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Bergen County Prosecutor Investigating Couples Deaths in Fatal House Fire

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January 30,2018

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Teaneck NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the investigation into the deaths of Gerald Ryan (DOB: 6/18/1936; married; retired) and Roseann Ryan (DOB: 12/10/1936; married; retired), both of 130 Sherman Avenue, Teaneck, New Jersey, pending positive identification from the Bergen County Medical Examiner’s Office. The investigation is being conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Arson Squad under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti, Teaneck Police Department under the direction of Chief Glenn O’Reilly, and Teaneck Fire Department under the direction of Fire Chief Jordan Zaretsky.
On Sunday, January 28, 2018, the Teaneck Police Department received a report of a house fire at 130 Sherman Avenue, Teaneck, New Jersey. When the Teaneck Police and Fire Departments arrived on scene, the single family residence was consumed by heavy fire and the occupants, Gerald and Roseann Ryan, were unaccounted for and presumed to be inside.

On Sunday, January 28 and Monday, January 29, 2018, members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Arson Squad and Arson Task Force, the Teaneck Police and Fire Departments, and Bergen County Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Criminal Investigation conducted an investigation into the cause of the fire at 130 Sherman Avenue, Teaneck, New Jersey. the remains of Gerald and Roseann Ryan were located inside the residence. The exact cause of the fire is undetermined due to the extensive fire damage. However, the fire does not appear to be suspicious in nature.

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The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office is seeking information on Carlstadt Hit and Run

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January 26,2018

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Carlstadt NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the investigation into a hit and run accident that occurred at approximately 6:05 p.m. on January 22, 2018 near the intersection of Washington Avenue and Road A in Carlstadt, N.J.  The victim was crossing Washington Avenue when she was struck by a vehicle travelling northbound on Washington Avenue.  This investigation is being conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Fatal Accident Investigation Unit under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti and the Carlstadt Police Department under the direction of Chief Thomas Nielson.

The victim suffered serious injuries that required surgery.  She is currently listed in critical but stable condition at an area hospital.  The subsequent investigation revealed the striking vehicle to be a Nissan Murano, model years 2003 to 2007.  The vehicle sustained damage to the passenger side headlight area, fog light area, and hood.  Witnesses stated the vehicle swerved after it struck the victim and continued northbound without stopping.

The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office is seeking information from anyone who was in the area of Washington Avenue in Carlstadt at the time of the crash.  Anyone with information should contact the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office at 201-226-5631.  All information will be kept confidential.

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TOP TEN WANTED FUGITIVE DAVEY SCOTT ARRESTED IN JAMAICA ,PENDING EXTRADITION TO BERGEN COUNTY

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January 26,2018

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Franklin Lakes NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of DAVEY SCOTT (DOB: 10/09/69, formerly of 253 South Clinton Street, East Orange, New Jersey currently residing in Kingston, Jamaica).

The arrest, which took place in Jamaica on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, is the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office (“BCPO”) under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti, the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office under the direction of Sheriff Michael Saudino, and the United States Marshals Service NY/ NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force under the direction of District of New Jersey United States Marshal Juan Mattos, Jr.

The underlying charges stem from an investigation conducted in December 2001 by the BCPO and the Franklin Lakes Police Department. During the course of an undercover narcotics operation, Davey SCOTT attempted to sell over 25 pounds of marijuana to an undercover detective of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force.

As officers moved in to arrest SCOTT, he attempted to flee the scene in his vehicle, striking a BCPO detective as he did so. SCOTT was ultimately arrested, charged, and indicted for Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance with the Intent to Distribute the Same, a crime of the 1st Degree; Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer, a crime of the 2nd Degree; and Hindering Apprehension, a crime of the 3rd Degree.  Upon posting bond, SCOTT failed to appear in Bergen County Superior Court to answer the charges and on January 9, 2004, a Bench Warrant was issued for his arrest.  In 2007, he was added to the Bergen County Sheriff’s Most Wanted List.

Over the next 13 years, detectives from the BCPO and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the United States Marshal’s Service NY/ NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force, gathered intelligence and followed leads to determine SCOTT’s whereabouts. SCOTT was eventually located in Kingston, Jamaica, where he was actively working as a DJ under the moniker “DJ Tallman.”

Given that SCOTT is a Jamaican National, prosecutors and detectives filed for and were granted extradition for SCOTT to be returned to the United States to face the aforementioned charges.

During the early morning hours of Tuesday, January 23, 2018, SCOTT was arrested in Kingston, Jamaica without incident by the United States Marshals Service. He is being lodged in a facility in Jamaica pending extradition to the United States.

Acting Prosecutor Dennis Calo would like to thank the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office and the United States Marshals Service for their assistance in this investigation.