DIEGO AVILA CHARGED WITH ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A CHILD 
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FROM: ACTING PROSECUTOR GURBIR GREWAL
DATE: FEBRUARY 5, 2016

Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir GREWAL announced the arrest of DIEGO AVILA. (DOB: 12/09/1989) of 82 Mozart Street, East Rutherford, New Jersey, relating to charges of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, specifically for the Possession of videos and/or images depicting child exploitation. AVILA was arrested on Friday, February 5, 2016, without incident subsequent to a search warrant that was executed at his residence.

The arrest came about as a result of an investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, Computer Crimes Unit, under the direction of Chief Carmen MARTINO.

The investigation revealed that DIEGO AVILA was using the internet to acquire images and videos depicting child pornography. In this case, the child pornography contained over 100 images and/or videos of pre-pubescent children engaged in sexual acts. As a result of a court authorized search warrant at AVILA’S residence, his computer and additional items were seized that contained these images and videos.

Diego AVILA was charged with one (1) count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child for the possession of the aforementioned videos and images. AVILA was issued a summons and released on his own recognizance

Acting Prosecutor GREWAL states that these charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. In addition, he would like to thank the East Rutherford Police Department for their assistance with the arrest.

BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT: DIEGO AVILA
DOB: 12/09/1989

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 82 MOZART STREET, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ

MARITAL STATUS:SINGLE

OCCUPATION:FOOD SERVICE INDUSTRY

ARREST INFORMATION

DATE OF ARREST:2/5/2016

PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN:RESIDENCE

AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST:BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE, COMPUTER CRIMES TASK FORCE
EAST RUTHERFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS

ONE (1) COUNT OF ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A CHILD BY POSSESSING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY, IN VIOLATION OF: N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4B(5)(B). A 3rd DEGREE CRIME

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

ARRAIGNMENT DATE:FEBRUARY 8, 2016, 1:30 P.M.

JUDGE:ENTRAL MUNICIPAL COURT

BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS:

PRESENT STATUS: RELEASED R.O.R.



DIEGO AVILA



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THREE BERGENFIELD RESIDENTS CHARGED WITH DRUG POSSESSION 
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FROM: ACTING PROSECUTOR GURBIR S. GREWAL

Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced the arrests of GLEN S. THOMASSINI (DOB: 1/20/1972) and JAMIE L. ARANGO (DOB: 2/4/1981) both of 3 Van Houten Street, South Apartment, Bergenfield, New Jersey, as well as KEITH SANTOLI (DOB: 9/21/1986) of 16 East Clinton Avenue, Basement Apartment, Bergenfield, New Jersey on drug possession charges. These arrests are the results of an investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office Narcotic Task Force under the direction of Chief Carmen MARTINO, the Dumont Police Department under the direction of Chief Joseph L. FAULBORN JR., the Bergenfield Police Department under the direction of Chief Cathy MADALONE and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department under the direction of Sheriff Michael SAUDINO.

Pursuant to a police investigation, it was determined that Glen S. THOMASSINI was involved in the distribution of controlled dangerous substances in Bergen County, New Jersey. On Tuesday, February 2, 2016, search warrants were executed on Mr. THOMASSINI’s vehicle and at his residence, located at 3 Van Houten Street, South Apartment, Bergenfield, New Jersey. Mr. THOMASSINI, Ms. ARANGO, and Mr. SANTOLI were present during the execution of those search warrants.

As a result of searching Glen S. THOMASSINI’s residence, approximately one (1) ounce of suspected cocaine, one (1) ounce of suspected crack cocaine, one-half (1/2) ounce of suspected heroin, seven (7) ounces of suspected marijuana, various prescription legend drugs, digital scales (commonly utilized to weigh narcotics), numerous empty baggies (commonly utilized to package narcotics), and $9,594.00 in United States Currency were located and seized from this location.

Upon further investigation, it was determined that controlled dangerous substances were allegedly present at Keith SANTOLI’s residence. A subsequent search of Mr. SANTOLI’s residence yielded a small portion of suspected heroin.

Glen S. THOMASSINI was charged with one (1) count of Possession with the Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely Crack Cocaine, a second degree crime; one (1) count of Possession with the Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely Cocaine, a second degree crime; one (1) count of Possession with the Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely Heroin, a second degree crime; one (1) count of Possession with the Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely Marijuana, a third degree crime. Bail for Mr. THOMASSINI was set by the Honorable Louis J. Dinice, J.M.C., at $75,000.00 with no ten percent cash option. Mr. THOMASSINI was remanded to the Bergen County Jail in lieu of bail.

In the course of executing the search warrant, Jamie L. ARANGO was placed under arrest and was subsequently charged with one (1) count of Obstruction of the Administration of Law, specifically by obstructing the investigation of a crime, a fourth degree crime. Ms. ARANGO was released on a Summons pending a first appearance court date on February 3, 2016.

Keith SANTOLI was charged with one (1) count of Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely Heroin, a third degree crime. Mr. SANTOLI was released on a Summons pending a first appearance court date on February 3, 2016.

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 like to thank the Dumont Police Department, the Bergenfield Police Department and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department for their assistance in this investigation.

BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT: GLEN S. THOMASSINI DOB: 01/20/1972

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 3 VAN HOUTEN STREET, SOUTH APARTMENT, BERGENFIELD, NEW JERSEY

MARITAL STATUS: SINGLE

OCCUPATION: BARBER

ARREST INFORMATION

DATE OF ARREST: FEBRUARY2, 2016

PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: BERGENFIELD, NEW JERSEY

AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE, NARCOTIC TASK FORCE
BERGENFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT
DUMONT POLICE DEPARTMENT
BERGEN COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS

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

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

ONE (1) COUNT OF POSSESSION WITH THE INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE A CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE, NAMELY CRACK/COCAINE, IN A QUANTITY OF ONE-HALF (1/2) OUNCE OR MORE BUT LESS THAN FIVE (5) OUNCES IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5A (1)/5B (2) - A CRIME OF THE SECOND DEGREE

ONE (1) COUNT OF POSSESSION WITH THE INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE A CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE, NAMELY MARIJUANA, IN A QUANTITY OF ONE (1) OUNCE OR MORE BUT LESS THAN FIVE (5) POUNDS IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5A (1)/5B (11) - A CRIME OF THE THIRD DEGREE

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

ARRAIGNMENT DATE: FEBRUARY 3, 2016

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

BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: $75,000.00 NO TEN PERCENT (10%) OPTION

PRESENT STATUS: REMANDED TO BERGEN COUNTY JAIL.

GLEN THOMASSINI

BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT: JAMIE L. ARANGO DOB: 02/04/1981

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 3 VAN HOUTEN STREET, SOUTH APARTMENT, BERGENFIELD, NEW JERSEY

MARITAL STATUS: SINGLE

OCCUPATION: WAITRESS

ARREST INFORMATION

DATE OF ARREST: FEBRUARY 2, 2016

PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: BERGENFIELD, NEW JERSEY

AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE,
NARCOTIC TASK FORCE
BERGENFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT
DUMONT POLICE DEPARTMENT
BERGEN COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS

ONE (1) COUNT OF OBSTRUCTING THE ADMINISTRATION OF LAW, SPECIFICALLY BY OBSTRUCTING THE INVESTIGATION OF A CRIME, IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:29-1B – 4TH DEGREE CRIME

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

ARRAIGNMENT DATE: FEBRUARY 3, 2016

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

PRESENT STATUS: RELEASED ON SUMMONS

JAMIE ARANGO

BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT: KEITH SANTOLI DOB: 9/21/1986

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 16 EAST CLINTON AVENUE, BASEMENT APARTMENT, BERGENFIELD, NEW JERSEY

MARITAL STATUS: SINGLE

OCCUPATION: UNEMPLOYED

ARREST INFORMATION

DATE OF ARREST: FEBRUARY 2, 2016

PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: BERGENFIELD, NEW JERSEY

AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE,
NARCOTIC TASK FORCE
DUMONT POLICE DEPARTMENT
BERGENFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT
BERGEN COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS

ONE (1) COUNT OF POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE, NAMELY HEROIN, IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10A (1) – 3RD DEGREE CRIME.

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

ARRAIGNMENT DATE: FEBRUARY 3, 2016

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

PRESENT STATUS: RELEASED ON SUMMONS

KEITH SANTOLI
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VERNON SCOTT OF NEW YORK CITY CHARGED WITH FORGERY AND IMPERSONATION 
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FROM: ACTING BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR GURBIR S. GREWAL

Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced the arrest of 45 year old VERNON SCOTT, of New York, New York on Forgery, Impersonation and Tampering with Public Records related charges. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office White Collar Crimes Unit under the direction of Chief Carmen MARTINO.

In December 2015, members of the BCPO White Collar Crimes Unit received a complaint regarding suspected forgery and impersonation referred by a Bergen County Superior Court Judge.

An investigation into the complaint revealed that during a landlord/tenant matter in front of the Bergen County Superior Court in October and November 2015, Vernon SCOTT appeared in an attempt to forestall eviction proceedings. Before his appearances, the Court received faxed documents which were purportedly submitted by his landlord’s attorney and which sought to postpone or terminate the eviction proceedings. An examination of the documents revealed that they were forged and fraudulently submitted. A review of the fax header and footer information revealed that the faxed documents were connected to Mr. SCOTT who benefited directly by their submission.

A background investigation conducted on Vernon SCOTT revealed that he had fraudulently filed an application for a New Jersey driver’s license in which he failed to indicate that his New York driver’s license was suspended.

On February 2, 2016, Mr. SCOTT was arrested.

Vernon SCOTT was charged with three counts of violating N.J.S.A. 2C:21-1a3, Uttering a Forged Document, a 3rd degree crime, three counts of violating N.J.S.A. 2C:21-17a1, Wrongful Impersonation, a 3rd degree crime, and, one count of violating N.J.S.A. 2C:28-7a1, Tampering with Public Records or Information, a 3rd degree crime. Mr. SCOTT was remanded to the Bergen County Jail Annex in lieu of bail set at $25,000 with no 10% cash alternative by the Honorable Louis J. Dinice, Judge of the Bergen County Central Municipal Court. Mr. SCOTT’s first appearance in Bergen County Central Municipal Court has been scheduled for 9:00 a.m., on February 11, 2016.

Acting 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.

BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT: Vernon Scott DOB: 01/22/1970

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 20 W 115th Street, Apt. 6K, New York, NY 10026

MARITAL STATUS: Unknown

OCCUPATION: Café Owner

ARREST INFORMATION

DATE OF ARREST: 02/02/2016

PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: 20 W 115th Street, Apt. 6K, New York, NY 10026

AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE, WHITE COLLAR CRIMES UNIT

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS

THREE (3) COUNTS OF UTTERING A FORGED DOCUMENT IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:21-1(A)3 – 3RD DEGREE CRIME

THREE (3) COUNTS OF WRONGFUL IMERSONATION IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:21-17(A)1 – 3RD DEGREE CRIME

ONE (1) COUNT OF TAMPERING WITH PUBLIC RECORDS OR INFORMATION IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:28-7(A)1 – 3RD DEGREE CRIME

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

ARRAIGNMENT DATE: 2/11/2016

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

BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: $25,000 WITH 10% OPTION

PRESENT STATUS: RELEASED ON BAILl

VERNON SCOTT
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SIX ARRESTED IN BERGEN COUNTY ARMED ROBBERY SPREE 
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FROM: ACTING BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR GURBIR S. GREWAL

Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced today the arrests of DAVID THOMAS, JR. (DOB: 03-29-94) of 60 South Main Street, Lodi, New Jersey, LOUIS A. RENDON (DOB: 06-11-97) of 70 Bruno Street, Moonachie, New Jersey, CAINAN E. SAMUELS-WALLACE (DOB: 12-18-97) of 271 Westervelt Place, Lodi, New Jersey, JORDYN P. MOSES (DOB: 09-13-96) of 103 Richmond Street, Lodi, New Jersey, a 17-year-old juvenile male from Moonachie, New Jersey, whose name is being withheld due to his age, and CHAZ Q. JOHNSON (DOB: 04-07-95) of 1120 Redman Street, Orlando, Florida. The arrests are the result of a several-month-long investigation undertaken by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office - Special Investigations Squad under the direction of Chief Carmen MARTINO and a multi-jurisdictional task force comprised of members of the following police departments: Lodi Police Department, Ridgefield Park Police Department, Bergen County Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Criminal Investigations, Bergen County Regional S.W.A.T. Team, East Rutherford Police Department, Teaneck Police Department, Paramus Police Department, Garfield Police Department, Hackensack Police Department and Rutherford Police Department, Orange County Sheriff’s Office (FL) and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE).

As a result of the on-going investigation, THOMAS, JR., RENDON and the 17 year-old juvenile male were arrested on Thursday, January 21, 2016 while they were on their way to commit an armed robbery in Carlstadt, NJ. Additionally, on Monday, January 25, 2016, SAMUELS-WALLACE and MOSES were arrested for their involvement in prior armed robberies. Also, on Monday, February 1, 2016, JOHNSON was arrested in Orlando, Florida for his involvement in prior armed robberies, including his involvement in the shooting of a gas station attendant in Ridgefield Park in June 2014.

The arrests marked the end of an armed robbery crime spree committed throughout Bergen County since 2014, which went unsolved until now, and included twelve (12) armed robberies and attempted armed robberies, as well as the shooting of a gas station attendant in June 2014 in Ridgefield Park, and the brutal assaults of two (2) gas station employees in Teaneck in May 2014 and in Garfield in January 2016.

THOMAS, JR. was charged with attempted murder (1 Count), armed robbery (9 Counts), attempted armed robbery (3 Counts), conspiracy to commit armed robbery (1 Count) and employing a juvenile in the commission of a crime (1 Count).

RENDON and the 17 year-old juvenile male were charged with attempted armed robbery (1 Count), conspiracy to commit armed robbery (1 Count), unlawful possession of a weapon (1 Count), and possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose (1 Count).

SAMUELS-WALLACE and MOSES were both charged with armed robbery (1 Count), unlawful possession of a weapon (1 Count), and possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose (1 Count). SAMUELS-WALLACE was also charged with aggravated assault (1 Count).

JOHNSON was charged with attempted armed robbery (1 Count), armed robbery (1 Count), conspiracy to commit armed robbery (1 Count), unlawful possession of a weapon (1 Count), and possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose (1 Count).

Background of Investigation

In April 2014, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office - Special Investigations Squad started investigating a series of armed robberies committed at area gas stations. Between March 24, 2014 and June 9, 2014, there were six (6) reported armed robberies of Delta Gas Stations in the following towns: Teaneck (two reported), Garfield, East Rutherford, Wallington and Ridgefield Park. All six (6) of these armed robberies were committed by an unknown black male suspect utilizing a handgun. Prior to committing each armed robbery, the suspect asked the gas station attendant for change of either a $20 or $50 bill. Once the gas station attendant produced money to make the change, the assailant brandished a handgun and demanded the money.

During an armed robbery at the Delta Gas Station in Teaneck, NJ on May 12, 2014, the gas station attendant was “pistol-whipped” by the assailant. During the last reported Delta Gas Station armed robbery on June 9, 2014, which occurred in Ridgefield Park, the suspect shot the gas station attendant in the chest with a 9mm handgun. Immediately after shooting the attendant, the suspect reached into the attendant’s pocket and took money before fleeing the scene. The victim was rushed to Hackensack University Medical Center where he underwent surgery and survived his injuries. After this shooting incident in Ridgefield Park in June 2014, no other armed robberies were reported at Delta Gas Stations in Bergen County. The investigation continued into 2015, but the aforementioned robberies remained unsolved.

In November 2015, detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office - Special Investigations Squad and the Lodi Police Department investigated two (2) recent armed robberies of convenience-type stores in Lodi, NJ. Further investigation revealed that DAVID THOMAS, JR. was suspected to be responsible for these two armed robberies in Lodi, as well as other armed robberies of gas stations throughout Bergen County in 2014. Detectives then compared the two (2) armed robberies in Lodi from 2015 to the six (6) Delta Gas Station armed robberies reported in Bergen County in 2014. A comparison of these cases revealed that the suspect responsible for two (2) of the Delta Gas Station armed robberies in 2014 wore the same clothing as the suspect responsible for an armed robbery at a 7-Eleven in Lodi on July 8, 2015.

In addition to utilizing the same clothing during three (3) armed robberies, DAVID THOMAS, JR. fit the witnesses’ physical descriptions of the suspect responsible for the other Delta Gas Station armed robberies in 2014 and was consistent with surveillance footage from those earlier robberies. Specifically, during the armed robberies in 2014, the suspect was described as a black male, approximately 5’8” in height, thin build, with a scar above his right eye. THOMAS, JR. fit this description.

Later investigation and development of additional evidence revealed the following about suspect THOMAS, JR.:

Between November 18, 2015, and January 11, 2016, THOMAS, JR. committed two (2) additional armed robberies at gas stations located in Carlstadt and Garfield, NJ. During the armed robbery of a Shell Gas Station in Garfield on January 11, 2016, THOMAS, JR. physically assaulted the gas station attendant by “pistol-whipping” him resulting in serious facial injuries. The attendant was treated at Hackensack University Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries. During this time frame, THOMAS JR. also attempted to commit an armed robbery of a convenience store in Hackensack, NJ, but attempts to gain entry to the cash register were unsuccessful.

The investigation further revealed that on January 20, 2016, THOMAS, JR. and the 17 year-old juvenile male purchased an imitation firearm from a sporting goods store in Hudson County, NJ. Later that night, THOMAS, JR. and the 17-year-old juvenile male spray painted the firearm to make it appear authentic.

The investigation culminated on January 21, 2016 when THOMAS, JR., RENDON, and the 17 year-old juvenile male were on their way to carry out additional armed robberies in southern Bergen County. Law enforcement, however, interceded prior to them being able to commit any more armed robberies. All three (3) suspects were taken into custody at that time.

After the arrests, search warrants were executed upon two (2) residences and one (1) motor vehicle, which was believed to be used in the commission of the attempted armed robberies on January 21, 2016. The search warrants yielded masks, gloves and the aforementioned modified firearm.

Further investigation revealed that MOSES was an accomplice of THOMAS, JR. during an armed robbery on July 8, 2015 at a 7-Eleven in Lodi, NJ, and that SAMUELS-WALLACE was an accomplice of THOMAS, JR. during the aforementioned armed robbery on January 11, 2016 at a Shell Gas Station in Garfield, NJ. MOSES and SAMUELS-WALLACE were both arrested by detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office on January 25, 2016 for their involvement in the violent, armed robbery spree described herein.

Further investigation revealed that JOHNSON was an accomplice of THOMAS JR. during six (6) armed robberies committed from March 24, 2014 to June 9, 2014, at Delta Gas Stations in Teaneck, East Rutherford, Wallington, Garfield, and Ridgefield Park, NJ, including the June 9, 2014 robbery which involved the shooting of a gas station attendant in Ridgefield Park, NJ.

On February 1, 2016, members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office - Special Investigations Squad along with law enforcement officers from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office Robbery Squad arrested JOHNSON in Orlando, Florida. He is awaiting an extradition hearing to be returned to New Jersey. Also, during the execution of a court-authorized search warrant of JOHNSON’s residence in Orlando, Florida, a .38 caliber revolver was recovered which is currently being examined.

In summary, this armed robbery investigation yielded the following facts:

1. On March, 24, 2014, THOMAS, JR. and JOHNSON committed an armed robbery (9mm handgun) at the Delta Gas Station located in Teaneck, NJ.

2. On April 20, 2014, THOMAS, JR. and JOHNSON attempted to commit an armed robbery (9mm handgun) at the Delta Gas Station located in Wallington, NJ.

3. On April 20, 2014, THOMAS, JR. and JOHNSON committed an armed robbery (9mm handgun) at the Delta Gas Station located in East Rutherford, NJ.

4. On May 12, 2014, THOMAS, JR. and JOHNSON committed an armed robbery (9mm handgun) at the Delta Gas Station located in Teaneck, NJ. In addition, Thomas Jr. is alleged to have physically assaulted the gas station attendant.

5. On May 19, 2014, THOMAS, JR. and JOHNSON committed an armed robbery (9mm handgun) at the Delta Gas Station located in Garfield, NJ.

6. On June 9, 2014, THOMAS, JR. and JOHNSON committed an armed robbery (9mm handgun) at the Delta Gas Station located in Ridgefield Park, NJ. In addition, THOMAS, JR. is alleged to have shot the gas station attendant with a 9mm handgun.

7. On July 8, 2015, THOMAS, JR. and MOSES committed an armed robbery (modified firearm) at the 7-Eleven located in Lodi, NJ.

8. On November 17, 2015, THOMAS, JR. committed an armed robbery (modified firearm) at Rafi’s Corner Store located in Lodi, NJ.

9. On December 26, 2015, THOMAS, JR. and the 17-year-old juvenile male committed an armed robbery (modified firearm) at the Sunoco Gas Station located in Carlstadt, NJ.

10. On January 4, 2016, THOMAS, JR. and the 17-year-old juvenile male attempted to commit an armed robbery (imitation firearm) at Linden Grocery located in Hackensack, NJ.

11. On January 11, 2016, THOMAS, JR. and SAMUELS-WALLACE committed an armed robbery (imitation firearm) at the Shell Gas Station located in Carlstadt, NJ. In addition, THOMAS, JR. is alleged to have physically assaulted the gas station attendant.

12. On January 21, 2016, THOMAS, JR., RENDON, and the 17-year-old juvenile male attempted to commit an armed robbery in Carlstadt, NJ.

At this time THOMAS, JR., and MOSES are currently lodged in the Bergen County Jail pending the posting of bail. SAMUELS-WALLACE and RENDON posted bond and have been released. The 17-year-old juvenile male is in the Bergen County Juvenile Detention Center.

More criminal charges are anticipated while the investigation continues.

Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal states that these charges are merely accusations and that the defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Acting Prosecutor Grewal would like to thank all the law enforcement agencies who participated in this investigation.

BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT: DAVID THOMAS, JR.
DOB: 03/29/1994
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 60 SOUTH MAIN STREET, LODI, NJ 07644
MARITAL STATUS: SINGLE
OCCUPATION: UNEMPLOYED

ARREST INFORMATION
DATE & TIME OF ARREST: 01/21/2016 8:30 PM
PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: LODI, NJ

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS
N.J.S.A. 2C:5-1/2C:11-3 – ONE (1) COUNT OF ATTEMPTED MURDER, A CRIME OF THE FIRST DEGREE.
N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1- NINE (9) COUNTS OF ARMED ROBBERY, CRIMES OF THE FIRST DEGREE.
N.J.S.A. 2C:5-1/2C:15-1 – THREE (3) COUNTS OF ATTEMPTED ARMED ROBBERY, CRIMES OF THE SECOND DEGREE.
N.J.S.A. 2C:5-2/2C:15-1 – ONE (1) COUNT OF CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT ARMED ROBBERY, A CRIME OF THE SECOND DEGREE.
N.J.S.A. 2C:24-9A – ONE (1) COUNT OF EMPLOYING A JUVENILE IN THE COMMISSION OF A CRIME, A CRIME OF THE SECOND DEGREE.

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION
ARRAIGNMENT DATE: 01/25/16 1:30 PM
JUDGE: HONORABLE SUSAN J. STEELE, P.J.CR.
BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: $750,000.00, NO 10% OPTION
PRESENT STATUS: CURRENTLY IN THE BERGEN COUNTY JAIL


DAVID THOMAS, JR.

BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT: LOUIS A. RENDON
DOB: 06/11/1997
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 70 BRUNO STEET, MOONACHIE, NJ 07074
MARITAL STATUS: SINGLE
OCCUPATION: UNEMPLOYED

ARREST INFORMATION
DATE & TIME OF ARREST: 01/21/2016 8:30 PM
PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: LODI, NJ

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS
N.J.S.A. 2C:5-1/2C:15-1 – ONE (1) COUNT OF ATTEMPTED ARMED ROBBERY, A CRIME OF THE SECOND DEGREE.
N.J.S.A. 2C:5-2/2C:15-1 – ONE (1) COUNT OF CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT ARMED ROBBERY, A CRIME OF THE SECOND DEGREE.
N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5B – ONE (1) COUNT OF UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF A HANDGUN, A CRIME OF THE THIRD DEGREE.
N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4E – ONE (1) COUNT OF UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF A HANDGUN FOR AN UNLAWFUL PURPOSE, A CRIME OF THE FOURTH DEGREE.

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION
ARRAIGNMENT DATE: 01/25/16 1:30 PM
JUDGE: HONORABLE SUSAN J. STEELE, P.J.CR.
BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: $100,000.00, NO 10% OPTION
PRESENT STATUS: RELEASED ON BOND


LOUIS A. RENDON

BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT: CAINAN E. SAMUELS-WALLACE
DOB: 12/18/1997
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 271 WESTERVELT PLACE, LODI, NJ 07644
MARITAL STATUS: SINGLE
OCCUPATION: UNEMPLOYED

ARREST INFORMATION
DATE & TIME OF ARREST: 01/25/2016 1:00 PM
PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: LODI, NJ

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS
N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1 – ONE (1) COUNT OF ARMED ROBBERY, A CRIME OF THE FIRST DEGREE.
N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5B – ONE (1) COUNT OF UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF A HANDGUN, A CRIME OF THE THIRD DEGREE.
N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4E – ONE (1) COUNT OF UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF A HANDGUN FOR AN UNLAWFUL PURPOSE, A CRIME OF THE FOURTH DEGREE.
N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1 – ONE (1) COUNT OF AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, A CRIME OF THE SECOND DEGREE.

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION
ARRAIGNMENT DATE: 01/26/16 1:00 PM
JUDGE: HONORABLE SUSAN J. STEELE, P.J.CR.
BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: $100,000.00, NO 10% OPTION
PRESENT STATUS: RELEASED ON BOND


CAINAN E. SAMUELS-WALLACE

BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT: JORDYN P. MOSES
DOB: 09/13/1996
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 103 RICHMOND STREET, LODI, NJ 07644
MARITAL STATUS: SINGLE
OCCUPATION: UNEMPLOYED

ARREST INFORMATION
DATE & TIME OF ARREST: 01/25/2016 1:00 PM
PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: LODI, NJ

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS
N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1 – ONE (1) COUNT OF ARMED ROBBERY, A CRIME OF THE FIRST DEGREE.
N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5B – ONE (1) COUNT OF UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF A HANDGUN, A CRIME OF THE THIRD DEGREE.
N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4E – ONE (1) COUNT OF UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF A HANDGUN FOR AN UNLAWFUL PURPOSE, A CRIME OF THE FOURTH DEGREE.

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION
ARRAIGNMENT DATE: 01/26/16 1:00 PM
JUDGE: HONORABLE SUSAN J. STEELE, P.J.CR.
BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: $100,000.00, NO 10% OPTION
PRESENT STATUS: CURRENTLY IN THE BERGEN COUNTY JAIL


JORDYN P. MOSES

BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT: CHAZ Q. JOHNSON
DOB: 04/07/1995
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 1120 REDMAN STREET, ORLANDO, FL 32839
MARITAL STATUS: SINGLE
OCCUPATION: UNEMPLOYED

ARREST INFORMATION
DATE & TIME OF ARREST: 02/01/2016 6:00 PM
PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: ORLANDO, FL

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS
N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1 – ONE (1) COUNT OF ARMED ROBBERY, A CRIME OF THE FIRST DEGREE.
N.J.S.A. 2C:5-2/2C:15-1 – ONE (1) COUNT OF CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT ARMED ROBBERY, A CRIME OF THE SECOND DEGREE.
N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5B – ONE (1) COUNT OF UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF A HANDGUN, A CRIME OF THE SECOND DEGREE.
N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4A – ONE (1) COUNT OF UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF A HANDGUN FOR AN UNLAWFUL PURPOSE, A CRIME OF THE SECOND DEGREE.

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION
ARRAIGNMENT DATE:
JUDGE:
BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: NO BAIL PENDING EXTRADITITON
PRESENT STATUS: CURRENTLY LODGED IN ORANGE COUNTY JAIL (FL)


CHAZ Q. JOHNSON

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