TWO CONNECTICUT MEN ARRESTED IN RIDGEFIELD, NJ FOR FIREARMS RELATED CHARGES
For Immediate Release:
June 7, 2022
Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrests of ANGEL RAMOS-ORTIZ (DOB: 9/07/1997; single; unemployed) of 411 W. Preston Street, Hartford, CT and JEFFREY TORRES (DOB: 3/09/1999; single; unemployed) of 17 Sunrise Terrace, Bristol, CT for firearms related charges. The arrest is the result of an investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love.
On Thursday, June 2, 2022 at approximately 11:06 A.M., Narcotic Task Force detectives conducted a traffic stop during an investigation on I-95 north in Ridgefield, NJ. A search of the vehicle yielded two .9mm handguns and armor piercing ammunition. One of the handguns was found to be a “ghost gun”, which is a homemade firearm that lacks commercial serial numbers. Upon the detectives’ discovery of the weapons, the passenger, JEFFREY TORRES, ran from the vehicle area and was apprehended after a short pursuit. The driver, ANGEL RAMOS-ORTIZ, was placed under arrest without incident. RAMOS-ORTIZ and TORRES were both arrested and transported to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office in Paramus, NJ, for processing.
JEFFREY TORRES was charged with two counts of second-degree unlawful possession of a handgun, N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5b; third-degree transporting a ghost gun, N.J.S.A. 2C:39-9n; fourth-degree possession of hollow nose/armor piercing bullets, N.J.S.A. 2C:39-3f(1); and fourth-degree resisting arrest by flight, N.J.S.A. 2C:29-2a.
ANGEL RAMOS-ORTIZ was charged with two counts of second-degree unlawful possession of a handgun, N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5b; third-degree transporting a ghost gun, N.J.S.A. 2C:39-9n; and fourth-degree possession of hollow nose/armor piercing bullets, N.J.S.A. 2C:39-3f(1).
RAMOS-ORTIZ and TORRES were transported to the Bergen County Jail pending their first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack, NJ.
Prosecutor Musella states that the charges are merely accusations and that the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, and he would like to thank the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance in this investigation.