Thursday, December 20, 2012
Police allege the men had two stolen cars, a loaded handgun and $31,000 when they were arrested in the parking lot of the Holiday Inn in Fort Lee Wednesday night.
Four men were charged Wednesday after police found them in a Fort Lee hotel parking lot allegedly in possession of two stolen cars, a loaded handgun and more than $30,000 in cash, authorities said. Fort Lee police Det. Cory Horton was patrolling the area, when he noticed the four “acting suspiciously near four parked vehicles” at about 8 p.m. in the parking lot of the Holiday Inn on Route 4 East in Fort Lee, police said. An on-scene investigation revealed that two of the vehicles had allegedly been stolen. A K-9 search of the vehicles also turned up a fully loaded Taurus .9mm handgun in the glove compartment of one of the cars and about $31,000 in cash in another, police said. Warren Green, 35, of Queens and Dwayne Box, 27, of Brooklyn …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
A joint investigation by the Bergen County Narcotic Task Force and the Fort Lee Police Department led to the arrests of the two men on cocaine possession and distribution charges.
A month-long investigation has led to the arrest of two New York City men on drug distribution charges in Fort Lee, the prosecutor’s office announced Wednesday. Stephen Bonilla, 35, of the Bronx and Carnitto Johnson, 39, of Queens were arrested in Fort Lee on Dec. 6 after a joint investigation by the Bergen County Narcotic Task Force and the Fort Lee Police Department, Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said. After receiving information about Bonilla’s and Johnson’s suspected drug activities, an undercover detective was able to “infiltrate their operation” and on Dec. 4 to purchase 25 grams of what police suspected to be cocaine, Molinelli said. The undercover detective then negotiated an $18,800, 400-gram cocaine purchase, and on…
Monday, December 3, 2012
The latest three incidents occurred Saturday, Sunday and Monday, as the latest round of toll hikes went into effect, bringing the agency’s 2012 total to 105—already more than 20 more than all of last year.
Port Authority police have charged more truck drivers with toll evasion at the George Washington Bridge so far this year than they did all of last year, as the agency continues what officials with the agency have described as a "crackdown," according to authorities. The number of drivers charged reached 104 on Sunday morning, the same day the Port Authority’s latest round of toll hikes went into effect, and climbed yet again Monday, authorities said. “Cracking down on toll evasion has been a top priority for the agency this year, and the number of arrests we have made this year are clear evidence that our efforts have been a success,” said Port Authority spokesman Steve Coleman. The agency made 83 arrests in connection with alleged toll …
Friday, November 30, 2012
Port Authority police arrested a New York man, a Florida man and a driver from Massachusetts at the main toll plaza of the George Washington Bridge in a roughly two-hour time period on toll evasion charges, according to authorities.
Three truck drivers were charged at the George Washington Bridge in the span of about two hours late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning in connection with alleged attempts to evade tolls, authorities said. “To date this year, we have arrested 96 people on toll evasion charges,” said Port Authority spokesman Steve Coleman. The first of the most recent incidents occurred just before midnight on Wednesday, when Port Authority Police Officer George Kwiecinski was patrolling the GWB’s main toll plaza and spotted a 2003 Freightliner tractor-trailer “with the front license plate secured on an angle to obscure the last two characters,” Coleman said, adding that the second character on the rear plate had allegedly been changed from a “J” to…
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Former Fort Lee resident Young-Kyu Park was one of 93 people arrested across North Jersey Wednesday for allegedly obtaining NJ driver’s licenses using fake documents.
State and federal authorities spread out across northern New Jersey this week during two days of sweeps that resulted in the arrest of 93 people involved in a counterfeit document ring, according to state police. The suspects were accused of buying fraudulent documents later used to acquire real New Jersey digital driver’s licenses. Among those arrested was Young-Kyu Park, the alleged leader of a government document counterfeiting ring, according to state police. Park is a former resident of Fort Lee who currently lives in Los Angeles and allegedly operated the ring in Palisades Park and Fort Lee, NJToday.net and other media outlets reported. The federal investigation, in which the New Jersey State Police Auto Unit, United States Homeland …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Prosecutor's Office targets 12 massage parlors across the county.
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Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Bergen County authorities arrested 27 people and seized more than $27,000 in a weeklong prostitution sweep, Prosecutor John Molinelli said Monday. Half a dozen women were working as prostitutes at a Paramus hotel, Molinelli said. "Targeted during this investigation were numerous illegal massage parlors and in-call prostitution operations that have been operating in area hotels," Molinelli said in a statement. Police arrested 11 people on March 15 as part of the anti-prostitution initiative. The 11 people were either prostitutes or their drivers, Molinelli said. Hanna Young, 38, of Queens, N.Y., Yan Zhang, 43, of Queens, N.Y., Joann Marsaka, 24, of Bayonne, Amanda Blackwell, 23, of Emporia, Va., Sofia Matallana, 35, of Spring Valley, and …
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Police said a 22-year-old New Milford man allegedly engaged in inappropriate conduct with a minor at Fort Lee High School, including transmitting obscene images.
A New Milford man was arrested Tuesday at Fort Lee High School and charged with endangering the welfare of a child and promoting obscene material, both third degree crimes, police said. Matthew Levey, 22, a food service worker from an outside contractor, allegedly “engaged in conduct with a child under the age of 16, which would impair or debauch the morals of a juvenile,” police said. “It involves the transmitting of images,” said Capt. Keith Bendul of the Fort Lee Police Department. “Our school resource officer (SRO), who was in the school, received information from the school district of an incident,” Bendul said. “The SRO immediately launched an investigation, which led to the arrest.” Levey was arraigned in Fort Lee Municipal Court by…
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Report: PA police caught up with suspect who brandished a gun in the municipal parking lot near the Plaza Diner in Fort Lee early Sunday morning
Friday, December 9, 2011
Police say the alleged crimes occurred over a period of eight months, including three break-ins late Thursday night
A Bronx man has been charged in connection with several car burglaries in Fort Lee over the last year, with the latest incident occurring Thursday night, police said Friday. Nicholas Herman, 31, was arrested Friday around midnight, after he allegedly broke into three vehicles on Hudson Terrace and assaulted a K-9 Unit search dog, Capt. Roy Bortolus said. Police were called to Hudson Terrace after a resident reported that her husband saw a man breaking into a car on the street, Bortolus said. When officers arrived, another Hudson Terrace resident pointed out a BMW and said the alleged burglar was still in the area, he said. “K-9 officer Ricky Hernandez then approached with his [dog] and announced that the suspect show himself, or the dog…
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Fort Lee police caught up with one suspect near the scene of the alleged crime early Wednesday; the other made it to Englewood before arrest
Fort Lee police arrested two Englewood men early Wednesday morning, charging them with motor vehicle burglary-related charges and resisting arrest, after an eyewitness reported seeing them in a neighbor’s car and then fleeing on bicycles, police said. Fort Lee police officers Carlos Cabrera and Sean Peppard arrested Matthew Wise, 18, about a block from the scene of the alleged crime on Valley St. in Fort Lee at about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, police said. Wise initially tried to ride away from the officers and then ditched his bike and fled on foot, police said. When the two officers caught up with Wise, he allegedly “resisted with force” and had to be subdued, according to police, who also said they found several GPS units, a camera and loose …