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Paterson Mayor Jose "Joey" Torres Pleads Guilty to Corruption; Faces 5-Year Jail Term

September 22, 2017

TRENTON – Paterson Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres pleaded guilty today to a criminal conspiracy charge for directing that city employees perform work at a private warehouse leased by his daughter and nephew while the employees were being paid by the city, it was announded Friday by State Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino.

Torres, 58, of Paterson, N.J., pleaded guilty ...

Suspect in July Shooting in Paterson Arrested Wednesday

PATERSON, NJ - Paterson police have arrested a city resident in connection with a shooting that took place 2 1/2 months ago.

Alexander Nieves, 21, was arrested Wednesday by the Paterson police in the area of Dale Avenue Paterson in connection with a shooting on July 5.

Nieves has been charged with first-degree attempted murder and other assault and weapons offenses.

The shooting incident ...

Paterson Teen Sentenced on Robbery, Weapons and Drug Charges

PATERSON, NJ - A 16-year-old Paterson resident initially charged as a juvenile was sentenced Monday on robbery, weapons and drug charges in connection with a police-involved shooting last March.

The release from Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes on the sentencing of Ammir Ramos states:

Mr. Ramos was initially charged as juvenile by the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office on ...

Paterson Police Report Shooting Near North Main and Arch Street; Paterson Woman Wounded

PATERSON, NJ - A 56-year-old Paterson woman suffered a single gunshot wound early Tuesday morning when gunshots were reportedly fired near 32 Jefferson Street, according to Deputy Paterson Police Chief Heriberto Rodriguez.

The victim, who was not identified, was immediately transported to the hospital and later released.

Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes announced that the ...

Elmwood Park Man Sentenced to Prison for Drug-Induced Heroin Deaths

PATERSON, NJ -  Angel Hernandez, 39, of Elmwood Park was sentenced to 13 years in state prison with a required 85 percent sentence served for his role in two drug-related deaths it was announced Friday by Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes.

Passaic County Superior Court Judge Justine Niccollai sentenced Hernandez after he was found responsible for supplying the heroin that ...

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