MICHAEL GRAYSON OF BRONX, NY CHARGED WITH IDENTITY THEFT, THEFT BY DECEPTION AND CONSPIRACY 
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FROM: ACTING PROSECUTOR GURBIR S. GREWAL

Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced the arrest of MICHAEL M. GRAYSON, a 53-year-old Bronx, New York man, on identity theft, theft by deception and conspiracy charges. The arrest came about as a result of a cooperative investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office (BCPO) White Collar Crimes Unit under the direction of Chief Carmen MARTINO, the Cresskill Police Department under the direction of Chief Edward WRIXON and the Englewood Police Department under the direction of Chief Lawrence SUFFERN.

In March of 2016, members of the BCPO White Collar Crimes Unit were informed by detectives from the Cresskill Police Department that they were working on an investigation which involved an individual who had used a stolen identity to access and attempt to withdraw money from a victim’s bank account at a local branch of Capital One Bank. The suspect had fled the scene prior to the police response but a crime scene investigation conducted by the Cresskill Police Department and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Unit resulted in the lifting of latent fingerprints from a surface in the bank. Those fingerprints were submitted for comparison purposes and a possible suspect, Michael M. GRAYSON, was identified.

As a result of an investigation conducted by BCPO White Collar Crimes Unit, Cresskill Police and Englewood Police detectives, it was determined that Michael M. GRAYSON and other as-yet unidentified co-conspirators had stolen the victim’s identifying information and GRAYSON had assumed the victim’s identity for illicit purposes. On August 27, 2015, GRAYSON, who was in possession of a forged driver’s license with the victim’s information and his picture, first went to the Capital One branch in Englewood, New Jersey where he successfully accessed and withdrew $9,000 from the victim’s account. GRAYSON then went to the Capital One branch in Cresskill and attempted but failed to make a second withdrawal.

On May 2, 2016, a Bergen County Central Municipal Court warrant was issued for the arrest of Michael M. Grayson. On that same date, the warrant was submitted to the Westchester County (NY) Jail where GRAYSON was lodged on unrelated charges. This is an ongoing investigation.

Michael M. GRAYSON was charged with one count each of violating N.J.S.A. 2C:20-4a, Theft by Deception, a 3rd degree crime, N.J.S.A. 2C:5-1a(1) / 2C:20-4a, Attempt to Commit Theft by Deception, N.J.S.A. 2C:5-2a(1) / 2C:21-2.1b, Conspiracy to Create False Government Documents with the Intent to Facilitate Criminal Activity, a 2nd degree crime, and N.J.S.A. 2C:21-17a(1), Identity Theft, a 3rd degree crime. The warrant was served as a detainer on Michael M. GRAYSON at the Westchester County Jail in New York.

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.

BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT: Michael M. Grayson DOB: 12/02/1962

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 2028 Washington Avenue, Apt. 6B, Bronx, NY 19457

MARITAL STATUS: Married

OCCUPATION: Unemployed

ARREST INFORMATION

DATE OF ARREST: 05/02/16

PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: Complaint submitted to Westchester County Jail where

he is being detained due to NY charges.

AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE
WHITE COLLAR CRIMES UNIT

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS
ONE (1) COUNT OF THEFT BY DECEPTION IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:20-4A, A CRIME OF THE 3RD DEGREE.

ONE (1) COUNT OF ATTEMPT TO COMMIT THEFT BY DECEPTION IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:5-1a(1)/2C:20-4A, A CRIME OF THE 3RD DEGREE.

ONE (1) COUNT OF CONSPIRACY TO CREATE FALSE GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS WITH THE INTENT TO FACILITATE CRIMINAL ACTIVITY IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:5-2a(1) / 2C:21-2.1b, A CRIME OF THE 2ND DEGREE

ONE (1) COUNT OF IDENTITY THEFT IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:21-17A(1), A CRIME OF THE 3RD DEGREE

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

ARRAIGNMENT DATE: N/A; DETAINER PLACED ON GRAYSON
FOR EXTRADITION

JUDGE: HON. JASON T. SHAFRON, BERGEN COUNTY
CENTRAL MUNICIPAL COURT

BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: NO BAIL SET

PRESENT STATUS: INCARCERATED

MICHAEL GRAYSON
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YAIR PAZ-PINEDA OF CRESSKILL ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGE 
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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 
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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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