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Tenafly NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of KEVIN GUO (DOB: 05/26/1995; single; and employed as a swim instructor) of Tenafly, New Jersey, on charges of Sexual Assault By Sexual Contact and Endangering The Welfare Of A Child. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor=s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti and the Tenafly Police Department under the direction of Chief Robert Chamberlain.
On Saturday, December 22, 2018, the Tenafly Police Department received a report that Kevin GUO engaged in sexual acts with a child under the age of thirteen in Tenafly over the course of two years. As a result of an investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and the Tenafly Police Department, GUO was arrested on Thursday, December 27, 2018 in Tenafly and charged with two counts of Sexual Assault By Sexual Contact, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2B, a 2nd degree crime, and one count of Endangering The Welfare Of A Child, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4A, a 2nd degree crime. GUO is scheduled for a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack on Friday, December 28, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.
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, and would like to thank the Tenafly Police Department for its assistance in this investigation.
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Tenafly NJ, Tenafly Police Department issue a **** PHONE SCAM ALERT ****Within the last hour we were fortunate enough to stop a scam attempt after a resident came into our headquarters, frantically claiming that her grandson had been arrested in New York City. The elderly resident had just received a phone call from someone claiming to be from the “NYPD 2nd Precinct”, telling her to purchase $1500 in Walgreens gift-cards to pay her grandson’s bail. The resident had already gone to the bank and had the cash in her hands when she made a smart decision to stop at our department to “double-check” if this was the best way to help her grandson. Luckily, we were able to verify that her grandson was fine and that these callers were indeed the lowest-of-low criminals who prey on our most vulnerable populations. These unscrupulous criminals prey on unsuspecting victims by pretending to be members of law enforcement, public utility workers, or other trust-worthy professionals.
Please take time to discuss these types of scams with anyone in your family who you feel may be a potential victim. Remember: Always question why a legitimate business, law enforcement agency, or other suspicious caller would need you to “immediately” purchase gift cards or wire money through Western Union to pay for a relative’s bail, “utility service restoration” charges for your home, or other highly suspicious or unverifiable fees. If you ever have a question about the authenticity of someone claiming to be in law enforcement, or other public sector profession, please call your local police department to verifty their identity before you transfer any money.
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Tenafly NJ, The Tenafly Police Department has received two reports that a bear has been sighted on the east side of town near the JCC on East Clinton Avenue, and then shortly thereafter on Leroy Street. Black bears are common in northern New Jersey, and we are likely to receive additional reports as local bears expand their traditional territories in search of food. Bears have an extremely keen sense of smell, and are usually attracted to garbage and other food residue, such as grease on barbeque grills. Please note that black bears are generally not known to be aggressive, and attacks on humans are extremely rare. However, you should be aware of their presence in our area and take precautions if you have small pets or plan to be outdoors. If you encounter a bear while hiking or walking, you should remain calm and slowly back away. Do not run. Avoid direct eye contact and make loud noises by yelling, using a whistle, or banging pots and pans. Make yourself look as big as possible by waving your arms above your head. If you see a bear in your neighborhood, it is not necessary to contact the police department. However, please do report sick, injured, or “nuisance” bears to us for further investigation. The Tenafly Police Department will continue to monitor reports of bear sightings in our area, but it is not our intention to repeat this notification if we receive additional reports. Finally, please visit the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife website for more information about what you can do if you encounter a bear, and what can be done to deter bears from scavenging on your property. Thank you.