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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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Ridgewood Man Admits Robbery Of New Jersey Bar, Carjacking, And Violent Kidnapping Of Taxi Driver

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May 23,2017
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RidgewoodNJ,  A Ridgewood, New Jersey, man today admitted participating 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.

Wilbur Jonathon Barahona, 21, of Ridgewood, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Jose L. Linares in Newark federal court to a three-count information charging him with conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act Robbery, carjacking, and kidnapping.

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

Barahona admitted that on Dec. 25, 2016, he and others forcibly 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, Barahona and others hailed a taxi in Paterson, New Jersey, and forcibly took the taxi from the driver. Barahona admitted that he and others forced the driver into the back of the vehicle and took over driving. Barahona also admitted that during the carjacking, other conspirators 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.

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. Sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 16, 2017.

Balmore Carrillo-Iraheta, 19, of Suffern, New York, who previously was indicted for his role in the Hobbs Act Robbery of the Hawthorne bar, pleaded guilty before Judge Linares in Newark federal court on May 15, 2017, to one count of conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act Robbery. All six men originally charged by complaint for their respective roles in the Hobbs Act Robbery, carjacking, and kidnapping have pleaded guilty and 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, as well as the Ridgewood and Hawthorne Police Departments, with the investigation leading to today’s guilty plea.

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.

Defense counsel: Carol Gillen Esq., Assistant Federal Public Defender, Newark

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Ridgewood man third generation to wear PA police badge

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(Photo: Courtesy of Roni Farfalla)

Port Authority Police Badge No. 1214 may not be as shiny as most, but it’s every bit as treasured.

On Friday, Nick Farfalla accepted that badge as he graduated from the Port Authority Police Academy, just as his father and grandfather had before him.

http://www.northjersey.com/story/news/bergen/ridgewood/2016/12/09/ridgewood-man-third-generation-wear-pa-police-badge/95158486/

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Ridgewood man sentenced to four months in child pornography case

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OCTOBER 23, 2015, 7:05 PM    LAST UPDATED: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2015, 7:49 PM
BY ALLISON PRIES
STAFF WRITER |
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HACKENSACK – A Ridgewood man was sentenced on Friday to four months in jail and three years’ probation for possessing dozens of images of child pornography.

Scott Selders, 50, who appeared in Superior Court in Hackensack dressed in a black suit, was asked to remove his belt and tie before being handcuffed and led out of Judge James J. Guida’s courtroom to begin serving his sentence in the Bergen County Jail.

“I’m filled with deep shame and remorse for my dark behavior,” Selders told Guida. He also said that he was sexually abused at the age of 6.

elders has attended weekly therapy sessions and support group meetings for sex addicts, his attorney, Laura Sutnick said. She added that he has a sponsor and has participated in daily conference calls with members of the support group.

“He has done everything he can to better himself since his arrest,” Sutnick said.

Selders was caught when the files he had downloaded were uploaded to a cloud-based virtual file storage system, Assistant Prosecutor Brian Sinclair said.

Sinclair said that despite the steps Selders has taken since his arrest, “I have to speak for the kids in these pictures.”

http://www.northjersey.com/news/ridgewood-man-sentenced-to-four-months-in-child-pornography-case-1.1440191

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Police: Ridgewood man charged with criminal mischief for punching hole in police department wall

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Police: Ridgewood man charged with criminal mischief for punching hole in police department wall

FEBRUARY 24, 2015, 2:31 PM    LAST UPDATED: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2015, 3:45 PM
BY CHRIS HARRIS
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RIDGEWOOD — A 22-year-old man was arrested on Monday after punching a hole in a wall inside the village’s police department, authorities said.

Matthew Boucher-Kerns, of Ridgewood, walked into the police station inside Village Hall just before 1 p.m. to complaint about a summons he had received earlier that day.

According to police, Boucher-Kerns “became very angry” inside the police station, and as he walked out, allegedly punched a wall next to an elevator.

http://www.northjersey.com/news/police-ridgewood-man-charged-with-criminal-mischief-for-punching-hole-in-police-department-wall-1.1276959

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Ridgewood man fights cancer in the ring

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Ridgewood man fights cancer in the ring

JUNE 11, 2014    LAST UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11, 2014, 1:21 AM
BY JOHN PETRICK
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Temporarily spent from his daily regimen of bag work, a panting and sweaty Anthony Daniels takes off the gloves and decompresses at the lip of a boxing ring inside a Paramus gym. But the fierce opponent he has been contending with the last three years never rests.

“Most of the time, I am very sick, but I do this anyway,” said the 23-year-old Ridgewood resident, who appears in good physical shape but whose battled-hardened gaze and ashen complexion reflect those of a guy who has been through the mill. “I do it for myself. I do it for my family.”

It was bad enough when a leg injury from a car accident killed Daniels’ dreams of playing hockey in college and maybe beyond. But what could he do? He decided to start fresh, and transfer from William Paterson to Fordham University. He even toyed with the idea of eventually going to law school. Today, planning for the future isn’t quite as easy. Doctors say his life expectancy may not exceed five years.

After bouts of vertigo and intense head-to-toe itching, Daniels was diagnosed on Dec. 22, 2011, with Hodgkin’s lymphoma while he was a college sophomore. The disease is a cancer of the lymphatic system in which cells grow abnormally and eventually compromise the body’s ability to fight infection.

– See more at: http://www.northjersey.com/news/health-news/ridgewood-man-fights-cancer-in-the-ring-1.1032936#sthash.C2lvoGwz.dpuf

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Ridgewood man faces attempted murder charges in Paterson shooting

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Ridgewood man faces attempted murder charges in Paterson shooting

SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 2014    LAST UPDATED: SUNDAY MARCH 9, 2014, 12:34 AM
BY  JOE MALINCONICO
PATERSON PRESS

PATERSON – An armed security guard at a Paterson restaurant wounded a 20-year-oldRidgewood resident who authorities say had just shot another man during a fight early Saturday morning, according to police.

The Ridgewood man eventually was arrested after he went to a local hospital seeking hospital treatment for his gunshot wounds and detectives identified him as the alleged shooter in restaurant incident, police said.

The suspect, Anthony Olivo, has been charged with attempted murder and weapons offenses for allegedly wounding a 22-year-old Patersonman in the leg during a fight near the Banana King Restaurant at the corner of Madison and 21st avenues at 3:30 a.m., police said.

– See more at: http://www.northjersey.com/news/Ridgewood_man_faces_attempted_murder_charges_in_double_shooting_in_Paterson.html#sthash.Gtd69gxR.dpuf