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Possible Life Sentence for Paterson Man Facing Sex Charges

September 26, 2016

PATERSON, N.J. - A Passaic man sexually assaulted two girls who were between 9 years old and 12 years old, acts that could send him to prison for life, according to authorities.

The man, Marco Antonio Portillo, 37, was charged with one count of first-degree aggravated sexual assault, two counts of second-degree sexual assault and two counts of third-degree endangering the welfare of a ...

Bomb Suspect Hit with Attempted Murder Charges

ELIZABETH, N.J. - City resident Ahmad Khan Rahami, the man suspected of planting bombs in the region, was charged today with five counts of attempted murder, charges stemming from a gunfight that ensued when police encountered him in Linden this morning, said authorities.

The charges were announced late in the day by Acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park. 

In addition to the ...

One and Only Bombing Suspect Shot, Captured, Authorities Say

LINDEN, NJ —  Authorities now say that Ahmad Khan Rahami, an Elizabeth man suspected of planting bombs in the region, was the one and only suspect in recent area bombings, contradicting an earlier announcement that he did not act alone.

Police found and arrested Rahami Monday morning after receiving a tip that there was a vagrant sleeping in the vestibule of a closed bar ...

Homicides Continue; Paterson Man Dies of Multiple Bullet Wounds

PATERSON, N.J. - A 24-year-old city man today became the seventh person to die from being shot in Paterson since early August, said authorities.

The man, Christian Cuevas, "succumbed to his injuries after being shot multiple times" said Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes and Paterson Police Chief William Fraher in a brief statement. They said the killing took place at about ...

Paterson Man Charged With Eluding Police and Assault by Auto

PATERSON, N.J. - A Paterson man, attempting to elude police, ran through a stop sign Wednesday and crashed into another vehicle, injuring its occupants, said authorities today.

The man, Owen Palmer, 29, faces a number of charges including second-degree eluding, fourth degree assault by auto and fourth-degree causing serious bodily injury while unlicensed, said Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia ...

Paterson Offers Cash for Info on Homicides

PATERSON, N.J. - In an effort to solve a rash of recent homicides, city officials are offering cash rewards to those who provide information that leads to the convictions of killers.

The Office of the Mayor, the Paterson Cease Fire Unit and the Safe City Initiative joined in creating the “Stop the Killing Reward Fund,” said a statement. The fund has $15,000, donated by an anonymous ...

Gun Violence in Paterson Claims Life of 19-year-old

PATERSON, N.J. - A 19-year-old city man was shot to death Sunday evening, said authorities, one of four shootings that night.

The man, Edrian Peguero, died from gunshot wounds inflicted at about 7:30 p.m. at 75 Lafayette Street said, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes and Paterson Police Chief William Fraher.

They said the investigation "is ongoing," and they urged anyone ...

A Bloody Month in Paterson Ends with Another Homicide

PATERSON, N.J. - The last day of a violent month in Paterson didn't spare police from one more crime scene as a 37-year-old man was shot to death and another man was injured late Wednesday, authorities said.

The death of the man, Joseph Tann, was the 14th shooting of the month and the fourth death from a bullet. It was Paterson's third homicide in five days.

Tann, of Paterson, was ...

Authorities Seek Public's Help in Paterson Homicide Case

PATERSON, N.J. - Authorities are asking for the public's help in identifying the person or persons responsible for the death of a 22-year-old Paterson man who died Sunday from gunshot wounds.

Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes and Paterson Police Chief William Fraher said the man, Kasiem McCaskill was shot multiple times in the area of Carrol and Harrison streets. They said the ...

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