RAMON CONTRERAS OF PALISADES PARK CHARGED WITH SEX ASSAULT AND CHILD ENDANGERMENT 
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FROM: ACTING BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR GURBIR S. GREWAL

Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced the arrest of RAMON J. CONTRERAS of 452 Highland Avenue, Palisades Park, New Jersey (DOB: 07/15/1961) on charges of Sexual 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 Palisades Park Police Department under the direction of Officer-in-Charge Lieutenant Mark JACKSON.

On Tuesday, June 21, 2016, the Palisade Park Police Department received a report that a sexual assault of a child occurred at a residence in Palisades Park on Sunday, June 19, 2016. The Palisades Park Police notified the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, Special Victims Unit and a joint investigation commenced.

As a result of interviews and the investigation, Ramon J. CONTRERAS was arrested and charged with one (1) count of Sexual Assault (2C:14-2b), a 2nd degree crime and one (1) count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (2C:24-4a), a 3rd degree crime. The Honorable Mark T. Janeczko, J.S.C. of Bergen County set bail at $100,000 with no ten percent option. As conditions of bail, Ramon J. Contreras is to have no contact with the victim and must surrender his passport. He was remanded to the Bergen County Jail in lieu of bail. He appeared in Bergen County Central Judicial Processing Court for his first appearance on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 1:30 p.m.; bail was continued.

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 Palisades Park Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.

BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT: RAMON J. CONTRERAS DOB: 07/15/1961

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 452 HIGHLAND AVENUE, PALISADES PARK, NEW
JERSEY

MARITAL STATUS: SINGLE

OCCUPATION: MACHINE TECHNICIAN

ARREST INFORMATION

DATE OF ARREST: 06/21/2016

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

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

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS

ONE (1) COUNT OF SEXUAL ASSAULT (2C:14-2B) – 2ND DEGREE CRIME

ONE (1) COUNT OF ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A CHILD (2C:24-4A) – 3RD DEGREE CRIME

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

ARRAIGNMENT DATE: 06/22/2016 TIME: 1:30 P.M.
JUDGE: THE HONORABLE DARREN DIBIASI, CENTRAL JUDICIAL PROCESSING – BERGEN COUNTY, N.J.

BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: $100,000.00 WITH NO TEN PERCENT OPTION
NO CONTACT WITH THE VICTIM
MUST SURRENDER PASSPORT

PRESENT STATUS: REMANDED TO THE BERGEN COUNTY JAIL

RAMON CONTRERAS
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PARK RIDGE FATAL ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION 
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FROM: PROSECUTOR GURBIR S. GREWAL

On Sunday, June 19, 2016, detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Fatal Accident Investigation Unit under the direction of Deputy Chief Robert ANZILOTTI, along with members of the Prosecutor’s 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 vehicle involved, which remained at the scene, was identified as a 2015 Volvo that was driven by a 61-year-old resident of Park Ridge, New Jersey. The investigation revealed that while the driver traveled west on Park Avenue, his/her vehicle left the roadway and struck the two pedestrians who had been walking on the sidewalk. The victims were identified as Mr. Ioannis KAPANTAIS, 69, of Park Ridge New Jersey, and Mr. Maochia HU, 64, of Montvale, New Jersey. Both KAPANTAIS and HU were transported from the scene by EMS to Hackensack University Medical Center (“HUMC”), where KAPANTAIS died from his injuries. HU remains in critical condition at HUMC. No charges have been filed against the driver at this time as the investigation is still ongoing.

Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal would like to thank members of the Park Ridge Police Department and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department under the direction of Sheriff Michael SAUDINO for their assistance in this ongoing investigation.
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JONATHAN CORDERO-CANO OF NEW YORK, NY CHARGED WITH HEROIN POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE 
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FROM: ACTING PROSECUTOR GURBIR S. GREWAL

Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. GREWAL announced the arrest of JONATHAN CORDERO-CANO (DOB: 06/01/1988) of 1565 Thieriot Avenue, Apt. 1B, New York, New York 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 Deputy Chief Robert ANZILOTTI, the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department under the direction of Sheriff Michael SAUDINO, and the Paramus Police Department under the direction of Chief Kenneth EHRENBERG.

On June 20, 2016, an investigation was conducted regarding the distribution of heroin by an individual identified as Jonathan CORDERO-CANO. During the course of the investigation a detective from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotic Task Force, working in an undercover capacity, made arrangements to purchase one hundred-sixty (160) grams of suspected heroin from CORDERO-CANO. On this same date, law enforcement personnel observed CORDERO-CANO arriving at the location where the transaction was to take place in Paramus, New Jersey. CORDERO-CANO was approached by law enforcement personnel, at which time, approximately one hundred-sixty (160) grams of suspected heroin was located and seized from the vehicle CORDERO-CANO had arrived in. CORDERO-CANO was placed under arrest and transported to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office in Paramus, New Jersey. The estimated street value of the suspected heroin is approximately fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000.00).

Jonathan CORDERO-CANO was charged with one (1) count of violating N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5A(1)/5B(1) – Possession with the Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely Heroin, in a Quantity of Five (5) Ounces or More, a first degree crime. Bail for CORDERO-CANO was set at $50,000.00 and he was later transported to the Bergen County Jail, pending a court date on July 6, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. at the Central Municipal Court in Hackensack, New Jersey.

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 and the Paramus Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.

BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT: JONATHAN CORDERO-CANO DOB: 6/1/1988

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 1565 THIERIOT AVENUE, APT. 1B, NEW YORK, NY

MARITAL STATUS: SINGLE

OCCUPATION: UNEMPLOYED

ARREST INFORMATION

DATE OF ARREST: 6/20/2016

PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: PARAMUS, NEW JERSEY

AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE
BERGEN COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
PARAMUS POLICE DEPARTMENT
CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS

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

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

ARRAIGNMENT DATE: JULY 6, 2016 @ 8:30 A.M.

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

BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: $ 50,000.00 WITH NO TEN PERCENT OPTION

PRESENT STATUS: REMANDED TO BERGEN COUNTY JAIL

JONATHAN CORDERO-CANO
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