Law & Justice

December 10, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- A 30-year old Paterson man found guilty of the possession and distribution of child pornography in September has been sentenced to a total of 16 years in prison. According to a statement by Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes, the sentence was handed down against Omar ...

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PATERSON, NJ - An early morning raid of an residence on Camden Street led to the arrest of a Paterson man and the confiscation of a large amount of illegal narcotics. According to Paterson Police Director Jerry Speziale the arrest of Nicco Lago, 28, at approximately 6:30 a.m. on Thursday stemmed ...

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PATERSON, NJ- The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office is set to host a Hate Crimes Forum for communities, faith-based groups, and non-profit organizations on Tuesday. Facilitated by the United States Department of Justice Community Relations Office, the event will be held at Passaic County ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Just hours after announcing a new set of directives establishing rules on how local and state law enforcement officers will perform their duties as it relates to immigrant populations, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal was in Paterson on Thursday to speak about a “unique ...

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PATERSON, NJ- A Paterson man faces life in prison following his conviction on 13 charges related to the sexual of a little girl in the city. According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes, Jose Antonio Gueits was found guilty by a jury for the abuse of the child who was between five ...

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PATERSON, NJ- A surveillance operation by the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Narcotics yielded two arrests and the confiscation of cocaine with a street value of more than $9000. According to Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik, detectives were positioned in the area of East 27th Street and ...

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PATERSON, NJ - With temperatures expected to dip below freezing Wednesday into Thursday pet owners are reminded that extreme can be dangerous to pets. According to New Jersey state law dogs cannot be outside if temperatures are below 34 degrees without proper shelter (insulated, elevated, ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The Division of Consumer Affairs announced last week that they have issued Notices of Violation against 28 businesses that allegedly defrauded consumers by offering immigration services that they are not legally permitted to provide. Seven of those businesses were located in the City ...

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PATERSON, NJ- A 20-year old Paterson whose vehicle allegedly contained a strong odor of burnt marijuana was arrested following a routine traffic stop by members of the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office. According to a statement by Passaic County Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik, Kwazier Murray was ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Six alleged drug dealers and dozens of their suspected customers were arrested in a two part operation that led to a total of 84 arrests and the seizure of 259 vials of crack cocaine, two bags of crack, and 930 glassines of heroin. According to a press release by Paterson Police ...

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PATERSON, NJ- A Passaic man allegedly carrying 350 glassines of heroin with the intent to sell them was arrested by members of the Passaic County Sheriff’s Department on Wednesday. According to statement by Passaic County Sheriff Richard H Berdnik, detectives from the Passaic County Sheriff’s ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Paterson Police Officer Jose Urena faces up to ten years in jail following his conviction of charges that stemmed from the hit-and-run death of JaQuill Fields, a 23-year old Paterson man. The jury announced reached the guilty verdict on Monday following a trial that started on ...

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PATERSON, NJ- A four-month investigation spanning two counties and led by the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office netted six arrests and the shutdown of a major heroin distribution network. According to a statement by Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes, the investigation began in July ...

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PATERSON, NJ-  A 53-year old Paterson man already wanted on outstanding warrants, including for credit card fraud and manufacturing and distribution of narcotics, now faces additional charges following his Friday arrest. According to a statement by Passaic County Sheriff Richard H Berdnik, ...

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PATERSON, NJ- A member of the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office was transported to and treated at St. Joseph’s Hospital after the patrol car he was in was struck on Friday. According to a statement by Passaic County Sheriff Richard H Berdnik the incident happened at approximately 3:00 p.m. at the ...

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PATERSON, NJ- A Paterson man wanted in connection with a June 22 shooting was arrested in in the area of Crown Heights, Brooklyn on Tuesday. According to a statement by Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald a joint investigation by their departments as ...

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PATERSON, NJ- A prostitution sting netted 39 arrests on Friday. According to a statement by Police Director Jerry Speziale the Narcotics/Vice Divison targeted both prostitutes and their customers in numerous “problem locations” throughout the city. “This operation was a result of the many ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Paterson woman was a arrested and charged with homicide for a fatal drunk-driving crash last month in which an 80-year-old man was killed another person was injured on Route 1 in North Brunswick, authorities said. Elizabeth Gomez, 42, faces one count of second-degree ...

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PATERSON, NJ- A 31-year old Paterson man was arrested at work in West Caldwell on Wednesday following an investigation by the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force revealed that the suspect had engaged in sexual activity online with a 13-year old ...

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PATERSON, NJ- A 29-year old Englewood man has been charged with Attempted Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, and various other crimes in connection with a September 15 shooting that took place in the North Straight Street. According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and ...

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PATERSON, NJ- “Determination,” Paterson Police Director said, put a “quick end” to an illegal drugs operation on Monday. According to a statement released on Thursday, members of the Paterson Police Department’s Narcotic Division launched an investigation into alleged drug selling at 490 Park ...

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PATERSON, NJ -Paterson police officers involved in the September 28 arrest of Raasean Adams, an incident which garnered attention well beyond Paterson's borders following the circulation of a video that some claimed showed the use of excessive force, will face no charges following a review by the ...

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PATERSON, NJ- An investigation is underway after a 26-year old Paterson woman arrived at Saint Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson for treatment of a non-fatal gunshot wound early Thursday. According to a statement by Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief ...

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PATERSON, NJ- A Paterson man may spend the rest of his life in prison following the Monday guilty verdict for hia role in a 2015 murder. According to a statement by Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes, Charles M. Grant, 34, was found guilty on one count of First Degree Murder, one count ...

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PATERSON, NJ - After nearly two hours behind closed doors a meeting called by Mayor Andre Sayegh broke up with attendees being tasked to go back into the community and let residents know that allegations of police brutality will be taken seriously. According to one person in the room who asked ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Following his own calls for a thorough and independent investigation into the incident, Mayor Andre Sayegh has convened a meeting of approximately a dozen community leaders to discuss the Friday arrest and ensuing firestorm born from a video posted online that purports to show one of ...

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PATERSON, NJ-  A Paterson is due in court on Monday to face charges related to a shooting that took place on September 23 in the area of Pearl Street. According to a statement by Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald, an investigation by the Paterson ...

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PATERSON, NJ- A 45-year old Paterson man has been arrested and charged with several crimes related to the possession and sharing of child pornography. According to Passaic County Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik, Mohieddin Alsafarjalani, 45, was arrested on Thursday following an investigation by the ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Six Paterson men face up to 30 years each in prison following their arrests for stealing checks from USPS mail collection boxes in Passaic, Bergen, Morris, Essex, and Middlesex counties, and elsewhere. According to the complaint released by U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito, the men ...

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PATERSON, NJ- A Lyndhurst man has been arrested, and more than a kilo of heroin was confiscated, following an investigation into possible illegal drug activity outside of a strip club located in the area of 1st Ave and E. 19th Street. According to a statement by Paterson Police Director Jerry ...

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