TO: ALL NEWS MEDIA
FROM: ACTING BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR GURBIR S. GREWAL
DATE: OCTOBER 05, 2016
Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced the arrest of 45-yearold JASON CRUIZE of 233 3rd Street, 2nd Floor, Fairview, New Jersey on charges of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Contact and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. The arrest came about as the result of a joint investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office, Special Victims Unit, under the direction of Officer-in-Charge,
Deputy Chief Robert ANZILOTTI, and the Fairview Police Department, under the direction of Chief Martin KAHN. On Monday, October 3, 2016, the Fairview Police Department received a report of a juvenile female being touched inappropriately in Fairview, N.J. by Jason CRUIZE. The Fairview Police Department notified the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, Special Victims Unit and a joint investigation ensued.
As a result of interviews and the investigation, Jason CRUIZE was arrested and charged with one count of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Contact, 2C:14-3a, a 3rd degree crime and Endangering the Welfare of a Child, 2C:24-4a, a 2nd degree crime. The Honorable Lisa Firko, J.S.C. of Bergen County set bail at $50,000.00 with no ten percent option. As conditions of bail, Jason CRUIZE is to have no contact with the victim or victim’s family and must surrender his passport. He was remanded to the Bergen County Jail in lieu of bail. He is scheduled to appear in Bergen County Central Judicial Processing Court for a first appearance on Monday, October 17, 2016 at 8:30 a.m.
Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Grewal states that these charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt and would also like to thank the Fairview Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.
BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE CHARGE INFORMATION FORM
DEFENDANT 1: JASON CRUIZE DOB: 10/19/1970
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 233-3rd STREET, 2nd FLOOR FAIRVIEW, NEW JERSEY
MARITAL STATUS: SINGLE
OCCUPATION: GYM OWNER
DATE OF ARREST: 10/04/2016
PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: FAIRVIEW, NEW JERSEY
AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE, SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT, FAIRVIEW POLICE DEPARTMENT
CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS
ONE COUNT OF ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A CHILD (2C:24-4A) – 2nd DEGREE CRIME ONE COUNT OF AGGRAVATED CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONTACT (2C:14-3a) – 3rd DEGREE CRIME
ARRAIGNMENT DATE: 10/17/2016 TIME: 8:30 A.M.
JUDGE: HONORABLE ROY F. MCGEADY, P.J.M.C. - CENTRAL JUDICIAL
PROCESSING – BERGEN COUNTY, N.J.
BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: $50,000.00 WITH NO TEN PERCENT OPTION
NO CONTACT WITH THE VICTIM OR FAMILY
MUST SURRENDER PASSPORT
PRESENT STATUS: REMANDED TO THE BERGEN COUNTY JAIL