TO: ALL NEWS MEDIA
FROM: ACTING PROSECUTOR GURBIR S. GREWAL
DATE: OCTOBER 20, 2016
Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced the arrest of OLGA RODRIGUEZ (DOB: 2/08/1984) of 3044 Wallace Avenue, Apt. 5A, Bronx, New York on a charge of Witness Tampering. The arrest is 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 18, 2016, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office received information that the victim of an Aggravated Criminal Sexual Contact investigation was being coerced to recant allegations previously made to law enforcement officers so that charges filed against the defendant in that investigation would be dismissed. As a result of the information received, members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and Fairview Police Department initiated an investigation during which several individuals associated with the original investigation were interviewed regarding possible witness tampering.
As a result of the investigation, Olga RODRIGUEZ was arrested on Tuesday, October 19, 2016 and charged with violating one count of Witness Tampering, N.J.S.A. 2C:28-5a.(2), a 3rd degree crime. The Honorable Mary F. THURBER, J.S.C. set bail at $5,000.00 with a ten percent option. As conditions of bail, Olga RODRIGUEZ is to have no contact with the victim. RODRIGUEZ is scheduled to appear in Bergen County Central Judicial Processing Court for a first appearance on Monday, October 31, 2016 at 8:30 a.m.
Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Grewal states that this charge is merely an accusation 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. -2-
BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
CHARGE INFORMATION FORM
DEFENDANT: OLGA RODRIGUEZ DOB: 02/08/1984
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 3044 WALLACE AVENUE, APT. 5A, BRONX, NY
MARITAL STATUS: SINGLE
OCCUPATION: GYM OWNER
DATE OF ARREST: 10/19/2016
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 (1) COUNT OF WITNESS TAMPERING N.J.S.A. 2C:28-5A(2) – 3rd DEGREE CRIME
ARRAIGNMENT DATE: 10/31/2016 TIME: 8:30 A.M.
JUDGE: HONORABLE MARY THURBER, P.J.M.C. - CENTRAL JUDICIAL PROCESSING – BERGEN COUNTY, NJ
BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: $5,000.00 WITH A TEN PERCENT OPTION
NO CONTACT WITH THE VICTIM
MUST SURRENDER PASSPORT
PRESENT STATUS: REMANDED TO THE BERGEN COUNTY JAIL