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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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Construction Worker Plunges 25 feet Through Skylight in Fair Lawn

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Fair Lawn NJ, A construction worker sustained life threatening traumatic injuries after falling through a roof mounted skylight and landing on a concrete floor 22-25 feet below. The incident occurred at Glen Toyota, 23-07 Maple Avenue, Fair Lawn at approximately 12 noon on Sunday, 10/14. Fair Lawn Police officers forced entry into the commercial building in order to aid the victim. He was rushed to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center by ambulance, which was supported by a paramedic team from The Valley Hospital. No other workers on the scene were injured in the incident.

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Fallen Tree Takes Out Power in Radburn

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Fair Lawn NJ, Several homes in the Radburn section of Fair Lawn lost commercial electric power early Saturday evening, 10/13, after a large tree fell on Ruskin Road, Fair Lawn. No injuries were reported, but at least two (2) vehicles and single family homes were damaged by falling branches. Fair Lawn Police responded to the incident.

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The New Jersey State Police Arrests 3rd Person in Fair lawn Drug Trafficking Investigation

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Lincoln Park NJ,  The New Jersey State Police have arrested Jimmy Correa, 40, of Lincoln Park, N.J. who was wanted for drug distribution and weapons possession charges in connection with a drug trafficking investigation that resulted in the seizure of drugs and gun from a storage facility in Fair Lawn Borough, N.J.

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High School Football Game Unaffected by Chlorine Gas Leak at a Fair Lawn Water Department Water Department

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Fair Lawn NJ, Fair Lawn Fire department and Fair Lawn Heavy Rescue units were dispatched to investigate a significant leak involving two (2) large steel cylinders containing chlorine gas at a Fair Lawn Water Department water treatment facility late Saturday morning, 09/15. Bergen County HazMat, Hawthorne Fire Department, and an ambulance from Saddle Brook were also on the scene at 9-14 Cadmus Place, Fair Lawn until the leak was contained. No injuries were reported, nor were there any evacuations ordered of area homes. A high school football game being played directly across the street from the plant was also unaffected by the gas release.

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NJ State Troopers Seize $375,000 worth of Heroin and Cocaine in Fair Lawn

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Fair Lawn NJ , The New Jersey State Police have arrested Wellingon Moya, 44, of New York, N.Y., and Douglas Watson, 41, of Hawthorne, N.J., and seized $375,000 worth of heroin and cocaine.

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Flash Flooding Traps Drivers in Fair Lawn

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August 12.2018

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Fair Lawn NJ, Personnel from Fair Lawn Fire Department, the Fair Lawn Heavy Rescue Squad, and Elmwood Park Fire Department  deployed a small boat to rescue the occupants of a 4-door sedan who became trapped in their vehicle by rising flood waters late Saturday afternoon, 08/11. The incident occurred on eastbound Broadway, under the NJ Transit railroad trestle, Fair Lawn shortly after 5 PM. All occupants were safely removed from the car and refused medical aid. A tow truck removed the soaked vehicle from the roadway.

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“10K or You Die” , Bank Robber Arrested by Fair Lawn Police

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August 6,2018

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Fair Lawn NJ, according to the Fair Lawn Police department , on 7/13/18 at 4:32pm, Fair Lawn Police had responded to Columbia Bank, 25-00 Broadway, on a reported bank robbery where a dark-skinned male had presented a note to a bank teller that stated “10K or You Die” while the robber grabbed his hip, making the teller believe that he was holding a weapon. The robber was last seen fleeing on foot from the bank with $10,000 in proceeds.

Det. Brian Rypkema & Det. Anthony Lugo continued the investigation and on 8/1/18, were able to identify and arrest Jose Cuevas, age 22 of Paterson, on East 28th Street in Paterson after observing him walking near his residence. A 27-inch machete was found on his person upon arrest. The proceeds from the robbery were not recovered.

Cuevas was charged with robbery, theft and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, then was sent to Bergen County Jail. His first appearance in Superior Court in Hackensack is scheduled for today (8/2/18).

Chief Glen Cauwels stated all defendants, are presumed innocent until proven guilty. If there are questions in reference to the above news release, media personnel can contact Sgt. Brian Metzler at the Fair Lawn Police Department at (201) 794-5365 or by email at [email protected]npd.com

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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.

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Brother of Giants Cornerback Charged With Aggravated Manslaughter in Fair Lawn

June 29,2018

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Fair lawn NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of WILLIAM H. JENKINS, JR (DOB: 1/22/1984; single; and employed as a music producer) of 14 Van Saun Place, Fair Lawn, NJ, on a charge of Aggravated Manslaughter.

William Jenkins is the brother of New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins .

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 Monday, June 25, 2018, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office received information that a deceased male had been found within a private home located at 14 Van Saun Place, Fair Lawn, NJ. An investigation revealed that William H. JENJKINS, Jr. was involved in a physical altercation with the victim, Roosevelt Rene, which resulted in Rene’s death. William H. JENKINS, Jr., fled the area to Ontario County, New York. He was arrested on June 25, 2018, by the New York State Police on an unrelated matter and lodged in the Ontario County Jail at that time.

As a result of the investigation, William H. JENKINS, Jr., was charged with one count of Aggravated Manslaughter, N.J.S.A. 2C:11-4A(1), a crime of the 1st degree. William H. JENKINS, Jr., is currently in custody in New York State, and no first appearance has been scheduled.

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. He would also like to thank the Fair Lawn Police Department, Port Authority Police Department, Bergen County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police, and Ontario County Sheriff’s Department for their assistance in this investigation