YAIR PAZ-PINEDA OF CRESSKILL ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGE 
TO: ALL NEWS MEDIA
FROM: ACTING PROSECUTOR GURBIR S. GREWAL

Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced the arrest of YAIR PAZ-PINEDA (DOB: 12/27/1984) of 54 Broadway, Cresskill, New Jersey on a drug charge. This arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office Narcotic Task Force under the direction of Chief Carmen MARTINO, the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department K9 Unit under the direction of Sheriff Michael SAUDINO, the Dumont Police Department under the direction of Chief Joseph L. FAULBORN Jr., the Cresskill Police Department under the direction of Chief Edward J. WRIXON, and the Tenafly Police Department under the direction of Chief Robert CHAMBERLAIN.

Pursuant to this investigation, it was determined that Yair PAZ-PINEDA was involved in the distribution of controlled dangerous substances in the area of Cresskill, New Jersey. On Monday, May 2, 2016, police personnel executed a search warrant at Mr. PAZ-PINEDA’s residence. As a result of searching this location, police personnel located and seized suspected cocaine and drug paraphernalia consistent with the distribution of controlled dangerous substances.

Yair PAZ-PINEDA was charged with one (1) count of Possession with the Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely Cocaine, in a Quantity Less than One-Half (1/2) Ounce, a third degree crime.

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 Bergen County Sheriff’s Department, the Cresskill Police Department, the Tenafly Police Department, and the Dumont Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.

BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT: YAIR PAZ-PINEDA DOB: 12-27-1984

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 54 BROADWAY, CRESSKILL, NEW JERSEY 07626

MARITAL STATUS: SINGLE

OCCUPATION: UNEMPLOYED

ARREST INFORMATION

DATE OF ARREST: 05-02-2016

PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: CRESSKILL, NEW JERSEY

AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE,
NARCOTIC TASK FORCE
CRESSKILL POLICE DEPARTMENT
DUMONT POLICE DEPARTMENT
TENAFLY 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 LESS THAN ONE-HALF (1/2) OUNCE, IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5A (1)/5B (3), A THIRD DEGREE CRIME.

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

ARRAIGNMENT DATE: MAY 18, 2016 @ 8:30 A.M.

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

BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: RELEASED ON SUMMONS

PRESENT STATUS: R.O.R.

YAIR PAZ-PINEDA
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FERNANDO SALINAS OF PARAMUS CHARGED WITH SEX ASSAULTS AND CHILD ENDANGERMENT 
TO: ALL NEWS MEDIA
FROM: ACTING BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR GURBIR S. GREWAL

Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced the arrest of FERNANDO SALINAS of 35 S Fairview Avenue, Paramus, New Jersey (DOB: 05/06/1967) on two (2) counts of Sexual Assault and two (2) Counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child. 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 Chief Carmen MARTINO and the Paramus Police Department under the direction of Chief Kenneth R. EHRENBERG.

On Friday, April 29, 2016, members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, Special Victim’s Unit and the Paramus Police Department arrested Fernando SALINAS after learning that he engaged in inappropriate sexual activity with two juvenile victims, a five (5) year-old male and a fifteen (15) year-old male. The fifteen (15) year old male reported that the inappropriate sexual activity took place when he was six (6) or seven (7) years old. The five (5) year-old victim disclosed the inappropriate sexual activity to his father, who contacted the Paramus Police Department, who then notified the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office. Arrangements were made for the victims to be interviewed by Detectives from the Special Victims Unit. During those interviews, the victims provided specific details regarding what had occurred with Mr. SALINAS. The ensuing investigation resulted in the arrest of Mr. SALINAS.

Fernando SALINAS was charged with two (2) counts of Sexual Assault and two (2) counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Bail for Mr. SALINAS set by the Honorable Frances A. McGrogan, J.S.C. in the amount of $200.000 with no 10% option. Additional restrictions of bail were that Mr. SALINAS could not have contact with the victims and had to surrender his passport. Mr. SALINAS was remanded to the Bergen County Jail in lieu of bail.

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 Paramus Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.

BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT 1: FERNANDO SALINAS DOB: 05/06/1967

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 35 S. FAIRVIEW AVENUE, PARAMUS, NEW JERSEY

MARITAL STATUS: SINGLE

OCCUPATION: MECHANIC

ARREST INFORMATION

DATE OF ARREST: 04/29/2016

PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: PARAMUS, NJ

AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE
PARAMUS POLICE DEPARTMENT

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS

TWO (2) COUNTS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2B – 2nd DEGREE CRIME

TWO (2) COUNTS OF ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A CHILD IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4A – 2ND DEGREE CRIME

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

ARRAIGNMENT DATE: 05/06/2016 TIME: 8:30 A.M.

JUDGE: ROY MCGEADY, P.J.M.C. –ROOM 114 C.J.P. – BERGEN COUNTY, N.J.

BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: NO BAIL, NO CONTACT WITH THE VICTIM
MUST SURRENDER PASSPORT, CANNOT APPLY
FOR ANOTHER PASSPORT

PRESENT STATUS: REMANDED TO BERGEN COUNTY JAIL

FERNANDO SALINAS
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BRIAN A. OWENS ARRESTED ON POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE 
TO: ALL NEWS MEDIA
FROM: ACTING PROSECUTOR GURBIR S. GREWAL
DATE: APRIL 28, 2016

Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced the arrest of BRIAN A. OWENS (DOB: 4/20/1962) of 410 Route 46, Room #220, South Hackensack, New Jersey on a drug possession charge. This arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office Narcotics Task Force, under the direction of Chief Carmen MARTINO, and the South Hackensack Police Department, under the direction of Chief Joseph TERRACCINO.

Brian A. OWENS was being investigated for his involvement with controlled dangerous substances at a motel room he was residing at in South Hackensack, New Jersey. On Wednesday, April 27, 2016, a search warrant was executed at Mr. OWENS’ residence. As a result of this search, law enforcement personnel located and seized twenty seven (27) decks of suspected heroin.

Brian A. OWENS was charged by Complaint Summons with one (1) count of Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, specifically Heroin, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10A(1), a crime of the third degree.

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 South Hackensack Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.

BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT: BRIAN A. OWENS DOB: 4/20/1962

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: KNIGHTS INN, 410 ROUTE 46, ROOM #220,
SOUTH HACKENSACK, NEW JERSEY 07606

MARITAL STATUS: MARRIED

OCCUPATION: UNEMPLOYED

ARREST INFORMATION

DATE OF ARREST: 04/27/2016

PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: SOUTH HACKENSACK, N.J.

AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST:
BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE,NARCOTICS TASK FORCE
SOUTH HACKENSACK POLICE DEPARTMENT

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS

N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10A (1) - POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE, NAMELY HEROIN, IN A QUANTITY OF LESS THAN ONE HALF (1/2) OUNCE, A CRIME OF THE THIRD DEGREE.

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

ARRAIGNMENT DATE: MAY 11, 2016 @ 8:30AM

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

BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: RELEASED ON OWN RECOGNIZANCE

PRESENT STATUS: R.O.R.

BRIAN A. OWENS
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MATTHEW D. SAALFRANK OF UPPER SADDLE RIVER ARRESTED ON DRUG POSSESSION CHARGES 
TO: ALL NEWS MEDIA
FROM: ACTING PROSECUTOR GURBIR S. GREWAL
DATE: APRIL 29, 2016

Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced the arrest of MATTHEW D. SAALFRANK (DOB: 9/22/1995) of 7 Balsam Court, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey on a drug possession charge. This arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office Narcotic Task Force, under the direction of Chief Carmen MARTINO, the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department K9 Unit, under the direction of Sheriff Michael SAUDINO, the Mahwah Police Department, under the direction of Chief James N. BATELLI, and the Upper Saddle River Police Department, under the direction of Chief Patrick A. ROTELLA.

Pursuant to this investigation, it was determined that Matthew D. SAALFRANK was involved in the distribution of controlled dangerous substances in the area of Upper Saddle River, New Jersey. On Friday, April 29, 2016, police personnel executed a search warrant at Mr. SAALFRANK’s residence. As a result of searching this location, police personnel located and seized approximately forty (40) grams of hash-oil, a wax-like substance extracted from marijuana that contains a high concentration of THC. Drug paraphernalia consistent with the packaging and distribution of controlled dangerous substances was also seized from this location.

Matthew D. SAALFRANK was charged with one (1) count of Possession with the Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely Hashish, in a Quantity Greater than Five (5) Grams but Less than One (1) Pound, a third degree crime.

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 Bergen County Sheriff’s Department, the Mahwah Police Department, and the Upper Saddle River Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.

BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
CHARGE INFORMATION FORM


DEFENDANT: MATTHEW D. SAALFRANK DOB: 09-22-1995

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 7 BALSAM COURT
UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NEW JERSEY 07458

MARITAL STATUS: SINGLE

OCCUPATION: SUPERMARKET EMPLOYEE


ARREST INFORMATION

DATE OF ARREST: 04-29-2016

PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NEW JERSEY

AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE,
NARCOTIC TASK FORCE
UPPER SADDLE RIVER POLICE DEPARTMENT
MAHWAH POLICE DEPARTMENT
BERGEN COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT


CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS

ONE (1) COUNT OF KNOWINGLY OR PURPOSELY POSSESSING WITH THE INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE A CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE, NAMELY HASHISH, IN A QUANTITY GREATER THAN FIVE (5) GRAMS OR MORE BUT LESS THAN ONE (1) POUND, IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5A(1)/5B(11) - THIRD DEGREE CRIME.

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

ARRAIGNMENT DATE: MAY 18, 2016 @ 8:30 A.M.

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

BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: RELEASED ON SUMMONS

PRESENT STATUS: R.O.R.

MATTHEW D. SAALFRANK


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KENNETH J. MOWERSON III ARRESTED ON MULTIPLE CHARGES OF SEXUAL ASSAULT AND ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A CHILD 
TO: ALL NEWS MEDIA
FROM: ACTING BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR GURBIR S. GREWAL
DATE: APRIL 29, 2016

Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. GREWAL announced the arrest of KENNETH J. MOWERSON III of 155 Parmalee Avenue, Hawthorne, New Jersey (DOB: 12/30/1961) on charges of Aggravated Sexual Assault, Sexual Assault, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and Witness Tampering. 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 Chief Carmen MARTINO, the Hawthorne Police Department, under the direction of Chief Richard MCAULIFFE, and the Mahwah Police Department, under the direction of Chief James BATELLI.

On Tuesday, April 26, 2016, the Hawthorne Police Department received a report of the sexual assault of a 11-year-old juvenile female. It was determined by the Hawthorne Police Department that the assaults occurred within the jurisdiction of the Mahwah Police Department. The Mahwah Police Department and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, Special Victims Unit were notified and commenced a joint investigation.

The ensuing investigation revealed that the sexual assaults took place from May 2013 to June 2015 when the victim was between the ages of 8-10. As a result, Kenneth J. MOWERSON III was charged on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 with Aggravated Sexual Assault (2C:14-2A(1)), a 1st degree crime; Sexual Assault (2C:14-2B), a 2nd degree crime; Endangering the Welfare of a Child (2C:24-4A), a 2nd degree crime; and Witness Tampering (2C:28-5A(2)), a 3rd degree crime. The Honorable Frances A. McGrogan, J.S.C. of Bergen County set no bail. Conditions included no contact with the victim, surrender of his passport, and enrollment into the Sheriff’s Bail Enrichment Program.

Initial attempts to locate Kenneth J. MOWERSON III were unsuccessful. On Thursday, April 28, 2016, at approximately 5:10 p.m., MOWERSON was observed in Allendale by an off-duty Saddle River Police Officer. Shortly thereafter, he was placed under arrest for the aforementioned criminal charges and remanded to the Bergen County Jail.

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 Hawthorne Police Department, the Mahwah Police Department, the Saddle River Police Department, and the Allendale Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.


BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT 1: KENNETH J. MOWERSON III DOB: 12/30/1961

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 155 PARMALEE AVENUE, HAWTHORNE, NEW JERSEY

MARITAL STATUS: SINGLE

OCCUPATION: LABORER


ARREST INFORMATION

DATE OF ARREST: 04/28/2016

PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: ALLENDALE, NJ

AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: SADDLE RIVER POLICE DEPARTMENT
ALLENDALE POLICE DEPARTMENT

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS

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

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

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

ONE (1) COUNT OF WITNESS TAMPERING IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:28-5A(2) – 3RD DEGREE CRIME


ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

ARRAIGNMENT DATE: 04/29/2016 TIME: 2:00 P.M.

JUDGE: HONORABLE ROY F. MCGEADY, PJ.M.C. – BERGEN COUNTY, N.J.

BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: NO BAIL, NO CONTACT WITH THE VICTIM
MUST SURRENDER PASSPORT, CANNOT APPLY FOR ANOTHER PASSPORT MUST ENROLL IN SHERIFF’S BAIL ENRICHMENT PROGRAM

PRESENT STATUS: REMANDED TO BERGEN COUNTY JAIL

KENNETH J. MOWERSON III
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