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For Immediate Release: February 18, 2022 Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of JUAN C. RODRIGUEZ (DOB: 11/25/1980; divorced; mechanic) of 100 Second Street, Apartment LL5, Hackensack, NJ on child pornography charges. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love. On Thursday, February 17, 2022, members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit executed a search warrant at the residence of JUAN C. RODRIGUEZ during the course of a months-long Internet child pornography investigation. The investigation revealed that RODRIGUEZ used the Internet to view, download, and possess approximately 5,515 digital files depicting nude and/or sexually explicit prepubescent children. In addition, the investigation revealed that RODRIGUEZ also shared such files on the Internet. As a result of the investigation, JUAN C. RODRIGUEZ was arrested on Thursday, February 17, 2022 in Paramus, NJ and…

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For Immediate Release: February 18, 2022 Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of FERNANDA YOUNG (DOB:11/23/1988; single; unemployed) of 3010 Brook Street, Oakland, California on drug offenses. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love. On February 17, 2022, an investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force revealed that FERNANDA YOUNG was transporting bulk shipments of marijuana through Bergen County. During this investigation, a search was conducted on a U-Haul rental truck in Carlstadt, NJ. The search revealed packages of marijuana with a total weight of 236 pounds, along with crystal methamphetamine and fentanyl. YOUNG was arrested at the scene of the search. FERNANDA YOUNG was charged with first-degree possession of marijuana over 25 lbs. with the intent to distribute, N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5b(10)a; third-degree possession of methamphetamine, N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10a(1); and third-degree possession…

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For Immediate Release: February 16, 2022 Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of JOHN YOUNG (DOB: 2/13/1989; married; auto parts store employee) of 227 Fourth Street, Apartment 4, Englewood, NJ on gun possession and arson charges. 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 Englewood Police Department under the direction of Officer in Charge Deputy Chief Thomas Greeley. On Tuesday, February 16, 2022 at approximately 9:14 PM, the Englewood Police Department received a 9-1-1 call regarding an SUV on fire. Englewood Police and Fire personnel arrived on scene and suppressed the fully involved vehicle fire. The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit Arson Task Force was requested to respond and an investigation ensued. An investigation conducted by detectives from the Englewood Police Department and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office revealed that…

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For Immediate Release: February 16, 2022 Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of JOHN RAMIREZ (DOB: 11/22/1990; married; unemployed) of Englewood, NJ on sexual assault and child endangerment charges. 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 Englewood Police Department under the direction of Officer-in-Charge Deputy Chief Thomas Greeley. On Tuesday, February 15, 2022, the Englewood Police Department contacted the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit regarding the alleged sexual assault of a child. An investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Englewood Police Department revealed that JOHN RAMIREZ sexually assaulted the child, who was younger than 16 years old, in Englewood, NJ on more than one occasion. As a result of the investigation, on Wednesday, February 16, 2022, JOHN RAMIREZ was arrested in Paramus, NJ and charged with…

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For Immediate Release: February 16, 2022 Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced today the arrest of BIRMANIA “NANCY” RINCON (DOB: 3/15/1959; single; unemployed), formerly of 275 Farrant Terrace, Teaneck, NJ, on charges relating to a human trafficking and prostitution ring. In November 2020, members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Investigations Squad initiated an investigation, dubbed “Operation Hope in Darkness”, into a human trafficking, prostitution, and money laundering organization operating throughout Bergen County, in northern New Jersey, and in New York. The investigation revealed that several individuals were trafficking women throughout Bergen, Hudson, Middlesex, and Passaic Counties, and in Rockland County and Queens County, New York for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex acts. As a result of the investigation, BIRMANIA RINCON was identified as one of the primary leaders of a criminal enterprise engaged in money laundering and prostitution offenses since at least 2015. This criminal enterprise…

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For Immediate Release: February 16, 2022 Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of DANIELLA ALIAGA (DOB: 3/06/1997; single; warehouse worker) of 20 West Church Street, Apartment 3, Bergenfield, NJ on arson charges. 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 Fair Lawn Police Department under the direction of Chief Glen Cauwels. On Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at approximately 5:25 a.m., the Fair Lawn Police Department received a call regarding a vehicle fire at 12-65 Western Drive, Fair Lawn, NJ. Members of the Fair Lawn Police Department responded and discovered that the fire had already been extinguished. In the gas cap of the vehicle was a cotton rag that appeared as if it had been lit on fire, and the tires of two of the owner’s vehicles were slashed. The Bergen County Prosecutor’s…

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For Immediate Release: February 15, 2022 Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of FRANCISCO BARRERA-CAPISTRAN (DOB: 10/04/1985; married; contractor) of Homasassa, FL on aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault by contact and endangering the welfare of a child charges. 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 Hackensack Police Department under the direction of Officer in Charge Captain Darrin DeWitt. On Monday, January 17, 2022, the Hackensack Police Department contacted the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit regarding the alleged sexual assault of two children. An investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Hackensack Police Department revealed that FRANCISCO BARRERA-CAPISTRAN sexually assaulted the children, who were both younger than 13 years old, in Hackensack and Westwood, NJ. As a result of the investigation, on Monday, February 14, 2022, FRANCISCO BARRERA-CAPISTRAN…

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For Immediate Release: February 15, 2022 Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of ELIDA OFELIA MEDINA-RAMOS (DOB: 5/09/1948; single; waitress) of 1 East Harriet Avenue, Apartment 7, Palisades Park, NJ on charges of aggravated manslaughter, unauthorized practice of medicine and child endangerment, and ENMA MEDINA (DOB: 12/10/1983; married; unemployed) of 208A Commercial Avenue, Palisades Park, NJ on a child endangerment charge. The arrests are the result of an investigation 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 Sean Lee. On Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at approximately 8:30 a.m., the Palisades Park Police Department responded to a 9-1-1 call reporting an eleven-month- old child having a medical episode. Responding officers found the child unconscious and not breathing. The child was transported by ambulance to Hackensack University Medical Center where she was…

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For Immediate Release:                                       February 11, 2022                                       Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of JOHN S. BUCCI (DOB: 6/23/1982; married; employed as service account manager) of 24 Seminole Avenue, Dumont, NJ on child pornography charges. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love. On Friday, February 11, 2022, members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit executed a search warrant at the residence of JOHN S. BUCCI during the course of an Internet child pornography investigation.  The investigation revealed that BUCCI used the Internet to view, download, possess and distribute digital files depicting nude and/or sexually explicit prepubescent children. As a result of the investigation, JOHN S. BUCCI was arrested on Friday, February 11, 2022 in Paramus, NJ and charged with second-degree distribution of child pornography, N.J.S.A 2C:24-4b.(5)(a)(i); and third-degree possession of…

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For Immediate Release: February 10, 2022 Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of ISAIAH T. KNIGHT (DOB: 8/30/2000; single; cashier) of 233 28th Street, Fair Lawn, NJ on child pornography charges. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love. On Tuesday, February 8, 2022, members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit identified ISAIAH T. KNIGHT during an ongoing Internet child pornography investigation. The investigation revealed that KNIGHT used the Internet to view, download, and possess approximately 100 files depicting nude and/or sexually explicit prepubescent and pubescent children. In addition, it was determined that KNIGHT distributed digital files of child pornography on the Internet. As a result of the investigation, KNIGHT was arrested on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 in Paramus, NJ and charged with second-degree distribution of child pornography, N.J.S.A 2C:24-4b.(5)(a)(i); and…

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