Law & Justice

October 19, 2018

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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PATERSON, NJ- Tamaj Lemmon, 21, will spend 74 years in New Jersey State Prison for first degree Murder and related weapons offenses in the 2017 death of Vishon Randolph, 18, of Paterson, and the shooting of Zimere Kellam, 21, and Tyshon Daniels, 19, all of Paterson. During the trial the jury ...

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NEWARK, N.J. – A Paterson man faces up to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty in federal court on Wednesday to charges related to his distribution of “thousands” of pills containing heroin. According to a statement by U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito, Juan Vidal, 33, manufactured pills ...

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PATERSON, NJ- In immediate response to a seeing a holiday weekend which included the successful Falls Festival, a community flag raising, and a parade commemorating Paterson’s role in the growth of the labor movement marred by violence Mayor Andre Sayegh, refusing to let the incidents "define" the ...

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NEWARK, N.J. – The owner of a Paterson based defense contracting company has been has been charged in a scheme to fraudulently acquire lucrative manufacturing contracts with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), and for conspiring to export military technical drawings to Turkey without a license ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Street level drug dealers have been put on notice that there is no place in Passaic County where drug dealing can occur without being arrested. This was the clear message delivered by Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes who announced the arrests of 18 people for narcotics ...

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PATERSON, NJ- A Paterson man was due in court on Thursday for his alleged involvement in a shooting in a neighborhood where local leaders are at odds over how best to bring down crime. According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald, an ...

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PATERSON, NJ- A Wayne man will be back in court on August 29 to face charges related to a hit-and-run motor vehicle accident that took place on July 28. According to  a statement by Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald, Jospeh Zonhobl, 57, was ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Two Prospect Park men were due in court on Saturday to face charges related to the murder of Jorge Alfaro Alcalde, 26, also of Prospect Park, in Paterson’s Westside Park in April. Alcalde’s body was found floating in the Passaic River on May 1. According to Passaic County ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Still sporting a cut lip and three loose teeth, Paterson resident Lomor Uddin stood before the Paterson City Council on Wednesday and recounted a recent attack he suffered on Union Avenue in the city’s 1st Ward on August 3. The incident, which he referred to as “the knockout game” ...

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PATERSON, NJ- A 17-year old Paterson male has been arrested and is expected to appear in court on Tuesday in connection with the shooting death of a food delivery man in the early hours of Thursday. According to a statement by Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief ...

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PATERSON, NJ- An investigation into illegal drug sales launched as a result of information from area residents led to five arrests on Wednesday. In addition to the arrests 24 grams of cocaine and nearly 6 pounds of marijuana were recovered along with various amounts of cannabis oil, THC edibles,a ...

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PATERSON, NJ- A bar and liquor store at the center of a recent effort to enact a business curfew in the city’s 2nd Ward has been ordered closed for 200 days following the Paterson Alcohol Beverage Control Board’s findings on 17 counts including selling packaged goods after hours, selling packaged ...

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NEWARK, NJ- More than eight months after Congressman Bill Pascrell was the lead signatory to a letter urging the Trump administration to release nearly $6 million in crime fighting funds to the State of New Jersey the veteran Paterson lawmaker has again chastised President Donald Trump for choosing ...

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PATERSON, NJ- A Bloomfield man was arrested on Wednesday in connection with an incident in which a memorial plaque erected to commemorate the 1991 line of duty death of Paterson Firefighter John Nicosia was defaced.    The plaque is located at 186 East Main Street, the site of the former ...

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PATERSON, NJ- A Paterson man was due in court on Wednesday to face several charges related to a shooting that took place on June 24 in the area of 21st Avenue and Plum Street. According to a statement by Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald, Johnny ...

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PATERSON, NJ- A 21-year-old Paterson will spend at least 30 years in jail following being found guilty of murder on Friday. According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes, a jury also convicted Tamaj Lemmon of several other counts related to the incident on April 22, 2017, in which ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Fines for a variety of parking infractions across Paterson are set to increase 10 percent following a 5-1 vote by the city council on Tuesday. 1st Ward Councilman Michael Jackson was the lone dissenting vote among his colleagues lamenting that once again he believed it was wrong to ...

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