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Raid Of Wallington Man's Home Turns Up Prepubescent Child Porn, Prosecutor Says Raid Of Wallington Man's Home Turns Up Prepubescent Child Porn, Prosecutor Says
Raid Of Wallington Man's Home Turns Up Prepubescent Child Porn, Prosecutor Says A 25-year-old Wallington man has been arrested on accusations he had child pornography, police authorities said. A raid of Elvis Daniel Camacho Montilla's home on Lester Street Wednesday, June 19 found that he used the internet to view and download footage depicting nude and/or sexually explicit prepubescent children, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. Montilla was charged with third-degree possession of child pornography and held in the Bergen County Jail. The investigation was led under the direction of Chief Matthew Finck.
UPDATE: Video Shows NJ Man Tapping On Car Window, Then Stabbing Woman At CNBC HQ: Police UPDATE: Video Shows NJ Man Tapping On Car Window, Then Stabbing Woman At CNBC HQ: Police
Update: Video Shows NJ Man Tapping On Car Window, Then Stabbing Woman At CNBC HQ: Police UPDATE: Surveillance cameras at CNBC corporate headquarters in Bergen County captured images of a Middlesex County man stabbing a woman in the parking lot, authorities said. The 30-year-old victim was leaving the Sylvan Avenue (Route 9W) facility shortly after 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 14, when Harshkuma H. Patel, 29, of Piscataway, approached her in the parking lot, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. The accused assailant, who 'd previously been seen hanging around the area, tapped on the woman's car window in the CNBC parking lot, sources said. The victim, who didn't know Patel, op…
GOTCHA! Fleeing Check Forger Nabbed By Lyndhurst Patrol, Detectives: PD GOTCHA! Fleeing Check Forger Nabbed By Lyndhurst Patrol, Detectives: PD
Gotcha! Fleeing Check Forger Nabbed By Lyndhurst Patrol, Detectives: PD He showed the bank teller a driver's license with his photo on it. The name on the DL matched that on a $3,400 check he was trying to cash. But something didn't smell quite right. Lyndhurst police who responded to a call from the bank arrested Russel Fastnacht, 52, of Newark moments later. Officer Michael D’Alessandro was joined at the Citizen's Bank on Ridge Road by Detectives Tom McSweeney and Steve Batista shortly before 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, Detective Lt. Vincent Auteri said. "They were advised at that time that the suspect had fled the bank after being challenged by a bank…
ATTEMPTED MURDER: Bergen Man Chokes, Tries To Sexually Assault Pre-Teen: Authorities ATTEMPTED MURDER: Bergen Man Chokes, Tries To Sexually Assault Pre-Teen: Authorities
Attempted Murder: Bergen Man Chokes, Tries To Sexually Assault Pre-Teen: Authorities A 33-year-old Ridgefield man choked a Fairview pre-teen “to the point of unconsciousness” and had removed both his and the incapacitated child's clothes before he was stopped, authorities said. Julio Amaro-Vasquez, who lives on Bergen Boulevard just off Oakdene Avenue, was charged with attempted murder, attempted aggravated sexual assault, aggravated assault, attempted sexual assault by contact and child endangerment. He wasn't the only person arrested in connection with the alleged incident, however. Amaro-Vasquez's girlfriend, Marlin Cervantes Santos, 30, of Fairview, “directed…
Pedestrian Airlifted, Driver Charged In Park Ridge DWI Crash Pedestrian Airlifted, Driver Charged In Park Ridge DWI Crash
Pedestrian Airlifted, Driver Charged In Park Ridge DWI Crash A pedestrian was airlifted to the hospital and the driver who hit her outside a Park Ridge hotel arrested on DWI assault-by-auto charges, responders at the scene said. The 30-year-old New York woman was taken to the trauma unit at Hackensack University Medical Center after she was struck by a 2021 Ram pickup truck headed west on Brae Boulevard outside the Marriott Park Ridge shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday, June 8, they said. Responders established the landing zone for the Tri-Boro Volunteer Ambulance Corps at nearby West Ridge Elementary School. The victim remained in serious condition at…
GOTCHA! Ex-Con In Englewood Stabbing Nabbed, Handgun Recovered By Teaneck Police GOTCHA! Ex-Con In Englewood Stabbing Nabbed, Handgun Recovered By Teaneck Police
Gotcha! Ex-Con In Englewood Stabbing Nabbed, Handgun Recovered By Teaneck Police An uncooperative stabbing victim couldn't keep Englewood police from identifying his assailant -- an ex-con who authorities said was carrying a gun when he was captured by their Teaneck colleagues. Tahref L. Folkes, 33, tried to duck them but was chased down shortly before noon Wednesday, police said. They also recovered a handgun that they said he stashed in a local store during the foot pursuit. Folkes, who has a lengthy rap sheet dating back to 2009, was released from state prison last July after serving 5½ years on a second career gun conviction, records show. A third would put him aw…
Dumont Mom Jailed For Abusing Kid: Prosecutor Dumont Mom Jailed For Abusing Kid: Prosecutor
Dumont Mom Jailed For Abusing Kid: Prosecutor A 46-year-old Dumont woman was jailed for physically abusing one of her children, authorities said. Stacey A. Wilmarth was arrested by Dumont police on Monday, June 3, in connection with allegations from a week earlier, records show. Detectives from Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella’s Special Victims Unit subsequently charged Wilmarth with aggravated assault and child endangerment. She remained held Tuesday in the Bergen County Jail pending a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack. ****** ALSO SEE: A 48-year-old Fort Lee mom was charged with aggravated ma…
Repeat Offender Punches Disabled Man In Face For 75-Cent Bus Fare: Ridgefield Park PD Repeat Offender Punches Disabled Man In Face For 75-Cent Bus Fare: Ridgefield Park PD
Repeat Offender Punches Disabled Man In Face For 75-Cent Bus Fare: Ridgefield Park PD A repeat offender heartlessly punched a disabled man on a Ridgefield Park street and took the 75 cents he'd been carrying for bus fare, authorities said. Joshua Bendewald, 30, approached the victim near the corner of Main Street and Grand Avenue and “asked him how much money he had” around 11 a.m. Saturday, June 1, Ridgefield Park Police Lt. Justin Tress said. The 64-year-old victim said he had only the 75-cent bus fare he held in his hand, which the robber took, the lieutenant said. When the victim said he didn’t have any more, Tress said, Bendewald punched him in the face, knocking the m…
Wild Street Brawl Sends Repeat Offender, Officers To Hospital: Hasbrouck Heights PD Wild Street Brawl Sends Repeat Offender, Officers To Hospital: Hasbrouck Heights PD
Wild Street Brawl Sends Repeat Offender, Officers To Hospital: Hasbrouck Heights PD A repeat offender from Toms River who was high on PCP fought violently with police who kept him from running into traffic outside a 7-Eleven in North Jersey, authorities said. The incident was another in a recent series of episodes involving Albert P. Fischetta III, 40, of Toms River, whose violent reaction sent two officers – and himself – to the hospital, they said. Fischetta had been freed after police at the Jersey Shore said he attacked an elderly man while not wearing any clothes last fall, records show. This time, his girlfriend told Hasbrouck Heights that Fischetta suddenly bailed …
Oakland Man, 55, Charged With Threatening To Shoot Police, Prosecutor Announces Oakland Man, 55, Charged With Threatening To Shoot Police, Prosecutor Announces
Oakland Man, 55, Charged With Threatening To Shoot Police, Prosecutor Announces A 55-year-old Oakland man was charged with threatening to shoot police, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced on Friday, May 24. Todd Gentile was responsible for “an emerging pattern of social media posts threatening to shoot law enforcement officers,” the prosecutor said. Gentile had been in the Bergen County Jail following a similar arrest for making terroristic threats earlier this month, records show. He remained held Friday pending a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack.   
Violent Ex-Con Fugitive Captured In Quiet Maywood Neighborhood Thanks To Clever Tactic (UPDATE) Violent Ex-Con Fugitive Captured In Quiet Maywood Neighborhood Thanks To Clever Tactic (UPDATE)
Violent Ex-Con Fugitive Captured In Quiet Maywood Neighborhood Thanks To Clever Tactic (Update) A violent ex-con fugitive who was holed up in his girlfriend's home on a quiet Maywood street surrendered Wednesday morning after U.S. Marshals showed up with a Bergen County Regional SWAT team. It took a bit of time -- and some cleverness -- to finally capture Duron Smith, 45, who was wanted for dragging a police officer with his car near his Harrisburg, PA, home during a drug bust earlier this year. U.S. Marshals went to Smith's girlfriend's house in the 200 block of Prospect Avenue armed with a warrant around 7 a.m. May 22, Maywood Police Chief Terence Kenny…
Overdose Death Of Lodi Man, 62, Leads To SWAT Raid, Arrest Overdose Death Of Lodi Man, 62, Leads To SWAT Raid, Arrest
Overdose Death Of Lodi Man, 62, Leads To SWAT Raid, Arrest 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A Lodi man was jailed Tuesday in connection with the overdose death of a 62-year-old drug user last month from cocaine laced with fentanyl, authorities said. A Bergen County Regional SWAT team led a May 21 raid on the Victor Street apartment of Randy Lantigua, 25. The early-morning raid and arrest stem from an investigation into the death of James White of Lodi, who was found unresponsive from an overdose in the bedroom of his home on April 6, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. Raised in Wood-Ridge, James Anthony White was a self-employed contract pain…
Home Invader Who Beat, Robbed Allendale Tenant ID'd As Passaic County Reoffender, 23 Home Invader Who Beat, Robbed Allendale Tenant ID'd As Passaic County Reoffender, 23
Home Invader Who Beat, Robbed Allendale Tenant ID'd As Passaic County Reoffender, 23 Authorities identified the assailant who beat and robbed an Allendale tenant at gunpoint two months ago of $900 in cash, pot and a bottle of booze as a violent repeat offender from Passaic County. Jahan A. Hendley, 23, of Clifton ambushed the victim outside his apartment shortly before 4 p.m. March 25, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said Tuesday, May 21. Forcing him back inside, Hendley assaulted and robbed the victim – then pointed a gun at another civilian as he fled, the prosecutor said. Detectives didn’t have to go far to find Hendley. He'd been arrested in Passaic County in Ap…
Irish Traveler Posing As Repairman Tears Hole In Glen Rock Resident's Roof: Police Irish Traveler Posing As Repairman Tears Hole In Glen Rock Resident's Roof: Police
Irish Traveler Posing As Repairman Tears Hole In Glen Rock Resident's Roof: Police A con man contractor was charged by Glen Rock police after he and an accomplice ripped a hole in a resident’s roof, authorities said. Jimmy Jones, 42, and his partner knocked on the victim’s door, unsolicited, claiming to be contractors who could tend to what appeared to be necessary roof repairs, Police Chief Dean Ackermann said. The victim reviewed a handout, agreed to an estimate and then went inside, the chief said. Moments later, the resident heard banging on the roof and hustled outside to find the two on the roof, which suddenly had a hole in it, Ackermann said. The resident demand…
Bergen Man Collected 3,700 Child Porn Images: Authorities Bergen Man Collected 3,700 Child Porn Images: Authorities
Bergen Man Collected 3,700 Child Porn Images: Authorities An East Rutherford resident was busted with 3,700 child porn files, authorities said. Noel Q. Ricketts, 25, was seized by Cyber Crimes Unit detectives who raided his Main Street apartment just off Railroad Avenue this past Friday, May 17, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. “Ricketts used the Internet to view, download and possess 3,700 items depicting nude and/or sexually explicit prepubescent and pubescent children,” the prosecutor said. Ricketts, who was charged with possession of child pornography, remained held Monday in the Bergen County Jail pending a first appearance in …
HERO: Civilian Rescues Woman From Serial Groper Who Tried To Drag Her Behind Garfield Church HERO: Civilian Rescues Woman From Serial Groper Who Tried To Drag Her Behind Garfield Church
Hero: Civilian Rescues Woman From Serial Groper Who Tried To Drag Her Behind Garfield Church UPDATE: A serial groper who was captured by a SWAT team after a civilian stopped him from dragging a woman behind a church in Garfield earlier this month had been stalking the victim at least since April, authorities said. Garfield police have surveillance video of Michael Hernandez, 25, following, running up and grabbing the woman outside Praise Assembly church at the corner of Main Street and Banta Avenue shortly after 12 noon May 8, investigators said. Grabbing her by her neck and backpack, Hernandez tries to drag the woman behind the church, they said. But a good Samaritan comes to her…
Video Shows Serial Groper Trying To Drag Woman Behind Garfield Church, Hero Saving Her Video Shows Serial Groper Trying To Drag Woman Behind Garfield Church, Hero Saving Her
Video Shows Serial Groper Trying To Drag Woman Behind Garfield Church, Hero Saving Her UPDATE: A serial groper who was captured by a SWAT team after a civilian stopped him from dragging a woman behind a church in Garfield earlier this month had been stalking the victim at least since April, authorities said. Garfield police have surveillance video of Michael Hernandez, 25, following, running up and grabbing the woman outside Praise Assembly church at the corner of Main Street and Banta Avenue shortly after 12 noon May 8, investigators said. Grabbing her by her neck and backpack, Hernandez tries to drag the woman behind the church, they said. But a good Samaritan comes t…
GOTCHA! Arrest Made In Theft Of $62,000 Worth Of Parts From BMW HQ: Woodcliff Lake PD GOTCHA! Arrest Made In Theft Of $62,000 Worth Of Parts From BMW HQ: Woodcliff Lake PD
Gotcha! Arrest Made In Theft Of $62,000 Worth Of Parts From BMW HQ: Woodcliff Lake PD 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: Thieves stole and then sold $62,000 worth of parts from vehicles at BMW North America’s corporate headquarters in Woodcliff Lake, police said in announcing the arrest of a suspect. Joseph Domenico Varano, 21, of Bloomfield and his cohorts hit the parking lot of the campus off Chestnut Ridge Road near the Garden State Parkway on May 4, Woodcliff Lake Police Chief Stephen Regula said. Borough police identified Varano and arrested him at his home on Thursday, May 16, with help from Bloomfield police. They charged him with six counts of motor vehicle burglary, theft, criminal misc…
Hackensack Woman Dumps Boiling Water On Man, 69, During Apartment House Argument: Police Hackensack Woman Dumps Boiling Water On Man, 69, During Apartment House Argument: Police
Hackensack Woman Dumps Boiling Water On Man, 69, During Apartment House Argument: Police A Hackensack woman dumped boiling water on a 69-year-old man during an argument, police said. The victim fortunately escaped with minor injuries, for which he was treated at Hackensack University Medical Center following the assault shortly before 10:30 a.m. Wednesday morning May 15 assault at the notorious Lehigh Street apartment complex. Evelyn Sampson, 62, meanwhile, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and illegal weapons possession, Hackensack Police Capt. Michael Antista said. The unemployed Sampson was sent to the Bergen County Jail, where she remained Wednesday pending…
EXCLUSIVE: East Rutherford Man Awaiting Trial For Child Porn Dies By Drinking Kerosene EXCLUSIVE: East Rutherford Man Awaiting Trial For Child Porn Dies By Drinking Kerosene
Exclusive: East Rutherford Man Awaiting Trial For Child Porn Dies By Drinking Kerosene An East Rutherford man awaiting trial on child porn charges took his own life by drinking kerosene in the parking lot of a machine shop in Ringwood, multiple sources told Daily Voice. Building employees found the body of Michael Thomas Scheuerman, 41, in his car around 7 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, according to a police report. "He burned himself from the inside," a law enforcement source said Wednesday. "He was found hugging another bottle, apparently in case the first didn't do the job." Ringwood officers who responded to Bach Tools on Executive Parkway early Tuesday found Scheuerman's body in…
ICE Moves To Seize Accused Molester In Hackensack Family Sleepover ICE Moves To Seize Accused Molester In Hackensack Family Sleepover
ICE Moves To Seize Accused Molester In Hackensack Family Sleepover ICE agents placed a detainer on an Ecuadorian national living in Hackensack who local authorities said felt up a youngster during a sleepover at a family member’s home. Diego G. Buri-Mora, 35, was seized on Tuesday, May 14 by Hackensack police, who notified members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit. The incident “was reported to have occurred while the juvenile was visiting family members,” Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. A joint investigation by his detectives and city police “revealed that Diego Buri-Mora inappropriately touched the juvenile while …
'I Love You, Goodbye': Romanian Fugitive Remains At Large After ICE Seizes BF 'I Love You, Goodbye': Romanian Fugitive Remains At Large After ICE Seizes BF
'I Love You, Goodbye': Romanian Fugitive Remains At Large After ICE Seizes BF A fugitive “gypsy” from Romania who fled when police in Montvale arrested her boyfriend remained a fugitive while authorities totaled up the value of a Jeepful of stolen merchandise and bogus identification. "I love you. Goodbye," Ionela-Ramona Simileanu told Robert P. Nuta by phone after Montvale police seized her fellow Romanian national at the Apple store at Tice’s Corner on April 1. Simileanu, 31, was waiting in a getaway car outside but sped off when police arrived, Montvale Police Chief Douglas McDowell said. The couple had been traveling up the East Coast, living in hotels and comm…
Probe Of Bergen Girl's Beating Uncovers 5-Year String Of Sex Assaults On Another: Prosecutor Probe Of Bergen Girl's Beating Uncovers 5-Year String Of Sex Assaults On Another: Prosecutor
Probe Of Bergen Girl's Beating Uncovers 5-Year String Of Sex Assaults On Another: Prosecutor Detectives who arrested a man for beating a 7-year-old child in Rochelle Park with a belt discovered that he'd sexually abused another youngster over a five-year period beginning when she was 8, authorities said. The New Jersey Division of Child Protection & Permanency pointed them toward Milton Guallpa-Guaman, a 45-year-old Ecuadorian national, following the alleged April beating, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. The Special Victims Unit detectives were investigating the accusations when they also learned of "a disclosure made by an additional juvenile alleging sexual assau…
GOTCHA! Ex-Con With 30-Year Rap Sheet Charged With Robbing Maywood Dry Cleaners (UPDATE) GOTCHA! Ex-Con With 30-Year Rap Sheet Charged With Robbing Maywood Dry Cleaners (UPDATE)
Gotcha! Ex-Con With 30-Year Rap Sheet Charged With Robbing Maywood Dry Cleaners (Update) You’d be hard-pressed to find a law enforcement officer who didn't recognize the strong-arm robber who assaulted the owner of a Maywood dry cleaners for all of $400. Didn’t take long for Maywood police to find 53-year-old ex-con Shawn Todd of Hasbrouck Heights, who authorities said accosted the owner of Timely Cleaners & Furriers on West Pleasant Avenue late Thursday afternoon. Todd has a rap sheet nearly 30 years long, with arrests and convictions for robbery, aggravated assault and assaulting police. Suffice to say it was no surprise for many who know him to see Todd on surveillance …
Out-Of-Town Driver Busted With 'Shrooms, Acid, Pot, More, Elmwood Park PD Says Out-Of-Town Driver Busted With 'Shrooms, Acid, Pot, More, Elmwood Park PD Says
Out-Of-Town Driver Busted With 'Shrooms, Acid, Pot, More, Elmwood Park PD Says Elmwood Park police busted a repeat offender with mushrooms, LSD, pot and prescription pills, authorities said. Brandon J. Soto, 25, of East Orange blew a stop sign off the ramp from eastbound Route 46 onto Stefanic Avenue and was pulled over by members of the Street Crimes Unit, Elmwood Park Police Chief Michael Foligno said. The officers had followed Soto’s 2008 Acura TL from the nearby Red Carpet Inn, the chief said. Their suspicions aroused, they called for a Bergen County Sheriff’s K-9 unit, which lead them to a search that turned up a trove of drugs. These included psilocybin mushro…
Gun, Ammo, Various Plates From Various States Found In Teaneck Motorist's Car: Police Gun, Ammo, Various Plates From Various States Found In Teaneck Motorist's Car: Police
Gun, Ammo, Various Plates From Various States Found In Teaneck Motorist's Car: Police A Teaneck motorist who told local police he had a temporary plate on his SUV because he was trying to sell the vehicle was arrested after he opened the rear hatch to look for a replacement, authorities said. As soon as he did, officers who stopped Tyrone Martinez Blair, 51, on Teaneck Road spotted six temporary Georgia license plates, two different New Jersey plates and two different California plates in the back of the 2018 Lincoln Navigator, Teaneck Police Chief Andrew R. McGurr said. But that wasn’t all, the chief said. Given consent to search the entire vehicle, Officer Kyle Rosen foun…
Rockland Man Dies From Drugs Bought In Bergen From Paterson Dealer: Authorities Rockland Man Dies From Drugs Bought In Bergen From Paterson Dealer: Authorities
Rockland Man Dies From Drugs Bought In Bergen From Paterson Dealer: Authorities Authorities from Bergen and Rockland counties who arrested a man accused of selling a fentanyl-laced dose of Xanax that killed a user from Suffern reported finding two stolen guns in his Paterson home. Detectives determined that Tristan Colquhoun, 30, sold Matthew Andreas, 39, of Suffern the fatal dose, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. Andreas was pronounced dead shortly after Suffern police responding to an overdose call found him unresponsive in the upstairs bedroom of a local residence shortly after 3:30 p.m. Feb. 16, the prosecutor said. They tried to save his life, includin…
MANHUNT ENDS: Pre-Dawn Paterson Stalker Abducted, Robbed And Fondled Women, Authorities Say MANHUNT ENDS: Pre-Dawn Paterson Stalker Abducted, Robbed And Fondled Women, Authorities Say
Manhunt Ends: Pre-Dawn Paterson Stalker Abducted, Robbed And Fondled Women, Authorities Say UPDATE: An intense manhunt ended with the arrest of a Paterson ex-con who authorities said abducted, robbed and groped women at gunpoint before dawn in remote areas. A 27-year-old victim had told city police she was accosted near the corner of Market and East 22nd streets around 6 a.m. April. 20 by an armed man who forced her to a remote area near train tracks, took her valuables, then fondled her before fleeing. Three days later, a 28-year-old woman reported a similar incident occurring in the same area shortly after 5 a.m. City police identified Diquan A. West, 32, as the assailant and t…
Uber Driver Slashed With Box Cutter, 71-Year-Old Female Passenger Jailed Uber Driver Slashed With Box Cutter, 71-Year-Old Female Passenger Jailed
Uber Driver Slashed With Box Cutter, 71-Year-Old Female Passenger Jailed A 71-year-old passenger from Bergenfield was jailed after New Milford police said she slashed an Uber driver with a box cutter. The 53-year-old driver from Newark picked up Linda Buckner in Hackensack and was driving her home when she became irate for some reason and slashed his face, New Milford Police Capt. Kevin Van Saders said. Officers Pierre Hanikeh, Daniel O’Neill and Shane Churaman and their colleagues from Teaneck met with the injured driver on New Bridge Road near the borders of their towns around midnight Saturday, May 4, the captain said. He has two cuts on his face, …
Knife Wielder, 71, Who Threatened Pro-Palestinian Protestor In Teaneck Nabbed In Lakewood: PD Knife Wielder, 71, Who Threatened Pro-Palestinian Protestor In Teaneck Nabbed In Lakewood: PD
Knife Wielder, 71, Who Threatened Pro-Palestinian Protestor In Teaneck Nabbed In Lakewood: PD A 71-year-old out-of-state man who threatened a woman with a knife at a pro-Palestinian demonstration in Teaneck last month was captured Friday by police in Lakewood, authorities said. Pro-Palestinian protestors have been facing off against Jewish counter-demonstrators in Teaneck for more than two months. Cellphone video from the April 14 motor vehicle procession on Teaneck Road shows Ebrahim Yehounatan of Flushing, Queens pulling up alongside the victim’s car, Teaneck Police Chief Andrew R. McGurr said. Yehounatan “brandished a knife in his right hand directed at the victim,” the chief sa…
Mahwah Officer Nabs Trio With Loaded Gun, Cocaine, More On Route 17: Police Mahwah Officer Nabs Trio With Loaded Gun, Cocaine, More On Route 17: Police
Mahwah Officer Nabs Trio With Loaded Gun, Cocaine, More On Route 17: Police Three Cuban nationals from out of the area were busted by a Mahwah police officer who stopped their tractor on Route 17 and found a loaded gun, cocaine and more, authorities said. Officer Nicole DiPasquale stopped the Peterbilt truck for multiple motor vehicle violations on the southbound highway shortly after 8 a.m. Saturday, April 27, Lt. Michael Blondin said. The occupants gave conflicting accounts of where they were coming from and headed to, leading to a search request that was granted by the driver, Karel Reza-Perez, a 39-year-old Louisville, KY, resident, the lieutenant said. The se…