JORDANIEL ORTEGA OF BRONX, NY CHARGED WITH ASSAULT BY AUTO AND LEAVING SCENE OF ACCIDENT 
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FROM: ACTING PROSECUTOR GURBIR S. GREWAL

Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. GREWAL announced today the arrest of 19 year-old JORDANIEL ORTEGA, date of birth 12/12/1996 , of 2115 Washington, apartment 2F, Bronx, New York on charges of Aggravated Assault by Auto, Leaving the Scene of a Serious Bodily Injury Accident, Suspended Driver Involved in a Serious Bodily Injury Accident, and Endangering an Injured Victim.

The arrest was made in connection with the investigation of a serious, hit and run motor vehicle collision that occurred on Bergen Boulevard in Fort Lee. The victim of the assault remains hospitalized at Hackensack University Medical Center with serious injuries. The criminal charges in this matter were filed as a result of the investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutorís Office Fatal Accident Investigation Unit under the direction of Officer-In-Charge, Deputy Chief Robert ANZILOTTI, the Fort Lee Police Department under the direction of Chief Keith M. BENDUL, and the Bergen County Sheriffís Department under the direction of Sheriff Michael SAUDINO.

At approximately 2:05 p.m., on Sunday, August 21, 2016, Fort Lee police responded to Bergen Boulevard, at its intersection with Route 5, on a report of a multiple vehicle crash. Police determined that Jordaniel ORTEGA was driving north on Bergen Boulevard when he drove into the southbound lanes to pass a northbound vehicle that was stopped in front of him at the red light of Bergen Boulevard and Route 5. As Ortega drove through the red light into the intersection, he struck another vehicle. Following the collision, ORTEGA exited his vehicle and fled the scene on foot, leaving his passenger, injured in his vehicle.

Based upon information provided at the scene, police found and arrested ORTEGA a short distance from the collision scene.
As a result of the investigation, ORTEGA was charged with 4th degree Aggravated Assault by Auto; 3rd degree Leaving the Scene of a Serious Bodily Injury Accident; 4th degree Suspended Driver Involved in a Serious Bodily Injury Accident; and 3rd degree Endangering an Injured Victim. ORTEGA was released ROR pending a first appearance on Friday, September 9, 2016.

Acting Prosecutor Grewal states that the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt and would like to thank the Fort Lee Police Department and the Bergen County Sheriffís Department for their cooperation in this joint investigation.

BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT: JORDANIEL ORTEGA DOB: 12/11/1996
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 2115 WASHINGTON, APT 2F, BRONX, N.Y.
MARITAL STATUS: SINGLE
OCCUPATION: STUDENT

ARREST INFORMATION
DATE OF ARREST: 08/21/2016
PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: FORT LEE, NEW JERSEY
AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTORíS OFFICE, FORT LEE POLICE DEPARTMENT

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS
ENDANGERING AN INJURED VICTIM: 2C:12-1.2, A 3RD DEGREE CRIME
LEAVING THE SCENE OF A SERIOUS BODILLY INJURY ACCIDENT: 2C:12-1.1, A 3RD DEGREE CRIME
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT BY AUTO: N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1C, A 4TH DEGREE CRIME
SUSPENDED DRIVER 2C:40-22, A 4TH DEGREE CRIME
MULTIPLE MOTOR VEHICLE SUMMONSES IN VIOLATION OF TITLE 39 WERE ALSO ISSUED AS FOLLOWS:
RECKLESS DRIVING, FAILURE TO OBSERVE TRAFFIC SIGNAL, IMPROPER PASSING, LEAVING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT & DRIVING WITH A SUSPENDED DRIVERíS LICENSE.

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION
ARRAIGNMENT DATE: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2016
JUDGE: DESHEPLO, FORT LEE MUNICIPAL COURT
BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: NO BAIL (CDR- SUMMONS)
PRESENT STATUS: RELEASED ON OWN RECOGNIZANCE

JORDANIEL ORTEGA
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DARIEN GILES OF CLIFTON AND DAIQUAN STARR OF PATERSON CHARGED WITH POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE HEROIN 
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FROM: ACTING PROSECUTOR GURBIR S. GREWAL

Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. GREWAL announced the arrests of DARIEN J. GILES (DOB: 8/19/1993) of 345 Summer Street, Clifton, NJ and DAIQUAN N. STARR (DOB: 06/04/1993) of 248 Park Avenue, Apt. 4A, Paterson, NJ on drug charges. These arrests are the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office under the direction of Officer in Charge Deputy Chief Robert ANZILOTTI, and the Paterson Police Department under the direction of Acting Chief William FRAHER.

On August 17, 2016, members of the Bergen County Prosecutorís Office and the Paterson Police Department conducted a motor vehicle stop on a vehicle occupied by GILES and STARR in Paterson, New Jersey. During a subsequent search of the vehicle, law enforcement personnel located and seized approximately two hundred and forty-one (241) grams of suspected Heroin. GILES and STARR were placed under arrest without incident and transported to the Bergen County Prosecutorís Office for processing. The street value of the suspected Heroin seized on this date is approximately fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00).

Darien J. GILES and Daiquan N. STARR were each charged by Criminal Warrant with one count of Possession with the Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely Heroin, in a Quantity Greater than Five Ounces, a first degree crime. The Honorable Judge Louis J. Dinice, J.M.C., set bail for GILES and STARR at $100,000.00 each with no ten percent cash option.

Acting Prosecutor Grewal states that these charges are merely accusations and that the defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt and would also like to thank the Paterson Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.

BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT: DARIEN J. GILES DOB: 08-19-1993

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 345 SUMMER STREET, CLIFTON, NJ 07013

MARITAL STATUS: SINGLE

OCCUPATION: UNEMPLOYED

ARREST INFORMATION

DATE OF ARREST: AUGUST 17, 2016

PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: PATERSON, NEW JERSEY

AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTORíS OFFICE
PATERSON POLICE DEPARTMENT

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS

ONE COUNT OF POSSESSION WITH THE INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE A CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE, NAMELY HEROIN, IN A QUANTITY OF FIVE OUNCES OR MORE IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5A (1)/5B (1), A CRIME OF THE FIRST DEGREE.

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

ARRAIGNMENT DATE: SEPTEMBER 7, 2016

JUDGE: HONORABLE LOUIS J. DINICE, J.M.C.

BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: $100,000.00 WITH NO TEN PERCENT OPTION

PRESENT STATUS: REMANDED TO THE BERGEN COUNTY JAIL

DARIEN GILES

BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT: DAIQUAN N. STARR DOB: 06-04-1993

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 248 PARK AVENUE, APT. 4A, PATERSON, NJ 07501

MARITAL STATUS: SINGLE

OCCUPATION: UNEMPLOYED
ARREST INFORMATION

DATE OF ARREST: AUGUST 17, 2016

PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: PATERSON, NEW JERSEY

AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTORíS OFFICE
PATERSON POLICE DEPARTMENT

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS

ONE COUNT OF POSSESSION WITH THE INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE A CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE, NAMELY HEROIN, IN A QUANTITY OF FIVE OUNCES OR MORE IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5A (1)/5B (1), A CRIME OF THE FIRST DEGREE.

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

ARRAIGNMENT DATE: SEPTEMBER 7, 2016

JUDGE: HONORABLE LOUIS J. DINICE, J.M.C.

BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: $100,000.00 WITH NO TEN PERCENT OPTION

PRESENT STATUS: REMANDED TO THE BERGEN COUNTY JAIL

DAIQUAN STARR
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ERIC RIVERA OF PATERSON CHARGED WITH HEROIN DISTRIBUTION 
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FROM: ACTING PROSECUTOR GURBIR S. GREWAL

Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. GREWAL announced the arrest of ERIC RIVERA (DOB: 10/14/1995) of 63 Butler Street, Paterson, New Jersey on a drug distribution charge. This arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office under the direction of Officer in Charge Deputy Chief Robert ANZILOTTI, and the Cliffside Park Police Department under the direction of Chief Richard GAITO.

On August 17, 2016, while working in an undercover capacity in Cliffside Park, New Jersey, a detective from the Bergen County Prosecutorís Office purchased two ďbricksĒ (100 glassine envelopes) of suspected Heroin from Eric RIVERA. As a result, RIVERA was subsequently placed under arrest without incident by members of the Bergen County Prosecutorís Office and the Cliffside Park Police Department.

Eric RIVERA was charged with one count of violating N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5A (1)/ 5B (3), Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely Heroin, in a Quantity of Less Than One-Half (1/2) Ounce, a third degree crime, and released on his own recognizance with a pending court date of August 29, 2016.

Acting Prosecutor Grewal states that this charge is merely an accusation and that the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt and would also like to thank the Cliffside Park Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.

BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT: ERIC RIVERA DOB: 10/14/1995

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 63 BUTLER STREET, PATERSON, NJ 07524

MARITAL STATUS: SINGLE

OCCUPATION: LABORER

ARREST INFORMATION

DATE OF ARREST: 8/17/2016

PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: CLIFFSIDE PARK, NEW JERSEY

AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTORíS OFFICE
CLIFFSIDE PARK POLICE DEPARTMENT
CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS

ONE COUNT OF DISTRIBUTION OF A CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE, NAMELY HEROIN, IN A QUANTITY OF LESS THAN ONE-HALF (1/2) OUNCE, IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5A (1)/5B (3) Ė 3RD DEGREE CRIME

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

ARRAIGNMENT DATE: AUGUST 29, 2016 @ 8:30 A.M.

JUDGE: HONORABLE MICHAEL SHUHALA, J.M.C.

BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: RELEASED ON OWN RECOGNIZANCE.

PRESENT STATUS: R.O.R.

ERIC RIVERA
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RONALD GRANADOS OF FAIRVIEW CHARGED WITH SEX ASSAULT AND CHILD ENDANGERMENT 
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FROM: ACTING BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR GURBIR S. GREWAL

Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. GREWAL announced the arrest of 35- year-old RONALD M. GRANADOS (DOB: 10/16/1980) of 445 Jersey Avenue, Fairview, New Jersey on charges of Aggravated Sexual Assault, Sexual Assault, Sexual Assault by Contact, Criminal Sexual Contact and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. The arrest is the result of a joint investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office Special Victims Unit under the direction of Officer in Charge, Deputy Chief Robert ANZILOTTI, the Fairview Police Department under the direction of Chief Martin KAHN, and the Fort Lee Police Department under the direction of Chief Keith BENDUL.

In July 2016, the Division of Child Protection and Permanency reported to the Bergen County Prosecutorís Office that Ronald M. GRANADOS engaged in sexual activity with a juvenile both in Fairview and Fort Lee, New Jersey. A subsequent investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutorís Office, the Fairview Police Department and the Fort Lee Police Department revealed that GRANADOS engaged in sexual activity with the juvenile before and after he/she was 13 years of age. These sexual acts continued for approximately four years.

Ronald M. GRANADOS was arrested and charged with one count each of Aggravated Sexual Assault, Sexual Assault by Sexual Contact, Sexual Assault, Criminal Sexual Contact and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

The Honorable Terry P. Bottinelli, J.S.C. set Ronald M GRANADOSís bail at $300,000.00 with no 10 percent option. He is to have no contact with the victim or the victimís family and must surrender his passport and any weapons as conditions of bail. GRANADOS was remanded to the Bergen County Jail in lieu of bail. Ronald M. GRANADOS is scheduled to make his first appearance on August 31, 2016 at 8:30 AM.

Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Grewal states that the charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT: RONALD M. GRANADOS DOB: 10/16/1980

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 445 JERSEY AVENUE, APT. 1, FAIRVIEW, NJ

MARITAL STATUS: SINGLE

OCCUPATION: WAITER/COOK

ARREST INFORMATION

DATE OF ARREST: 08/17/2016

PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: PARAMUS, NEW JERSEY

AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTORíS OFFICE, SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT
FAIRVIEW POLICE DEPARTMENT
FORT LEE POLICE DEPARTMENT

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS

ONE COUNT N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2A(1), AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ASSAULT
1ST DEGREE
ONE COUNT N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2B, SEXUAL ASSAULT BY SEXUAL CONTACT
2ND DEGREE
ONE COUNT N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2C(1), SEXUAL ASSAULT
2ND DEGREE
ONE COUNT N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4A, ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A CHILD
2ND DEGREE
ONE COUNT N.J.S.A. 2C:14-3B, CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONTACT
4TH DEGREE

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

ARRAIGNMENT DATE/TIME: AUGUST 31, 2016 @ 8:30 AM

JUDGE: TO BE DETERMINED BY THE CJP COURT

BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: $300,000.00/NO10 %, NO CONTACT WITH THE VICTIM OR FAMILY, MUST SURRENDER PASSPORT AND ANY WEAPONS

PRESENT STATUS: BERGEN COUNTY JAIL

RONALD GRANADOS
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ROBERT MEYERS OF SADDLE BROOK CHARGED WITH SEX ASSAULT AND TERRORISTIC THREATS 
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FROM: ACTING BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR GURBIR S. GREWAL

Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. GREWAL announced the arrest of ROBERT MEYERS of Saddle Brook, New Jersey (DOB: 12/05/1975) on charges of Sexual Assault and Terroristic Threats. The arrest came about as the result of a joint investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office Special Victims Unit under the direction of Officer in Charge, Deputy Chief Robert ANZILOTTI and Saddle Brook Police Department under the direction of Chief Robert KUGLER.

On Saturday, August 13, 2016, a woman reported to the Hackensack University Medical Center that she was the victim of a sexual assault earlier in the day at a residence in Saddle Brook, New Jersey. The Hackensack University Medical Center notified the Bergen County Prosecutorís Office Special Victims Unit, and a joint investigation ensued with the Saddle Brook Police Department.

As a result of the investigation, Robert MEYERS was arrested and charged with one (1) count of Sexual Assault, a second degree crime and one (1) count of Terroristic Threats, a third degree crime. Bail on the criminal charges against Mr. MEYERS was set by the Honorable Steven SCHECHTER, J.S.C. of Bergen County at $25,000, no ten (10%) percent option. As conditions of bail, Robert MEYERS is to have no contact with the victim, must surrender his passport and turn over any firearms. Robert MEYERS posted bail and was released. He is scheduled to appear in Bergen County Central Judicial Processing Court for a first appearance on Friday, September 2, 2016 at 8:30 a.m.

Acting Bergen County Prosecutor GREWAL states that these charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt and would also like to thank the Saddle Brook Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.

BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT: ROBERT W. MEYERS DOB: 12/05/1975

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS SADDLE BROOK, NEW JERSEY

MARITAL STATUS: MARRIED

OCCUPATION: FACILITY TECHNICIAN

ARREST INFORMATION

DATE OF ARREST: 08/13/2016

PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: SADDLE BRROK POLICE DEPARTMENT

AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTORíS OFFICE,
SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT
SADDLE BROOK POLICE DEPARTMENT

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS

ONE (1) COUNT OF SEXUAL ASSAULT IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S. 2C:14-2C(1) - 2ND DEGREE CRIME

ONE (1) COUNT OF TERRORISTIC THREATS IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S. 2C:12-3B Ė 3RD DEGREE CRIME

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

ARRAIGNMENT DATE: 09/02/2016 TIME: 8:30 A.M.

JUDGE: TO BE DETERMINED CENTRAL JUDICIAL PROCESSING Ė BERGEN COUNTY, N.J.

BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: $25,000.00 NO TEN % NO CONTACT WITH THE VICTIM, MUST SURRENDER HIS PASSPORT, AND MUST TURN OVER ANY FIREARMS.

ROBERT MEYERS
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