Law & Justice

March 25, 2019

PATERSON, NJ- Eight arrests were made were following an operation by Paterson Police Department’s Narcotics Division at 146 Main Street, Apt. 301 on Friday. According to Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale, the investigation was launched after officials received information related to drug ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A 62-year old “dancer” was among seven arrested Thursday on charges of Prostitution as part of the Paterson Police Department’s continued efforts to close “undesirable locations” throughout the city. According to a statement by Paterson Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale, the ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Saying that “we are all compelled to help our brothers,” but that giving loose change to individuals that may be battling serious mental health and addiction issues often runs counter to those efforts, Councilman Michael Jackson led the passage of new legislation that will “curb ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A Newark man stands accused of using a Wi-Fi access point in Paterson to distribute child pornography via the internet. According to Passaic County Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik, the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office Internet Crime Against Children Task Force received information from ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A New York man allegedly in Paterson to engage in a drugs transaction was arrested on Saturday. According to Passaic County Richard Berdnik, PCSO Officer Eric Blesing was on patrol in the area of E. 18th Ave. and 5th Ave. at approximately 9:44 p.m. when he observed a gold ...

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PATERSON, NJ -  An investigation into shots fired in the early hours of Friday led to a foot pursuit, two arrests, and the confiscation of two 9mm semi-automatic handguns. According Police Director Jerry Speziale, the city’s Shotspotter gunfire detection system was activated at approximately ...

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NEWARK, N.J. – Two Paterson men face a minimum of 10 years in prison after being charged in connection with the seizure of more than 20 kilograms of cocaine. According to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito, the men, Carlos Nieves, 24, and Yocadis Montas-Cepeda, 24, were arrested in Bergen County on ...

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PATERSON, NJ -  An overnight armed robbery at 386 Crosby Avenue led to a massive search and eventual arrest of two suspects. While two suspects remain at large Paterson Police Director assured that they will be “vigorously pursued” and that law enforcement will “make certain they face ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Saying that “cross collaboration is key” to such operations, Paterson Police Director Jerry Speziale announced that eight men, seven of them from out of town, were arrested in a raid to The Terrace Bar and Grill at 36 Totowa Avenue. The investigation, Speziale said, was initiated ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Law enforcement officials in Hudson County have asked the public for assistance in locating Paterson resident Monica D. Ippolito. According to a statement by Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, as arrest warrant was issued for Ippolito, 49, for her role in the fatal ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Eight Paterson men and an Elmwood Park man face lengthy prison sentences following their indictments on charges including first-degree racketeering for distributing heroin and other drugs in the city. Ten people who allegedly bought the heroin, as well as cocaine, or the anesthetic ...

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PATERSON, NJ - An investigation by the Paterson Police Department led to the arrest of a local man allegedly engaged in an illegal drugs transaction with a woman using a Florida address. According to Police Director Jerry Speziale, the arrest of Matthew Clancy, 22, led to the recovery of 150 ...

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NEWARK, N.J. – A Paterson man is among six individuals that face a minimum of 10 years in jail, and a maximum of life behind bars, for their roles in effort to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine. According to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito, Cohen Easton, 46, a/k/a “Power,” along with ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Calling it “major blow to the distribution cells operating within the City of Paterson and whose tentacles extend throughout all of Northern New Jersey,” Paterson Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale announced that an investigation by the Paterson Narcotic Division led to the ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A 22-year old local man who told police he was “smoking weed” while sitting in his parked vehicle on Governor Street  on Monday was found to be in possession of 4,700 bags of suspected heroin and other narcotics. According to Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale, who said he was ...

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PATERSON, NJ - An investigation into alleged drug sales launched by the Paterson Police Department’s Narcotics Division earlier this month led to a raid at 160 12th Avenue on Friday. According to Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale, the joint effort also included the Emergency Response Team ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A Paterson man faces sexual assault charges against a child following an investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office. According to Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo, the charges against Nathan Santana, 22, stem from an incident reported to Moonachie Police on ...

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PATERSON , NJ - Paterson police conducted a “major operation” at Presidential Towers on Monday netting the arrests of eight alleged sellers and six alleged buyers, four of whom were from outside of Paterson. According to a statement by Police Director Jerry Speziale, the action arose from ...

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WAYNE, NJ - Working through the court system is daunting for most adults, and even more overwhelming, if not impossible, for children that find themselves removed from their home environment due to abuse or neglect and thrust into the arms of foster care. That’s where the volunteers of Passaic ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Paterson police combined their technology and manpower to make an arrest and take a dangerous assault rifle off the streets on Thursday. According to Paterson Police Director Jerry Speziale, Street Crime Unit detectives were about to start their tour at approximately 5:45 p.m.

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PATERSON, NJ - Praising the joint efforts of the Paterson Police Department’s Narcotics Division, Community Stabilization Unit, ABC/Vice Task Force, and Paterson Fire Department Fire Inspectors, Police Director Jerry Speziale announced that two unannounced inspections took place on establishments ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Paterson police officials made over 60 arrests and confiscated more than $45,000 in alleged proceeds from the sale of illegal narcotics in January, according to city officials. These efforts, which began with four arrests on January 2 and ended with six arrests on January 31, also ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Business owners believing they could operate outside the law were dealt a blow Friday when the Paterson Police Department’s ABC/Vice Division, assisted by Paterson Fire Department inspectors, conducted raids on five “cafe” establishments in the Grand Street area. The action, city ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A Paterson man faces up to 10 years in New Jersey State Prison on four separate charges after turning himself to authorities for his role in a shooting that left a Haledon man injured. According to  Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald, ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A 30-year old Paterson was arrested Friday after Passaic County Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Narcotics Detectives observed him making an apparent drug transaction at a residence in the area of 12th Avenue and East 26th Street. According to Sheriff Richard H Berdnik, the detectives, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Paterson woman faces charges from a drunk-driving collision in North Brunswick that resulted in the death of the driver in another car in September, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said Friday. Elizabeth Gomez, 42, was indicted on individual counts of second-degree ...

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PATERSON, NJ - An investigation by the Paterson Police Department Narcotics Division into alleged illegal drug activity at 26 Garrison Street yielded two arrests, and the recovery of marijuana and cocaine, a loaded handgun with an additional 25 bullets, several tools common in the drug trade, and ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A Paterson woman who invited members of the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Narcotics Detectives into her home ended up in jail after her guests found her to be allegedly running an illegal drugs production facility. According to Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik, officers ...

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PATERSON, NJ- An illegal hookah bar that was the scene of a January 6 shooting was raided  at the direction of Mayor Andre Sayegh by the Paterson Police Department, with the assistance of the Paterson Fire Department, in the early hours of Saturday. According to a statement by Police Director ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Two men living in the US illegally were arrested for their roles in a major drugs operation that was brought to an end on Friday by members of the Paterson Police Department Narcotics Division. According to a report by Police Director Jerry Speziale, the investigation began earlier ...

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