Paramus Officer Nabs Teens In Route 17 Stop With Nearly Two Dozen Pieces Of Stolen Mail

A Paramus police officer caught a trio of teens with nearly two dozen pieces of mail -- tax-related paperwork, utility payments and such from Saddle River and Upper Saddle River -- during a traffic stop, authorities said.

Michael Morban, Robert Marte-Nunez

Michael Morban, Robert Marte-Nunez

Photo Credit: Boyd A. Loving (file photo) / PARAMUS PD (inset)

Officer Nicholas Tanelli stopped their speeding Toyota Highlander near Midland Avenue on southbound Route 17 shortly after 2:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 5, Police Chief Robert M. Guidetti said.

The driver, Robert Marte-Nunez, 18, of Queens didn't have a license, registration or insurance for the vehicle, the chief said.

Tanelli was talking with Marte-Nunez when he spotted the unopened mail strewn around the passenger compartment, Guidetti said.

All had various addresses from the two northwest Bergen towns, he said.

Marte-Nunez and Michael Morban, 18, of Manhattan, were arrested and a juvenile from Teaneck who was with them was detained, the chief said.

The 18-year-olds were charged with possession of stolen property and ID theft, the chief said. The younger teen was issued a delinquency complaint charging the same offenses, Guidetti said.

Marte-Nunez also received summonses for reckless driving and not having a license, registration or insurance, he said.

All three were released pending court action.

The Paramus Postal Inspector and police from both Saddle River and Upper Saddle River were notified, Guidetti noted.

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