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Bergen SWAT Takes Down Armed Robbery Suspect

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Ridgefield Park NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrests of JULIAN MANGAL (DOB: 4/26/2000; single; unemployed) of 53 Maple Street, Richland Town, PA, on charges of Robbery, Burglary, Aggravated Assault, Possession Of A Weapon For An Unlawful Purpose, Assault By Pointing A Firearm, Theft, and Resisting Arrest; RYAN BLAKE (DOB: 7/28/1999; single; unemployed) of 223 Third Street, Ridgefield Park, NJ, on a charge of Resisting Arrest; and TYSHEEM CLINTON-MCQUEEN (DOB: 3/8/1996; single; unemployed) of 28 Franklin Street, Little Ferry, NJ, a charge of Supplying A Handgun. The arrests are the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti and the Ridgefield Park Police Department under the direction of Chief Edward Rose.

On Tuesday, December 18, 2018, the Ridgefield Park Police Department contacted the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Investigations Squad about an armed home invasion robbery. In the course of the robbery, the homeowner was slashed by a knife and hit in the head with a gun by an intruder. The intruder, who was later identified as Julian MANGAL, fled after taking the homeowner’s wallet and cellular telephone. As a result of the investigation, an arrest warrant for MANGAL was issued.

The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Ridgefield Park Police Department located Julian MANGAL at the Knights Inn Motel on Route 46 in South Hackensack, NJ. The Bergen County Regional SWAT team assisted in the response and ultimately arrested MANGAL and another individual, Ryan BLAKE, who had attempted to flee through a crawl space in one of the hotel rooms.

On December 19, 2018, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at the residence of Tysheem CLINTON-MCQUEEN in Little Ferry, NJ. Tysheem CLINTON-MCQUEEN was arrested and charged with Possession Of A Weapon For An Unlawful Purpose, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4A(2), a 2nd degree crime. He was remanded to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack pending a detention hearing scheduled for Monday, December 24, 2018, at 9:00 a.m.

Julian MANGAL was charged with three counts of Robbery, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1A(2), a 1st degree crime; four counts of Possession Of A Weapon For An Unlawful Purpose, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4A(1), a 2nd degree crime; three counts of Aggravated Assault, by pointing a firearm, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1B(4), a 2nd degree crime; two counts of Aggravated Assault, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1B(2), a 2nd degree crime; two counts of Burglary, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2A(1), a 3rd degree crime; three counts of Theft, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:20-3, a 4th degree crime; and one count of Resisting Arrest, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:29-2A(2), a 4th degree crime. He was remanded to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack pending a detention hearing scheduled for Monday, December 24, 2018.

Ryan BLAKE was charged with one count of Resisting Arrest, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:29-2A(2), a 4th degree crime. He was released on a summons and is scheduled for an appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack on January 3, 2019.

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 also like to thank the Ridgefield Park Police Department, South Hackensack Police Department, and Little Ferry Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.

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RIDGEFIELD PARK COUPLE CHARGED WITH DISTRIBUTION OF HEROIN, INFRONT OF A 13 YEAR OLD

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Ridgefield Park NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of DERAN ROGERS (DOB: 07/13/1973; single; employed as an electrical technician) of 586 East 39th Street, Paterson, NJ and MARITZA RODRIGUEZ (DOB: 02/09/1966; single; self-employed) of 86 Hudson Avenue, 3rd Floor, Ridgefield Park, NJ, on charges of Distribution Of A Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely Heroin, Possession With Intent To Distribute A Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely Heroin and Crack-Cocaine, and Endangering The Welfare Of A Child. The arrests are the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti and the Ridgefield Park Police Department under the direction of Chief Edward Rose.

On Wednesday, December 19, 2018, pursuant to a narcotics investigation, law enforcement officers from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Ridgefield Park Police Department executed a search warrant at the residence of Maritza RODRIGUEZ in Ridgefield Park. A 13-year-old male was in the residence during the search. He was released to his father at the scene. During the search, law enforcement personnel located and seized approximately 350 wax paper folds containing suspected Heroin and approximately 47 baggies containing suspected Crack-Cocaine.

Maritza RODRIGUEZ was arrested on December 19, 2018, in Ridgefield Park and charged with one count of Endangering The Welfare Of A Child, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4A(2), a 2nd degree crime; one count of Distribution Of A Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely Heroin, in an amount less than one-half ounce, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5B(3), a 3rd degree crime; two counts of Possession With Intent To Distribute A Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely Heroin and Crack-Cocaine, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5B(3), a 3rd degree crime; and one count of Possession With Intent to Distribute A Controlled Dangerous Substance Within 1,000 Feet Of School Property, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7A, a 3rd degree crime. RODRIGUEZ is scheduled for a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack on Wednesday, January 9, 2018, at 8:30 a.m.

Deran ROGERS was arrested on December 19, 2018, at RODRIGUEZ’s residence in Ridgefield Park and charged with three counts of Distribution Of A Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely Heroin, in an amount less than one-half ounce, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5B(3), a 3rd degree crime; two counts of Possession With Intent To Distribute A Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely Heroin and Crack-Cocaine, in an amount less than one-half ounce, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5B(3), a 3rd degree crime; one count of Possession With Intent to Distribute A Controlled Dangerous Substance Within 1,000 Feet Of School Property, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7A, a 3rd degree crime; one count of Endangering The Welfare Of A Child, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4A, a 3rd degree crime; and one count of Conspiracy To Distribute A Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely Heroin, in an amount less than one-half ounce, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:5-2/2C:35-5B(3), a 4th degree crime. ROGERS was remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending an appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack.

Acting Prosecutor Calo states that these charges are merely accusations and that the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, and would also like to thank the Ridgefield Park Police Department for its assistance in this investigation

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Shooting in Bogota Leaves One Dead

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Bogota NJ, Acting Prosecutor Dennis Calo announces the following information:

The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, the Bogota Police Department, and other local agencies are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred early this morning, December 12, 2018, in Bogota, NJ.  

At approximately 1:43 a.m., the Bogota Police Department received a 9-1-1 call of shots fired outside Buddy’s Bar, 13 East Fort Lee Road, Bogota, NJ.  Officers from the Bogota, Teaneck, and Ridgefield Park Police Departments responded to the scene, where they found a 28-year-old male on the front lawn of a nearby house, 286 Leonia Avenue, Bogota, suffering from a single gunshot wound.  The victim was transported to Hackensack University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

The suspects fled the scene.  The investigation is ongoing, and more information will be released at a later time.