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For Immediate Release: July 30, 2021 Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of JOSE M. RIVERA MES (DOB: 12/30/1991; single; bus company employee) of 45 East Brinkerhoff Avenue, Apartment 7, Palisades Park, NJ, on charges of murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and unlawful possession of a weapon. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love and the Palisades Park Police Department under the direction of Officer in Charge Captain Shawn Lee. On Monday, July 26, 2021, at approximately 7:11 p.m. the Palisades Park Police Department responded to a stabbing in an open area adjacent to 201 Roosevelt Avenue, Palisades Park, NJ. The victim, 37-year-old Danilo Gonzalez-Flores of Palisades Park, was transported to Hackensack University Medical Center in critical condition and later died as a result of…

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For Immediate Release: July 23, 2021 Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrests of MONICA PETERS-GORE (DOB: 8/19/1968; single; unemployed) of 74 Stuyvesant Road, Teaneck, NJ and GARY L. WILLIAMS (DOB: 10/27/1982; single; unemployed) of 122 Humphrey Street, Apt 1, Englewood, NJ on charges of robbery and unlawful weapon possession. These arrests are the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love and the Englewood Police Department. On Thursday, July 15, 2021, at approximately 3:50 a.m., a robbery occurred at a convenience store located at 476 Grand Avenue, Englewood, NJ. Video surveillance revealed that two individuals entered the store, and one of them forced the lone employee to the ground at knifepoint while the other removed several cartons of cigarettes. Both actors then fled the store in an unknown direction. An investigation conducted by…

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For Immediate Release: July 23, 2021 Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of JOUMANA M. DANOUN (DOB: 12/02/1999; married; unemployed) of 367 Knickerbocker Avenue, Paterson, NJ on charges of conspiracy to commit kidnapping, witness tampering, and bribery. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love. In March 2021, members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Fort Lee Police Department began a joint investigation into a kidnapping and assault that occurred in Fort Lee. The investigation revealed that JEBARA IGBARA, who is also known as JAY MANZINI, coordinated a plan and conspired with ISHIMEER ALLEN, ALAZIZ DALMIDA, and RAMI ALJIBAWI to kidnap and assault the victim. The victim was physically assaulted, threatened with a machete, and whipped with a cord-like object. IGBARA, ALLEN, DALMIDA, and ALJIBAWI were arrested…

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For Immediate Release: July 19, 2021 Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of WILLY MANN (DOB: 6/20/1995; single; supermarket employee) of 72 Newman Street, Apartment C1, Hackensack, New Jersey on charges of attempted murder and unlawful possession of a weapon. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love, the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office under the direction of Sheriff Anthony Cureton, and Hackensack Police Department under the direction of Officer in Charge Captain Darrin DeWitt. On Sunday, July 11, 2021 at approximately 10:33 p.m., the Hackensack Police Department responded to a 9-1-1 call in which the caller reported shots being fired. Responding officers found a 28-year-old male victim with multiple gunshot wounds in the area of 27 Newman Street. He was transported to Hackensack University Medical Center where he is being…

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For Immediate Release: July 19, 2021 Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of KENNETH MACPHERSON (DOB: 8/01/1962; divorced; contractor) of 7 Sweeney Court, Montvale, New Jersey on sexual assault and child endangerment charges. The arrest was the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love and the Montvale Police Department under the direction of Chief Joseph Sanfilippo. On Tuesday, July 7, 2020, the Montvale Police Department contacted the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit regarding an allegation of a sexual assault of a minor by KENNETH MACPHERSON. An investigation was initiated by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Montvale Police Department. During the investigation, it was learned that MACPHERSON sexually assaulted the minor at a residence in Montvale, New Jersey in the past. An additional minor victim was identified who also was…

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