Alex Autieri - Drug Possession Charges 
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FROM: ACTING PROSECUTOR GURBIR S. GREWAL
DATE: FEBRUARY 12, 2016
CONTACT: MAUREEN PARENTA (201) 226-5509 [OFFICE]
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Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. GREWAL announced the arrest of ALEX AUTIERI (DOB: 12/26/1988) of 583 Green Valley Road, Paramus, New Jersey on drug possession charges. 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 Dumont Police Department, under the direction of Chief Joseph L. FAULBORN, the Paramus Police Department, under the direction of Chief Kenneth EHRENBERG, the Tenafly Police Department, under the direction of Chief Robert CHAMBERLAIN, and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department, under the direction of Sheriff Michael SAUDINO.

Pursuant to a police investigation, it was determined that Alex AUTIERI was involved in the distribution of controlled dangerous substances. On Thursday, February 11, 2016, a search warrant was executed at Mr. AUTIERI’s residence located at 583 Green Valley Road, Paramus, New Jersey. As a result of searching Mr. AUTIERI’s residence, police personnel located and seized approximately six and one-half (6 1/2) pounds of marijuana, approximately two hundred (200) grams of cocaine, various steroids, as well as drug paraphernalia including cutting agents and packaging materials. Police personnel also seized thirteen thousand nine hundred eighty dollars ($13,980.00) in U.S. Currency. The estimated street value of the controlled dangerous substances seized on this date is approximately thirty five thousand dollars ($35,000.00).

Alex AUTIERI was charged with one (1) count of Possession with the Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely Cocaine, a first degree crime; and one (1) count of Possession with the Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely Marijuana, a second degree crime. Bail for Mr. AUTIERI was set by the Honorable Judge Louis J. Dinice, J.M.C., at $100,000.00 with no ten percent (10%) cash option. Mr. AUTIERI was remanded to the Bergen County Jail in lieu of bail.

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


BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
CHARGE INFORMATION FORM


DEFENDANT: ALEX AUTIERI DOB: 12-26-1988

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 583 GREEN VALLEY ROAD, PARAMUS, NEW JERSEY 07652

MARITAL STATUS: SINGLE

OCCUPATION: UNEMPLOYED

ARREST INFORMATION

DATE OF ARREST: FEBRUARY11, 2016

PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: PARAMUS, NEW JERSEY

AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE,
NARCOTIC TASK FORCE
PARAMUS 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 MARIJUANA, IN A QUANTITY OF FIVE (5) POUNDS OR MORE BUT LESS THAN TWENTY FIVE (25) POUNDS IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5A (1)/5B (10) - A CRIME OF THE SECOND DEGREE.

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

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

ARRAIGNMENT DATE: FEBRUARY 16, 2016

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

BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: $100,000.00 WITH NO TEN PERCENT (10%) OPTION

PRESENT STATUS: REMANDED TO THE BERGEN COUNTY JAIL IN LIEU OF BAIL.

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CHRISTOPHER CASSESE OF BERGENFIELD CHARGED WITH FRAUD AND THEFT 
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FROM: ACTING PROSECUTOR GURBIR S. GREWAL

Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced the arrest of CHRISTOPHER S. CASSESE, a 44 year old Bergenfield, New Jersey man, on insurance fraud and theft by deception related charges. The arrest came about as a result of an investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office (BCPO) White Collar Crimes Unit under the direction of Chief Carmen MARTINO and the United States Postal Service Office of the Inspector General (OIG).

In December of 2015, members of the BCPO White Collar Crimes Unit were informed by agents of the United States Postal Service, Office of the Inspector General that they were conducting an ongoing investigation into the activities of a United States Postal Service employee who worked out of the Bergenfield Post Office. The employee, who was identified as Christopher CASSESE, had been out of work on injury leave and had collected injury related compensation in an amount greater than $20,000. The OIG investigation revealed that Mr. CASSESE was working at his own pest control business, Semper Fi Pest Control LLC, while out on injury leave.

As a result of an investigation conducted by members of the BCPO, White Collar Crimes Unit and the OIG it was determined that Mr. CASSESE did not disclose his side business to the US Postal Service or the US Department of Labor, which took over the responsibility of compensating him while he was out on injury leave. While on injury leave, Mr. CASSESE was required to complete and sign US Postal and Department of Labor forms on which there was a question directly related to his injury status and any outside work being performed during the leave. Mr. CASSESE completed more than ten of the forms indicating that he was not working in any other capacity while on leave. The labor performed in his role with Semper Fi Pest Control was also determined to be of a physical nature similar to the work conducted by Mr. CASSESE for the Post Office; work he claimed that he was physically unable to complete.

On February 11, 2016, Mr. CASSESE was served with the complaint which had been issued as a summons through the Bergen County Central Municipal Court.

Christopher CASSESE was charged with one count of violating N.J.S.A. 2C:21-4.6A, Insurance Fraud with Five or More Acts with a Benefit wrongfully obtained with a value greater than $1,000, a 2nd degree crime, and one count of violating N.J.S.A. 2C:20-4A, Theft by Deception, a 3rd degree crime. Mr. CASSESE was issued a summons and released. The first appearance in Bergen County Central Municipal Court has been scheduled for 1:30 p.m., on February 16, 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 and would like to thank the Postal Service for their assistance and cooperation.

BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT: Christopher S. Cassese DOB: 06/20/1971

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 26 West Church St., Apt. 3, Bergenfield, NJ 07621

MARITAL STATUS: Married

OCCUPATION: Mailman

ARREST INFORMATION

DATE OF ARREST: 02/11/2016

PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: 26 West Church St., Apt. 3, Bergenfield, NJ 07621

AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE
WHITE COLLAR CRIMES UNIT
UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL
BERGENFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS

ONE (1) COUNT OF INSURANCE FRAUD IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:21-4.6A, A 2ND DEGREE CRIME.

ONE (1) COUNT OF THEFT BY DECEPTION IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:20-4A, A 3rd DEGREE CRIME.

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

ARRAIGNMENT DATE: 02/16/2016, 1:30 P.M.

JUDGE: BERGEN COUNTY CENTRAL MUNICIPAL COURT

BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: N/A

PRESENT STATUS: RELEASED ON SUMMONS

CHRISTOPHER CASSESE


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ALVIN WHITE, JR. OF TEANECK CHARGED WITH DRUG DISTRIBUTION 
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FROM: ACTING BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR GURBIR S. GREWAL

Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced the arrest of ALVIN WHITE, JR. (DOB: 08/19/1989) of 137 Manhattan Avenue, Teaneck, New Jersey on drug distribution charges. 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 Englewood Police Department under the direction of Chief Lawrence SUFFERN and the Teaneck Police Department under the direction of Chief Robert A. CARNEY.

During the month of July 2015, Alvin WHITE, Jr. sold controlled dangerous substances, specifically marijuana, MDMA, and cocaine, to an undercover detective from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotic Task Force on three (3) occasions.

On February 10, 2016, members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotic Task Force arrested Alvin WHITE, Jr. without incident at his residence in Teaneck, New Jersey.

Alvin WHITE, Jr. was charged with one (1) count of violating N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5A (1)/5B (11) Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely Marijuana, in a Quantity of One (1) Ounce or More but Less Than Five (5) Pounds, a third degree crime; one (1) count of violating N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5A (1)/5B(3) – Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely MDMA, in a Quantity Less Than One-Half (1/2) Ounce, a third degree crime; and One (1) count of violating N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5A(1)/5B(3) – Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely Cocaine, in a Quantity Less Than One-Half (1/2) Ounce, a third degree crime.

Bail for Alvin WHITE, Jr. was set at $50,000.00 with no ten percent option by the Honorable Judge Louis J. Dinice, J.M.C. After being processed for arrest, Alvin WHITE, Jr. was remanded to the Bergen County Jail, pending a court date on February 11, 2016 at 1:30 PM at the Central Municipal Court in Hackensack, New Jersey.

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. Prosecutor Grewal would also like to thank the Englewood Police Department and Teaneck Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.

BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
CHARGE INFORMATION SHEET

DEFENDANT: ALVIN WHITE, JR. DOB: 08/19/1989

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 137 MANHATTAN AVENUE, TEANECK, NJ 07666

MARITAL STATUS: SINGLE

OCCUPATION: UNEMPLOYED

ARREST INFORMATION

DATE OF ARREST: FEBRUARY 10, 2016

PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: TEANECK, NEW JERSEY

AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE,
NARCOTIC TASK FORCE

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS

N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5A (1)/5B (11) – ONE (1) COUNT OF DISTRIBUTION OF MARIJUANA IN A QUANTITY OF ONE (1) OUNCE OR MORE, A CRIME OF THE THIRD DEGREE.

N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5A (1)/5B (3) – ONE (1) COUNT OF DISTRIBUTION OF MDMA IN A QUANTITY LESS THAN ONE-HALF (1/2) OUNCE, A CRIME OF THE THIRD DEGREE.

N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5A (1)/5B (3) – ONE (1) COUNT OF DISTRIBUTION OF COCAINE IN A QUANTITY LESS THAN ONE-HALF (1/2) OUNCE, A CRIME OF THE THIRD DEGREE.

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

ARRAIGNMENT DATE: FEBRUARY 11, 2016 @ 1:30 P.M.

JUDGE: HONORABLE LOUIS J. DINICE, J.M.C.
BAIL & CONDITIONS: $50,000.00 WITH NO TEN PERCENT OPTION

PRESENT STATUS: REMANDED TO BERGEN COUNTY JAIL IN LIEU OF BAIL.

ALVIN WHITE, JR.
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SHARA GOLDSTEIN OF RIVER EDGE CHARGED WITH CHILD ABUSE 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 SHARA R. GOLDSTEIN of 738 Bogert Road, River Edge, New Jersey (DOB: 8/16/1988) on charges of Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Child Abuse. The arrest is the result of joint investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office Special Victims Unit under the direction of Chief Carmen MARTINO and the Woodcliff Lake Police Department under the direction of Chief Anthony JANNICELLI.

On Tuesday, February 9, 2016, the Woodcliff Lake Police Department learned that in January 2016, the New Jersey Department of Children and Families, Institutional Abuse Investigation Unit was contacted regarding an allegation of children being abused by one of the teachers at KinderCare Learning Center located at 450 Chestnut Ridge Road in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey. An investigation was initiated by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Woodcliff Lake Police Department. During that investigation, it was revealed that Shara R. GOLDSTEIN, a teacher at KinderCare, was observed on numerous occasions during December 2015 mistreating several students, all under the age of two years, while they were in her care. The mistreatment included incidents of Shara R. GOLDSTEIN pushing children to the floor, throwing objects at children and dropping children. There were four (4) children identified as victims of mistreatment by Shara R. GOLDSTEIN.

Based on the investigation, on Wednesday, February 10, 2016, Shara R. GOLDSTIEN was arrested and charged with one (1) count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child and three (3) counts of Child Abuse. The Honorable Gary N. Wilcox, J.S.C. set bail at $50,000.00, no 10% percent option. Additionally, Ms. GOLDSTEIN is not to have contact with any of the victims or with any child under the age of five (5) as a condition of bail. Shara R. GOLDSTEIN was remanded to the Bergen County Jail in lieu of bail. She is scheduled to make her first appearance before Judge Harry D. Norton, Jr., J.M.C. of the Pascack Joint Municipal Court on February 17, 2016 at 4:00 PM.

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 Woodcliff Lake Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.

BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT: SHARA GOLDSTEIN DOB: 08/16/1988

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 738 BOGERT ROAD, RIVER EDGE, NEW JERSEY

MARITAL STATUS: SINGLE

OCCUPATION: STUDENT/UNEMPLOYED

ARREST INFORMATION

DATE OF ARREST: 02/10/2016

PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: WOODCLIFF LAKE POLICE DEPARMENT

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

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS

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

THREE (3) COUNTS OF CHILD ABUSE IN VIOLATION OF TITLE 9:6-3 – 4th DEGREE CRIME

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

ARRAIGNMENT DATE: 02/17/2016 @ 4:00 PM

JUDGE: HONORABLE HARRY D. NORTON, JR., J.M.C. – PASCACK JOINT
MUNICIPAL COURT
BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: $50,000.00, NO 10%, NO CONTACT WITH VICTIMS OR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF FIVE

PRESENT STATUS: REMANDED TO BERGEN COUNTY JAIL IN LIEU OF BAIL

SHARA GOLDSTEIN
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LUCIANO PADILLA OF MOONACHIE CHARGED IN ARMED ROBBERIES; ADDITIONAL CHARGES FILED FOR OTHERS 
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FROM: ACTING BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR GURBIR S. GREWAL

Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced today the arrest of LUCIANO PADILLA (DOB: 10-31-97) of 6 Adult Drive, Moonachie, New Jersey, and the filing of additional charges for the following previously arrested individuals: DAVID THOMAS, JR. (DOB: 03-29-94) of 60 South Main Street, Lodi, New Jersey and a 17-year-old juvenile male from Moonachie, New Jersey whose name is being withheld due to his age.

The arrests are the result of a several-months-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, Carlstadt Police Department, and Rutherford Police Department, Orange County Sheriff’s Office (FL) and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), and was the subject of a prior press release dated February 3, 2016.

The above-referenced arrests and additional complaints are in connection to an on-going investigation that marked the end of an armed robbery crime spree that was committed throughout Bergen County since 2014 and went unsolved until the earlier arrests on February 3, 2016 of six individuals. Today’s arrest and additional complaints bring the total number of suspects arrested to seven (7) and the total number of armed robberies and attempted armed robberies to thirteen (13). Included among these crimes was 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.

The result of the on-going investigation reveal that Luciano PADILLA was an accomplice of David THOMAS, Jr. and the 17-year-old juvenile male during the following three (3) armed robberies:

1. December 26, 2015 – Sunoco Gas Station, Carlstadt, New Jersey
2. January 4, 2016 – Linden Grocery, Hackensack, New Jersey (Attempted Armed Robbery) and
3. January 4, 2016 – Delta Gas Station, Carlstadt, New Jersey.

As previously announced, on January 21, 2016, THOMAS, JR. was charged with attempted murder, multiple counts of armed robbery, and multiple counts of attempted armed robbery. The ongoing investigation led to THOMAS, JR. being charged with committing the additional armed robbery of a Delta Gas Station in Carlstadt on January 4, 2016.

As previously announced, on January 21, 2016, the 17-year-old juvenile male was charged with attempted armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery and unlawful possession of a weapon (handgun). The ongoing investigation led to the 17- year-old juvenile male being charged with committing the armed robbery of the Sunoco Gas Station in Carlstadt on December 26, 2015, the attempted armed robbery of Linden Grocery in Hackensack on January 4, 2016 and the armed robbery of a Delta Gas Station in Carlstadt on January 4, 2016.

UPDATED LIST OF ARMED ROBBERIES

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

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

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

4. On May 12, 2014, David THOMAS, Jr. and Chaz 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, David THOMAS, Jr. and Chaz JOHNSON committed an armed robbery (9mm handgun) at the Delta Gas Station located in Garfield, NJ.

6. On June 9, 2014, David THOMAS, Jr. and Chaz 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, David THOMAS, Jr. and Jordyn MOSES committed an armed robbery (modified firearm) at the 7-Eleven located in Lodi, NJ.

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

9. On December 26, 2015, David THOMAS Jr., Luciano PADILLA, 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, David THOMAS, Jr., Luciano PADILLA, and the 17-year-old juvenile male attempted to commit an armed robbery (modified firearm) at Linden Grocery located in Hackensack, NJ.

11. On January 4, 2016, David THOMAS, Jr., Luciano PADILLA, and the 17-year-old juvenile male committed an armed robbery (modified firearm) at the Delta Gas Station located in Carlstadt, NJ.

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

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

At this time THOMAS, JR. and PADILLA are currently lodged in the Bergen County Jail pending the posting of bail. The 17-year-old juvenile male is in the Bergen County Juvenile Detention Center.

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 Bergen County 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: 2/10/16 12:00 PM

PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: BERGEN COUNTY JAIL, HACKENSACK, NJ

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS

N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1- ONE (1) COUNT OF ARMED ROBBERY, A CRIME OF THE FIRST DEGREE

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

ARRAIGNMENT DATE: 02/11/2016 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 ON PREVIOUS COMPLAINTS

DAVID THOMAS, JR.

BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT: LUCIANO PADILLA DOB: 10/31/1997

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 6 ADULT DRIVE, MOONACHIE, NJ 07074

MARITAL STATUS: SINGLE

OCCUPATION: UNEMPLOYED

ARREST INFORMATION

DATE & TIME OF ARREST: 02/10/2016 11:45 AM

PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: PARAMUS, NJ

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS

N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1 – TWO (2) COUNTS OF ARMED ROBBERY, A CRIME OF THE FIRST DEGREE.
N.J.S.A. 2C:5-1/2C:15-1 – ONE (1) COUNT OF ATTEMPTED ARMED ROBBERY, A CRIME OF THE SECOND DEGREE.

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

ARRAIGNMENT DATE: 02/11/2016 1:30 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

LUCIANO PADILLA
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LENIN ESCOBAR OF FORT LEE CHARGED WITH SEX ASSAULTS 
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FROM: ACTING BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR GURBIR S. GREWAL

Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced the arrest of LENIN ESCOBAR (DOB: 4/25/80) of 1612A Williams Street, Fort Lee, New Jersey on two (2) counts of Sexual Assault. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office Special Victims Unit under the direction of Chief Carmen MARTINO and the Fort Lee Police Department under the direction of Chief Keith BENDUL.

On Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at approximately 9:58 a.m., the Fort Lee Police Department received an emergency 911 telephone call from a woman who reported being sexually assaulted. Officers of the Fort Lee Police Department responded and encountered a man, later identified as Lenin ESCOBAR, and a female acquaintance, who advised the officers she was sexually assaulted by Lenin ESCOBAR. Lenin ESCOBAR was arrested by the Fort Lee Police Department and both parties were brought to the Fort Lee Police Department for further investigation. The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit was notified and a joint investigation ensued.

As a result of the investigation, Lenin ESCOBAR was charged with two (2) counts of Sexual Assault, in violation of 2C:14-2C(1). Bail for Mr. Escobar was set by the Honorable Gary N. Wilcox, J.S.C. at $200,000.00 with no ten percent option. As conditions of bail, Lenin Escobar must have no contact with the victim and must surrender his passport. Lenin ESCOBAR 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 Fort Lee Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.

BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT: LENIN ESCOBAR DOB: 04/25/80

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 1612A WILLIAMS STREET, FORT LEE, NJ

MARITAL STATUS: SINGLE

OCCUPATION: SELF EMPLOYED

ARREST INFORMATION

DATE OF ARREST: 02/09/2016

PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: FORT LEE POLICE DEPARTMENT

AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT
FORT LEE POLICE DEPARTMENT

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS

TWO (2) COUNTS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2C(1) - 2ND DEGREE CRIME

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

ARRAIGNMENT DATE: 02/09/2016 @ 10:00PM

JUDGE: HONORABLE JOHN DeSHEPLO, J.M.C. – FORT LEE, N.J.

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

PRESENT STATUS: REMANDED TO BERGEN COUNTY JAIL IN LIEU OF BAIL

LENIN ESCOBAR
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JOEL SCHWARTZ OF RIDGEWOOD CHARGED WITH DRUG 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 JOEL T. SCHWARTZ (DOB: 12/19/1990) of 463 Hunter Road, Ridgewood, 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 and the Ridgewood Police Department under the direction of Chief John WARD.

During the month of January in 2016, Joel T. SCHWARTZ was observed by law enforcement personnel selling suspected marijuana out of his residence in Ridgewood, New Jersey on more than one occasion. As a result of those observations, a search warrant was applied for and granted for Mr. SCHWARTZ’S residence.

On February 9, 2016, the aforementioned search warrant was executed by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotic Task Force. During a search of the residence, approximately one half (1/2) pound of suspected marijuana and $13,518.00 were located and seized. Joel T. SCHWARTZ was placed under arrest without incident at that time.

Joel T. SCHWARTZ was charged with one (1) count of violating N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5A (1)/5B(11) 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, a third degree crime. Mr. SCHWARTZ was released on his own recognizance, pending a court date on February 10, 2016 at 1:30 p.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 Ridgewood Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.

BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT: JOEL T. SCHWARTZ DOB: 12/19/1990

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 463 HUNTER ROAD, RIDGEWOOD, NEW JERSEY

MARITAL STATUS: SINGLE

OCCUPATION: RESTAURANT WORKER

ARREST INFORMATION

DATE OF ARREST: FEBRUARY 9, 2016

PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: RIDGEWOOD, NEW JERSEY

AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE NARCOTIC TASK FORCE
CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS

N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5A(1)/5B(11) – 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, A THIRD DEGREE CRIME

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

ARRAIGNMENT DATE: FEBRUARY 10, 2016 @ 1:30 p.m.

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

BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: RELEASED ON OWN RECOGNIZANCE

PRESENT STATUS: R.O.R.

JOEL SCHWARTZ
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MEMBERS OF ORGANIZED ID THEFT AND FRAUD RING ARRESTED 
TO: ALL NEWS MEDIA
FROM: ACTING BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR GURBIR S. GREWAL

Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced a series of arrests of an organized identity theft and fraud ring. The arrests are 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 and the Closter Police Department under the direction of Chief Dennis KAINE. The arrests, which were effected on February 5, 2016, were made by officers from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, the Closter Police Department and the New York City Police Department.

The arrests were based on an ongoing investigation which stemmed from an arrest made by the Closter Police Department in November 2015.

On November 17, 2015, members of the Closter Police Department arrested AIMEE GONZALEZ, a twenty-one year old, Bronx, New York woman, after she attempted to use a stolen identity to purchase iPhones at a local Verizon Wireless store. The follow-up investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office White Collar Crimes Unit and the Closter Police Detective Bureau uncovered evidence which indicated that Ms. GONZALEZ was a member of an organized identity theft ring which was in possession of numerous stolen identities and which was responsible for tens of thousands of dollars in fraudulent cellphone purchases. The purchases occurred using the stolen identities at stores in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

The co-conspirators identified during the course of this investigation were each charged with Conspiracy to Traffic in the Personal Identifying Information of Another (a violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:5-2 / N.J.S.A. 2C:21-17.3b(2), a second degree crime).

The individuals arrested on February 5, 2016 were:

AIMEE GONZALEZ (D.O.B. 2/24/1994) of Bronx, New York
FRANCISCO GONZALEZ (D.O.B. 11/9/1992) of Bronx, New York
CARMEN ANGLERO (D.O.B. 12/17/1971) of Bronx, New York.

During the course of the investigation the following individuals were identified as co-conspirators and were charged but are currently at large and wanted as fugitives:

CARLOS MONTERO (D.O.B. 9/19/1984) of Bronx, New York
EURY GARCIA SOSA (D.O.B. 1/24/1984) of Bronx, New York.

Each of the individuals identified played significant and varied roles in the criminal organization. The investigation to date has revealed the following: Aimee GONZALEZ and Carmen ANGLERO impersonated victims and completed the illicit purchases. Eury GARCIA SOSA drove the illicit buyers to and from the Verizon Stores and was complicit in the identity theft and purchases. Carlos MONTERO acted as an organizer and supplied the illicit buyers with the stolen identifications. Francisco GONZALEZ supplied the group with forged and fraudulent identification documents, including forged driver’s licenses and secondary forms of identification.

Aimee GONZALEZ and Francisco GONZALEZ were arrested in New York where they were charged as fugitives from justice and were lodged in local jails pending extradition hearings. Carmen ANGLERO is currently incarcerated in the Montgomery County Jail in Pennsylvania, where a copy of her warrant was submitted as a detainer.

Acting 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. Prosecutor Grewal would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of the officers, and their respective departments, who took part in this investigation and assisted with the arrests.

BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT: CARLOS MONTERO DOB: 09/19/1984

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 1140 ANDERSON AVE., APT. C3, BRONX, NEW YORK

MARITAL STATUS: SINGLE

OCCUPATION: UNEMPLOYED

ARREST INFORMATION

DATE OF ARREST: PENDING

PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: N/A

AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE, WHITE COLLAR CRIMES UNIT, CLOSTER POLICE DEPARMENT & THE NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT FINANCIAL CRIMES TASK FORCE

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS

ONE (1) COUNT OF CONSPIRACY TO TRAFFICKING PERSONAL INFORMATION BELONGING TO FIVE OR MORE PEOPLE WITH THE KNOWLEDGE THAT THE INFORMATION WAS BEING USED TO FACILIATE FRAUD IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:5-2A(1)/2C:21-17.3(B)2 – 2ND DEGREE CRIME

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

ARRAIGNMENT DATE: TBD

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

BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: N/A

PRESENT STATUS: ACTIVE WARRANT

CARLOS MONTERO - CURRENTLY AT LARGE

BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT: FRANCISCO GONZALEZ DOB: 11/09/1992

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 1006 GERAD AVE., APT. 9E, BRONX, NEW YORK

MARITAL STATUS: SINGLE

OCCUPATION: UNEMPLOYED

ARREST INFORMATION

DATE OF ARREST: FEBRUARY 5, 2016

PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: 1006 GERARD AVE., APT. 9E, BRONX, NEW YORK

AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE,
WHITE COLLAR CRIMES UNIT, CLOSTER POLICE DEPARMENT & THE NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT FINANCIAL CRIMES TASK FORCE

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS

ONE (1) COUNT OF CONSPIRACY TO TRAFFICKING PERSONAL INFORMATION BELONGING TO FIVE OR MORE PEOPLE WITH THE KNOWLEDGE THAT THE INFORMATION WAS BEING USED TO FACILIATE FRAUD IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:5-2A(1)/2C:21-17.3(B)2 – 2ND DEGREE CRIME

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

ARRAIGNMENT DATE: TBD

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

BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: N/A

PRESENT STATUS: CENTRAL BOOKING, NYC

FRANCISCO GONZALEZ

BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT: CARMEN ANGLERO DOB: 12/17/1971

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 1240 WALTON AVE., APT. 518, BRONX, NEW YORK

MARITAL STATUS: SINGLE

OCCUPATION: UNEMPLOYED

ARREST INFORMATION

DATE OF ARREST: FEBRUARY 5, 2016

PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: MONTGOMERY COUNTY JAIL, PENNSYLVANIA

AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE, WHITE COLLAR CRIMES UNIT, CLOSTER POLICE DEPARMENT & THE NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT FINANCIAL CRIMES TASK FORCE

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS

ONE (1) COUNT OF CONSPIRACY TO TRAFFICKING PERSONAL INFORMATION BELONGING TO FIVE OR MORE PEOPLE WITH THE KNOWLEDGE THAT THE INFORMATION WAS BEING USED TO FACILIATE FRAUD IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:5-2A(1)/2C:21-17.3(B)2 – 2ND DEGREE CRIME

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

ARRAIGNMENT DATE: TBD

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

BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: N/A

PRESENT STATUS: MONTGOMERY COUNTY JAIL, PENNSYLVANIA

CARMEN ANGLERO

BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT: EURY GARCIA SOSA DOB: 1/24/1984

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 1001 WOODYCREST AVE., APT. 8E, BRONX, NEW YORK

MARITAL STATUS: SINGLE

OCCUPATION: UNEMPLOYED

ARREST INFORMATION

DATE OF ARREST: PENDING

PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: N/A

AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE, WHITE COLLAR CRIMES UNIT, CLOSTER POLICE DEPARMENT & THE NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT FINANCIAL CRIMES TASK FORCE

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS

ONE (1) COUNT OF CONSPIRACY TO TRAFFICKING PERSONAL INFORMATION BELONGING TO FIVE OR MORE PEOPLE WITH THE KNOWLEDGE THAT THE INFORMATION WAS BEING USED TO FACILIATE FRAUD IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:5-2A(1)/2C:21-17.3(B)2 – 2ND DEGREE CRIME

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

ARRAIGNMENT DATE: TBD

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

BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: N/A

PRESENT STATUS: ACTIVE WARRANT


BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT: AIMEE GONZALEZ DOB: 2/24/1994

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 1035 WOODYCREST AVE., APT. 3C, BRONX, NEW YORK

MARITAL STATUS: SINGLE

OCCUPATION: UNEMPLOYED

ARREST INFORMATION

DATE OF ARREST: FEBRUARY 5, 2016

PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: 1035 WOODYCREST AVE., APT. 3C, BRONX, NEW YORK

AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE, WHITE COLLAR CRIMES UNIT, CLOSTER POLICE DEPARMENT & THE NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT FINANCIAL CRIMES TASK FORCE

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS

ONE (1) COUNT OF CONSPIRACY TO TRAFFICKING PERSONAL INFORMATION BELONGING TO FIVE OR MORE PEOPLE WITH THE KNOWLEDGE THAT THE INFORMATION WAS BEING USED TO FACILIATE FRAUD IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:5-2A(1)/2C:21-17.3(B)2 – 2ND DEGREE CRIME

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

ARRAIGNMENT DATE: TBD

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

BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: N/A

PRESENT STATUS: CENTRAL BOOKING, NYC

AIMEE GONZALEZ
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