Law & Justice

May 5, 2021

PATERSON, NJ - A 41-year-old Paterson man was arrested Tuesday and charged with one county of Witness Tampering, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes has announced. According to Valdes the charges against Ramon Cabrera stem from an extensive investigation conducted by the Passaic County ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A Clifton man faces up to 10 years in jail when he is sentenced on May 28 after pleading guilty Monday to two counts of Terroristic Threats, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes announced Monday. As previously reported, Stefan Keco, 29, used text messages on two separate ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A 21-year-old Paterson man was arrested Monday in connection to the homicide that took place on outside 225 Summer Street on April 25 According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora, Kamar Isom, is charged with Murder, Possession ...

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TRENTON, NJ - A Paterson woman is among four suspects that have been arrested and charged in connection with 16 residential burglaries that occurred in Morris, Bergen, Essex, Somerset, Passaic, and Union Counties from October 2020 through March 2021.  Kay Brown, 23, has been charged with ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The takedown of 22 suspects in a major drug operation on Thursday was just one more example of the large scale effort Mayor Andre Sayegh said Paterson residents, too many of whom are “living in fear,” will continue to see making their city safer. At a press conference Friday ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Federal law enforcement officials have announced charges against 22 people believed to be involved in the distribution of drugs including heroin, fentanyl, and cocaine base in Paterson.  In separate statements Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig described that 12 of the suspects ...

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NEWARK, N.J. – Three Paterson residents, and one former resident pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud and related crimes, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced Tuesday. According to Honig Miguel Ortiz, 22, Victor Emilio Mejia Adames, 21, and Tiffany Diaz Fermin, 24, all of ...

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PATERSON, NJ – The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office (PCPO) has assumed responsibility for the internal affairs functions of the Paterson Police Department (PPD), Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes announced Tuesday. The action means that the PCPO ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Two Paterson Police Officers are facing civil rights and obstruction of justice charges for allegedly assaulting a victim in Paterson and then lying about it, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced Tuesday. Paterson Police Officers Kevin Patino, 29, and Kendry ...

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PATERSON, NJ - While a recent two-day operation spearheaded by the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office led to the arrest of thirteen individuals on drugs related charges, the real story is that each accepted the opportunity to turn their lives around and help break the cycle of addiction by ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A 25-year-old Paterson man was arrested Friday in connection with a shooting that left a 19-year-old with a gunshot wound days before. According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora,  Michael Deas, is charged with Attempted ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Paterson officials are responding to the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvnin.  Chauvin was found guilty on all three counts against him, including Second-Degree Unintentional Murder, Third-Degree Murder, and Second-Degree Manslaughter in the ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - A man has been arrested for attempted murder in connection with a shooting at an Amazon Fulfillment Center in Hoboken last October. The shooting occurred in at around 2:37 a.m. on October 11, 2020 on the 900 Block of Monroe Street, near an address listed as an Amazon Fulfillment ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A 34-year-old Paterson man is under arrest after an investigation determined that he was responsible for various internal injuries on a three-month-old child that were discovered by doctors at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M.

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PATERSON, NJ - Two Paterson men have been arrested in connection with the Sunday stabbing of a 20-year-old Paterson man. According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora,Maisara Mousa, 22, has been charged with Attempted Murder, Possession of a ...

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PATERSON, NJ - An investigation by the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit into allegations of sexual abuse against a child over the course of three years led to the arrest of Paterson man on Wednesday.  According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A 33-year-old Paterson woman who is said to have struck a 15-year-old child with an electrical cord has been arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault, Endangering the  Welfare of a Child, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose and Unlawful Possession of a ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Bullets are flying in Paterson over blocks, money, pride, and respect, one man told TAPinto Paterson when asked the cause of violence, that for too long has been a hallmark of life in New Jersey’s third largest city, and by many accounts is only getting worse.  And while men like ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A Prospect Park man was arrested in Paterson early Sunday after he was found to be in possession of a loaded handgun. According to Sheriff Richard H Berdnik, PCSO Officer Joseph Federico was conducting an extra attention detail of North Main Street where he observed an individual, ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A 24-year-old Clifton man has been charged with Attempted Murder in what law enforcement officials have called a bias attack. According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Clifton Police Chief Thomas Rinaldi, Shairo Gil, 24, was arrested following his attempted ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Parents will now notified the first time their underage child is caught using or possessing marijuana or alcohol under a measure signed into law on Friday by Governor Phil Murphy. The law, sponsored by Senator Linda Greenstein (D-Mercer/Middlesex) and Assemblyman Dr. Herb Conaway ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A 2017 hit-and crash that left Luis Arango, 48, dead will cost the driver in the incident seven years in New Jersey State Prison. The sentence for Jesus Herrera was handed down Friday by Passaic County Superior Court Judge Justine A. Niccollai, J.S.C. Herrera was previously found ...

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TRENTON, NJ  – A Paterson man employed as a senior correctional police officer at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women has been charged with Official Misconduct and Aggravated Assault in connection with an incident in which inmates were assaulted and seriously injured in the early morning ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A 33-year-old Paterson man is expected to spend three years in New Jersey State Prison after pleading guilty Friday to engaging in sexual conduct with a child.  Joseph Montgomery, was babysitting the 13-year-old victim, was arrested on February 17 after an investigation conducted ...

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PATERSON, NJ — A Paterson man faces up to 20 years in New Jersey State Prison after a Passaic Grand Jury returned an indictment charging him with two counts of Aggravated Arson. Ertugrul Abaci, 58, who is scheduled to be arraigned on April 9, has been detained at Passaic County Jail since the ...

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PATERSON, NJ — A 23-year-old Paterson man has been indicted in relation to a November 15, 2020, motor vehicle crash that occurred in the City of Paterson that left one person dead and two others injured.   According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes, Lawan A. Henry, who has been in ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A 28-year-old Paterson man has been sentenced to 364 days in jail for his role in a 2019 motor vehicle crash that left a 62-year-old woman with serious injuries. According to a statement by Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes, Joshua Dumeng, 28, who previously pleaded ...

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PATERSON, NJ -A two month investigation by the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office’s Bureau of Narcotics into narcotics distribution at an apartment building on East 31st Street led to the Wednesday arrest of a Paterson man, Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik announced. According to Berdnik, Jorge ...

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PATERSON, NJ — A Florida man has been indicted on several charges in relation to a crash he is said to have caused in Paterson on January 2, 2019. As previously reported, the initial investigation showed that Alvin Mootoo, 46, disregarded a stop sign and struck a silver 2008 Honda Accord.

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PATERSON, NJ - Local law enforcement and elected officials are praising the recent promotion of Paterson resident Humberto Cuadrado to Undersheriff for the Passaic County Sheriff’s Department. Cuadrado, sworn in to the new position on Feburary 26, joined the Department in 2012, after serving ...

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