Hackensack New Jersey Criminal Law Blog

Hackensack New Jersey
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Travis J. Tormey, Esq.

Hawthorne NJ Man Accused of Molesting Young Boy in Mahwah, New Jersey

Posted in Sex Crimes

Bergen County NJ Sex Crime AttorneysPolice in Hawthorne New Jersey arrested a local man accused of sexually abusing a 14-year-old boy. The suspect, a 33-year-old man, faces criminal charges for criminal sexual contact in connection with the incident.

The suspect is said to live on Forest Avenue in Hawthorne, New Jersey. According to Bergen County NJ authorities, he committed the sex crime by inappropriately touching the underage victim on February 6, 2017 at a house located in Mahwah, New Jersey.

Police have not yet said how the suspect, a maintenance worker, came into contact with the teenager or how he might know him.

Once law enforcement became aware of the sex crime allegations, the Mahwah Police Department and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit started a joint investigation.

Detectives with the prosecutor’s office soon spoke to the suspect in Paramus New Jersey and determined that there was enough evidence to arrest him.

The suspect has been charged with multiple sex crimes, including criminal sexual contact and endangering the welfare of a child.

After being placed under arrest and processed, the suspect was taken to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, NJ.

To learn more about this case, access the NJ.com article, “North Jersey Man Charged with Criminal Sexual Contact, Officials Say.”

Bergenfield Man Pleads Guilty to Distribution of Child Pornography, Sentenced to Prison

Posted in Sex Crimes

Bergenfield NJ Sex Crime SuspectA Bergenfield New Jersey man is on his way to state prison after he pleaded guilty to child pornography distribution charges.

The suspect, a 30-year-old man from Bergenfield, NJ, was placed under arrest in 2013 as part of a major child pornography investigation dubbed “Operation Ever Vigilant.” The law enforcement operation resulted in the arrests of 25 suspects who allegedly possessed and distributed child pornography in New Jersey.

According to law enforcement, the suspect used an Internet file-sharing network to distribute sexual images and videos of underage children.

The suspect was ultimately able to avoid a trial in Bergen County Superior Court by reaching a plea agreement with Bergen County prosecutors. In August 2016, the suspect pleaded guilty to distribution of child pornography; in exchange, prosecutors agreed to recommend that the suspect be sentenced to the lower end of the sentencing range for a second degree felony.

Now a Bergen County Superior Court judge has approved the plea deal and sentenced the sex offense suspect to three years in NJ State Prison.

Beyond that, when the suspect completes his prison sentence, he will be required to register as a convicted sex offender as stipulated by Megan’s Law.

For more information about this case, see the NJ.com article, “3 Years for N.J. Man Who Admitted Distributing Child Porn.”

Authorities Search for Man Accused of Impersonating New Milford Police Officer

Posted in Theft Offenses

Theft Charges in New Milford NJNew Milford police are trying to find a man who allegedly impersonated a cop while attempting to commit a theft.

The theft incident was reported a short time before 9:00 p.m. According to law enforcement officials, the suspect drove a black Chevy Tahoe or Suburban on River Road in New Milford and pulled over another motor vehicle.

After stopped the other car, the suspect reportedly told the driver that he was a cop and that he needed the driver’s license and registration. The suspect also allegedly said that the motorist had a traffic summons for an unpaid ticket.

According to authorities, the suspect conveniently gave the victim an opportunity to pay the fine in cash on the spot. When the victim declined, the suspect returned to his motor vehicle and left the area.

Detectives with the New Milford Police Department are currently investigating the theft offense incident and attempting to determine the suspect’s identity. Police released a sketch indicating that the suspect is a male in his mid to late 20s.

If police can capture the suspect, he would likely be subject to criminal charges that include theft of movable property.

For more information about this case, see the NJ.com article, “Police Seek Man Who Impersonated Cop, Demanded Cash.”

Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Catch Drug Suspect Near George Washington Bridge

Posted in Drug Crimes

Bergen County Drug Possession SuspectPalisades Interstate Parkway police officers recently arrested a drug offense suspect who was allegedly threatening to jump off a cliff located in the area of the George Washington Bridge (GWB).

The suspect is a 22-year-old man who lives in the Bronx, New York. According to authorities, the suspect resisted arrest by Palisades Interstate Parkway officers and ran to a cliff on the side of River Road.

The suspect reportedly climbed down the side of the cliff and threatened to jump. Port Authority police officers were called to the scene to assist Palisades Interstate Parkway cops. After negotiating for 20 minutes, the suspect agreed to surrender to police. The officers then used a harness to bring the suspect to the top of the cliff.

The suspect was arrested and charged with multiple crimes, including conspiracy to distribute cocaine, conspiracy to distribute ecstasy, and resisting arrest.

Moreover, law enforcement officials indicated that the suspect is going to face armed robbery charges in NYC.

After being placed under arrest and processed, the suspect was taken to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey.

To learn more about this case, access the NJ.com article, “Drug Suspect Threatened to Jump Off Cliff, Authorities Say.”

Hackensack NJ Cops Arrest Local Man Accused of Selling Cocaine, Marijuana

Posted in Drug Crimes

Hackensack NJ Drug Distribution ChargesPolice officers recently arrested a Hackensack New Jersey man accused of selling drugs out of a local apartment.

The suspect is a 50-year-old man from Hackensack, NJ. According to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, the suspect sold illicit narcotics that included magic mushrooms.

Law enforcement started an investigation into the suspect after getting a tip that he was distributing narcotics at his apartment. The suspect’s residence is located on Prospect Avenue in Hackensack, New Jersey. Multiple law enforcement agencies worked together on the drug crime investigation, including the Hackensack Police Department, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office.

Law enforcement raided the suspect’s apartment and allegedly found large amounts of illegal drugs, including cocaine, marijuana, oxycodone, ecstasy, and psilocybin mushrooms. Police also reportedly found drug paraphernalia and almost $6,000 in cash.

The suspect has been charged with numerous drug crimes, including distribution of cocaine and distribution of marijuana.

For additional information about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Bust Caps Probe into Magic Mushroom, Ecstasy Sales, Cops Say.”

Port Authority Cops Bust Driver for DUI on GWB in Fort Lee, NJ

Posted in Child Abuse

GWB DUI Charges in Fort Lee NJPort Authority police officers arrested a man who allegedly got high on marijuana and then drove on the George Washington Bridge (GWB) in Fort Lee, New Jersey. Authorities later found out that the suspect was wanted for child neglect charges out of Hackensack, NJ.

The suspect is a 38-year-old man who lives in Woodland Park in Passaic County, NJ. According to law enforcement, the suspect was behind the wheel of a 2011 Hyundai sedan on the GWB just after 3:15 p.m. The suspect allegedly drove his car through an EZ Pass lane and failed to pay. As a result, Port Authority police officers pulled over the suspect’s vehicle.

The Port Authority cops approached the vehicle and reportedly smelled marijuana coming from the car. The officers also reportedly saw a marijuana-filled cigar on the car dashboard.

Police officers asked the suspect to give them his driver’s license and car registration information, but he did not have the necessary documents and IDs.

Police looked up the suspect’s data in their computers and learned that he had an active arrest warrant for child neglect in Hackensack, New Jersey.

Now the suspect faces additional criminal charges for simple possession of marijuana, theft of services, and possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) in a motor vehicle.

Additionally, the suspect was cited for several traffic violations, including Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and reckless driving.

For further information about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Driver at GWB Was High, Wanted for Child Neglect, Cops Say.”

East Rutherford Woman Faces Heroin, Cocaine Possession Charges in Fair Lawn, NJ

Posted in Drug Crimes

Fair Lawn NJ Heroin Possession AttorneysFair Lawn NJ police recently apprehended an East Rutherford woman who allegedly possessed a large amount of heroin and concealed the drugs in her underwear.

The suspect, a 26-year-old East Rutherford NJ woman, was reportedly walking along Second Street in Fair Lawn around 11:00 a.m. when a Fair Lawn patrol officer saw her acting in a suspicious manner.

The Fair Lawn NJ cop approached the suspect and talked to her. At some point during the conversation, the police officer allegedly noticed a crack pipe in the suspect’s coat pocket.

When police later searched the suspect, they allegedly discovered 41 bags of heroin in her underwear and 55 bags of crack cocaine taped to her thigh.

Fair Lawn detectives also reportedly learned that the suspect was wanted by Haledon NJ police and Rochelle Park NJ police.

The suspect now faces multiple drug crime charges, including possession of heroin, possession of crack cocaine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

After being arrested, the suspect was transported to Haledon police headquarters for processing.

For more information about this case, access the NorthJersey.com article, “Police: Woman Had Drugs Taped to Leg, Hidden in Underwear.”

Englewood NJ Police Seek Suspects in Violent Armed Robbery on Valentine’s Day

Posted in Theft Offenses

Englewood NJ Armed Robbery LawyersLaw enforcement is looking for three men who allegedly committed a violent home invasion and robbery in Englewood New Jersey on Valentine’s Day.

The violent incident occurred at the Cross Creek condo complex around 9:30 p.m. According to law enforcement officials, the three suspects approached one of the victims, a 30-year-old Englewood NJ man, while he was unloading groceries from his vehicle. The suspects wore masks over their faces and brandished handguns during the attack.

The three men then reportedly forced the victim to walk inside his apartment. The victim’s wife was present during the incident and was also held at gunpoint. While one of the suspects allegedly pointed a gun at the female victim, the other two suspects searched the apartment for valuable items to steal.

The suspects eventually exited the apartment and fled the scene in a motor vehicle.

Detectives with the Englewood Police Department investigated the theft incident and found home video surveillance footage showing the suspects as they left the area.

If police can eventually determine the identities of the suspects, it is likely that the men would face criminal charges for armed robbery, burglary, weapons offenses, and aggravated assault.

While Englewood police searches for the suspects, authorities are asking local residents to make sure to lock doors and close windows before leaving their residences.

To learn more about this case, check out the Paramus Patch article, “Husband, Wife Held at Gunpoint in Bergen Home Burglary: Police.”

Police Arrest Man Who Allegedly Brought Firearm to Franklin Lakes Job

Posted in Weapons Offenses

Franklin Lakes NJ Handgun AttorneysFranklin Lakes law enforcement recently arrested a North Bergen NJ man accused of bringing a handgun into the workplace.

The suspect is a 45-year-old man from North Bergen, New Jersey. He is employed by Daman Associates Inc., an insurance agency located on High Mountain Road in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey.

According to law enforcement officials, the suspect showed up at work in the morning and put a handgun in his desk.

When a co-worker at the business saw the weapon in the suspect’s desk, he dialed 911 and contacted the Franklin Lakes Police Department. Franklin Lakes NJ detectives were sent to the building, where they talked to the suspect and other workers.

Franklin Lakes police officers investigated and determined that enough evidence existed to arrest the suspect. He was then charged with illegal possession of a handgun.

If the suspect is ultimately convicted on weapons offense charges, he would be subject to significant criminal penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5(b), unlawful possession of a handgun is a second degree crime. Additionally, the New Jersey Graves Act imposes a minimum mandatory term of incarceration on offenders convicted of illegal handgun possession.

For additional information about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Man Brings Gun to His Job, Co-Worker Calls Cops.”

Teaneck Woman Allegedly Stole Money from Business in Harrington Park, NJ

Posted in Theft Offenses

Harrington Park Embezzlement ChargesA Teaneck New Jersey woman was recently placed under arrest and accused of embezzling $160K from a Harrington Park NJ company.

The suspect is a 32-year-old resident of Teaneck, NJ. She was employed by a business in Harrington Park as an accountant and controller. According to law enforcement officials, the suspect used company computers to transfer money from the payroll to her personal bank account.

Prosecutors allege that the suspect committed the theft offenses between September 1, 2016 and January 31, 2017.

In January, company employees noticed the missing funds and contacted authorities. The Harrington Park Police Department then worked with the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office to investigate the theft allegations. Officials eventually decided to arrest the suspect. She was subsequently located in Paramus NJ and placed under arrest.

The suspect faces criminal charges for computer-related theft and theft by deception.

In addition to being charged, the suspect was also terminated by the Harrington Park business.

After being arrested and processed, the suspect was released from police custody on her own recognizance.

To learn more about this case, access the NJ.com article, “Accountant Embezzled $160K from Bosses, Prosecutor Says.”