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Bergen Man Arrested for Attempted Armed Robbery

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Westwood NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of DUSTIN VAN RIPER (DOB: 12/22/1995; single; unemployed) of 150 Sunset Lane, Old Tappan NJ on charges of Attempted Armed Burglary, Possession Of A Weapon For An Unlawful Purpose, and Resisting Arrest in Old Tappan, NJ; as well as Possession Of A Weapon For An Unlawful Purpose and Resisting Arrest in Westwood, NJ. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti.

On Friday, December 7, 2018, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office received information that Dustin VAN RIPER attempted to break into a residence in Old Tappan, NJ and then fled the scene after the Old Tappan Police arrived at the scene. After fleeing the scene, VAN RIPER was located in the backyard of 201 Mill Street, Westwood, NJ, holding a weapon. When officers from the Westwood Police Department approached VAN RIPER, he disregarded their instructions to drop the weapon. A Westwood Police Officer fired one shot from the officer’s service weapon in the direction of VAN RIPER. VAN RIPER was not struck by the gunshot. VAN RIPER immediately dropped the weapon, and the Westwood Police Department placed him into custody.

As a result of the investigation, Dustin VAN RIPER was arrested on Friday, December 7, 2018, by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and charged with the following offenses for conduct that occurred in Old Tappan: one count of Attempted Armed Burglary, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:5-1/2C:18-2b, a 2nd degree crime; one count of Possession Of A Weapon For An Unlawful Purpose, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4D, a 3rd degree crime; and one count of Resisting Arrest, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:29-2a, a 4th degree crime. For conduct that occurred in Westwood, VAN RIPER was charged with one count of Possession Of A Weapon For An Unlawful Purpose, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4A-1, a 2nd degree crime; and one count of Resisting Arrest, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:29-2A-3b, a 3rd degree crime.

Acting Prosecutor Calo states that the charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, and would like to thank the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office for its assistance with this investigation.

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South Hackensack Man Allegedly Stole $150,000 From Employer

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South Hackensack NJ, acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of NICHOLAS CARUSO (DOB: 02/07/1969; married; employed as a medical office manager) of 29 Maple Avenue, South Hackensack, NJ on charges of Theft by Deception and Computer Related Theft. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti.

In October 2018, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Financial Crimes Unit received a complaint that Nicholas CARUSO was suspected of using his Bergen County based employer’s Amazon and bank accounts to make purchases for himself and to pay his own personal bills.

An investigation by detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Financial Crimes Unit revealed that between July 2015 and September 2018, Nicholas CARUSO, an office manager at a Bergen County based medical practice, had gained access to his employer’s business checking account and had used online banking and bill pay services to pay his own personal expenses. Those expenses included credit card and vehicle finance charges. CARUSO also established an Amazon account in his employer’s name, which was attached to the business checking account for payment purposes. The total theft by CARUSO was in excess of $150,000.

As a result of the investigation, Nicholas CARUSO was arrested on December 6, 2018 in Hackensack, NJ and charged with one count of Theft By Deception, with the amount involved being greater than $75,000, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:20-4, a 2nd degree crime; and, one count of Computer Related Theft, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:20-25c, with the amount involved being greater than $5,000, a 2nd degree crime. CARUSO is scheduled for a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack, NJ on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. 2

Acting Prosecutor Calo states that these charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

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Drug Dealer Wanted in Bergen ,Who Assaulted a Police Officer Tracked Down In Philly

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Hackensack NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of LIONEL GUERRERO (DOB: 2/14/1984; single; and unemployed) of 4448 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA on charges of Attempt To Cause Death Or Serious Bodily Injury, Aggravated Assault On A Law Enforcement Officer, and Assault, as well as, Conspiracy To Possess With Intent To Distribute Crystal Methamphetamine and Conspiracy To Distribute Heroin. This arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti.

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EDGEWATER COUPLE CHARGED WITH HUMAN SEX TRAFFICKING

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Edgewater NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of TYRONE T. WASHINGTON (DOB: 08/21/1985; single; unemployed) and SHAMEKA M. LAMBERT (DOB: 04/18/1990; single; employed as a dancer) of Edgewater, NJ on charges of Human Trafficking and Endangering The Welfare Of A Child. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti and the Edgewater Police Department under the direction of Chief Donald Martin.

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CRESSKILL MAN CHARGED IN THE NOVEMBER 10th HIT AND RUN IN TENAFLY

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Tenafly NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of PETER J. LEE (DOB: 11/26/1956; divorced; and self-employed as a garment salesman) of 606 Cottonwood Court, Cresskill, NJ for assault By Auto and Leaving the Scene of A Motor Vehicle Collision in Tenafly, NJ. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti and the Tenafly Police Department under the direction of Chief Robert Chamberlain.

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Mexican Drug Dealer Arrested in Hasbrouck Heights with Over $3,000,000 estimated street value of the seized drugs

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Hasbrouck Heights NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrests of ROMULO CHAIDEZ MEDRANO (DOB: 6/7/1992; single; and unemployed) of 12 Oton Almada, Sinaloa, Mexico and ARCENIO CHAIDEZ MEDRANO (DOB: 10/20/1982; single; and unemployed) of Angel de la guarda 1534A Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico on charges of Possession With Intent To Distribute A Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely crystal methamphetamine, heroin, and fentanyl. The arrests are the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti.

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NORWOOD MAN CHARGED WITH STALKING AND HARASSMENT

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Norwood NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of JONATHAN L. SINGER (DOB: 12/04/1964; single; unemployed) of 25W Dwarskill Lane, Norwood, New Jersey on charges of Stalking and Harassment. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti and the Closter Police Department under the direction of Chief Dennis Kaine.

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FAIR LAWN WOMAN CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER

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Fair Lawn NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrests and charges of SHARESE PEEPLES (DOB: 10/10/1986; single; unemployed) of 18-15 Maple Avenue Apt. 2, Fair Lawn, NJ, on charges of Attempted Murder, Possession Of A Weapon For An Unlawful Purpose, Possession Of A Weapon, and Making A False Report To Law Enforcement; and STEVEN MITCHELL (DOB: 11/23/1986; single; employed as bus cleaner) of 18-15 Maple Avenue, Apt. 2, Fair Lawn, NJ, on a charge of Making A False Report To Law Enforcement. ISAIAH T. LEE (DOB: 02/19/83; single; self-employed in construction) of 57 Edgar Street, 2nd Floor, East Orange, NJ, is currently a fugitive and a warrant has been issued on a charge of Making A False Report To Law Enforcement. The arrests are the result of an investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti, the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office under the direction of Officer in Charge Chief Kevin Pell, and the Fair Lawn Police Department under the direction of Chief Glen Cauwels.

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ENGLEWOOD, MAN CHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ASSAULT, AND ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A CHILD

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Englewood NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of JOSE RUBEN-GUTIERREZ (DOB: 11/21/1959; single; employed as a laborer) of Englewood, NJ, on charges of Aggravated Sexual Assault, Sexual Assault By Sexual Contact, and Endangering The Welfare Of A Child. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti, and the Englewood Police Department under the direction of Chief Lawrence Suffern.

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Lodi Teacher Arrested For Sexual Relations With Student

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Lodi NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of STEPHANIE A. CARAFA (DOB: 03/12/1986; single; employed as a school teacher) of Lodi, New Jersey on charges of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Contact and Endangering The Welfare Of A Child. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti and the Lodi Police Department under the direction of Chief Donald Scorzetti.

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