Hackensack New Jersey Criminal Law Blog

Hackensack New Jersey
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Travis J. Tormey, Esq.

Alleged Serial Toll Violator Arrested in Fort Lee, NJ

Posted in Traffic Violations

Fort Lee Traffic LawyersA Newark, NJ man allegedly failed to pay $88,000 in tolls and fees. According to law enforcement officials, the suspect committed the traffic violations when he used the George Washington Bridge toll plaza in Fort Lee, NJ numerous times without paying the required tolls.

The suspect is a 60-year-old man from Newark in Essex County, NJ. He was pulled over by Port Authority police officers after they reportedly observed him use an E-ZPass lane at the GW Bridge without showing an active E-ZPass in his car.

When police ran a computer check on the suspect, they discovered that his E-ZPass was no longer valid. The computer check by police also reportedly indicated that the suspect had 1,510 toll violations totaling approximately $88K in unpaid tolls and fees. Around half of those toll violations allegedly happened at Port Authority crossings, while the other half reportedly happened on the NJ Turnpike.

The suspect was arrested by Port Authority cops and charged with theft of service and toll evasion.

After the suspect was placed under arrest, his motor vehicle was impounded by police.

To learn more about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Man Arrested at GW Bridge Owes $88K in Tolls and Violations, Cops Say.”

Bergen County Men Sentenced to Prison for Heroin Distribution in South Jersey

Posted in Drug Crimes

Drug Lawyers in Elmwood Park NJAn Elmwood Park NJ man and a Lodi NJ man will be spending years in prison after they pleaded guilty to heroin distribution charges in New Jersey.

The suspects were reportedly engaged in heroin trafficking across NJ, which included moving the illegal narcotics from Passaic County to Atlantic County and Ocean County in the South Jersey region. Atlantic County prosecutors said that the suspects cut the heroin with fentanyl so that they could sell greater quantities to South Jersey street dealers.

Detectives with multiple law enforcement agencies investigated the drug distribution operation and eventually placed the suspects under arrest. In fact, members of an Atlantic City Police Task Force arrested 19 people in connection with the heroin distribution ring. Authorities also allegedly seized around 16,000 doses of heroin.

The suspects were subsequently charged with several drug crimes, including possession of heroin with intent to distribute.

The suspects who recently pleaded guilty are a 27-year-old resident of Elmwood Park NJ and a 40-year-old resident of Lodi NJ. The men avoided trial in the drug crime case by reaching a plea agreement with Atlantic County prosecutors.

Now the suspects are headed to prison after an Atlantic County Superior Court judge sentenced each man to 10 years in New Jersey State Prison.

For additional information about this case, go to the Wyckoff Patch article, “Bergen Men Each Get 10 Years for Supplying Statewide Heroin Ring.”

Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting Teen Girl in Ridgewood

Posted in Sex Crimes

Ridgewood Sexual Assault ChargesPolice officers recently arrested a Kearny, New Jersey man who allegedly sexually assaulted a teenage girl in Ridgewood, NJ.

The suspect is a 22-year-old man who lives in Kearny in Hudson County, NJ. According to Bergen County law enforcement officials, the suspect sexually assaulted the 15-year-old victim at an undisclosed location in Ridgewood, New Jersey.

Ridgewood law enforcement got a report of the alleged sex crime and immediately got in touch with the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office. Detectives with both law enforcement agencies then worked together to investigate the situation.

The suspect was eventually placed under arrest and charged with multiple sex crimes, including sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child.

If the Kearny, NJ suspect is ultimately convicted on the most serious charges, he could face a sentence of up to 10 years behind bars in New Jersey State Prison.
After being arrested and charged, the suspect was moved to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey.

For further information about this case, see the NJ.com article, “Man Charged with Sex Assault of 15-Year-Old in Bergen County.”

NY Man Charged with Lewdness in Mahwah, NJ

Posted in Sex Crimes

Mahwah Criminal AttorneysMahwah cops recently arrested a man who reportedly committed an act of lewdness while he walked along Interstate 287 in Mahwah, New Jersey.

Mahwah police officers were sent to mile marker 64 of I-287 after they received a report of a naked man walking dangerously close to the roadway. When police arrived at the site and saw the suspect, he was allegedly carrying a sex toy and using it in full view of I-287 motorists.

The suspect, a 39-year-old man who lives in Amsterdam, NY, was arrested and charged with the sex crime of lewdness.

The suspect was initially transported to Mahwah police headquarters, where police questioned him. According to authorities, the suspect declares that he likes to “get naked” outside. Additionally, the suspect reportedly admitted that he committed acts of lewdness earlier that day at Campgaw Mountain Reservation.

For additional information about this case, view the Mahwah Patch article, “Naked Man Using Sex Toy While Walking Along 287 Arrested for Lewdness.”

Guttenberg NJ Man Allegedly Committed Arson in Ridgefield Park, NJ

Posted in Property Crimes

Ridgefield Park Criminal LawyersA man from Guttenberg, New Jersey was recently placed under arrest after allegedly trying to burn down his ex-girlfriend’s home in Ridgefield Park, NJ.

The suspect is a 23-year-old Guttenberg NJ resident. According to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, the suspect broke into his former girlfriend’s apartment and used a lit candle in an attempt to commit arson.

Police got an emergency call to report a possible gas leak in an apartment located on Fifth Street in Ridgefield Park, NJ. When police got to the residence, they smelled natural gas coming from inside the residence.

Authorities believe that the suspect broke into the apartment, turned on a stove in the kitchen, and then put a lit candle next to the stove.

Ridgefield Park detectives investigated the incident and eventually arrested the suspect. He has been charged with multiple crimes, including attempted arson and burglary.

The suspect does not currently face criminal charges for aggravated assault or any other assault crime.

At this time, authorities have not indicated whether the suspect is subject to a restraining order. Since the suspect has been accused of targeting his former girlfriend, he could also face domestic violence charges.

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

For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Ex Tried to Blow Up Former Girlfriend’s Apartment with a Candle, Cops Say.”

Police Arrest Lyndhurst Man Who Allegedly Distributed Child Porn

Posted in Sex Crimes

Lyndhurst Child Pornography SuspectA Lyndhurst man was arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of a child for allegedly sharing child pornography on the internet.

The suspect is a 51-year-old resident of Lyndhurst. He is reportedly employed as a firefighter somewhere in Bergen County, New Jersey. According to Bergen County authorities, the suspect committed sex crimes when he viewed computer files with images of children engaging in illicit sexual acts. Moreover, the suspect allegedly distributed the illicit images as well.

The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit opened an investigation after getting information that the suspect may have been sharing child pornography online. Bergen County NJ detectives eventually got a search warrant to search the suspect’s home in Lyndhurst, New Jersey.

The suspect was later arrested and charged with several sex crimes, including child endangerment for possessing child pornography and child endangerment for distributing child pornography.

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

For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Firefighter Arrested on Child Porn Charges.”

Edgewater NJ Couple Charged with Sales Tax Evasion

Posted in Fraud Offenses

Edgewater Fraud Crime Law FirmA husband and wife who live in Edgewater NJ were recently arrested and charged with several theft and fraud offenses for allegedly stealing in excess of one million dollars.

The suspects, a 33-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman, are from Edgewater in Bergen County, New Jersey. The couple operates Sunrise Motors Inc., a used car dealership in South Hackensack NJ. According to authorities, the suspects defrauded the government when they failed to pay required sales tax.

The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the South Hackensack Police Department launched an investigation after getting a number of complaints from the customers of the car dealership. Investigators looked into the matter and determined that the suspects failed to pay $1.24 million of the $1.6 million in NJ sales tax that they collected at the South Hackensack dealership. Instead of paying the money, the Edgewater suspects reportedly kept the funds for their personal use.

Both suspects were eventually placed under arrest. The husband has been charged with several fraud crimes, including misapplication of entrusted funds, failure to turn over collected tax, misconduct by a corporate official, and filing a false tax return. Meanwhile, the female suspect has been charged with misapplication of entrusted funds and filing a fraudulent tax return.

After being arrested and processed, the suspects secured their releases from the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, NJ.

For more information about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Husband and Wife Arrested for Sales Tax Evasion.”

North Arlington NJ Man Pleads Guilty to Vehicular Manslaughter for DWI Crash

Posted in DWI Offenses

North Arlington Drunk Driving LawyersA North Arlington NJ man admitted his role in causing a fatal drunk driving accident at a marine terminal in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

The suspect is a 50-year-old man from North Arlington in Bergen County, New Jersey. According to Union County NJ prosecutors, the suspect was drunk when he operated a top loader at APM terminal in Elizabeth, NJ.

The DWI accident caused the death of one of the suspect’s co-workers, a 49-year-old female resident of Newark, NJ.

When Port Authority NJ emergency responders and police officers arrived the scene of the accident, they saw that the victim was suffering significant injuries. Tragically, doctors were unable to save the victim; she later died due to her injuries.

The suspect was able to avoid trial in Union County Superior Court by reaching a plea deal with prosecutors: he pleaded guilty to second degree vehicular manslaughter charges and admitted to drinking alcohol before he returned from his lunch break on the date of the fatal DWI accident.

In accordance with the suspect’s plea deal, the Union County Prosecutor’s Office is expected to request that he be sentenced to a term of incarceration of four years in NJ State Prison.

For additional information about this case, see the Wyckoff Patch article, “Bergen Man Admits Fault in Fatal Drunk-Driving Incident in Elizabeth: Prosecutor.”

Wyckoff NJ Man Faces Lewdness Charges in Mahwah, New Jersey

Posted in Sex Crimes

Mahwah NJ Sex Crime AttorneysA Wyckoff NJ man was arrested and charged with lewdness for allegedly committing an inappropriate act in Mahwah, New Jersey.

The suspect is a 33-year-old man who lives in Wyckoff, New Jersey. According to Bergen County prosecutors, the suspect was observed committing a lewd act while he sat in a car that was parked in the Sheraton Hotel garage in Mahwah, NJ.

The suspect reportedly tried to flee the scene before police officers could capture him and almost crashed into a police patrol vehicle. However, Mahwah cops ultimately apprehended the suspect.

The suspect has been charged with a number of crimes: he faces three counts of lewdness and one count of attempting to elude police.

If the suspect is ultimately convicted on the sex offense charges, he could potentially be sentenced to significant prison time. Additionally, the suspect could be subject to Megan’s Law sex offender registration requirements.

For more information about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Lewdness Suspect Arrested After Police Chase, Report Says.”

Ridgefield Park Man Allegedly Molested 11-Year-Old Child

Posted in Sex Crimes

Ridgefield Park Criminal Law FirmPolice officers recently arrested a Ridgefield Park NJ man who allegedly sexually assaulted an underage child.

The suspect is a 45-year-old resident of Ridgefield Park, New Jersey. According to Bergen County NJ prosecutors, the suspect committed the sexual offense at least once in June 2017. The suspect reportedly inappropriately touched the 11-year-old victim at an unspecified location in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey.

The Ridgefield Park Police Department received a report of child molestation and immediately reached out to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office. The two agencies then began an investigation, spoke to witnesses, and secured an arrest warrant for the suspect.

The suspect was subsequently arrested and charged with numerous sex crimes, including sexual assault, criminal sexual contact, and endangering the welfare of a child.

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

For further information about this case, access the Mahwah Patch article, “Bergen Man Charged with Molesting 11-Year-Old: Prosecutor.”