him in possession of an expandable baton. Moreover, the other suspect faces additional charges for simple possession of marijuana because police reportedly found a small amount of pot on his person.

After being arrested and processed, the suspects were taken to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack NJ. They were being held at the facility in lieu of separate $10,000 bail amounts.

For additional information about this case, view the NJ.com article entitled “Off-Duty Cop Stops Would-Be Snow Blower Thieves, Police Say.”

Bergenfield New Jersey Police Investigate Alleged Hit-and-Run Accident
Posted on March 10, 2015 by Travis Tormey | 0 Comments

Hit and Run Accident in Bergenfield New JerseyBergenfield New Jersey police are searching for the suspect in a hit-and-run accident which left a 73-year-old woman injured.

According to law enforcement, the 73-year-old woman was walking across South Washington Avenue, near the New Bridge Road intersection, when she was struck by a speeding vehicle.

After the accident, the suspect reportedly drove away and turned eastbound on East Englewood Avenue. According to witnesses, the vehicle’s headlights were turned off as the suspect fled the scene.

Meanwhile, the victim suffered injuries to her head, as well as her arm. After the crash, the woman was treated at the scene and then transported to Hackensack University Medical Center for additional medical treatment. She was later listed in stable condition.

Witnesses provided Bergenfield police with descriptions of the suspect’s vehicle. According to eyewitness accounts, the car was a dark-colored Nissan Altima. Police said that the car might have damage to its front passenger side as a result of the collision.

If the suspect is eventually identified and charged, they would be subject to significant penalties. That’s because N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1 classifies leaving the scene of an accident as a third degree criminal charge when the accident results in serious bodily injury. In this case, the suspect could be facing as many as 5 years in New Jersey State Prison.

The Bergenfield Police Department has asked for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect. Anyone who has information about the accident or the suspect is asked to contact investigators at 201-387-4000.

To learn more about this case, go to the NJ.com article entitled “Woman, 73, Hurt in Bergenfield Hit-and-Run, Police Say.”

Rutherford NJ Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting Young Girl in Cliffside Park, NJ
Posted on March 10, 2015 by Travis Tormey | 0 Comments

Cliffside Park NJ Sexual Assault SuspectCliffside Park NJ police recently arrested a Rutherford New Jersey man who allegedly committed a sexual assault of a young girl.

According to law enforcement, the 55-year-old suspect sexually abused a 7-year-old girl

When the victim’s father learned of the alleged sexual abuse, he contacted police in Cliffside Park, New Jersey. Cliffside Park police then notified the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit.

Detectives with the Special Victims Unit began an investigation. They interviewed the victim, who reportedly provided them with details about the sexual activity with the suspect.

Although information and specific details about the alleged crime are scant at this time, Bergen County prosecutors did reveal that the suspect knew the victim.

The suspect has been charged with sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child.

If the suspect is eventually convicted on the sexual assault charges, he could face severe penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2, anyone who commits an act of sexual penetration with a minor under the age of 13 can be charged with first degree aggravated sexual assault. This means that the suspect could potentially be sentenced to as many as 20 years in NJ State Prison.

Sometime after being arrested, the suspect was transported to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey. He later posted $100,000 bail and secured his release from jail.

While the suspect is out on bail, he has been ordered to not have any contact with the victim in the case.

For further information about this case, see the NJ.com article entitled “Rutherford Man Charged with Sex Assault of 7-Year-Old Girl, Prosecutor Says.”