FAIRVIEW, NJ MAN CHARGED WITH ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A CHILD
For Immediate Release:
March 31, 2023
Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of GERALDO COLON (DOB: 11/22/1987; married; unemployed) of Fairview, NJ on charges of 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 David Brennan.
On Wednesday, March 29, 2023, the Fairview Police Department contacted the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit regarding an unresponsive child. An investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Fairview Police Department revealed that the 13-month-old child had ingested suspected fentanyl and was revived with Naloxone at a local hospital. GERALDO COLON was identified as the individual responsible for endangering the welfare of the child.
As a result of the investigation, on Thursday, March 30, 2023, GERALDO COLON was arrested in Paramus, NJ and charged with second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4a(2). COLON was remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending his 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 doubt, and he would like to thank the Fairview Police Department for its assistance in this investigation.