Law & Justice

August 14, 2018

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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TRENTON – A total of 34 individuals that allegedly made Paterson the center of their narcotics activity have been charged for a series of drugs related crimes, according to a statement by New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal released on Thursday. The investigation, which led to 49 ...

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PATERSON, NJ- While there is no shortage of results when doing an online search on how to expunge a criminal record in New Jersey, the information provided, whether because it’s marketing material for an attorney seeking business, or a 34-page document by the State of New Jersey, may yield more ...

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PATERSON, NJ- A Paterson father accused of abducting his infant child on Wednesday has been arrested and is due to appear in court on Thursday. According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald, George C. Berry, 30, is charged with Burglary, Second ...

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NEWARK, NJ- A Paterson police officer is due in federal court Wednesday afternoon following his arrest for allegedly participating in the assault of a patient at St. Joseph’s Medical Center. According to a statement by U.S. Attorney Craig Carpentino, Roger Then, 29, also recorded the assault on ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Looking back at seven years of an on again off again relationship with her ex partner, Tishell Jackson shared, the long term abuse is evident. But even with the assaults, both verbal and physical, the Paterson resident never thought the violence would escalate to the level it did on ...

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WAYNE, NJ- More than 50 staff members, volunteers, and board members from Passaic County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) celebrated the impact of CASA volunteers at the organization's Volunteer Appreciation Brunch on April 28, 2018, at Laurelwood Arboretum in Wayne. This annual event ...

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PATERSON, NJ- A vehicle identified to be that of missing Paterson woman Shanaya Coley was found unattended in the parking lot of a garden apartment complex located at 234 Marion Street in Paterson. Law enforcement has confirmed that a body was found in the back seat of the vehicle. Coley, 24, ...

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PATERSON, NJ- A Paterson Police Officer facing up to 40 years in prison was due in federal court on Friday following his arrest earlier in the day on charges related to the possession and distribution of illegal narcotics. According to an announcement by U.S. Attorney Craig Carpentino, Ruben ...

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PATERSON, NJ- A Paterson man who sustained a non-fatal gunshot wound late Saturday now faces several domestic violence related charges. According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald members of the Paterson Police Department responded to Doremus ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Just two days after two Paterson police officers were arrested on charges related to alleged illegal activity in the course of their official duty, the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office announced that they will conduct “a thorough review” of any cases handled by their office in which ...

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PATERSON, NJ- After 24 years in prison two Paterson men will remain free following a decision by Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes not to retry their case. While clarifying that the decision is in no way a declaration of their innocence Valdes announced on Friday that the Office has ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Eight people, including two juveniles, were arrested and charged with various drugs and weapons offenses following an investigation which resulted in the execution of a narcotics search warrant on a Paterson home on Friday. According to a statement by Paterson Public Safety ...

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PATERSON, NJ- A 22-year-old Paterson man is due in court on Tuesday to face several charges related to the shooting death of Parker Sams, Garfield, outside of D’Classico nightclub on Saturday. The murder broke a more than 100-day run without a violent death in the city. According to a statement ...

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PATERSON, NJ- A Paterson man will spend at least 30 years behind bars for a 2014 murder he committed, after the conclusion of a second trial on the related charges resulted in guilty verdicts for first degree Murder and Possession of a Weapon.  According to a statement by Passaic County ...

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NEWARK, NJ- A doctor with an office in Paterson was sentenced to 36 months in prison for defrauding Medicare and private insurance companies out of $3 million by billing them for over 150,000 physical therapy sessions that were performed by unlicensed and unqualified personnel between January, 2007 ...

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PARKLAND, FL - Thousands of Parkland residents and friends from near and far marched on Saturday in Parkland to call for action regarding gun violence in the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas tragedy. Prior to the march, Parkland Mayor Christine Hunschofsky said, "Whether you are marching ...

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Click here for video of CeaseFire Paterson’s Sylvia Farrar speaking to TAPinto Paterson following the March. PATERSON, NJ-  A crowd of more than 200 people marched between Cobb Park and the Paterson Public Library on Saturday all carrying one simple message, when it comes to gun violence in ...

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PATERSON, NJ- A former employee of the Passaic County Board of Social Services has pled guilty to charges related to the unauthorized use of food stamp benefits. According to a statement by Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes, the State will recommend that Carol Austin, Paterson, be ...

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