ARREST MADE IN CONNECTION WITH OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING  
TO: ALL NEWS MEDIA
FROM: ACTING PROSECUTOR GURBIR S. GREWAL

Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced today the arrest of CESAR ROSARIO , DOB: 10/30/1984, of 108 East 33rd Street, Paterson, New Jersey for the crimes of first degree Armed Robbery and second degree Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery. The charges are a result of the investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutorís Office (BCPO) Major Crimes Unit under the direction of Deputy Chief Robert ANZILOTTI into the officer-involved-shooting which occurred on June 24, 2016, in the City of Paterson. This shooting resulted in the death of ISMAEL MIRANDA.

The investigation to date has determined the following: During the early morning hours of Friday, June 24, 2016, ROSARIO conspired to commit armed robbery with Ismael MIRANDA. The intended victims of the robbery were two individuals known to ROSARIO. The victims were operating a 2004 Honda Odyssey, which has been located, in the area of Summer and Cedar Streets, when they pulled over to meet with ROSARIO. ROSARIO and MIRANDA approached the vehicle, at which time MIRANDA drew a handgun and pointed it at the occupants demanding cash and narcotics. As the vehicle sped away, MIRANDA fired at the vehicle but missed. Two plain clothes Paterson police officers were on patrol in the area and were alerted by the sound of the speeding vehicle. The officers observed MIRANDA shooting at the vehicle and quickly approached him, ordering him to drop his weapon while identifying themselves as law enforcement officers. When MIRANDA did not comply, both officers fired their weapons, striking MIRANDA. He was subsequently pronounced dead at the scene. A .380 caliber handgun was recovered next to MIRANDA.

Cesar ROSARIO was arrested without incident at his residence by detectives from the BCPO Major Crimes Unit, on Tuesday evening, June 28, 2016. He has been charged with Armed Robbery and Conspiracy to commit Armed Robbery. His bail was set by the Honorable Cecilia Guzman, J.M.C., at $250,000.00 full surety, and he has been remanded to the Passaic 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.

BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT:
Rosario, Cesar R. DOB: 10-30-1984

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 108 East 33rd Street, Paterson, NJ

MARITAL STATUS:
Single
OCCUPATION: Unemployed

ARREST INFORMATION

DATE OF ARREST:
06/28/2016

PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: 108 East 33rd Street, Paterson, NJ.

AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: Bergen County Prosecutorís Office/ Passaic County Sheriffís Department

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS

Armed Robbery 1st Degree, 2C:15-1a1
Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery 2C:5-2/2C:15-1a1


ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

ARRAIGNMENT DATE:
06/29/2016 TIME: 1:00pm

JUDGE: Hon. Cecilia Guzman

BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: $250,000.00 no 10%. No contact with victim/ no firearms

PRESENT STATUS: Remanded to the Passaic County Jail pending 1st appearance.


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KARIM ALI OF WOOD-RIDGE CHARGED WITH AGGRACATED ASSAULT AND ENDANGERING A 14 MONTH OLD CHILD 
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FROM: ACTING BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR GURBIR S. GREWAL

Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced the arrest of 41 year old KARIM R. ALI of 300 Avalon Drive, Wood-Ridge, New Jersey (DOB: 11/27/1974) on charges of Aggravated Assault and 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 Deputy Chief Robert ANZILOTTI and the Wood-Ridge Police Department, under the direction of Chief Paul GOSCINSKI.

On Tuesday, June 28, 2016, the Bergen County Prosecutorís Office was contacted by the Division of Child Protection and Permanency and advised that a 14 month old male child was admitted to Hackensack University Medical Center. The child had sustained blunt force trauma to his abdominal area. An investigation was initiated by the Bergen County Prosecutorís Office, Special Victims Unit and the Wood-Ridge Police Department. Based on the investigation and interviews, on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, Karim R. ALI was arrested and charged with one (1) count of Aggravated Assault and one (1) count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

The Honorable MARGARET M. FOTI, J.S.C., of Bergen County Superior Court set Mr. ALIíS bail at $200,000.00 with no 10 percent option. Karim R. ALI is to have no contact with the victim and must surrender his passport as conditions of bail. ALI was remanded to the Bergen County Jail in lieu of bail. He is scheduled to make his first appearance on July 1, 2016 at 1:30 PM in Central Judicial Processing Court.

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: KARIM R. ALI DOB: 11/27/1974

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 300 AVALON DRIVE, WOOD-RIDGE, NEW JERSEY

MARITAL STATUS: SINGLE

OCCUPATION: UNEMPLOYED

ARREST INFORMATION

DATE OF ARREST:
06/29/2016

PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTORíS OFFICE

AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTORíS OFFICE, SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT
WOOD-RIDGE POLICE DEPARTMENT

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS
ONE (1) COUNT N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1B(1), AGGRAVATED ASSAULT 2nd DEGREE

ONE (1) COUNT N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4A, ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A CHILD
2nd DEGREE

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

ARRAIGNMENT DATE/TIME:
JULY 1, 2016 TIME 1:30 PM

JUDGE: TO BE DETERMINED

BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: $200,000.00/NO 10 %, NO CONTACT WITH THE VICTIM, MUST SURRENDER PASSPORT

PRESENT STATUS:
REMANDED TO THE BERGEN COUNTY JAIL


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PARK RIDGE FATAL ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION 
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FROM: FIRST ASSISTANT PROSECUTOR JOHN L. HIGGINS, III


On Sunday, June 19, 2016, detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutorís Office Fatal Accident Investigation Unit under the direction of Deputy Chief Robert ANZILOTTI along with members of the Prosecutorís Office Fatal Accident Investigation Unit Task Force and the Park Ridge Police under the direction of Chief Joseph MADDEN investigated a fatal motor vehicle collision in which two pedestrians were struck by a motor vehicle while they walked on a sidewalk along Park Avenue in Park Ridge, New Jersey.

Officers responded to the scene on Sunday, June 19, 2016 at approximately 7:54 p.m. and upon arrival, found the victims in the area of Park Avenue and Diedtrich Lane. The ensuing investigation determined the following: the vehicle involved, which remained at the scene, was identified as a 2015 Volvo that was driven by James DUNCAN, 61, of Park Ridge, New Jersey. The victims were identified as Mr. Ioannis KAPANTAIS, 69, of Park Ridge, New Jersey and Mr. Maochia HU, 64, of Montvale, New Jersey. Both were transported from the scene by EMS to Hackensack University Medical Center where Mr. KAPANTAIS expired from his injuries. Mr. HU sustained critical injuries which he succumbed to on June 27, 2016. The investigation thus far has revealed that while Duncan traveled west on Park Avenue, his vehicle left the roadway in the area of Diedtrich Lane and struck the two pedestrians. HU had just crossed Diedtrich Lane, walking westbound in the crosswalk, and was struck as he reentered the sidewalk on Park Avenue. KAPANTAIS was walking eastbound on the sidewalk and was struck as he was approaching the crosswalk at Diedtrich Lane.

Mr. DUNCAN was examined at the scene by EMS but reported no injuries and did not require transport to a hospital. He has since been examined by medical practitioners and was admitted to Valley Hospital for evaluation. The cause of the crash remains under investigation and no determination has been made relative to any potential criminal or motor vehicle charges.

The Bergen County Prosecutorís Office would like to thank members of the Park Ridge Police Department and the Bergen County Sheriffís Department for their assistance in this ongoing investigation.


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