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For Immediate Release: November 22, 2023 Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of DELFINO SIMON-ROCA (DOB: 10/13/1967; married; construction worker) of Cliffside Park, NJ, on charges of sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child.  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 Cliffside Park Police Department under the direction of Chief Marc Marano. On Tuesday, October 24, 2023, the Division of Child Protection and Permanency contacted the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit regarding the alleged sexual assault of a juvenile.  An investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Cliffside Park Police Department revealed that DELFINO SIMON-ROCA sexually assaulted a child in Cliffside Park, NJ on three occasions.  As a result of the investigation, on Tuesday, November 21, 2023, DELFINO SIMON-ROCA was arrested in Cliffside Park, NJ…

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For Immediate Release: November 22, 2023 Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of JOSEPH HICKS (DOB: 9/03/1993; single; security officer) of Englewood, NJ on charges of aggravated sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child.  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 Chief Thomas Greeley. On Tuesday, November 14, 2023, the Englewood Police Department contacted the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit regarding the alleged sexual assault of a juvenile.  An investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Englewood Police Department revealed that JOSEPH HICKS sexually assaulted a child between the ages of 13 and 16 years old in Englewood, NJ while in a supervisory role. As a result of the investigation, on Monday, November 20, 2023, JOSEPH HICKS was…

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Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announces the following information: The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Bogota Police Department are investigating a fatal fire that occurred at 320 River Road, Bogota, NJ on Saturday, November 18, 2023. At approximately 5:59 a.m., the Bogota Police Department received a report of a fire at 320 River Road. Police officers responded along with the Bogota Fire Department and neighboring fire departments. First responders located an unconscious male victim inside the residence, who was later pronounced deceased at Hackensack University Medical Center. A female victim escaped from the residence prior to the arrival of police and fire personnel. She was evaluated on scene by emergency medical services and declined transport to a hospital.  An investigation is being conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love and the Bogota Police Department under the direction of Chief Daniel Maye. No additional information is available at this time. …

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For Immediate Release: November 17, 2023 Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of JUAN ORTIZ-AVENDANO (DOB: 09/26/1980; married; unemployed) of Englewood, NJ, on charges of aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault by contact, and endangering the welfare of a child. 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 Englewood Police Department under the direction of Chief Thomas Greeley. On Tuesday, November 14, 2023, the Englewood Police Department contacted the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit regarding the alleged sexual assault of a juvenile. An investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Englewood Police Department revealed that JUAN ORTIZ-AVENDANO sexually assaulted a child under the age of 13 in Englewood, NJ on one occasion. As a result of the investigation, on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, JUAN ORTIZ-AVENDANO was arrested in Paramus,…

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For Immediate Release: November 17, 2023 Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of YABNIEL MARTINEZ LEBRON (DOB: 01/08/2003; single; stock clerk) of Saddle Brook, NJ, on charges of aggravated sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a child, and aggravated criminal sexual contact. 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 Saddle Brook Police Department under the direction of Officer in Charge Captain John Zotollo. On Thursday, November 17, 2023, the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (“DCPP”) contacted the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit regarding the alleged sexual assault of a juvenile. An investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Saddle Brook Police Department revealed that YABNIEL MARTINEZ LEBRON sexually assaulted a child in Saddle Brook, NJ on one occasion. As a result of the ongoing investigation, on…

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For Immediate Release: November 16, 2023 Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of RANDY S. McMASTER (DOB: 6/17/1981; single; unemployed) of 21 Waterfall Court, Bloomingdale, NJ.  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 Oakland Police Department under the direction of Chief Keith Sanzari. On Thursday, October 19, 2023, at approximately 3:15 p.m., the Oakland Police Department received a 911 call reporting a fire at the Optimum store located at 40 Potash Road, Oakland, NJ.  Responding officers observed two Optimum service vans with smoke and fire damage.  Both vehicles were in the rear of the parking lot, and the fire had been suppressed prior to the arrival of the Oakland Police and Fire Departments.  An investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Oakland Police Department…

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For Immediate Release: November 14, 2023 Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of CRISTOPHER PACHECO-ROSARIO (DOB: 08/27/2004; single; unemployed) of 46 Brookdale Gardens, Bloomfield, NJ, on charges of armed robbery, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, being a certain person not to possess a weapon, and aggravated assault by pointing a firearm. The arrest is the result of a joint investigation 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 the Wallington Police Department under the direction of Chief Shawn Kudlacik. On Tuesday, October 24, 2023, at approximately 6:25 p.m., the Wallington Police Department received a report of an armed robbery that occurred at Samuel Nelkin County Park in Wallington, NJ. Five juvenile victims arranged to purchase a bicycle from Facebook Marketplace and were…

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Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announces the following information: The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Fort Lee Police Department are investigating two suspected overdose deaths that occurred at the Skyview Motel on Bergen Boulevard in Fort Lee, on Tuesday, November 14, 2023. At approximately 1:41 p.m., the Fort Lee Police Department responded to a rented room at the Skyview Motel for a possible medical call. Responding officers from the Fort Lee Police Department encountered five individuals who were in and out of consciousness and experiencing symptoms consistent with an overdose. The officers rendered medical assistance, including the deployment of Naloxone. Two individuals were later pronounced deceased, and the other three were transported to a local hospital. The victims’ names are being withheld pending notification of next of kin. An investigation is being conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love and the Fort…

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For Immediate Release: November 12, 2023 Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of OMAR RIOS (DOB: 12/26/1978; single; unemployed) of 510 Franklin Avenue Apartment 15, Nutley, NJ, for possession with the intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance, maintaining a controlled dangerous substance production facility, and money laundering. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love. On November 9, 2023, during a narcotics investigation, detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotic Task Force executed a search warrant at 510 Franklin Avenue, Apartment 15, Nutley, NJ, the residence of OMAR RIOS. Detectives found more than 800 grams of cocaine, $58,070 in suspected drug sale proceeds, cutting agents, packaging material, and a hydraulic press used to compress cocaine for packaging. Search warrants were also executed at 94 Bloomfield Avenue in Nutley and a detached garage…

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For Immediate Release: November 8, 2023   Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of THERESA A. GREMILLOT (DOB: 11/29/1965; married; unemployed) of 140 Evans Place, Saddle Brook, NJ on a charge of theft.  The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love. In July 2023, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Financial Crimes Unit received information pertaining to a theft of funds from a local worker’s union based in Bergen County.  An investigation revealed that between January 1, 2019 and July 1, 2023, the union’s office manager, THERESA GREMILLOT, conducted approximately 3,000 unauthorized debits from the union’s operating accounts for her own personal gain.  The total diversion of funds exceeds $1.7 million. On November 8, 2023, THERESA GREMILLOT was charged with second-degree theft, N.J.S.A. 2C:20-3(a).  GREMILLOT was remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending her…

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