Press Release


For Immediate Release:
March 6, 2023

Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of ALEXIS COTTRELL-NELSON (DOB: 5/19/1999; single; unemployed) of 190 West 54th Street, Bayonne, NJ on the charge of receiving stolen property. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love.

On March 3, 2023, detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotic Task Force conducted a traffic stop of a suspected stolen vehicle traveling through Bergen County and determined it was a “re-VIN” stolen vehicle. A VIN, or vehicle identification number, is one or more small plates affixed to all vehicles that provide a permanent identification of that automobile, regardless of ownership or license plates. The VIN affixed to this vehicle did not coincide with paperwork provided to detectives. Detectives were able to quickly confirm the vehicle was reported stolen from Miami, FL on September 25, 2022, and the driver of the stolen vehicle was identified as ALEXIS COTTRELL-NELSON.

As a result of the investigation, ALEXIS COTTRELL-NELSON was arrested at the scene on Friday, March 3, 2023 and charged with third-degree receiving stolen property, N.J.S.A. 2C:20-7a. COTTRELL-NELSON was released on her own recognizance pending a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack, NJ.

Prosecutor Musella states that the charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable