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For Immediate Release: December 27, 2023 Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of DONALD KUMAR DAVIS (DOB: 03/17/1990; single; strength and speed coach) of Nutley, NJ on charges of aggravated criminal sexual contact 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 Washington Township Police Department under the direction of Chief Richard Skinner. On Wednesday, December 13, 2023, the Washington Township 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 Washington Township Police Department revealed that DONALD KUMAR DAVIS sexually assaulted a child in Washington Township, NJ on two occasions and in Wyckoff, NJ on one occasion. As a result of the investigation, on Tuesday, December…

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For Immediate Release: December 27, 2023 Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of TAHA AZIZ (DOB: 1/24/1989; single; accountant) of 80 Broad Street, Bergenfield, NJ on a charge of possession with the intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love. On December 20, 2023, during a narcotics investigation, detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotic Task Force and United States Postal Inspection Service placed TAHA AZIZ under arrest after he claimed a package at the Bergenfield Post Office that contained approximately 120 grams of methamphetamine that was shipped to him from California. TAHA AZIZ had been under investigation for the distribution of methamphetamine throughout Bergen County in recent months. As a result of the investigation, TAHA AZIZ was arrested at the scene and charged with second-degree…

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For Immediate Release: December 20, 2023 Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of CESAR IXCOYPEREZ(DOB: 12/05/1988; married; car wash attendant) of Union City, NJ, on charges ofaggravated criminal sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child. The arrest isthe result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office underthe direction of Chief Jason Love and the Fairview Police Department under the directionof Chief Vincent Bellucci. On Monday, December 4, 2023, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office contactedthe Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit regarding the alleged sexualassault of a juvenile that had occurred within Bergen County. An investigation conductedby the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Fairview Police Department revealedthat CESAR IXCOY-PEREZ sexually assaulted a child in Fairview, NJ on two occasions. As a result of the investigation, on Tuesday, December 19, 2023, IXCOY-PEREZwas arrested in Paramus, NJ and charged with two counts of first-degree…

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For Immediate Release: December 20, 2023 Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of VICTORINO ROMERO (DOB: 6/14/1986; married; chef) of Teaneck, 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 Teaneck Police Department under the direction of Chief Andrew McGurr. On Tuesday, December 19, 2023, the Teaneck 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 Teaneck Police Department revealed that VICTORINO ROMERO had sexually assaulted the child in Teaneck, NJ. As a result of the investigation, VICTORINO ROMERO was arrested in Paramus, NJ and charged with two counts of first-degree aggravated sexual assault, N.J.S.A.

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For Immediate Release: December 18, 2023 Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of HECTOR TANGAMASI-SHIQUE (DOB:08/26/1992; married; car wash attendant) of Hackensack, NJ on charges of aggravated sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual contact, 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 Hackensack Police Department under the direction of Officer in Charge Captain Michael Antista. On Friday, December 15, 2023, the Hackensack 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 Hackensack Police Department revealed that HECTOR TANGAMASI-SHIQUE sexually assaulted a child under the age of 16 in Hackensack, NJ. As a result of the investigation, on Friday, December 15, 2023, HECTOR TANGAMASI-SHIQUE was arrested in…

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For Immediate Release: December 18, 2023 Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of BERNARDO VELAZCO (DOB: 11/08/1971; single; unemployed) of Cliffside Park, NJ on charges of aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault by sexual contact, 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 Fairview Police Department under the direction of Chief Vincent Bellucci. On Tuesday, December 12, 2023, the Fairview 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 Fairview Police Department revealed that BERNARDO VELAZCO sexually assaulted a child under the age of 13 in Fairview, NJ while in a supervisory role. As a result of the investigation, on Tuesday, December 12, 2023, BERNARDO VELAZCO…

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For Immediate Release: December 14, 2023 Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of LUIS SAUL YANEZ (DOB: 03/25/1994; single; sign and graphic installer) of Midland Park, NJ on charges of 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 Midland Park Police Department under the direction of Chief Michael Powderley. On Tuesday, September 26, 2023, the Midland Park 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 Midland Park Police Department revealed that LUIS SAUL YANEZ sexually assaulted the child in Midland Park, NJ on one occasion. As a result of the ongoing investigation, on Monday, December 11, 2023, LUIS YANEZ was…

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For Immediate Release: December 13, 2023 Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of a Bergen County JUVENILE on a charge of assault by auto. The arrest is the result of a joint investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love and the Closter Police Department under the direction of Chief John McTigue. On Friday, December 1, 2023, at approximately 6:23 p.m., the Closter Police Department received a 911 call reporting a motor vehicle accident involving a Tesla Model X in the area of Durie Avenue in Closter, NJ. Responding officers found that the Tesla had run off the road and struck a tree. The vehicle was operated by a juvenile and contained four additional juvenile passengers. The four passengers in the vehicle were transported to area hospitals, and three of the passengers suffered serious bodily injuries. An investigation by the Bergen County…

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For Immediate Release: December 10, 2023 Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of DAVID ALLEN HAGAL (DOB: 03/14/1963; unemployed) of 552 Haddon Place, Franklin Lakes, 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 Franklin Lakes Police Department under the direction of Officer in Charge Captain Mark McCombs. On Sunday, December 10, 2023, at approximately 7:33 a.m., the Franklin Lakes Police Department was notified of a deceased individual located within 552 Haddon Place. Officers from the Franklin Lakes Police Department responded to the residence and confirmed that the victim, 87-year-old George J. Hagal, was deceased. Detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Franklin Lakes Police Department conducted an investigation…

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Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announces the following information: The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Franklin Lakes Police Department are investigating a homicide that occurred at 552 Haddon Place in Franklin Lakes, NJ on Sunday, December 10, 2023. At approximately 7:39 a.m., Franklin Lakes Police responded to the residence and found the victim deceased. The decedent’s name is currently being withheld pending notification of next of kin.  The investigation is being conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love and the Franklin Lakes Police Department under the direction of Officer in Charge Captain Mark McCombs. No other information is available at this time. …

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