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OAKLAND POLICE OFFICER CHARGED WITH ASSAULT BY AUTO

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Oakland NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the charging of Oakland Police Officer DANIEL KERN of Oakland, NJ (DOB: 10/28/1981; married; employed by the Borough of Oakland) on two charges of Assault By Auto, and MICHAEL FAHY of Franklin Lakes, NJ (DOB: 1/20/1981; single; self-employed) on a charge of Hindering Apprehension Of Another. The charges are the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti.

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BREAKING Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office : An Arrest has been made in Ridgewood Hit and Run

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Ridgewood NJ, Update on Ridgewood hit-and-run investigation, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office made the following statement  , “Thank you for your assistance in searching for the individual responsible for the hit-and-run fatality in Ridgewood on Monday night. An arrest has been made. And thank you to the Ridgewood Police Department for its hard work on this investigation.”

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NJ Attorney General’s Office to Launch Probe of Bergen County Sheriff’s Department

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Hackensack NJ,  Sheriff Saudino’s resignation is an important first step in repairing the relationship between the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office and the diverse communities it serves.

Under state law, the Governor has the power to fill the vacancy left by the Sheriff’s resignation. That appointment will be subject to the advice and consent of the state senate. In the interim, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office will oversee day-to-day management of the Sheriff’s Office, with Chief Kevin Pell serving as the officer-in-charge of the department’s operations.

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Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office report an arrest has been made in the fatal hit-and-run that occurred in Garfield on Monday night

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Garfield NJ, after the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Garfield Police Department are requested information from the public regarding a hit and run collision that resulted in serious injuries to a pedestrian.

Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office report an arrest has been made in the fatal hit-and-run that occurred in Garfield on Monday night. Thanks to all in the news media and those on social media for spreading the word.

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WOODCLIFF LAKE GUARDIAN CHARGED WITH MISAPPROPRIATING FUNDS

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Woodcliff Lake NJ  , Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of DARREN PAVESI (DOB: 03/25/1963; married; employed as a construction foreman) of 60 Prospect Avenue, Woodcliff Lake, NJ on charges of Theft By Deception and Theft By Failure To Make Lawful Disposition Of Property Received. 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.

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The Bergen County Rapid Deployment Team is assisting with security during this week’s 2018 FedEx Cup Playoff

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Paramus NJ, the Bergen County Rapid Deployment Team is assisting with security during this week’s 2018 FedEx Cup Playoff: The Northern Trust at Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus. Security collaboration is crucial for events like this, and we are partnered with the Paramus Police and the Bergen County Sheriff.

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The summer is winding down, school is about to start don’t forget to keep your eyes up

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Ridgewood NJ, a reminder from the Bergen County Prosecutors Office , the summer is winding down, school is about to start don’t forget to keep your eyes up.

The final vacation and travel days of the summer are here, so attentive driving is crucial.

DID YOU KNOW? Nearly half of the fatal crashes in 2016 were caused by distracted driving (more than speeding or even driving while intoxicated!). Distracted driving can be talking or texting on a cell phone, or even talking to your kids in the backseat.

So stay focused, use Safe Phone Zones to call, text, and use mobile apps, observe speed limits, and make sure everyone in your car is wearing a seatbelt.

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ENGLEWOOD WOMAN CHARGED WITH WITNESS TAMPERING

August 3,2018

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Englewood NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrests of AASIM BOONE (DOB: 11/02/82; single; and unemployed) and CHARLENE YABUT (DOB: 12/10/1979; single; and employed as a registry clerk) of 198 Waldo Place, Englewood, New Jersey. The arrests are the result of a two-week investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office.

On July 16, 2018, a task force initiated by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Investigations Squad arrested Aasim BOONE and charged him with multiple counts of burglary and he was remanded to the Bergen County Jail. Shortly thereafter, an investigation ensued into BOONE and his communications with Charlene YABUT asking her to contact a victim/witness and attempt to have her drop pending domestic violence charges.
On August 1, 2018, Charlene YABUT was arrested and charged with Hindering, N.J.S.A. 2C:29-3A(3) and Witness Tampering, N.J.S.A. 2C:28-5A(1). Aasim BOONE was charged with Witness Tampering, N.J.S.A. 2C:28-5A(1). They are scheduled for first appearances in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.

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

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PARAMUS MAN CHARGED WITH DISTRIBUTION OF COCAINE

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July 31,2018

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Paramus NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of SAMUEL RODRIGUEZ (DOB: 06/03/1973; married; and unemployed) of 24 Highland Street, Paterson, NJ on charges of Distribution Of A Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely Cocaine; Possession Of Controlled Dangerous Substances, namely Cocaine and Oxycodone pills; and Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia. 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 Paramus Police Department under the direction of Chief Kenneth Ehrenberg.

In July 2018, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office received information that SAMUEL RODRIGUEZ was involved in the distribution of Cocaine. During the course of an investigation, Samuel RODRIGUEZ distributed Cocaine to an undercover detective on multiple occasions, including Thursday, July 26, 2018 when he was arrested in Paramus, NJ and charged with the following: one count of Distribution Of A Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely Cocaine in a quantity of one-half ounce or more but less than five ounces, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5B(2), a crime of the 2nd degree; one count of Possession Of A Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely Cocaine, in a quantity of one-half ounce or more but less than five ounces, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5B(2), a crime of the 2nd degree; one count of Possession Of A Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely Oxycodone, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10A(1), a crime of the 3rd degree; and one count of Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:36-3, a disorderly persons offense. RODRIGUEZ was remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending his first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack, NJ.

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 Paramus Police Department for its assistance in this investigation.

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FAIR LAWN, MAN CHARGED WITH MATRICIDE

July 11,2018

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Fair Lawn NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of ERIC D. KAPLAN (DOB: 9/20/1986; single; and unemployed) of 20-06 Halstead Terrace, Fair Lawn, New Jersey on charges of Murder and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti, the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office under the direction of Sheriff Michael Saudino, and the Fair Lawn Police Department under the direction of Chief Glen Cauwels.

On Sunday, July 8, 2018, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office received information that a domestic violence assault had occurred at 20-06 Halstead Terrace in Fair Lawn, which resulted in the death of ANN KAPLAN. An investigation revealed that Eric KAPLAN assaulted the victim with a knife. The victim was able to dial 911 during the assault but was unable to communicate with the dispatcher. The Fair Lawn Police Department responded to the abandoned 911 call and found the home secure. Officers observed, through a window, the victim lying on the floor. Officers forced entry into the home and treated the victim’s injuries. The victim was later pronounced dead at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey.

As a result of the investigation, Eric KAPLAN was arrested and charged with one count of Murder, N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3A(2), a crime of the 1st degree, and Unlawful Possession Of A Weapon, N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4D, a crime of the 3rd degree. KAPLAN was remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending a detention hearing on Friday, July 13, 2018.
Acting Prosecutor Calo states that these 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 and the Fair Lawn Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.