MEDIA ADVISORY: NJ'S 100TH "PROJECT MEDICINE DROP" BOX AT TEANECK POLICE DEPARTMENT 
FROM: John J. Hoffman, Acting Attorney General

TEANECK – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman and Division of Consumer Affairs Acting Director Steve C. Lee on Monday, October 27, 2014 will dedicate New Jersey’s 100th Project Medicine Drop box at the Teaneck Police Department.

Project Medicine Drop is an important component of the State’s fight against the crisis of opiate addiction, which often begins with the abuse of prescription painkillers.

Acting Attorney General Hoffman, Acting Director Lee, Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli and Teaneck Police Acting Chief Robert A. Carney will be joined by a 25-year-old Bergen County resident who will share her own story of prescription drug addiction.

WHAT: Dedication of New Jersey’s 100th Project Medicine Drop box

WHEN: 11 a.m. Monday, October 27

WHERE: Teaneck Police Headquarters, 900 Teaneck Road, Teaneck, NJ 07666

WHO: Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman
Division of Consumer Affairs Acting Director Steve C. Lee
Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli
Teaneck Police Acting Chief Robert A. Carney
25-year-old Bergen County resident who will describe her own struggle with prescription drug addiction and recovery

VISUAL: A Teaneck senior citizen will become the first person to deposit her unused medications in the city’s new Project Medicine Drop box.

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INDICTMENT IN SADDLE BROOK FIREARMS CASE 
TO: ALL NEWS MEDIA
FROM: PROSECUTOR JOHN L. MOLINELLI

Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli today announced that a Grand Jury sitting in Hackensack handed up a ten (10) count Indictment against ROBERT J. LINTNER of 313 Washington Street, Saddle Brook, New Jersey in connection with weapons seized from his home between August 8, 2014 and August 9, 2014. The indictment is the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Saddle Brook Police Department under the direction of Chief Robert J. KUGLER, the Bergen County Police Department Bomb Squad under the direction of Chief Brian HIGGINS and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department Bureau of Criminal Investigation under the direction of Sheriff Michael SAUDINO.

On the morning of August, 8, 2014, Saddle Brook police responded to a call at 313 Washington Street, the home of Robert LINTNER. A subsequent search of the residence was conducted, revealing a cache of firearms, ammunition, ammunition magazines and gunpowder. Among the 195 firearms seized, five (5) of those firearms were later determined to be assault firearms, which are prohibited under New Jersey law. Of those five (5) assault firearms, three (3) were further identified as submachine guns. Additionally, police seized 65 illegal, high capacity, ammunition magazines. Bomb technicians from the Bergen County Police Department later seized and secured a combination of over 300 pounds of black gun powder and smokeless gun powder from the home – a total amount far exceeding the legal limits permitted by statute for residential storage. The legal limits for residential storage of gun powder are 50 pounds for black gun powder and 100 pounds for smokeless gun powder.

MR. LINTNER has been charged with one (1) count of second degree Causing or Risking Widespread Injury or Damage, three (3) counts of second degree Unlawful Possession of a Machine Gun, five (5) counts of second degree Unlawful Possession of an Assault Firearm and one (1) count of fourth degree Possession of Large Capacity Ammunition Magazines.

All charges are as set forth in the attached Indictment. Potential penalties, which are not set by the prosecutor’s office, but imposed by the Court, will be decided only after a jury finding of Guilt or a plea of Guilty, are as follows:

4th degree 0-18 months
2nd degree 5-10 years

As with all defendants, an Indictment is merely a charge lodged under the authority of a Grand Jury and is not evidence of guilt. Mr. LINTNER is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.





ROBERT LINTNER
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DANIEL VERGARA CHARGED WITH CHILD ENDANGERMENT 
TO: ALL NEWS MEDIA
FROM: PROSECUTOR JOHN L. MOLINELLI

Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli announced the arrest of DANIEL VERGARA (DOB: 9/17/1961) of 88 Nagle Street, Apt.1, Paterson, New Jersey. Mr. VERGARA was charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office Special Victims Unit under the direction of Chief Carmen MARTINO and the South Hackensack Police Department under the direction of Chief Joseph TERRACCINO.

On October 19, 2014, members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and the South Hackensack Police Department arrested Daniel VERGARA after learning that he had taken a twelve year old boy to a local motel without the consent of the boy’s guardian. VERGARA and the boy were stopped and questioned by South Hackensack Police. The South Hackensack Police then notified the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit. Arrangements were made for the child to be interviewed by a detective from the Special Victims Unit at the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office in Paramus, New Jersey. During that interview, the child provided specific details regarding his relationship with Mr. VERGARA. The ensuing investigation resulted in the arrest of Mr. Daniel VERGARA.

Daniel VERGARA was charged with one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Bail for Mr. VERGARA was set by the Honorable Keith A. Bachmann, J.S.C. at $75,000.00 with no ten percent option and no contact with the victim as a condition of bail. Mr. VERGARA was remanded to the Bergen County Jail in lieu of bail.

Prosecutor Molinelli 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 South Hackensack Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.

BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT: DANIEL VERGARA DOB: 09/17/1961

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 88 NAGLE STREET, Apt. 1, PATERSON, NJ

MARITAL STATUS: SEPARATED

OCCUPATION: CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER

ARREST INFORMATION

DATE OF ARREST: 10/19/14

PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE

AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE, SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT
SOUTH HACKENSACK POLICE DEPARTMENT

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS

ONE (1) COUNT OF ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A CHILD IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4A-2ND DEGREE CRIME

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

ARRAIGNMENT DATE: 10/21/14

JUDGE: HONORABLE GIUSEPPE RANDAZZO, J.M.C.

BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: $75,000.00 NO 10%, NO CONTACT WITH THE VICTIM AND SURRENDER PASSPORT

PRESENT STATUS: REMANDED TO BERGEN COUNTY JAIL IN LIEU OF BAIL

DANIEL VERGARA
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