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Ridgewood Police: Resident Home During Attempted Break-In

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Ridgewood NJ, according to the Ridgewod Police a  resident caught a man trying to break into her Linwood Avenue home Thursday, police said. According to police sources a “suspicious person” knocked on the woman’s front door. She then saw the man go to the back of the house and try to force his way into the house through a locked door.The man saw the woman and quickly left. The Bergen County Sheriff’s K9 unit  was dispatched and personnel from the Crime Scene unit went to the house and assisted police with an investigation.

The Ridgewood Police Detective Bureau is currently investigating. The home is on Linwood Avenue near Henrietta Court. Anyone with information or who may have seen a suspicious person in the area is asked to call Detective Steven Shortway at 201-251-4536 or email him at sshortway@ridgewoodnj.net.

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ICE arrests 13 fugitive Aliens in 4-day New Jersey Surge

Agency targets fugitive aliens and those with criminal offenses

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NEWARK NJ, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested 13 immigration violators in New Jersey during a 4-day surge effort that targeted aliens who have been issued a final order of removal in the past five years, have failed to depart the United States, and have received criminal convictions or have pending criminal charges.“As this operation clearly demonstrates, ICE continues to focus its efforts first on public safety threats,” said ERO Newark Field Office Director John Tsoukaris. “The vast majority of the individuals targeted in this effort have criminal offenses in addition to their immigration violations, making them among the highest priority for enforcement.”

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Upper Saddle River Police Issue Crime Alert

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Upper Saddle River NJ, on May 3rd the Upper Saddle River Police department issued an important  crime alert , warning residents of multiple car thefts off of East Saddle River Road ,where four vehicles were stolen , all by key fob left in the cars and one was one taken from a closed garage using a garage door opener left in an other car. A  residential burglary and an attempted burglary  were also reported , both occurred while residents were home.

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Somerset County Man Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison for International Arms Trafficking

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Trenton NJ, A Somerset County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 46 months in prison for illegally exporting from the United States a wide array of weapons, including assault rifles, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Pedro Vergara, 55, of Branchburg, New Jersey, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Michael A. Shipp to an information charging him with one count of smuggling firearms from the United States. Judge Shipp imposed the sentence today in Trenton federal court.

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New Jersey Could become the Prime Beneficiary of Trump Administration’s Proposed Illegal Immigration Policy

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Trenton NJ, the Murphy administration may get what it wished for ,President Donald Trump said on Friday he was considering sending illegal immigrants in the country to so-called sanctuary cities. Frustrated by rising numbers of undocumented immigrants arriving at the southern border and a failure to get Congress to fully fund a U.S.-Mexico border wall, Trump taunted Democrats by dangling the possibility of an influx of illegal immigrants into their communities.

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ICE arrests 123 in the”Sanctuary state” of New Jersey during nationwide operation

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NEWARK NJ, A Mexican national who was previously deported, with convictions for indecent assault of a minor and DUI, is among 123 foreign nationals taken into custody during a month-long operation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in New Jersey. The operation, which was spearheaded by ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), targeted at-large criminal aliens, illegal re-entrants and other immigration violators who had prior arrests or convictions for DUI.

Of those arrested during the operation, 90 percent had prior criminal convictions and/or pending criminal charges.“The remarkable results of our officers and law enforcement partners highlight ICE’s ongoing commitment to public safety,” said John Tsoukaris, Field Office Director of ERO Newark. “This operation focuses on the arrest of individuals convicted of serious crimes and are a threat to public safety. Because of the targeted efforts of these professional and dedicated officers, there are 123 fewer criminals in our communities.”

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Indian National Wanted for Attempted Murder and Extortion Removed From New Jersey by ICE

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NEWARK NJ, An Indian national removed  by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) for immigration violations and turned over to Indian authorities is wanted in his home country on attempted murder, criminal conspiracy, extortion, forgery, cheating, theft, abetment use and possession of illegal firearms, and transmission of information by using the internet to form an organized crime syndicate.

Ubaidullah Abdulrashid Radiowala, also known as Obed Radiowala, entered the U.S. illegally. ERO Newark arrested Radiowala on Sept. 20, 2017 in Iselin, New Jersey, and he was later ordered removed to India by an immigration judge. The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) dismissed his appeal. He was held in detention by ERO Newark until his removal on April 1, 2019.“This individual’s long list of criminal charges in his home country, including attempted murder, show that he was a danger to the community here in the U.S.,” said John Tsoukaris, field office director, ERO Newark. “The courageous and targeted efforts of our officers show our ongoing commitment to public safety.”

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NJ Sanctuary Status Claims Another Victim ?

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Jersey City NJ, The suspect accused of killing a jogger in a Jersey City park is from Honduras and is illegally in the U.S . It is being reported that he has been deported twice before in 2003 and 2004, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.Jorge Rios, 33, was arrested and charged with her killing at Lincoln Park and is currently in the Hudson County jail and will face a judge Thursday.

In November New Jersey issued new ‘SANCTUARY STATE’ rules for cops and illegal immigration :

https://www.nj.gov/oag/dcj/agguide/directives/ag-directive-2018-6.pdf

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Enforcer for NJ Sex Trafficking Ring Sentenced To Life Plus 20 Years On Racketeering, Murder, And Weapon Charges

New Brunswick NJ, A New Brunswick, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to life plus 20 years in prison for his violent role in a racketeering conspiracy involving multiple brothels that employed illegal aliens throughout New Jersey, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Wilmer Chavez Romero, a/k/a “Charmin,” 29, was previously convicted of all eight counts of an indictment charging him with one count each of racketeering, racketeering conspiracy, assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering, and conspiracy to harbor aliens; two counts of using a firearm for a violent crime; and two counts of murder in aid of racketeering. He was convicted following a two and a half-week trial before U.S. District Judge William H. Walls, who imposed the sentence today in Newark federal court.

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The Bergen County Prosecutor : Huge Spike in Car Thefts

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Hackensack NJ, An important message from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s office the staff of thge Ridgewood blog

Chief of Detectives Robert Anzilotti:

The Bergen County Prosecutor has noticed an increase in car thefts and car burglaries over the past few months.

Please remember to lock your car and take your key fob out of the vehicle. Always. 9PM Routine .

No neighborhood is too safe. And if you see something suspicious, notify your local police right away.

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