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Paramus Police seek assistance in identifying a female suspect wanted for an armed robbery

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Paramus NJ, The Paramus Police Department seeks the assistance of the public in identifying a female suspect wanted for an armed robbery, with a knife.

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Teaneck Man Charged with Attempted Murder, Weapons Charges, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Carjacking, and Armed Robbery in Englewood

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April 16,2018

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Englewood, NJ , Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of ODARI GREEN (DOB: 7/20/1980; single; and unemployed/delivery driver) of 289 Home Street, Teaneck, NJ for Attempted Murder, Weapons Charges, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Carjacking, and Armed Robbery. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti, the Englewood Police Department under the direction of Chief Lawrence Suffern, the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office under the direction of Sheriff Michael Saudino, the Teaneck Police Department under the direction of Chief Glenn O’Reilly, the Maywood Police Department under the direction of Chief David Pegg, the New Jersey State Police under the direction of Colonel Patrick Callahan, and the Hackensack Police Department under the direction of Officer-In-Charge Captain Frank Aquila.

On Tuesday, April 10, 2018, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office received information that a shooting occurred at a private residence on West Palisade Avenue in Englewood, NJ. Responding Englewood Police Officers found two victims with multiple gunshot wounds. Two additional unharmed victims were interviewed and reported that Odari GREEN had attempted to shoot them, but his handgun malfunctioned.
Odari GREEN fled the scene of the shooting in a white Nissan Altima, which was later abandoned in Teaneck. He carjacked a female victim at gunpoint in Hackensack. Odari GREEN drove the victim’s vehicle into Maywood where he was observed by officers from the Maywood Police Department who pursued the vehicle onto the Garden State Parkway. They were joined in the pursuit by the New Jersey State Police. The pursuit ended in East Orange, where the State Police took Odari GREEN into custody, and a loaded handgun was recovered inside the carjacked vehicle.

Odari GREEN was arrested on April 10, 2018 and charged with four counts of Attempted Murder, N.J.S.A. 2C:5-1/N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3a, a crime of the 1st degree; one count of Carjacking, N.J.S.A. 2C:15-2, a crime of the 1st degree; one count of Armed Robbery, N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1, a crime of the 1st degree; two counts of Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4A, a crime of the 2nd degree; one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4B, a crime of the 3rd degree; and five counts of Aggravated Assault by Pointing a Firearm, N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1b(4), a crime of the 4th degree. Odari GREEN was remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending a detention hearing on April 13, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.

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. Acting Prosecutor Calo would like to thank the Englewood Police Department, the Teaneck Police Department, the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office, the New Jersey State Police, the Maywood Police Department, and the Hackensack Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.

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Weapons and Uniforms Stolen from a State Troopers Car May Have Been Used in an armed robbery in Middlesex County

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December 18,2017

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North Brunswick NJ, according to State police an unmarked trooper SUV was stolen overnight in Middlesex County.

NJ State Police report the white Chevrolet Tahoe vanished sometime Saturday evening or early Sunday morning in the area of North Brunswick.

The vehicle was found Sunday in North Brunswick, but two uniforms and two weapons that had been inside the car were gone.

Police say the stolen weapons and uniforms may have been used in an armed robbery in Middlesex County Sunday morning.

John Longo a retire police officer said ,” In 26 years on the job, I never left weapons and uniforms in a vehicle overnight….this adds to that whistle blower female trooper’s allegations about unqualified applicants going through their police academy and appointed on the job. This makes me question their integrity and their abilities. People could have been killed during this armed robbery due to someone’s stupidity ”

So the question remains, Why are troopers leaving weapons in an unattended vehicle?

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Ridgewood Man Awaits Sentencing For Armed Robbery, Carjacking, And Violent Kidnapping

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Two New York Men Get Over 12 Years In Prison For Armed Robbery, Carjacking, And Violent Kidnapping

July 7,2017

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Ridgewood NJ,  Two Rockland County, New York, men were sentenced to prison today for their roles in the December 2015 robbery of a North Jersey bar and the violent carjacking and kidnapping that took place shortly afterwards, Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced.

Guillermo Carrillo-Iraheta, 20, and Juan Chiliseo-Vega, 20, both of Suffern, New York, were sentenced to 150 and 168 months in prison, respectively. Both defendants previously pleaded guilty to separate informations charging them with conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act Robbery, carjacking, and kidnapping. U.S. District Judge Jose L. Linares imposed the sentences today in Newark federal court.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

On Dec. 25, 2015, Guillermo Carrillo-Iraheta, Chiliseo-Vega and others robbed a bar in Hawthorne, New Jersey, and subsequently fled with approximately $200 in cash.

Afterwards, in the early morning hours of Dec. 26, 2015, Guillermo Carrillo-Iraheta, Chiliseo-Vega, and others hailed a taxi in Paterson, New Jersey, and forcibly took the taxi from the driver. Guillermo Carrillo-Iraheta, Chiliseo-Vega and others forced the driver into the back of the vehicle and took over driving. They also caused seriously bodily injury to the driver by hitting him in the head with a beer bottle and slicing his throat with a knife before eventually leaving him on the side of the road in New York. The taxicab driver survived.

In addition to the prison terms, Judge Linares sentenced both defendants to five years of supervised release.

Wilbur Jonathan Barahona, 21, of Ridgewood, New Jersey, and Jostin Reyes, 21, of Waldwick, New Jersey, have also pleaded guilty to their roles in the bar robbery, carjacking and kidnapping. Balmore Carrillo-Iraheta, 20, of Suffern, and Oscar Avalos-Cortez, 23, of New City, New York, pleaded guilty to their roles in the bar robbery. All four defendants await sentencing.

Acting U.S. Attorney Fitzpatrick credited special agents of the FBI, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Timothy Gallagher in Newark, investigators from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, under the direction of Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal, and the Ridgewood and Hawthorne Police Departments with the investigation.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Elaine K. Lou and Karen D. Stringer of the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s Criminal Division in Newark.

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Four Gang Members Charged With Armed Robbery Jersey Bar and Violent Kidnapping Of Ridgewood Taxi Driver

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November 17,2016
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Ridgewood NJ,  Four 18th Street gang members from Bergen County, New Jersey, and Rockland County, New York, were charged today with various offenses arising from their armed robbery of a Hawthorne, New Jersey, bar and the violent carjacking of a taxi that took place shortly afterwards, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Wilbur Jonathan Barahona, 20, of Ridgewood, New Jersey, Guillermo Carillo-Iraheta, 19, of Suffern New York, Juan Chiliseo-Vega, 19, of Suffern, and Jostin Reyes, 21, of Waldwick, New Jersey, were charged by complaint with conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act Robbery, carjacking, use of a firearm during a crime of violence, and kidnapping. All four appeared this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Cathy L. Waldor in Newark federal court.

Balmore Carillo-Iraheta, 19, of Suffern, and Oscar Avalos-Cortez, 22, of New City, New York, are also charged in the same complaint with conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robbery. They had their initial appearances before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Falk on Nov. 1, 2016 and U.S. Magistrate Judge James B. Clark on Nov. 10, 2016, respectively. All six defendants, with the exception of Avalos-Cortez, have been detained. Avalos-Cortez was released on a $150,000 unsecured bond.

According to the complaint:

On Dec. 25, 2016, Barahona, Guillermo Carillo-Iraheta, Chiliseo-Vega, Reyes, Balmore Carillo-Iraheta, and Avalos-Cortez robbed a bar at gunpoint in Hawthorne, New Jersey, while Avalos-Cortez operated the getaway vehicle.

Later that evening, Barahona, Guillermo Carillo-Iraheta, Chiliseo-Vega, and Reyes robbed a taxicab driver at gunpoint, hit the taxicab driver in the head with a beer bottle, and sliced his throat with a knife before leaving him on the side of the New York State Thruway near Woodbury, New York. The taxicab driver survived.

The kidnapping charge carries a maximum potential penalty of life imprisonment. The carjacking charge carries a maximum potential penalty of 25 years in prison. The conspiracy charge carries a maximum potential penalty of up to 20 years in prison. The charge of brandishing a weapon in connection with the carjacking offense carries a mandatory penalty of seven years in prison.

U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of the FBI, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Timothy Gallagher in Newark, as well as the Ridgewood and Hawthorne Police Departments, with the investigation leading to the charges.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Karen D. Stringer of the U.S. Attorney’s Office General Crimes Unit in Newark.

The charges and allegations contained in the complaint are merely accusations, and the defendants are considered innocent unless and until proven guilty.