BREAKING: Ridgewood Police : 2 Arrest made in Church Investigation
January 5, 2015
Ridgewood NJ , We are very pleased to tell you that we have made two arrests in connection with the Old Paramus Reform Church investigation. Our Police force worked tirelessly with other agencies to achieve this result in a very short period of time. I am very proud of the professionalism of our Police and the speed with which this investigation was conducted. I have attached below the press release with more details to this E-Notice.
201-670-5500, ext. 203
On January 12th, 2015 the Ridgewood Police Department made two arrests in relation to the Old Paramus Reform church investigation.
Joseph M Galli from Somerville NJ age 21 was arrested and charged with:
2C:17-3(B)(1) – Criminal Mischief in excess of $2000 – 3rd degree
2C:39-4A – Possession of a Firearm for an unlawful purpose – 2nd Degree
2C:39-5F – Possession of an Assault Firearm – 2nd Degree
2C:39-3B – Possession of a Sawed Off Shotgun (Short Barreled Rifle) – 3rd Degree
2C:39-9B – Manufacturing a Sawed Off Shotgun (Short Barreled Rifle) – 3rd Degree
The accused is currently in the custody of the Onslow county sheriff’s department of North Carolina awaiting extradition to Bergen County.
Alexander Norrell from Ridgewood NJ age 22
2C:5-2A1 – Conspiracy to Commit Criminal Mischief [2c:17-3a(2)]
2C:5-2A1 – Conspiracy to Commit Possession of a Firearm for an Unlawful Purpose [2C:39-4A]
Bail set at $75,000 no 10%. Alexander Norrell was served his complaints at the Bergen County Jail and reprocessed. This bail was in addition to the $30,000.00 previously set on the Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia, and possession of High capacity magazine charges. The accused is currently in Bergen county jail unable to post the updated $105,000.00 bail no 10%.
While this matter is still under investigation, we wanted to provide information of these arrests to hopefully provide some level of comfort for our community which has been understandably shaken by this event. To help further alleviate any further concerns it should be said that there are no other suspects believed to be involved in this incident.
The Ridgewood Police department would like to thank the Bergen County Prosecutors office, Bergen County Sheriff’s office, the Bergen County Regional SWAT team, NCIS, ATF, Somerville Police Department and all the other agencies who have and continue to assist with this multi-faceted investigation.
Additionally we would like to thank our community leaders and the public for their trust and patience during this investigation.
While this incident is still under investigation, we would like to reassure the public that we will continue to do everything in our power within the confines of the constitution to ensure the ongoing security of our community.
All defendants are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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