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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 …
Undocumented Englewood Resident Becomes Second Charged With Child Sex Assault This Week Undocumented Englewood Resident Becomes Second Charged With Child Sex Assault This Week
Undocumented Englewood Resident Becomes Second Charged With Child Sex Assault This Week Federal immigration agents seized a 49-year-old Mexican national who local authorities said sexually assaulted a pre-teen in Englewood. Abel Garcia Landeros became the second undocumented immigrant living in the city who was charged with a child sex crime this week. SEE: Guatemalan National Held By Feds Charged With Raping Pre-Teen In Englewood Landeros was charged with sexual assault and child endangerment by Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella’s Special Victims Unit after city police arrested him in Englewood. He'd just been booked into the Bergen County Jail on Thursday, April 25 whe…
Guatemalan National Held By Feds Charged With Raping Pre-Teen In Englewood Guatemalan National Held By Feds Charged With Raping Pre-Teen In Englewood
Guatemalan National Held By Feds Charged With Raping Pre-Teen In Englewood A 21-year-old Guatemalan national seized by federal authorities has been charged with raping a pre-teen in Englewood last summer. Melvin Zacarias-Esquivel, who's been living in an apartment over a Colombian restaurant on West Palisade Avenue, remained in federal custody at the Elizabeth detention center on Friday, April 26, records show. Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said Friday that members of his Special Victims Unit charged Melvin Zacarias-Esquivel with aggravated sexual assault and child endangerment for forcibly having intercourse with the victim. They then served him with a c…
ICE Seizes Turkish National Charged With Sexually Assaulting Drive-Share Passenger In Fair Lawn ICE Seizes Turkish National Charged With Sexually Assaulting Drive-Share Passenger In Fair Lawn
ICE Seizes Turkish National Charged With Sexually Assaulting Drive-Share Passenger In Fair Lawn ICE agents took custody of a 33-year-old ride-share driver from Turkey after he was jailed on charges of sexually assaulting a female passenger in Fair Lawn. Ahmet Yusuf Aydemir sexually assaulted the woman “while she was a passenger in his vehicle” on Wednesday, April 3, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. He didn’t specify which ride-share service, however. Aydemir, a Turkish national who's been living in Garfield, was arrested on Thursday and charged with sexual assault and criminal sexual contact charges, records show. He was sent to the Bergen County Jail -- but he didn’…
Woman's Throat Sliced In Cliffside, Man Charged With Attempted Murder Woman's Throat Sliced In Cliffside, Man Charged With Attempted Murder
Woman's Throat Sliced In Cliffside, Man Charged With Attempted Murder A woman narrowly escaped death when a man slit her throat in a horrific domestic assault during a gathering in Cliffside Park, authorities said. Ernesto Lara Rojo, a 49-year-old Cuban national who lives in West New York, was charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and weapons offenses and sent to the Bergen County Jail early Monday evening, April 1. ICE immediately issued a detainer on Rojo so he can be brought before a federal immigration judge in Newark to determine his residency status in the United States, jail records show. Rojo was with a group of people in an apartment jus…
GOTCHA! South American Theft Network Fugitive Pegged In $25,000 NJ Home Burglary, More GOTCHA! South American Theft Network Fugitive Pegged In $25,000 NJ Home Burglary, More
Gotcha! South American Theft Network Fugitive Pegged In $25,000 NJ Home Burglary, More A wanted member of a notorious transnational group of thieves was tied by Dumont detectives to the theft of $25,000 in cash during a home break-in two months ago. Jhan Michael Rodriguez-Fonseca, 26, lives in Jersey City and most recently worked as a food delivery driver, Dumont Police Chief Brian Joyce said. He really belongs to what’s known as the South American Theft Group network and is tied to other burglaries in the state, the chief said. He was also wanted by the NYPD and by agents with U.S. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), he said. Primarily from Colombia, the members of the…
Man Charged With Vicious $30,000 Baseball Bat Assault-Robbery In Little Ferry Man Charged With Vicious $30,000 Baseball Bat Assault-Robbery In Little Ferry
Man Charged With Vicious $30,000 Baseball Bat Assault-Robbery In Little Ferry Federal authorities have moved to take custody of a Bergen County Jail inmate charged with stealing $30,000 from a man he bashed in the head with a baseball bat outside a Little Ferry business. Jose Mejia, a 32-year-old Salvadoran national, was wanted for a Dec. 28 robbery in a parking lot just off Route 46 and Liberty Street. He was captured this past Thursday, Jan. 11, records show. The 39-year-old victim, from Clifton, and two companions told Little Ferry police that an assailant in a ski mask, black shirt and blue jeans hit him in the head with a baseball bat, then snatched a blue duff…
Feds: Soon-To-Be Deportee Sucker-Punches NJ ICE Agent Feds: Soon-To-Be Deportee Sucker-Punches NJ ICE Agent
Feds: Soon-To-Be Deportee Sucker-Punches NJ ICE Agent A Bulgarian national who was being kicked out of the U.S. sucker-punched an ICE officer at the agency's detention center in Elizabeth, authorities charged. Vasil Petrov, 40, connected with the officer's chin with a closed fist -- and without provocation -- at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility on Dec. 27, U.S. Attorney for New Jersey Philip R. Sellinger said. A struggle ensued, lasting about two minutes, before the officer, fellow officers and other employees subdued Petrov. The officer needed stitches to close a cut, the U.S. attorney s…
GOTCHA! Here's How FBI Says It Nabbed Paterson Kidnappers GOTCHA! Here's How FBI Says It Nabbed Paterson Kidnappers
Gotcha! Here's How FBI Says It Nabbed Paterson Kidnappers A Paterson resident who'd just been kidnapped was being shown a photo array of suspects when he suddenly pointed at one of the pictures. The man in the photo, Joel Ramon Garcia, 33, of Paterson, and an accomplice had held him at gunpoint last month during a six-hour car ride to Massachusetts, while demanding a ransom from his father, before releasing the victim two days later, the FBI said. Federal agents quickly captured both Garcia and Julio Cesar Paniagua, 27, at the same time. Credit the victim's assistance and some sound detective work. It began on Nov. 15, when the victim's father c…
ICE Moves To Take Custody Of Teaneck Chef Charged With Sexually Assaulting Underage Teen ICE Moves To Take Custody Of Teaneck Chef Charged With Sexually Assaulting Underage Teen
ICE Moves To Take Custody Of Teaneck Chef Charged With Sexually Assaulting Underage Teen Federal authorities took the first step Wednesday toward seizing a 37-year-old chef from Teaneck who was jailed locally on charges of sexually assaulting an underage teenager. Victorino Romero was initially arrested by detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit on Tuesday, Dec. 19, following a joint investigation with Teaneck police, records show. They accused him of sexually assaulting a youngster that criminal records say was between 13 and 16 years old. Romero, who is married, was sent to the county jail in Hackensack to await a first appearance in Centra…
UPDATE: Car Wash Attendant Charged With Sexually Assaulting Underage Teen In Hackensack UPDATE: Car Wash Attendant Charged With Sexually Assaulting Underage Teen In Hackensack
Update: Car Wash Attendant Charged With Sexually Assaulting Underage Teen In Hackensack Federal immigration officials placed a detainer on a car wash attendant living in Hackensack who’s accused of sexually assaulting an underage teen. Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said members of his Special Victims Unit seized Hector Angel Tangamasi-Shique, 31, on Friday, Dec. 15, after being alerted by Hackensack police of alleged assaults on a victim under 16. He was charged with first-degree aggravated sexual assault and two lesser counts each of aggravated criminal sexual contact and child endangerment – one through sexual conduct and the other through abuse, records show. Then …
Colombian National Who Raped Pre-Teen While On Job In Bergen Gets 40 Years, Faces Deportation Colombian National Who Raped Pre-Teen While On Job In Bergen Gets 40 Years, Faces Deportation
Colombian National Who Raped Pre-Teen While On Job In Bergen Gets 40 Years, Faces Deportation A self-employed handyman was sentenced to 40 years in prison for raping a pre-teen while working at a Bergen County home. Jurors this past May convicted Alejandro Velasquez-Martinez, a 48-year-old Colombian national living in Morristown, of sexually assaulting the girl while doing tile repairs in her family’s home in Demarest the morning of August 19, 2019. Velasquez-Martinez was arrested a short time later in Demarest and has remained in the Bergen County Jail since then. His next stop isn’t certain. If he goes to state prison, Velasquez-Martinez will have to serve 34 years before he’ll …
UPDATE: Accused Getaway Driver Joins NYC Pair Jailed In Violent Bergenfield Gas Station Robbery UPDATE: Accused Getaway Driver Joins NYC Pair Jailed In Violent Bergenfield Gas Station Robbery
Update: Accused Getaway Driver Joins NYC Pair Jailed In Violent Bergenfield Gas Station Robbery UPDATE: A 19-year-old Honduran national was the wheelman for a duo who pistol-whipped a Bergenfield gas station attendant during a robbery earlier this year, authorities said. And that’s not all for Bronx resident Cesar Herrera Valerio. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement filed a detainer a short time after Valerio was booked into the Bergen County Jail, records show. ICE places detainers on immigrants believed to be illegally living in the United States. Federal judges in Newark then hold hearings to determine whether – and, if so, when -- they'll be deported. For now, Valerio joins…
ICE Looks To Deport Laborer Charged With Decade-Long Child Sex Abuse In Bergen, At Jersey Shore ICE Looks To Deport Laborer Charged With Decade-Long Child Sex Abuse In Bergen, At Jersey Shore
ICE Looks To Deport Laborer Charged With Decade-Long Child Sex Abuse In Bergen, At Jersey Shore For more than a decade, a laborer believed to living in the U.S. illegally sexually abused a child in Bergen County and at the Jersey Shore, authorities said Monday. Federal authorities have placed a detainer on Jonan Pascasio-Erazo, a 46-year-old Salvadoran national living in Waldwick, who was jailed late last week. Pascasio-Erazo sexually assaulted the victim in Waldwick, Mahwah and Belmar multiple times, beginning in 2012, up until his arrest, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. Waldwick police notified detectives from Musella’s Special Victims Unit of the disclosure on Friday, …
Car Full Of Fools Gold Lands NJ Man Trip To Fed Pen — Then Back To India Car Full Of Fools Gold Lands NJ Man Trip To Fed Pen — Then Back To India
Car Full Of Fools Gold Lands NJ Man Trip To Fed Pen — Then Back To India A New Jersey scammer whose eyes were bigger than his brain when he tried to rob an Athol woman of more than $300,000 was sentenced on Wednesday, May 24, to a year in prison, after which he'll be deported back to India authorities said.  Gaurang Contractor, 38, a citizen of India living in Jersey City, NJ, tried to trick a Central Massachusetts woman into believing he was a DEA agent and she needed to convert her life savings into gold and give it to him for safekeeping, the US Attorney for Massachusetts said.  Contractor contacted the woman in August 2022 using the alias of "Oscar…
ICE Seeks Hold On Guatemalan National From Lodi Charged With Sexually Assaulting Underage Teen ICE Seeks Hold On Guatemalan National From Lodi Charged With Sexually Assaulting Underage Teen
ICE Seeks Hold On Guatemalan National From Lodi Charged With Sexually Assaulting Underage Teen A Guatemalan national living in Lodi repeatedly sexually assaulted an underage teen, authorities charged. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement immediately issued a detainer, for deportation purposes, after Juan Nimacachi, 39, was arrested and sent to the Bergen County Jail on Wednesday, May 17, records show. Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said detectives from his Special Victims Unit zeroed in on Nimacachi after being alerted by the state Division of Child Protection and Permanency on Tuesday. Working with Lodi police, the investigators found that Nimacachi -- who works as a car…
Ecuadorian National Pleads Guilty To Brutal Stabbing Death Of Popular Bergen County Chef Ecuadorian National Pleads Guilty To Brutal Stabbing Death Of Popular Bergen County Chef
Ecuadorian National Pleads Guilty To Brutal Stabbing Death Of Popular Bergen County Chef A Jersey City man who brutally stabbed a well-known chef to death during a party at the victim’s Little Ferry home cut a deal with prosecutors, pleading guilty to aggravated manslaughter in exchange for a lesser sentence. Ray Edwardo Arcentales Sanchez, 24, could still get a minimum sentence of 10 years in state prison for the plea, entered in Superior Court in Hackensack earlier this week. Then there’s the matter of his citizenship. Police at the time said the Ecuadorian national was sitting on a curb, spattered with blood, when officers responding to a 911 call found a mortally wounded …
ICE Looks To Deport Colombian National Nabbed On Child Sex Charges In Englewood ICE Looks To Deport Colombian National Nabbed On Child Sex Charges In Englewood
ICE Looks To Deport Colombian National Nabbed On Child Sex Charges In Englewood A Colombian national living in Englewood who was jailed over the weekend on child sex charges will have to face a federal immigration judge in Newark first. Jeisson Murillo-Beltran, 30, had just been booked into the Bergen County Jail on Sunday, Feb. 19, when ICE officials issued a detainer aimed at preventing his release. Murillo-Beltran was charged with separate instances of child endangerment through sexual conduct and one count each of criminal sexual contact, lewdness and harassment through touching out of Englewood. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement immediately issued the deta…
ICE Seizes Guatemalan Arrested By Fairview PD For Harassing, Threatening Mom ICE Seizes Guatemalan Arrested By Fairview PD For Harassing, Threatening Mom
ICE Seizes Guatemalan Arrested By Fairview PD For Harassing, Threatening Mom A 32-year-old Guatemalan national was seized by ICE agents after Fairview police arrested him for repeatedly violating a restraining order that was granted to his mother. Borough police initially arrested Jose Santos Bello-Rojas for threatening to kill the woman in late January, Capt. Michael Martic said. A temporary restraining order issued by a judge in Hackensack was served to Bello-Rojas along with a criminal complaint, at Bergen New Medical Center in Paramus. Bello-Rojas had been taken there for a psychological evaluation "due to bizarre behavior," the captain said. He called his mot…
ICE Detains Ecuadorian National Charged With Assaulting Woman In Hackensack ICE Detains Ecuadorian National Charged With Assaulting Woman In Hackensack
ICE Detains Ecuadorian National Charged With Assaulting Woman In Hackensack ICE has placed a detainer on a jailed Ecuadorian national who was charged with beating and choking a woman, taking her phone and holding her against her will in Hackensack. Bryan Sinchi-Caldas, 26, was arrested on New Year's Day and charged with aggravated assault, robbery and false imprisonment, among other counts. "It was reported to police that during a dispute, the defendant struck the 38-year-old victim in the face, attempted to asphyxiate her, stole the victim’s phone and wouldn’t allow her to leave the location where this occurred," said Police Capt. Michael Antista, the officer in c…
Immigrant Seized By ICE For Deportation After Beating Young Fairview Man With Autism: Police Immigrant Seized By ICE For Deportation After Beating Young Fairview Man With Autism: Police
Immigrant Seized By ICE For Deportation After Beating Young Fairview Man With Autism: Police A Guatemalan immigrant illegally living in Fairview was seized by ICE agents after he beat a defenseless young man with autism, authorities said. Alexander Castellanos, 33, was initially sent to the Bergen County Jail on aggravated assault charges following his weekend arrest, records show. Fairview police said Castellanos punched the 20-year-old victim in the face, sending him to the hospital with was believed to be a broken nose. The victim obtained a temporary restraining order, they said, but that won't be necessary now. Within hours of being booked into the county lockup on aggravate…
Police: Large-Scale Chilean Burglary Crew Member Caught In Rochelle Park Home, Others Sought Police: Large-Scale Chilean Burglary Crew Member Caught In Rochelle Park Home, Others Sought
Police: Large-Scale Chilean Burglary Crew Member Caught In Rochelle Park Home, Others Sought Police nabbed one Thanksgiving Day burglar inside a Rochelle Park home and were looking for another -- both of whom are believed to belong to a large-scale Chilean break-in crew. Victor Ramirez-Troncoso, 40, had only just arrived in the U.S. on Sunday, Nov. 20, Lt. James M. DePreta said. Officers from Rochelle Park, Paramus and Maywood converged on the Peek Street home after he and another burglar triggered interior motion cameras around 7:30 p.m. on the holiday, Lt. James M. DePreta said. Both were wearing gloves and masks and carrying flashlights, he said. A broken window led Officers B…
Guatemalan National From North Bergen Charged With Sexually Assaulting Fairview Child Years Ago Guatemalan National From North Bergen Charged With Sexually Assaulting Fairview Child Years Ago
Guatemalan National From North Bergen Charged With Sexually Assaulting Fairview Child Years Ago An unemployed Guatemalan national living in North Bergen molested a young Fairview child at least four times going back more than a decade, authorities charged. Eddy Chocoj, 34, has remained in the Bergen County Jail since his arrest on Monday, Nov. 21, records show. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) also placed a detainer on Chocoj on Tuesday. Such detainers are sought whenever local authorities jail immigrants who are suspected of illegally living in the United States. Chocoj is charged in Superior Court in Hackensack with multiple counts of sexual assault, along with one of…
New Jersey Deportees Freed After Being Subject To 'Inhumane Conditions' In Haitian Prison New Jersey Deportees Freed After Being Subject To 'Inhumane Conditions' In Haitian Prison
New Jersey Deportees Freed After Being Subject To 'Inhumane Conditions' In Haitian Prison A pair of New Jersey men being held in a Haitian prison in deplorable and frightening conditions have been released, NorthJersey.com reports. Elizabeth residents Billy Balisage, 42, and Patrick Julney, 38, were among 30 deportees released seemingly at random on Monday, Oct. 24, the outlet said. Both had been deported by US officials for non-citizens who had committed crimes, for Balsiage that was a drug conviction and for Julney those were drug and robbery convictions, the outlet said.  Deportation should not be a death sentence. Despite the United States’ clear recognition of the enorm…
Immigrant Living In NJ Facing Deportation For Sexual Abuse Of Minor: US Marshals Immigrant Living In NJ Facing Deportation For Sexual Abuse Of Minor: US Marshals
Immigrant Living In NJ Facing Deportation For Sexual Abuse Of Minor: US Marshals A citizen of Costa Rica who had been wanted for the sexual abuse of a minor was in ICE custody awaiting deportation after his New Jersey capture, authorities said. Felix Montero-Molina, 56, was captured by US Marshals agents on 5th Street in Raritan on Thursday, Oct. 13 around 7:30 a.m., a spokesperson for the agency said. Montero-Molina had been wanted by authorities in Costa Rica since 2019 in connection for the incident, which happened there, US Marshals said. Turns out, he'd been living in Raritan, authorities said.
ICE Detains Laborer Charged With Sexually Abusing Bergenfield Pre-Teen ICE Detains Laborer Charged With Sexually Abusing Bergenfield Pre-Teen
ICE Detains Laborer Charged With Sexually Abusing Bergenfield Pre-Teen ICE has placed a detainer on a jailed Colombian national who was charged earlier this week with sexually abusing a pre-teen in Bergenfield. Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said Bergenfield police notified members of his Special Victims Unit of the allegations against Julian Rojo, 30, on Monday, Sept. 19. Both agencies investigated and arrested him that same day, the prosecutor said. Rojo, who lives in town and works as a laborer, was charged with three separate counts of sexual assault by contact and one of child endangerment through sexual conduct with a child less than 13 years old…
UPDATE: Guatemalan National Kidnapped, Robbed Woman At Knifepoint On Hackensack Street: Police UPDATE: Guatemalan National Kidnapped, Robbed Woman At Knifepoint On Hackensack Street: Police
Update: Guatemalan National Kidnapped, Robbed Woman At Knifepoint On Hackensack Street: Police A 20-year-old Guatemalan national was charged with kidnapping and robbery, among other offenses, after authorities said he abducted an older woman at knifepoint on the street and tried to drag her to his Hackensack home. ICE issued a detainer on Esen Sarabe, who remained held in the Bergen County Jail. Sarabe fled with the 52-year-old victim's phone and bag after a good Samaritan came running during the attack at Passaic and 1st streets around 3 p.m. Monday, city police Detective Capt. Michael Antista said. Police captured him a short time later and recovered the victim's valuables an…
TERRIFYING MOMENT: Woman Grabbed At Knifepoint On Hackensack Street Fights Off Kidnapper TERRIFYING MOMENT: Woman Grabbed At Knifepoint On Hackensack Street Fights Off Kidnapper
Terrifying Moment: Woman Grabbed At Knifepoint On Hackensack Street Fights Off Kidnapper A 20-year-old Guatemalan national was charged with kidnapping and robbery, among other offenses, after authorities said he abducted an older woman at knifepoint on the street and tried to drag her to his Hackensack home. ICE issued a detainer on Esen Sarabe, who remained held in the Bergen County Jail. Sarabe fled with the 52-year-old victim's phone and bag after a good Samaritan came running during the attack at Passaic and 1st streets around 3 p.m. Monday, city police Detective Capt. Michael Antista said. Police captured him a short time later and recovered the victim's valuables and the…
ICE Puts Hold On Jail Inmate Charged With Assaulting Woman In Hackensack ICE Puts Hold On Jail Inmate Charged With Assaulting Woman In Hackensack
ICE Puts Hold On Jail Inmate Charged With Assaulting Woman In Hackensack An Ecuadorian national living in Hackensack had been jailed for assaulting a woman when ICE placed a detainer on him less than 24 hours later, records show. Juan Chuqui Navas, 26, was arrested around 9:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4, for assaulting a 23-year-old acquaintance, Hackensack Police Detective Capt. Michael Antista said. Responding officers determined that Navas grabbed the victim by the throat and shoved her into an object, causing minor injuries, Antista said. The victim refused medical aid and Navas was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault and criminal mischief. Records sh…
ICE Puts Hold On Guatemalan National Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Underage Teen ICE Puts Hold On Guatemalan National Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Underage Teen
ICE Puts Hold On Guatemalan National Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Underage Teen A Guatemalan national living in Fairview was charged with sexually assaulting a young teenager multiple times. Carlos E. Perez-Perez was taken into custody on Monday, a day before he turned 27, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. Members of Musella’s Special Victims Unit had been notified by Fairview police of the allegations involving a victim under 15 years old, the prosecutor said. Perez-Perez, who works in construction, remained held in the Bergen County Jail, charged locally with sexual assault, child endangerment and assault. ICE also placed a detainer on him. ICE place…
ICE Puts Hold On MS-13 Member Captured After Escaping NJ Police Station In Handcuffs ICE Puts Hold On MS-13 Member Captured After Escaping NJ Police Station In Handcuffs
ICE Puts Hold On MS-13 Member Captured After Escaping NJ Police Station In Handcuffs Many figured New Jersey's bail reform law would free a purported MS-13 gang member who escaped from a local police station before being captured in Rhode Island. Before that could happen, however, federal immigration authorities issued a detainer on Adilson Estrada-Garcia, a 24-year-old Guatemalan national living in Cliffside Park. Estrada-Garcia was brought to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack on Thursday. Before he even saw a judge, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement issued the detainer. Bergen County Sheriff Anthony Cureton has honored detainer requests for defendants who've be…