TO: ALL NEWS MEDIA
FROM: PROSECUTOR GURBIR S. GREWAL
DATE: MARCH 1, 2017
Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. GREWAL announced today the arrest of JAZMINE C. COLE (DOB: 06/03/88) of 111 William Street, Englewood, New Jersey. The arrest is the result of an on-going seven-month investigation by detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Investigations Squad under the direction of Chief Robert ANZILOTTI, along with the Englewood Police Department under the direction of Chief Lawrence SUFFERN. The investigation was initiated as a result of reports of dozens of residential burglaries along the Route 17 corridor in Bergen County, New Jersey and, to date, has resulted in the arrests of WALTER SMITH, RASHAD BLACK, TAHREF FOLKES, JAVON BARLOW, and JAMAR TRAVIS.
During the month of November 2016, detectives received information that Jamar TRAVIS, then a fugitive from justice, was being provided material support by Jazmine COLE in an effort to evade capture by law enforcement. The investigation ultimately revealed that TRAVIS fled the state of New Jersey, in part due to the assistance rendered by COLE. On February 2, 2017, TRAVIS was arrested in the company of COLE in New York City by a task force of law enforcement officers from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation (Newark), Englewood Police Department, Saddle River Police Department, and Paramus Police Department.
Following the arrest of TRAVIS, further information developed by detectives led to COLE being charged with the following:
One count of Hindering the Apprehension of Another (charged with a crime of the 2nd degree or greater), in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:29-3A (2), a crime of the 3rd degree;
One count of Obstructing the Administration of Law or Other Governmental Function, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:29-1A, a crime of the 4th degree.
Prosecutor Grewal states that the charges against the defendant 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 Englewood Police Department for their assistance with this investigation and arrest.