HARRY HALVORSEN CHARGED WITH SEX ASSAULT AND DWI ASSAULT BY AUTO 
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FROM: PROSECUTOR JOHN L. MOLINELLI

Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli announced the arrest of 25 year old, Harry Halvorsen, III, of Wallington, New Jersey on charges of Aggravated Sexual Assault and DWI Assault by Auto. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office Major Crimes Unit under the direction of Acting Chief Carmen MARTINO, the Elmwood Park Police Department under the direction of Officer in Charge Captain Michael FOLIGNO and the Saddle Brook Police Department under the direction of Chief Robert J. KUGLER.

On April 22, 2014, members of the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office and the Elmwood Park Police Department arrested Harry Halverson, III, as a result of an investigation that began on March 12, 2014. On that date, HALVORSEN was involved in a two-car motor vehicle collision, which had occurred on Route 46 East, near its intersection with Henry Street. A passenger in HALVORSENíS vehicle suffered serious bodily injury as a result of the collision. On that date, HALVORSEN, who was unlicensed, was charged with one (1) count of being involved in a motor vehicle accident which resulted in serious bodily injury while unlicensed or suspended. HALVORSEN was subsequently charged, on March 18, 2014, with one (1) count of Assault by Auto and one (1) count of Hindering.

During the course of the investigation, it was determined that prior to the collision, HALVORSEN had engaged in sexual activity with a victim whom he knew or should have known was physically helpless or mentally incapacitated. The sexual assault occurred in Saddle Brook, New Jersey.

Harry HALVERSON, III was charged with one (1) count each of Aggravated Sexual Assault and Assault by Auto while in violation of R.S. 39:4-50 (DWI). Bail for Mr. HALVERSON was set by the Honorable John A. Conte, J.S.C., at $300,000.00 with no ten percent option and with no contact with the victim as a condition of bail. Mr. HALVERSON was remanded to the Bergen County Jail in lieu of bail pending his first appearance in Bergen County Central Municipal Court which is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on May 2, 2014.

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 Elmwood Park and Saddle Brook Police Departments for their assistance in this investigation.

BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT: HARRY HALVERSON, III DOB: 12/23/1988

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 157 ANDERSON AVENUE, APT. 2, WALLINGTON, NJ

MARITAL STATUS: SINGLE

OCCUPATION: UNEMPLOYED

ARREST INFORMATION

DATE OF ARREST: 4/22/14

PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTORíS OFFICE

AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTORíS OFFICE, MAJOR CRIMES / FAIU
ELMWOOD PARK POLICE DEPARTMENT

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS

ONE (1) COUNT OF AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ASSAULT IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2A(7)- 1ST DEGREE CRIME

ONE (1) COUNT OF ASSAULT BY AUTO WHILE IN VIOLATION OF R.S. 39:4-50 IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1C(2)- 3RD DEGREE CRIME

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

ARRAIGNMENT DATE: 5/2/14 at 1:30 p.m.

JUDGE: BERGEN COUNTY CENTRAL MUNICIPAL COURT

BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: $300,000.00, NO 10%, NO CONTACT WITH VICTIM
PRESENT STATUS: REMANDED TO BERGEN COUNTY JAIL IN LIEU OF BAIL

HARRY HALVORSEN
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MICHAEL ETTZ CHARGED WITH DWI IN AUTO COLLISION 
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FROM: PROSECUTOR JOHN L. MOLINELLI


Prosecutor John L. Molinelli announces the arrest of MICHAEL ETTZ, DOB 8/16/1977, of 44 Long Valley Rd., Lodi, for DWI and other charges in the auto collision involving Bergen County police officers early today. The case is being investigated by Bergen County Prosecutorís Office Major Crimes under Lieutenant. Russ CHRISTIANA, Captain Robert ANZILOTTI and Acting Chief Carmen MARTINO, Lodi Police under Chief Vincent CARUSO and New Jersey State Police under Superintendent Rick FUENTES.

At approximately 1:50 a.m. on Saturday, April 19, 2014, two (2) separate Bergen County Police Department police vehicles were stopped on Rt. 46 west, in Lodi, NJ. The first County Police vehicle, operated by Police Officer Frank Canaje was stopped on the right shoulder of the highway directly in front of Enterprise Rental Car, 149 Rt. 46 West, Lodi, NJ. Officer Canaje was stopped because he was having an issue with the operability of the police radio in his vehicle. The second Bergen County Police vehicle, operated by Police Officer Daniel Breslin was shortly stopped parallel to Officer Canajeís vehicle in order to assist the Canaje vehicle. The two officers were talking directly to each other at the time when Officer Breslinís vehicle was struck from behind by a black 2012 4 door Ford Fusion, operated by a man later identified as Michael ETTZ,. After the impact, Officer Canaje radioed his headquarters of the crash and removed ETTZ from his vehicle. Ettz was brought to an area off the roadway where he then fled on foot north behind the businesses and into a nearby neighborhood. He was apprehended in the backyard of 6 Christopher Court, Lodi, NJ, by Sergeant Michael LaRosa of the Lodi Police Department.

Both Officer Breslin and Michael Ettz were transported to HUMC via ambulance for their injuries. Officer Breslin sustained a significant head injury and was brought to surgery with a skull fracture and bleed, after a CAT scan was done. He also reportedly suffered broken ribs. He underwent surgery this morning and is in critical condition. Ettz suffered minor injuries and was placed under arrest for DWI and will be in the custody of the Bergen County Prosecutors Office and the Lodi PD. Ettz will be released soon from HUMC and will be brought in custody to the Lodi PD, where he will be held pending criminal and motor vehicle charges. He was also determined to be a mathematics teacher and athletics coach at Lodi HS.

Prosecutor Molinelli states that the charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, and he would also like to thank the Lodi Police Department and NJ State Police for their assistance in this investigation.

MICHAEL ETTZ
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