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Law & Justice

June 25, 2022

PATERSON, NJ - The Paterson Healing Collective hosted their 2nd annual Healing Fest on June 4.  At the core of the Collective’s efforts is giving those most prone to violence access to opportunities to save themselves, including by providing emergency first aid training that can help save a life ...

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PATERSON, NJ – On Wednesday, Mayor Andre Sayegh, joined by Stephen and Michael Raff of Raff and Raff LLP, celebrated the law firm’s 100th Anniversary. The Firm, founded by Paterson native Samuel Raff, has called 30 Church Street home since 1922. “We’re here to celebrate 100 years of excellence.

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PATERSON, NJ – A Paterson man was arrested on Sunday in connection to the homicide which occurred on June 18 in the area of 126 Pearl Street, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora announced.  As previously reported, at about 5:06 a.m. on Saturday ...

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PATERSON, NJ – On Tuesday, at around 12:10 p.m., a Paterson man was arrested for obstruction, possession of drugs and possession of a firearm, Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik announced.  According to a statement, Detectives assigned to the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office were patrolling ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - The Bergen County Prosecutor's Office announced the arrests of three men on multiple charges in the death of a Lodi man in March 2022. Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrests of Giovanni Feliciano from Garfield, Jefersson Gonzalez and Elvis DeJesus both of ...

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PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ - A more than two decade career of a decorated member of the Passaic County Sheriff's Office officially came to an end on Tuesday. And, having served as a key member of the Sheriff's Mounted Unit since 2002, Baron, has been sent out pasture, literally. Baron, whom Sheriff ...

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PATERSON, NJ – A Ho-Ho-Kus man and owner of Johnny A’s Hitching Post, an adult entertainment club located in Paterson, was arrested on Wednesday for sexually assaulting a dancer, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes announced. According to a statement, on September 28, 2021, the Paterson ...

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PATERSON, NJ – On Friday, National Gun Violence Awareness Day, Mayor Andre Sayegh, joined by Paterson Public Schools Superintendent Eileen Shafer and Ivernis Santigao, mother of the late Robert Cuadra, hosted a walk out to show support and solidarity to families and friends who have lost a loved ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A federal jury convicted a Paterson Police Department sergeant on Friday of conspiring to violate civil rights and filing a false police report, U.S. Attorney Philip Sellinger announced. Michael Cheff, 51, Oakland, was convicted following a five-day trial before U.S. District Judge ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Earlier this month, Detectives from the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office, Bureau of Narcotics, were assisting the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) in identifying a woman as part of an ongoing investigation, Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnick announced. According to a statement, ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Two Paterson men were arrested between May 12 and May 17 in connection to the homicide which occurred on May 3 in the area of Fair and Auburn Streets in the City of Paterson, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora announced. According to ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A 30-year-old Newark man has been arrested in relation to a shooting that took place January 8, 2021, in the area of Putnam Street and Rosa Parks Boulevard in Paterson, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora announced. Terrell Johson ...

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PATERSON, NJ — A Bronx, NY man was convicted on federal charges related to a crime spree in June 2014 during which he allegedly set fire to his business partner’s used car dealership in Paterson. Besides torching the dealership, 41-year-old Luis Figueroa was also convicted of kidnapping, ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A 27-year-old Paterson man was among four suspects charged Thursday in connection with their roles in a scheme to steal catalytic converters from vehicles in New Jersey and transport the stolen goods to New York, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced. Juan Jose Flores Nolasco, ...

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TRENTON, NJ  – Paterson Assemblyman Benji Wimberly has joined two of his colleagues to introduce Assembly Resolution 137 in support of the Emmett Till Antilynching Act, signed by President Biden on March 29. A statement reflected that anti-lynching legislation was first introduced in 1900 by ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The man who was sentenced to life for the 1973 murder of State Trooper Werner Foerster in one of the highest-profile trials in the city’s history will soon be released from prison. The New Jersey Supreme Court has ordered parole for Sundiata Acoli from a Maryland prison by a ...

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PATERSON, NJ – The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force recently concluded Operation Helping Hand, consisting of eight one-day street operations which took place between February and April 2022, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes announced. A total of 82 individuals, ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Six Paterson men said to be involved in the operation of a “chop shop” which reportedly possessed stolen cars and stripped them for parts have been charged for their crimes, according to Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin. Two Newark residents were also charged. In a ...

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CLIFTON, NJ - A 25-year-old Clifton man was arrested on Thursday and charged with several crimes related to the possession and distribution of child pornography. According to Passaic County Sheriff Richard H Berdnik, detectives from the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office, Internet Crime Against ...

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PATERSON, NJ – The New Jersey State Police Fugitive Unit coordinated a two-day cooperative mobile deployment that led to the arrest of 17 fugitives in Passaic County last month. Of the 17 arrested, five were identified as street gang members. This deployment is part of a comprehensive initiative to ...

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PATERSON, NJ – A roundtable discussion led by former Governor Jim McGreevey, chairman of the NJ Reentry Corporation, offered insights into the challenges formerly incarcerated individuals face reintegrating into their communities in Paterson on Tuesday.  The New Jersey Reentry Corporation (NJRC) ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Paterson’s First Ward Councilman Mike Jackson, a frequent critic of the Sayegh Administration, has, along with four other individuals, filed a lawsuit in a bid to halt the development of a 171 unit building on Pennsylvania Avenue. The building is proposed to have five stories with ...

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TRENTON, NJ --Through a partnership with Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care (RUBHC), the New Jersey State Parole Board has earned a $3.238 million federal grant to provide support for peer recovery support services offered under the Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Resident complaints into illegal activity at a Paterson business at 681 East 18th Street led to a police raid Saturday resulting in eight arrests. Police also reported seizing $22,216 in US cash that they say were the illegal proceeds from running the nightclub and selling ...

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PATERSON, NJ – The Passaic County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Warrant Squad received a warrant for a suspect, identified as Edward Austeri, 32, Paterson on Monday, Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik announced. The suspect was wanted by the Passaic County Prosecutors Office for the selling, ...

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NEWARK, NJ—The FBI Newark Field Office is seeing an increase in reports of sextortion involving teenaged boys and wants parents and guardians to be on alert. Sextortion is an online crime that typically begins with contact through social media or another online platform, such as a gaming site.

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PATERSON, NJ – A Paterson man was arrested on Thursday for numerous narcotic trafficking related offenses including Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance with Intent to Distribute and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Passaic County Sheriff ...

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PATERSON, NJ - During the month of April, an investigation was conducted into the distribution of narcotics from 383 Pacific St 2nd Floor. This investigation resulted in a search warrant for the aforementioned address, Public Safety Director, Jerry Speziale announced.    On Wednesday, Detectives ...

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PATERSON, NJ – A Lyndhurst man was arrested on Thursday in connection to the homicide that took place on December 2, 2021, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora announced. According to a statement, at approximately 8:18 p.m. on December 2, 2021, ...

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PATERSON, NJ – A Paterson man was arrested on Monday for aggravated sexual assault of a child, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes announced. According to a statement, on March 29 the Paterson Police Department contacted the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit on a ...

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