JEFFREY LOPEZ OF PALISADES PARK ARRESTED FOR AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ASSAULT 
TO: ALL NEWS MEDIA
FROM: PROSECUTOR JOHN L. MOLINELLI

Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli announced the arrest of JEFFREY LOPEZ (DOB: 11/03/1993) of 465 Broad Avenue, Apt.B2, Palisades Park, New Jersey on charges of Aggravated Sexual Assault and 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 Palisades Park Police Department under the direction of Chief Benjamin RAMOS.

On June 29, 2015, members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and the Palisades Park Police Department arrested Jeffrey LOPEZ after learning that he forcibly engaged in inappropriate sexual activity with a twenty one (21) year old female who was physically unable to consent to that activity. The Palisades Park Police Department learned of what had occurred between Mr. LOPEZ and the victim and notified the Special Victims Unit and the ensuing investigation resulted in the arrest of Mr. LOPEZ.

Jeffrey LOPEZ was charged with one (1) count each of Aggravated Sexual Assault and Sexual Assault. Bail for Mr. LOPEZ was set by the Honorable Susan J. Steele, P.J.S.C., at $250,000.00 with no ten percent option, no contact with the victim and the surrender of his passport as a condition of bail. He was remanded to the Bergen County Jail in lieu of bail.

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 Palisades Park Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.

BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT: JEFFREY LOPEZ
DOB: 11/03/1993
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 465 BROAD AVENUE, APT.B2, PALISADES PARK, NJ
MARITAL STATUS: SINGLE
OCCUPATION: WAITER

ARREST INFORMATION
DATE OF ARREST: 06/29/2015
PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: PALISADES PARK POLICE DEPARTMENT
AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT AND PALISADES 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 SEXUAL ASSAULT IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2C(1)-2ND DEGREE CRIME

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION
ARRAIGNMENT DATE: 07/30/2015
JUDGE: HONORABLE JOSEPH ROTOLO, J.M.C.
BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: $250,000.00 NO 10%, NO CONTACT WITH THE VICTIM, SURRENDER PASSPORT
PRESENT STATUS: REMANDED TO BERGEN COUNTY JAIL IN LIEU OF BAIL


JEFFREY LOPEZ




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JONATHAN FIGUEROA CHARGED WITH MULTIPLE WHITE COLLAR CRIMES 
TO: ALL NEWS MEDIA
FROM: PROSECUTOR JOHN L. MOLINELLI

Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli announced the arrests of JONATHAN FIGUEROA (DOB: 01/30/1988) of 206 Belvidere Avenue, Jersey City, NJ. Mr. FIGUEROA was charged with Theft by Deception, Fraudulent Use of Items Containing Personal Identifying Information of Another, Impersonation, Uttering a Forged Document, and Conspiracy. Mr. FIGUEROA’s arrest followed the arrests of Aixa RIVERA (DOB: 08/23/1966) of 320 Jackson St., Apt. 165, Hoboken, NJ and Lourdes OLIVERA (DOB: 01/02/1977) of 40 Ward St., Waterbury, CT on March 13, 2015. Ms. RIVERA had been charged with Theft by Deception, Impersonation and Uttering a Forged Document and Ms. OLIVERA had been charged with Fraudulent Use of Items Containing Personal Identifying Information of Another, Impersonation, Theft by Deception, and Uttering a Forged Document. Mr. FIGUEROA’s arrest is 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, Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Francis CIOFFI, Hudson County Sheriff’s Office under the direction of Sheriff Frank SCHILLARI, and Jersey City Police Department under the direction of Chief Philip ZACCHE.

On June 27, 2015, members of the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jonathan FIGUEROA based upon an active warrant stemming from the Bergen County investigation. Spanning 16 months, the investigation included allegations of Theft by Deception, Fraudulent Use of Items Containing Personal Identifying Information of Another, Impersonation, Uttering a Forged Document and Conspiracy. These allegations had been brought to the attention of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office by JP Morgan Chase & Co. and later by Wells Fargo Bank. The investigation into the allegations revealed that Mr. FIGUEROA recruited Ms. RIVERA and Ms. OLIVERA to work for him in account takeover schemes at various JP Morgan Chase & Co. and Wells Fargo Bank branches throughout New York and New Jersey. Ms. RIVERA and Ms. OLIVERA were provided with multiple, different, fake identification documents (i.e. driver’s licenses) which they uttered at various banks in the area to make illegal withdrawals from victims’ bank accounts. Each of the fake identification documents they presented to the bank tellers corresponded to real account holders at each of the banks. According to JP Morgan Chase & Co. and Wells Fargo Bank, the combined loss attributable to the arrested subjects was more than $200,000.00.

Mr. FIGUEROA was charged with one (1) count each of Theft by Deception, Fraudulent Use of Items Containing Personal Identifying Information of Another, Impersonation, Uttering a Forged Document and Conspiracy.

Bail for Mr. FIGUEROA was set at $75,000.00 with no 10% option by the Honorable Louis J. Dinice, J.M.C. He was remanded to the Bergen County Jail in lieu of bail.

Prosecutor Molinelli states that these charges are merely accusations and that the defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, and would also like to thank the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office, Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office and Jersey City Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.

BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT: JONATHAN FIGUEROA
DOB: 01/30/1988
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 206 BELVIDERE AVENUE, JERSEY CITY, NJ
MARITAL STATUS: UNKNOWN
OCCUPATION: UNKNOWN

ARREST INFORMATION
DATE OF ARREST: 06/27/2015
PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: JERSEY CITY
AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: HUDSON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS

ONE (1) COUNT OF THEFT BY DECEPTION IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4A -2ND DEGREE CRIME

ONE (1) COUNT OF FRAUDULENT USE OF ITEMS CONTAINING PERSONAL IDENTIFYING INFORMATION OF ANOTHER IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:17.3(B)2 – 2ND DEGREE CRIME

ONE (1) COUNT OF IMPERSONATION IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:21-17A(1) -2ND DEGREE CRIME

ONE (1) COUNT OF UTTERING A FORGED DOCUMENT IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:21-1A(3) – 3RD DEGREE CRIME

ONE (1) COUNT OF CONSPIRACY (THEFT BY DECEPTION) IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:5-2A / 2C:20-4A – 2ND DEGREE CRIME

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION
ARRAIGNMENT DATE: JUNE 30, 2015 TIME TO BE DETERMINED
JUDGE: HONORABLE LOUIS J. DINICE, J.M.C.
BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: $75,000.00 NO 10%
PRESENT STATUS: REMANDED TO BERGEN COUNTY JAIL IN LIEU OF BAIL


JONATHAN FIGUEROA
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EDWIN HERNANDEZ, PAULINO VELA-GARZA AND SALVADOR MORENO-RODRIGUEZ ARRESTED ON NARCOTICS CHARGES 
TO: ALL NEWS MEDIA
FROM: PROSECUTOR JOHN L. MOLINELLI

Bergen County Prosecutor John L. MOLINELLI announced the arrest of EDWIN HERNANDEZ (DOB: 03/02/1990) of 165 Suffolk Street, 5B, New York, NY, PAULINO VELA-GARZA (DOB: 10/23/1964) of 4902 Marsella Drive, Laredo, Texas and SALVADOR MORENO-RODRIGUEZ (DOB: 01/26/1985) of 4706 De Simone Ct, Laredo, Texas on drug distribution charges. The arrests are 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 Office under the direction of Sheriff Michael SAUDINO and the Hackensack Police Department under the direction of Director Michael MORDAGA.

On June 25, 2015, members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotic Task Force, with the assistance of officers from the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office and the Hackensack Police Department, conducted an operation that resulted in the arrest of three (3) individuals and the seizure of one (1) kilogram of raw Heroin. This investigation began several weeks ago with telephonic negotiations between undercover personnel and an individual named “EDDY” (later identified as Edwin HERNANDEZ, DOB: 3/02/90 from Washington Heights, New York) for the purchase of a large quantity of raw Heroin.
On June 25, 2015, surveillance was conducted of a meeting with the aforementioned individuals at an apartment building in Hackensack, NJ to purchase the kilogram of raw Heroin in exchange for $62,000.00. The potential street value of the heroin is $350,000.00. Shortly after midnight, Edwin HERNANDEZ accompanied by Paulino VELA-GARZA and Salvador MORENO-RODRIGUEZ arrived in Hackensack, and during the meeting, police observed what the distribution taking place. At that time, detectives placed HERNANDEZ and VELA-GARZA under arrest without incident. However, as detectives were approaching MORENO-RODRIGUEZ, he fled on foot toward the rear of an adjacent apartment building. After a long foot chase, during which MORENO-RODRIGUEZ leapt over the wall of the building’s parking structure and landed approximately 20 feet below on the hood of a parked vehicle, MORENO-RODRIGUEZ was placed under arrest and transported to Hackensack University Medical Center where he was treated for minor injuries sustained during the flight and arrest.

Edwin A. HERNANDEZ was charged with One (1) Count of Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely Heroin, in a quantity of five ounces or more, a First Degree Crime. After being processed for arrest, HERNANDEZ was remanded to the Bergen County Jail in lieu of bail. Bail for HERNANDEZ was set by Honorable John J. Langan, J.S.C. at $200,000 with no ten percent cash option.

Paulino VELA-GARZA was charged with One (1) Count of Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely Heroin, in a quantity of five ounces or more, a First Degree Crime. VELA-GARZA was remanded to the Bergen County Jail in lieu of bail. Bail for VELA-GARZA was set by Honorable John J. Langan, J.S.C. at $200,000 with no ten percent cash option.

Salvador MORENO-RODRIGUEZ was charged with One (1) Count of Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely Heroin, in a quantity of five ounces or more, a First Degree Crime as well as One (1) Count Preventing a Law Enforcement Officer from Effecting an Arrest by Flight, a Fourth Degree Crime. MORENO-RODRIGUEZ was remanded to the Bergen County Jail in lieu of bail. Bail for MORENO-RODRIGUEZ was set by Honorable John J. Langan, J.S.C. at $250,000 with no ten percent cash option.

Prosecutor MOLINELLI states that these charges are merely accusations and that the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, and would also like to thank members of the Hackensack Police Department and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department for their assistance.

BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT: EDWIN A. HERNANDEZ
DOB: 03/02/1990
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 165 SUFFOLK STREET, 5B, NEW YORK, NY
MARITAL STATUS: SINGLE
OCCUPATION: N/A

ARREST INFORMATION
DATE & TIME OF ARREST: JUNE 26, 2015 @ 12:09AM
PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: HACKENSACK, NEW JERSEY

AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE NARCOTIC TASK FORCE, BERGEN COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT AND HACKENSACK POLICE DEPARTMENT

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS
N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5A (1)/5B (1) – ONE (1) COUNT OF POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE OF A CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE, NAMELY HEROIN, A FIRST DEGREE CRIME

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION
ARRAIGNMENT DATE: JUNE 29, 2015 @ 1:30 PM
BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: $200,000. NO 10% CASH OPTION
PRESENT STATUS: REMANDED TO BERGEN COUNTY JAIL IN LIEU OF BAIL


EDWIN HERNANDEZ

BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT: PAULINO VELA-GARZA
DOB: 10/23/1964
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 4902 MARSELLA DRIVE, LAREDO, TX
MARITAL STATUS: SINGLE
OCCUPATION: N/A

ARREST INFORMATION
DATE & TIME OF ARREST: JUNE 26, 2015 @ 12:09AM
PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: HACKENSACK, NEW JERSEY
AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE NARCOTIC TASK FORCE, BERGEN COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT AND HACKENSACK POLICE DEPARTMENT

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS
N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5A (1)/5B (1) – ONE (1) COUNT OF POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE OF A CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE, NAMELY HEROIN, A FIRST DEGREE CRIME

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION
ARRAIGNMENT DATE: JUNE 29, 2015 @ 1:30 PM
BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: $200,000. NO 10% CASH OPTION
PRESENT STATUS: REMANDED TO BERGEN COUNTY JAIL IN LIEU OF BAIL


PAULINO VELA-GARZA

BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT: SALVADOR M. RODRIGUEZ
DOB: 01/26/1985
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 4706 DE SIMONE CT, LAREDO, TX
MARITAL STATUS: SINGLE
OCCUPATION: N/A

ARREST INFORMATION
DATE & TIME OF ARREST: JUNE 26, 2015 @ 12:09AM
PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: HACKENSACK, NEW JERSEY
AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE NARCOTIC TASK FORCE, BERGEN COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT AND HACKENSACK POLICE DEPARTMENT

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS
N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5A (1)/5B (1) – ONE (1) COUNT OF POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE OF A CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE, NAMELY HEROIN, A FIRST DEGREE CRIME

N.J.S.A. 2C:29-2A (2) – ONE (1) COUNT OF PREVENT OR ATTEMPT TO PREVENT A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER FROM EFFECTING AN ARREST BY FLIGHT, A FOURTH DEGREE CRIME

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION
ARRAIGNMENT DATE: JUNE 29, 2015 @ 1:30 PM
BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: $250,000. NO 10% CASH OPTION
PRESENT STATUS: REMANDED TO BERGEN COUNTY JAIL IN LIEU OF BAIL


SALVADOR MORENO-RODRIGUEZ






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CAROLINE McCOURT OF RIVER EDGE CHARGED WITH ASSAULT BY AUTO, DWI AND OTHER MOTOR VEHICLE VIOLATIONS 
TO: ALL NEWS MEDIA
FROM: PROSECUTOR JOHN L. MOLINELLI
DATE: JUNE 30, 2015

Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli announced the arrest of 23 year old, CAROLINE MCCOURT of River Edge, New Jersey on Assault by Auto charges. 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 Chief Carmen MARTINO and the River Edge Police Department under the direction of Chief Thomas CARIDDI.

On Monday, June 29, 2015, at approximately 3:45 a.m., the River Edge Police Department received reports that a motor vehicle struck a tree on Coles Court in River Edge, New Jersey. Officers responding to the scene determined that Caroline MCCOURT, who was operating a 2010 Nissan Sentra, had left the roadway and struck a tree in front of a residence at 19 Coles Court. At the time of the collision, the vehicle was occupied by Ms. MCCOURT and her sisters, Michelle MCCOURT and Elizabeth MCCOURT, both 23 year old River Edge residents. As a result of injuries suffered during the collision, both Michelle and Elizabeth MCCOURT were transported to Hackensack University Medical Center where they were admitted for evaluation and treatment. Officers at the scene made observations that led them to believe that Caroline MCCOURT was driving while intoxicated.

During the cooperative investigation conducted by members of Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Fatal Accident Investigation Unit (FAIU) and the River Edge Police Department, it was determined that at approximately 3:45 a.m., on June 29, 2015, Caroline MCCOURT was driving northwest on Coles Court when she crossed into the oncoming traffic lane, mounted the curb and drove into a tree in front of the residence at 19 Coles Court. As a result of the collision, Michelle MCCOURT, a rear seat passenger, suffered serious bodily injury, and Elizabeth MCCOURT, a front seat passenger, suffered bodily injury.

Caroline MCCOURT was charged with two counts of violating N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1c2, Assault by Auto While Driving in Violation of R.S. 39:4-50 (DWI). Ms. MCCOURT was also issued summonses for motor vehicle violations including Driving while Intoxicated, Reckless Driving, Failure to Keep Right and Failure to Consent to the Taking of Breath Samples. The complaints were issued as summonses and, upon being served, Ms. MCCOURT was released pending her first appearance. Her first appearance in River Edge Municipal Court has been scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on July 7, 2015.

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 River Edge Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.

BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT: CAROLINE MCCOURT
DOB: 1/21/1992
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 46 EASTBROOK DRIVE, RIVER EDGE, NEW JERSEY
MARITAL STATUS: SINGLE
OCCUPATION:

ARREST INFORMATION
DATE OF ARREST: 6/29/2015
PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: RIVER EDGE, NEW JERSEY
AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE MAJOR CRIMES (FAIU) UNIT AND RIVER EDGE POLICE DEPARTMENT

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS
ONE (1) COUNT OF ASSUALT BY AUTO WHILE IN VIOLATION OF R.S. 39:4-50 IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1C2 – 3RD DEGREE CRIME

ONE (1) COUNT OF ASSUALT BY AUTO WHILE IN VIOLATION OF R.S. 39:4-50 IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1C2 – 4TH DEGREE CRIME

R.S. 39:4-50 DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED

R.S. 39:4-50.2 FAILURE TO CONSENT TO THE TAKING OF BREATH SAMPLES

R.S. 39:4-96 RECKLESS DRIVING

R.S. 39:4-82 FAILURE TO KEEP RIGHT

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION
ARRAIGNMENT DATE: 7/7/2015 6:00 PM
JUDGE: HONORABLE BRUCE SAFRO, J.M.C.
BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: SUMMONSES, R.O.R.
PRESENT STATUS: RELEASED PENDING FIRST APPEARANCE


CAROLINE MCCOURT
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DAVID CLARKE OF POUGHKEEPSIE ARRESTED FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT AND CHILD ENDANGERMENT 
TO: ALL NEWS MEDIA
FROM: PROSECUTOR JOHN L. MOLINELLI

Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli announced the arrest of DAVID J. CLARKE (DOB: 09/08/1987) of 599 Main Street, Apt.2E, Poughkeepsie, New York on charges of Sexual Assault and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. 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 Closter Police Department under the direction of Chief Dennis KAINE.

On June 25, 2015, members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and the Closter Police Department arrested David J. CLARKE after learning that he engaged in inappropriate sexual activity with a fifteen (15) year old female he met on a social media site. The Closter Police Department learned of the relationship between Mr. CLARKE and the victim and notified the Special Victims Unit and the ensuing investigation resulted in the arrest of Mr. CLARKE.

David J. CLARKE was charged with one (1) count each of Sexual Assault and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. He was remanded to the Dutchess County Jail pending an extradition hearing.

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 Closter Police Department and the Poughkeepsie Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.

BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT: DAVID J. CLARKE
DOB: 09/08/1987
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 599 MAIN STREET, APT.2E, POUGHKEEPSIE, NY
MARITAL STATUS: SINGLE
OCCUPATION: DELIVERY MAN

ARREST INFORMATION
DATE OF ARREST: 06/25/2015
PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: POUGHKEEPSIE, NY POLICE DEPARTMENT
AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST:BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR' OFFICE SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT AND THE CLOSTER POLICE DEPARTMENT

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS
ONE (1) COUNT OF SEXUAL ASSAULT IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2C(4)-2ND DEGREE CRIME

ONE (1) COUNT OF ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A CHILD IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4A-3RD DEGREE CRIME

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION
ARRAIGNMENT DATE: 07/21/2015
JUDGE: HONORABLE THOMAS BETANCOURT,J.M.C.
BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: TO BE SET
PRESENT STATUS: REMANDED TO DUTCHESS COUNTY JAIL PENDING EXTRADITION HEARING


DAVID CLARKE




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HECTOR PEREZ CHARGED WITH DRUG POSSESSION AND DISTRIBUTION 
TO: ALL NEWS MEDIA
FROM: PROSECUTOR JOHN L. MOLINELLI

Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli announced the arrest of HECTOR PEREZ (DOB: 08.05.1978) of 416 Market Street Paterson, New Jersey. 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 Paterson Police Department under the direction of Director Jerry SPEZIALE.

During the months of March and May 2015, Hector PEREZ sold suspected Marijuana to an undercover detective from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office. On June 22, 2015, members of the Bergen County Narcotic Task Force and the Paterson Police Department arrested PEREZ without incident at 416 Market Street in Paterson, New Jersey. Hector PEREZ was charged with two (2) counts of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5A(1)/5B(11) – Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely MARIJUANA, in a quantity of one ounce or more but less than five (5) pounds, a third degree crime. A consent search was subsequently conducted at the aforementioned residence, where officers recovered additional Marijuana and Xanax Pills. Hector PEREZ was additionally charged with N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10A(4)-Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely MARIJUANA, in a quantity less than once ounce, a Disorderly Persons Offense, and N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10.5-Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely XANAX PILLS, in a quantity less than one-half ounce, a Disorderly Persons Offense.

Hector PEREZ was subsequently processed for his arrest at the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office. He was released on his own recognizance pending a court date of June 23, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. at the Central Municipal Court in Hackensack, New Jersey.

Prosecutor Molinelli states these charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Prosecutor Molinelli would also like to thank the Paterson Police Department for their assistance.

BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT: HECTOR PEREZ DOB: 08/05/1978

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 416 MARKET STREET PATERSON, NJ

MARITAL STATUS: SINGLE

OCCUPATION: N/A

ARREST INFORMATION

DATE OF ARREST: 06/22/2015

PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: PATERSON, NJ

AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE PATERSON POLICE DEPARTMENT

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS

N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5A(1)/5B(11) - DISTRIBUTION OF A CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSSTANCE, NAMELY, MARIJUANA IN A QUANTITY OF ONE (1) OUNCE OR MORE BUT LESS THAN FIVE (5) POUNDS, (A THIRD DEGREE CRIME)

N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10A(4) - POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSSTANCE, NAMELY, MARIJUANA IN A QUANTITY LESS THAN ONE OUNCE, (A DISORDERLY PERSONS OFFENSE)

N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10.5 - POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSSTANCE, NAMELY, XANAX PILLS IN A QUANTITY LESS THAN ONE-HALF OUNCE, (A DISORDERLY PERSONS OFFENSE)

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

ARRAIGNMENT DATE: 06/23/2015 @ 1:30 p.m.

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

BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: R.O.R.

PRESENT STATUS: RO.R.

HECTOR PEREZ
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