HACKENSACK, NJ - A third arrest in the deadly hit-and-run of Brian P. Rossi was announced by Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo on Friday afternoon. John Bialek (52) of Wallington, was arrested and charged with hindering apprehension.
The Bergen County Prosecutor's office investigation revealed that Brandon Bialek who fled the scene, arranged with his father, John Bialek, to hide his 2013 Black Ford Focus which had struck the victim, at John Bialek's residence, where law enforcement officers found and seized the vehicle. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Fatal Accident Investigation Unit under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti, the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office under the direction of Sheriff Michael Saudino, and the Moonachie Police Department under the direction of Chief Richard Behrens.
The arrest of John Bialek is is the latest arrest in an ongoing investigation of the death of Brian P. Rossi, a pedestrian who was discovered lying in the roadway on Route 46 East near the intersection of Industrial Avenue at approximately 5:50 A.M. on Friday, January 5, 2018. The victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene, sustained injuries from being struck by a motor vehicle.
Brandon Bialek and his twin brother were charged on Wednesday for their involvement in the case.
As a result of the investigation, John Bialek was charged with one count of Hindering Apprehension in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:29-3, a 3rd degree crime. He is scheduled for a first appearance in Bergen County Central Judicial Processing Court on Monday, March 5, 2018 at 8:30 A.M.