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Bergen County Sheriff’s Project Lifesaver Offers Families Suffering from Alzheimers and Autism Peace of Mind  1/10/2007

 

Bergen County Sheriff’s Project Lifesaver Offers Families Suffering from Alzheimers and Autism Peace of Mind

The Project Lifesaver system consists of a personal transmitter placed in a small wrist bracelet, belt or anklet worn by someone with a tendency to wander from their home or caregiver. This transmitter emits a signal which can be detected up to one mile from the individual. Should a loved one wander, the Sheriff’s Office is contacted a properly equipped Search Team is immediately dispatched. In addition, the Sheriff’s Office maintains a description of the individual (weight, height, ect.) as well as a recent photograph and is responsible for providing that information to surrounding municipal police departments and partner agencies.
This innovative system permits search and rescue efforts to be quicker, reducing the time it takes to locate your loved one from hours to minutes. In order to be eligible, an individual must meet the following criteria:
  • The individual must be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, Autism or Down Syndrome.
  • Individuals must reside in Bergen County in a private residence with a 24-hour live-in caregiver.
  • The caregiver must submit a letter of request to the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office.
The initial equipment fee upon entry into the program is $283.05 with a monthly maintenance fee of $13.00 to cover the cost of a new battery for the device.
For more information, please contact the Sheriff’s Community Outreach Division at (201) 646-3020.

 

Bergen County Sheriff’s Project Lifesaver Offers Families Suffering from Alzheimers and Autism Peace of Mind

The Project Lifesaver system consists of a personal transmitter placed in a small wrist bracelet, belt or anklet worn by someone with a tendency to wander from their home or caregiver. This transmitter emits a signal which can be detected up to one mile from the individual. Should a loved one wander, the Sheriff’s Office is contacted a properly equipped Search Team is immediately dispatched. In addition, the Sheriff’s Office maintains a description of the individual (weight, height, ect.) as well as a recent photograph and is responsible for providing that information to surrounding municipal police departments and partner agencies.
This innovative system permits search and rescue efforts to be quicker, reducing the time it takes to locate your loved one from hours to minutes. In order to be eligible, an individual must meet the following criteria:
  • The individual must be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, Autism or Down Syndrome.
  • Individuals must reside in Bergen County in a private residence with a 24-hour live-in caregiver.
  • The caregiver must submit a letter of request to the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office.
The initial equipment fee upon entry into the program is $283.05 with a monthly maintenance fee of $13.00 to cover the cost of a new battery for the device.
For more information, please contact the Sheriff’s Community Outreach Division at (201) 646-3020.

  
CLIFFSIDE PARK RESIDENT ANTHONY ZAGARI SWORN IN BY SHERIFF McGUIRE AS BERGEN COUNTY CORRECTIONS OFFICER  1/10/2007

CLIFFSIDE PARK RESIDENT ANTHONY ZAGARI SWORN IN BY SHERIFF McGUIRE AS BERGEN COUNTY CORRECTIONS OFFICER
 

Hackensack Bergen County Sheriff Leo P. McGuire is proud to announce the swearing-in of Cliffside Park resident Anthony Zagari as the newest member of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office.
 
 
 
 
 
Sheriff McGuire was joined by Freeholders Tomas Padilla and David L. Ganz on Monday evening as dozens of friends, family and fellow Sheriff’s Officers looked on while 11 new officers were sworn in.
 
“Anthony Zagari will make an extraordinary addition to this force,” said Sheriff McGuire. “Tonight marks the first step in what will no doubt be a long and distinguished career.”
 
PHOTO CAPTION: Sheriff Leo P. McGuire (right) administers the oath of office to Corrections Officer Anthony Zagari (left) as his mother and father look on.

CLIFFSIDE PARK RESIDENT ANTHONY ZAGARI SWORN IN BY SHERIFF McGUIRE AS BERGEN COUNTY CORRECTIONS OFFICER
 

Hackensack Bergen County Sheriff Leo P. McGuire is proud to announce the swearing-in of Cliffside Park resident Anthony Zagari as the newest member of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office.
 
 
 
 
 
Sheriff McGuire was joined by Freeholders Tomas Padilla and David L. Ganz on Monday evening as dozens of friends, family and fellow Sheriff’s Officers looked on while 11 new officers were sworn in.
 
“Anthony Zagari will make an extraordinary addition to this force,” said Sheriff McGuire. “Tonight marks the first step in what will no doubt be a long and distinguished career.”
 
PHOTO CAPTION: Sheriff Leo P. McGuire (right) administers the oath of office to Corrections Officer Anthony Zagari (left) as his mother and father look on.
  
HACKENSACK RESIDENT LAVAR PARKER SWORN IN BY SHERIFF McGUIRE AS BERGEN COUNTY SHERIFF’S INVESTIGATOR  1/10/2007

HACKENSACK RESIDENT LAVAR PARKER SWORN IN BY SHERIFF McGUIRE AS BERGEN COUNTY SHERIFF’S INVESTIGATOR

Hackensack Bergen County Sheriff Leo P. McGuire is proud to announce the swearing-in of Hackensack resident Lavar Parker as the newest member of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office.
 
Sheriff McGuire was joined by Freeholders Tomas Padilla and David L. Ganz on Monday evening as dozens of friends, family and fellow Sheriff’s Officers looked on while 11 new officers were sworn in.
 
“Lavar Parker will make an extraordinary addition to this force,” said Sheriff McGuire. “Tonight marks the first step in what will no doubt be a long and distinguished career.”
 
PHOTO CAPTION: Sheriff Leo P. McGuire (left) watches as Corrections Officer Paul Dissler’s father pins his new badge on his son and Fragale’s mother (right) looks on.
 
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HACKENSACK RESIDENT LAVAR PARKER SWORN IN BY SHERIFF McGUIRE AS BERGEN COUNTY SHERIFF’S INVESTIGATOR

Hackensack Bergen County Sheriff Leo P. McGuire is proud to announce the swearing-in of Hackensack resident Lavar Parker as the newest member of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office.
 
Sheriff McGuire was joined by Freeholders Tomas Padilla and David L. Ganz on Monday evening as dozens of friends, family and fellow Sheriff’s Officers looked on while 11 new officers were sworn in.
 
“Lavar Parker will make an extraordinary addition to this force,” said Sheriff McGuire. “Tonight marks the first step in what will no doubt be a long and distinguished career.”
 
PHOTO CAPTION: Sheriff Leo P. McGuire (left) watches as Corrections Officer Paul Dissler’s father pins his new badge on his son and Fragale’s mother (right) looks on.
 
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SHERIFF’S OFFICE SEEKS INFORMATION IN MURDER OF OFFICER1/16/2007

SHERIFF’S OFFICE SEEKS INFORMATION IN MURDER OF OFFICER

The Bergen County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information in the death of Paterson Police Officer Tyron Franklin. Franklin was fatally shot on Sunday, January 7th at approximately 1:20 AM near the corner of Broadway and Madison Avenue.
 
“The death of Officer Franklin is an unconscionable act of violence,” said Sheriff Leo McGuire. “My heart goes out to his son, Tyron Jr., as well as to his parents and his four siblings. I strongly encourage anyone with information concerning Officer Franklin’s murder to have the courage step forward.”
 
There is a $16,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case.
 
Individuals with information may contact the Paterson Police Department at 973-321-1120 or 973-321-1111. The Passaic County Sheriff’s Department may be reached at 1-888-958-TIPS.

SHERIFF’S OFFICE SEEKS INFORMATION IN MURDER OF OFFICER

The Bergen County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information in the death of Paterson Police Officer Tyron Franklin. Franklin was fatally shot on Sunday, January 7th at approximately 1:20 AM near the corner of Broadway and Madison Avenue.
 
“The death of Officer Franklin is an unconscionable act of violence,” said Sheriff Leo McGuire. “My heart goes out to his son, Tyron Jr., as well as to his parents and his four siblings. I strongly encourage anyone with information concerning Officer Franklin’s murder to have the courage step forward.”
 
There is a $16,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case.
 
Individuals with information may contact the Paterson Police Department at 973-321-1120 or 973-321-1111. The Passaic County Sheriff’s Department may be reached at 1-888-958-TIPS.
  
SHERIFF ON HAND AS DOZENS OF BERGEN’S SENIORS DEMONSTRATE COMMITMENT TO WELLNESS  1/29/2007

SHERIFF ON HAND AS DOZENS OF BERGEN’S SENIORS DEMONSTRATE COMMITMENT TO WELLNESS

 

HACKENSACK Bergen County Sheriff Leo P. McGuire was on hand today as the ‘Defining Moment’ Foundation recognized the efforts of dozens of seniors from across Bergen during an awards ceremony at Hackensack’s River Street Senior Center.
 
Sheriff McGuire was joined by the group’s president, Jeffery Turitz and vice-president Sharon Bernstein, in applauding all 60 seniors for taking control of their own well being by successfully completing a comprehensive 6 week Health and Wellness program.
 
“Arming yourself with the proper knowledge to stay healthy and active is important at any age,” said Sheriff McGuire. “The commitment demonstrated by these men and women is inspiring and I think we can all take a lesson from them.”
 
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SHERIFF ON HAND AS DOZENS OF BERGEN’S SENIORS DEMONSTRATE COMMITMENT TO WELLNESS

 

HACKENSACK Bergen County Sheriff Leo P. McGuire was on hand today as the ‘Defining Moment’ Foundation recognized the efforts of dozens of seniors from across Bergen during an awards ceremony at Hackensack’s River Street Senior Center.
 
Sheriff McGuire was joined by the group’s president, Jeffery Turitz and vice-president Sharon Bernstein, in applauding all 60 seniors for taking control of their own well being by successfully completing a comprehensive 6 week Health and Wellness program.
 
“Arming yourself with the proper knowledge to stay healthy and active is important at any age,” said Sheriff McGuire. “The commitment demonstrated by these men and women is inspiring and I think we can all take a lesson from them.”
 
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SHERIFF McGUIRE JOINS BERGENFIELD HS BAND FOR PATRIOTIC PERFORMANCE 4/24/2007

DATE: March 30, 2007

CONTACT: Benjamin Feldman        PHONE: 201-394-7728

SHERIFF McGUIRE JOINS BERGENFIELD HIGH SCHOOL BAND FOR PATRIOTIC PERFORMANCE

Sheriff Leo P. McGuire joined the Bergenfield High School Band at their 2007 Spring Gala Concert on March 30, 2007 at Bergenfield High School.  Sheriff McGuire narrated the introduction to the “American Heroes” tribute to the United States Armed Services and announced each of the Military branches throughout the course of the performance.

DATE: March 30, 2007

CONTACT: Benjamin Feldman        PHONE: 201-394-7728

SHERIFF McGUIRE JOINS BERGENFIELD HIGH SCHOOL BAND FOR PATRIOTIC PERFORMANCE

Sheriff Leo P. McGuire joined the Bergenfield High School Band at their 2007 Spring Gala Concert on March 30, 2007 at Bergenfield High School.  Sheriff McGuire narrated the introduction to the “American Heroes” tribute to the United States Armed Services and announced each of the Military branches throughout the course of the performance.
  
SHERIFF McGUIRE JOINS HACKENSACK STUDENTS FOR INTERNET SAFETY PRESENTATION  4/24/2007

DATE: March 30, 2007

CONTACT: Benjamin Feldman        PHONE: 201-394-7728

SHERIFF McGUIRE JOINS HACKENSACK STUDENTS FOR INTERNET SAFETY PRESENTATION

Sheriff Leo P. McGuire provided tips on Internet Safety to Ms. Melanie Alston’s 7th Grade class at Hackensack Middle School on March 30 during a demonstration of new technology donated to the school by Cablevision.  The Sheriff was joined by Principal Andrea Parchment, Cablevision representative Adam Folk, County Executive Dennis McNerney, Bergen County Freeholder Chairman Tomas Padilla, Hackensack Mayor Karen Sasso as well as Ms. Alston and members of her class.

DATE: March 30, 2007

CONTACT: Benjamin Feldman        PHONE: 201-394-7728

SHERIFF McGUIRE JOINS HACKENSACK STUDENTS FOR INTERNET SAFETY PRESENTATION

Sheriff Leo P. McGuire provided tips on Internet Safety to Ms. Melanie Alston’s 7th Grade class at Hackensack Middle School on March 30 during a demonstration of new technology donated to the school by Cablevision.  The Sheriff was joined by Principal Andrea Parchment, Cablevision representative Adam Folk, County Executive Dennis McNerney, Bergen County Freeholder Chairman Tomas Padilla, Hackensack Mayor Karen Sasso as well as Ms. Alston and members of her class.
  
SHERIFF McGUIRE AND BERGEN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE HELP GIVE HACKENSACK A CLEAN SWEEP 5/2/2007

DATE: MAY 2, 2007

CONTACT: Benjamin Feldman        PHONE: 201-394-7728

SHERIFF McGUIRE AND BERGEN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE HELP GIVE HACKENSACK A CLEAN SWEEP

HACKENSACK – Sheriff Leo P. McGuire took part in the 18th Annual Hackensack City-Wide Clean Up on Saturday, April 28.  The Sheriff, speaking to participants in the clean up, applauded volunteers for their efforts and commitment to civic duty.  He encouraged them to continue giving back to their community throughout their lives.

 

“The Bergen County Sheriff’s Office is proud to call Hackensack our home and we are even prouder to have an opportunity like this to give something back,” said McGuire. “Our communities are reflections of ourselves and the more we choose to contribute to them, the more we in turn get back.”

 

Lt. Eddie Pawson of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office oversaw the participation of 30 workers from the Sheriff’s Labor Assistance Program (SLAP), a program which allows individuals convicted of minor, non-violent offenses to complete their sentences through weekend community service.  In recognition of the contribution of the Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff McGuire was the recipient of the Silver Broom Award, presented by Sandy Huger, the Executive Director of the Clean Communities Council.

The Sheriff then joined Hackensack Mayor Karen Sasso, Deputy Mayor Jorge Meneses, Councilman Marlon Townes and Hackensack Police Chief Ken Zisa in cutting the ribbon on the new Hackensack River Walk in Johnson Park.  The River Walk is being restored in phases, this weekend’s event focusing on the 2nd phase of the process.

DATE: MAY 2, 2007

CONTACT: Benjamin Feldman        PHONE: 201-394-7728

SHERIFF McGUIRE AND BERGEN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE HELP GIVE HACKENSACK A CLEAN SWEEP

HACKENSACK – Sheriff Leo P. McGuire took part in the 18th Annual Hackensack City-Wide Clean Up on Saturday, April 28.  The Sheriff, speaking to participants in the clean up, applauded volunteers for their efforts and commitment to civic duty.  He encouraged them to continue giving back to their community throughout their lives.

 

“The Bergen County Sheriff’s Office is proud to call Hackensack our home and we are even prouder to have an opportunity like this to give something back,” said McGuire. “Our communities are reflections of ourselves and the more we choose to contribute to them, the more we in turn get back.”

 

Lt. Eddie Pawson of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office oversaw the participation of 30 workers from the Sheriff’s Labor Assistance Program (SLAP), a program which allows individuals convicted of minor, non-violent offenses to complete their sentences through weekend community service.  In recognition of the contribution of the Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff McGuire was the recipient of the Silver Broom Award, presented by Sandy Huger, the Executive Director of the Clean Communities Council.

The Sheriff then joined Hackensack Mayor Karen Sasso, Deputy Mayor Jorge Meneses, Councilman Marlon Townes and Hackensack Police Chief Ken Zisa in cutting the ribbon on the new Hackensack River Walk in Johnson Park.  The River Walk is being restored in phases, this weekend’s event focusing on the 2nd phase of the process.

  
SHERIFF McGUIRE AND BERGEN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE HELP GIVE HACKENSACK A CLEAN SWEEP5/4/2007

For Release: Immediate

Date: July 30, 2007

Contact: Benjamin Feldman

Tel: 201-394-7728

FUGITIVE’S 29 YEAR FLIGHT FROM THE LAW ENDS WITH A KNOCK FROM THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE

HACKENSACK Bergen County Sheriff Leo P. McGuire today announced the arrest of Richard William Foster. The arrest was affected on Monday, July 30, 2007. The arrest came as a result of an investigation conducted by members of the Bergen Sheriff’s Office, under the direction of Sheriff Leo P. McGuire and members of the Lodi Police Department, under the direction of Chief Vincent Caruso.

The arrest stemmed from an investigation which commenced on June 6, 2007, when members of the BCSO’s Detective Unit received information that a fugitive from justice, wanted for a Robbery Charge in 1978, out of the State of Florida may be residing in the Lodi, New Jersey, area. BCSO Detectives checked Foster’s residence on Contant Avenue in Lodi, New Jersey. Ultimately Foster surrendered to the Lodi Police Department on Monday, July 30, 2007. The Lodi Police contacted the Sheriff’s Office after Mr. Foster declared that he elected to surrender after he became aware that the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office had been searching for him. Detectives with the BCSO transported Mr. Foster to the Bergen County Jail without incident early this afternoon.

"Thanks to the combined efforts of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office and the Lodi Police Department, Mr. Foster stands ready to face justice after almost 3 decades on the run," said Sheriff McGuire. "All other fugitives should sit up and take note; Here in Bergen County it’s only a matter of time before the long arm of the law comes knocking on your door."

SUSPECT INFORMATION

 

 

Name: Richard William Foster

Age: 34

Residence: Contant Avenue, Lodi, New Jersey

Time of Arrest: 11:30 AM 7-30-07

Place of Arrest: Lodi Police Department, Lodi, NJ

Arresting Agency: Lodi Police

Charges: Fugitive from Justice (2A: 160-21)

For Release: Immediate

Date: July 30, 2007

Contact: Benjamin Feldman

Tel: 201-394-7728

FUGITIVE’S 29 YEAR FLIGHT FROM THE LAW ENDS WITH A KNOCK FROM THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE

HACKENSACK Bergen County Sheriff Leo P. McGuire today announced the arrest of Richard William Foster. The arrest was affected on Monday, July 30, 2007. The arrest came as a result of an investigation conducted by members of the Bergen Sheriff’s Office, under the direction of Sheriff Leo P. McGuire and members of the Lodi Police Department, under the direction of Chief Vincent Caruso.

The arrest stemmed from an investigation which commenced on June 6, 2007, when members of the BCSO’s Detective Unit received information that a fugitive from justice, wanted for a Robbery Charge in 1978, out of the State of Florida may be residing in the Lodi, New Jersey, area. BCSO Detectives checked Foster’s residence on Contant Avenue in Lodi, New Jersey. Ultimately Foster surrendered to the Lodi Police Department on Monday, July 30, 2007. The Lodi Police contacted the Sheriff’s Office after Mr. Foster declared that he elected to surrender after he became aware that the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office had been searching for him. Detectives with the BCSO transported Mr. Foster to the Bergen County Jail without incident early this afternoon.

"Thanks to the combined efforts of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office and the Lodi Police Department, Mr. Foster stands ready to face justice after almost 3 decades on the run," said Sheriff McGuire. "All other fugitives should sit up and take note; Here in Bergen County it’s only a matter of time before the long arm of the law comes knocking on your door."

SUSPECT INFORMATION

 

 

Name: Richard William Foster

Age: 34

Residence: Contant Avenue, Lodi, New Jersey

Time of Arrest: 11:30 AM 7-30-07

Place of Arrest: Lodi Police Department, Lodi, NJ

Arresting Agency: Lodi Police

Charges: Fugitive from Justice (2A: 160-21)

  
SHERIFF McGUIRE APPOINTS TEANECK PASTOR AS SHERIFF’S OFFICE POLICE CHAPLAIN 5/9/2007

DATE: MAY 3, 2007

CONTACT: Benjamin Feldman        PHONE: 201-394-7728

SHERIFF McGUIRE APPOINTS TEANECK PASTOR AS SHERIFF’S OFFICE POLICE CHAPLAIN

HACKENSACK - Bergen County Sheriff Leo P. McGuire announced today the appointment of Reverend Gary Nellis as the first Bergen County Sheriff’s Office Police Chaplain.  Sheriff Leo P. McGuire appointed Rev. Nellis to this position and he will hold the rank of Inspector.

 

“It is a great privilege to welcome Reverend Nellis to our agency” said McGuire. “His deep understanding of the nature of law enforcement combined with his broad range of experiences will be a tremendous asset to the brave men and women of the Sheriff’s Office whose service helps keeps Bergen’s residents safe every day.”

 

Rev. Nellis comes to the Sheriff’s Office from the New Life Covenant Church, a non-denominational and cross-cultural church in Teaneck.  The NLCC has been serving the community since 1906 and Rev. Nellis has been its Senior Pastor for 20 years. As Senior Pastor, Rev. Nellis travels both nationally and internationally teaching the principles of leadership training and development and oversees churches in the Philippines, Cuba and Nigeria.  He is also the founder of HOPE Community Development Center, a non-profit organization focusing on social and economic development.  He and his wife, Gina, are the proud parents of two married daughters and have 4 grandchildren.

 

With deep roots in law enforcement, Rev. Nellis will bring years of experience to the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office.  Growing up in a Lutheran-Catholic home, his father, uncle and grandfather served in the New York City Police Department, his father retiring as a Detective.  Rev. Nellis has drawn upon this family background to serve as Chaplain to the Teaneck Police Department for the last twelve years. 

 

Sheriff McGuire has directed Rev. Nellis to begin recruiting others from various denominations to form a corps of Chaplains to be available to the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office personnel.  Rev. Nellis will have an office at the Bergen County Jail.

DATE: MAY 3, 2007

CONTACT: Benjamin Feldman        PHONE: 201-394-7728

SHERIFF McGUIRE APPOINTS TEANECK PASTOR AS SHERIFF’S OFFICE POLICE CHAPLAIN

HACKENSACK - Bergen County Sheriff Leo P. McGuire announced today the appointment of Reverend Gary Nellis as the first Bergen County Sheriff’s Office Police Chaplain.  Sheriff Leo P. McGuire appointed Rev. Nellis to this position and he will hold the rank of Inspector.

 

“It is a great privilege to welcome Reverend Nellis to our agency” said McGuire. “His deep understanding of the nature of law enforcement combined with his broad range of experiences will be a tremendous asset to the brave men and women of the Sheriff’s Office whose service helps keeps Bergen’s residents safe every day.”

 

Rev. Nellis comes to the Sheriff’s Office from the New Life Covenant Church, a non-denominational and cross-cultural church in Teaneck.  The NLCC has been serving the community since 1906 and Rev. Nellis has been its Senior Pastor for 20 years. As Senior Pastor, Rev. Nellis travels both nationally and internationally teaching the principles of leadership training and development and oversees churches in the Philippines, Cuba and Nigeria.  He is also the founder of HOPE Community Development Center, a non-profit organization focusing on social and economic development.  He and his wife, Gina, are the proud parents of two married daughters and have 4 grandchildren.

 

With deep roots in law enforcement, Rev. Nellis will bring years of experience to the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office.  Growing up in a Lutheran-Catholic home, his father, uncle and grandfather served in the New York City Police Department, his father retiring as a Detective.  Rev. Nellis has drawn upon this family background to serve as Chaplain to the Teaneck Police Department for the last twelve years. 

 

Sheriff McGuire has directed Rev. Nellis to begin recruiting others from various denominations to form a corps of Chaplains to be available to the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office personnel.  Rev. Nellis will have an office at the Bergen County Jail.

  
BCSO CHIEF BROUGHTON COMES HOME TO TEANECK  5/9/2007

DATE: MAY 8, 2007

CONTACT: Benjamin Feldman        PHONE: 201-394-7728

CHIEF BROUGHTON COMES HOME TO TEANECK

HACKENSACK - Chief William Broughton of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office returned to his alma mater this past Friday to take part in Teaneck High School’s Career Day.  A graduate of Teaneck High School and a former Captain in the Teaneck Police Department, Chief Broughton spoke with students about the benefits of a career with the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office and how the education he received in Teaneck’s public school has helped him achieve his professional goals. 

 

 “From Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Peter Pace and Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Paul Volcker, Jr. to sportscaster John Sterling and NBA Comissioner David Stern, Teaneck has produced an extraordinary group of civic and professional leaders,” said Broughton. “It is a privilege to return to my high school and address tomorrow’s leaders today.”

 

Chief Broughton was among representatives from the United States Marine Corp, the New Jersey State Police, local colleges, as well as other organizations participating in Career Day.  Speaking alongside Sheriff’s Officer Tim Monahan, Chief Broughton explained to interested students the functions of the BCSO as well as the requirements and phases of the application process to become a Sheriff’s Officer.

DATE: MAY 8, 2007

CONTACT: Benjamin Feldman        PHONE: 201-394-7728

CHIEF BROUGHTON COMES HOME TO TEANECK

HACKENSACK - Chief William Broughton of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office returned to his alma mater this past Friday to take part in Teaneck High School’s Career Day.  A graduate of Teaneck High School and a former Captain in the Teaneck Police Department, Chief Broughton spoke with students about the benefits of a career with the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office and how the education he received in Teaneck’s public school has helped him achieve his professional goals. 

 

 “From Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Peter Pace and Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Paul Volcker, Jr. to sportscaster John Sterling and NBA Comissioner David Stern, Teaneck has produced an extraordinary group of civic and professional leaders,” said Broughton. “It is a privilege to return to my high school and address tomorrow’s leaders today.”

 

Chief Broughton was among representatives from the United States Marine Corp, the New Jersey State Police, local colleges, as well as other organizations participating in Career Day.  Speaking alongside Sheriff’s Officer Tim Monahan, Chief Broughton explained to interested students the functions of the BCSO as well as the requirements and phases of the application process to become a Sheriff’s Officer.

  
SHERIFF McGUIRE, SENATORS SARLO AND CONIGLIO MOVE TO CLOSE LOOPHOLE ALLOWING DWI OFFENDERS TO WALK FREE  6/6/2007

DATE: June 6, 2007

CONTACT: Benjamin Feldman        PHONE: 201-394-7728

SHERIFF McGUIRE, SENATORS SARLO AND CONIGLIO MOVE TO CLOSE LOOPHOLE ALLOWING DWI OFFENDERS TO WALK FREE 

HACKENSACK - Bergen County Sheriff Leo P. McGuire, Senator Paul Sarlo and Senator Joseph Coniglio today proposed closing a loophole in state DWI sentencing guidelines currently allowing ‘3rd Strike’ DWI offenders to serve their mandatory jail sentence in short, 2-day increments.

“The idea that habitual law-breakers can check in and out of jail like it’s the Hilton is offensive,” said Sheriff McGuire. “But the thought that someone who thinks nothing of driving under the influence is still out there putting our families at risk 5 days a week is unconscionable.”

Drivers who are found to be in violation of NJ Statute 39:4-50 for the 3rd time are subject to a $1000 fine, a 10 year suspension of driving privileges and “imprisonment not less than 180 days in county jail or workhouse.” While the statute allows for up to half of that time to be served in a drug or alcohol inpatient rehabilitation program, it clearly directs offenders to serve at least 3 months in jail.

Unfortunately, the statute does not explicitly state that offenders must serve their sentence consecutively. Recently, some municipal courts have interpreted that lack of clarity to allow for sentences whereby an offender may appear at a county jail on a Friday evening, serve 48 hours of their sentence, and effectively ‘check-out’ of the facility until the following weekend.

“This is an obvious misinterpretation of the spirit of the law,” said State Senator Paul Sarlo. “Every day this option is available for habitual offenders to exploit is another day that New Jersey’s roadways remain unsafe. It is our intention in the upcoming session to work with the Office of Legislative Services to craft legislation that takes this loophole off the table so we can keep drunk drivers behind bars.”

“This is a clear-cut problem requiring an equally clear-cut solution. 180 days period,” said Senator Coniglio. “When New Jersey’s DWI laws were written, no one intended a person convicted of a 3rd DWI offense to have the option of serving their time in 90 2-day increments. A jail sentence is not a part-time job. New Jersey expects your full time commitment.”

Teresa S. Stevens, State Executive Director of M.A.D.D. called the 2-Day stints “absurd.”

“This type of 2-day sentencing structure puts us all at risk,” said Stevens. “Hopefully the efforts of Senators Sarlo and Coniglio as well as Sheriff McGuire will put drunk drivers throughout New Jersey on notice; ‘If you do the crime you will serve the time.’”

 

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DATE: June 6, 2007

CONTACT: Benjamin Feldman        PHONE: 201-394-7728

SHERIFF McGUIRE, SENATORS SARLO AND CONIGLIO MOVE TO CLOSE LOOPHOLE ALLOWING DWI OFFENDERS TO WALK FREE 

HACKENSACK - Bergen County Sheriff Leo P. McGuire, Senator Paul Sarlo and Senator Joseph Coniglio today proposed closing a loophole in state DWI sentencing guidelines currently allowing ‘3rd Strike’ DWI offenders to serve their mandatory jail sentence in short, 2-day increments.

“The idea that habitual law-breakers can check in and out of jail like it’s the Hilton is offensive,” said Sheriff McGuire. “But the thought that someone who thinks nothing of driving under the influence is still out there putting our families at risk 5 days a week is unconscionable.”

Drivers who are found to be in violation of NJ Statute 39:4-50 for the 3rd time are subject to a $1000 fine, a 10 year suspension of driving privileges and “imprisonment not less than 180 days in county jail or workhouse.” While the statute allows for up to half of that time to be served in a drug or alcohol inpatient rehabilitation program, it clearly directs offenders to serve at least 3 months in jail.

Unfortunately, the statute does not explicitly state that offenders must serve their sentence consecutively. Recently, some municipal courts have interpreted that lack of clarity to allow for sentences whereby an offender may appear at a county jail on a Friday evening, serve 48 hours of their sentence, and effectively ‘check-out’ of the facility until the following weekend.

“This is an obvious misinterpretation of the spirit of the law,” said State Senator Paul Sarlo. “Every day this option is available for habitual offenders to exploit is another day that New Jersey’s roadways remain unsafe. It is our intention in the upcoming session to work with the Office of Legislative Services to craft legislation that takes this loophole off the table so we can keep drunk drivers behind bars.”

“This is a clear-cut problem requiring an equally clear-cut solution. 180 days period,” said Senator Coniglio. “When New Jersey’s DWI laws were written, no one intended a person convicted of a 3rd DWI offense to have the option of serving their time in 90 2-day increments. A jail sentence is not a part-time job. New Jersey expects your full time commitment.”

Teresa S. Stevens, State Executive Director of M.A.D.D. called the 2-Day stints “absurd.”

“This type of 2-day sentencing structure puts us all at risk,” said Stevens. “Hopefully the efforts of Senators Sarlo and Coniglio as well as Sheriff McGuire will put drunk drivers throughout New Jersey on notice; ‘If you do the crime you will serve the time.’”

 

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PASSAIC MAN ARRESTED FOR ATTEMPTED IDENTITY THEFT AT LODI MVC FACILITY  7/23/2007

For Release: Immediate   Contact: Benjamin Feldman
Date:  July 20, 2007   Tel:  201-394-7728
 

PASSAIC MAN ARRESTED FOR ATTEMPTED IDENTITY THEFT AT LODI MVC FACILITY

ID Thief and Fugitive Foiled by Phony Picture

HACKENSACK – Bergen County Sheriff Leo P. McGuire today announced the arrest Passaic resident Johanny Morillo. Morillo was arrested by the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office Friday afternoon on charges of Tampering with Public Records as well as for the Use of the Identifying Information of Another.
At 1:30 PM on Friday, Mr. Morillo entered the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission’s Lodi Office and attempted to procure a driver’s license in the name of ‘Carlos Cruz’. At that time Mr. Morillo presented a number of different identifying documents to an MVC employee including a Wachovia Check Card, Social Security Card, Connecticut driver’s license and Bank of America Debit Card, all of which identified him as ‘Carlos Cruz.’
However, after the MVC employee ran the given name and information through the system it became apparent that a driver’s license had already been issued under that identity with a different picture. The employee notified a member of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office, which provides security at the facility, who in turn began to questioning Mr. Morillo.
A search of Mr. Morillo revealed a credit card obtained under his real name. A search of that name revealed that Morillo was a fugitive from justice and had been sought by the Prosecutor’s Office for more than 2 years for failing to appear in court on charges of credit card fraud.
 “Morillo’s attempt to secure a phony license to drive got him more than he bargained for,” McGuire said. “Thanks to the diligence of the MVC and my officers, the only ride he took was in the back of our squad car.”
Morillo was arrested on the scene and remanded to the Bergen County Jail. Bail has not yet been set.
SUSPECT INFORMATION

Name:   Johanny Morillo
Age:   34
Residence:  Grove Street, Passaic, New Jersey
Time of Arrest:  1:45 PM, 7-20-07
Place of Arrest: MVC, Lodi, NJ
Arresting Agency: Bergen County Sheriff’s Office
                                      
Charges:  Use of Personal Identifying Information of Another (2c-21.2)
   Tampering with Public Records or Information (2c.-28.7B)

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For Release: Immediate   Contact: Benjamin Feldman
Date:  July 20, 2007   Tel:  201-394-7728
 

PASSAIC MAN ARRESTED FOR ATTEMPTED IDENTITY THEFT AT LODI MVC FACILITY

ID Thief and Fugitive Foiled by Phony Picture

HACKENSACK – Bergen County Sheriff Leo P. McGuire today announced the arrest Passaic resident Johanny Morillo. Morillo was arrested by the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office Friday afternoon on charges of Tampering with Public Records as well as for the Use of the Identifying Information of Another.
At 1:30 PM on Friday, Mr. Morillo entered the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission’s Lodi Office and attempted to procure a driver’s license in the name of ‘Carlos Cruz’. At that time Mr. Morillo presented a number of different identifying documents to an MVC employee including a Wachovia Check Card, Social Security Card, Connecticut driver’s license and Bank of America Debit Card, all of which identified him as ‘Carlos Cruz.’
However, after the MVC employee ran the given name and information through the system it became apparent that a driver’s license had already been issued under that identity with a different picture. The employee notified a member of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office, which provides security at the facility, who in turn began to questioning Mr. Morillo.
A search of Mr. Morillo revealed a credit card obtained under his real name. A search of that name revealed that Morillo was a fugitive from justice and had been sought by the Prosecutor’s Office for more than 2 years for failing to appear in court on charges of credit card fraud.
 “Morillo’s attempt to secure a phony license to drive got him more than he bargained for,” McGuire said. “Thanks to the diligence of the MVC and my officers, the only ride he took was in the back of our squad car.”
Morillo was arrested on the scene and remanded to the Bergen County Jail. Bail has not yet been set.
SUSPECT INFORMATION

Name:   Johanny Morillo
Age:   34
Residence:  Grove Street, Passaic, New Jersey
Time of Arrest:  1:45 PM, 7-20-07
Place of Arrest: MVC, Lodi, NJ
Arresting Agency: Bergen County Sheriff’s Office
                                      
Charges:  Use of Personal Identifying Information of Another (2c-21.2)
   Tampering with Public Records or Information (2c.-28.7B)

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CLIFTON MAN ARRESTED FOR DUI AT MVC IN LODI FACILITY 8/13/2007

For Release: Immediate

Date: August 2, 2007

Contact: Benjamin Feldman

Tel: 201-394-7728

CLIFTON MAN ARRESTED FOR DUI AT MVC IN LODI FACILITY

HACKENSACK Bergen County Sheriff Leo P. McGuire today announced the arrest of Michael Georgevich, Jr. of Clifton. Georgevich was arrested by the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office Thursday afternoon on charges of Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages in a Vehicle, Open Alcoholic Container in a Motor Vehicle, Driving Under the Influence and Lack of Liability Insurance on a Motor Vehicle.

At approximately 1:30 PM on Thursday, Georgevich entered the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission’s Lodi Office and proceeded to make a series of lewd comments to an MVC employee. Mr. Georgevich was requested to leave by an MVC supervisor. Mr. Georgevich refused. The supervisor notified a member of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office, which provides security at the facility, who in turn escorted Mr. Georgevich from the building.

The officer, noting Mr. Georgevich’s erratic behavior, stopped him as he realized he was attempting to pull away in his vehicle. At that time the officer noticed 4 open containers of vodka in the vehicle and proceeded to administer a field sobriety test which Mr. Georgevich failed. Georgevich was arrested and brought to the Sheriff’s Office Headquarters in Hackensack where 2 successive Breathalyzer tests were administered. Mr. Georgevich blew a 0.21, twice the legal limit, each time.

Mr. Georgevich was remanded to the custody of the Bergen Regional Medical Center for further evaluation.

SUSPECT INFORMATION

Name: Michael Georgevich, Jr.

Age: 56

Residence: Sewall Ave, Clifton, New Jersey

Time of Arrest: 2:00 PM, 8-2-07

Place of Arrest: MVC, Lodi, NJ

Arresting Agency: Bergen County Sheriff’s Office

Charges: Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages in a Vehicle (39:4-51A)

Open Alcoholic Container in a Motor Vehicle (39:4-51B)

Driving Under the Influence (39:4-50)

Lack of Liability Insurance on a Motor Vehicle (39:6B2)

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For Release: Immediate

Date: August 2, 2007

Contact: Benjamin Feldman

Tel: 201-394-7728

CLIFTON MAN ARRESTED FOR DUI AT MVC IN LODI FACILITY

HACKENSACK Bergen County Sheriff Leo P. McGuire today announced the arrest of Michael Georgevich, Jr. of Clifton. Georgevich was arrested by the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office Thursday afternoon on charges of Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages in a Vehicle, Open Alcoholic Container in a Motor Vehicle, Driving Under the Influence and Lack of Liability Insurance on a Motor Vehicle.

At approximately 1:30 PM on Thursday, Georgevich entered the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission’s Lodi Office and proceeded to make a series of lewd comments to an MVC employee. Mr. Georgevich was requested to leave by an MVC supervisor. Mr. Georgevich refused. The supervisor notified a member of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office, which provides security at the facility, who in turn escorted Mr. Georgevich from the building.

The officer, noting Mr. Georgevich’s erratic behavior, stopped him as he realized he was attempting to pull away in his vehicle. At that time the officer noticed 4 open containers of vodka in the vehicle and proceeded to administer a field sobriety test which Mr. Georgevich failed. Georgevich was arrested and brought to the Sheriff’s Office Headquarters in Hackensack where 2 successive Breathalyzer tests were administered. Mr. Georgevich blew a 0.21, twice the legal limit, each time.

Mr. Georgevich was remanded to the custody of the Bergen Regional Medical Center for further evaluation.

SUSPECT INFORMATION

Name: Michael Georgevich, Jr.

Age: 56

Residence: Sewall Ave, Clifton, New Jersey

Time of Arrest: 2:00 PM, 8-2-07

Place of Arrest: MVC, Lodi, NJ

Arresting Agency: Bergen County Sheriff’s Office

Charges: Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages in a Vehicle (39:4-51A)

Open Alcoholic Container in a Motor Vehicle (39:4-51B)

Driving Under the Influence (39:4-50)

Lack of Liability Insurance on a Motor Vehicle (39:6B2)

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FUGITIVE’S 29 YEAR FLIGHT FROM THE LAW ENDS WITH A KNOCK FROM THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE 8/13/2007

FUGITIVE’S 29 YEAR FLIGHT FROM THE LAW ENDS WITH A KNOCK FROM THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE

HACKENSACK – Bergen County Sheriff Leo P. McGuire today announced the arrest of Richard William Foster. The arrest was affected on Monday, July 30, 2007. The arrest came as a result of an investigation conducted by members of the Bergen Sheriff’s Office, under the direction of Sheriff Leo P. McGuire and members of the Lodi Police Department, under the direction of Chief Vincent Caruso.

The arrest stemmed from an investigation which commenced on June 6, 2007, when members of the BCSO’s Detective Unit received information that a fugitive from justice, wanted for a Robbery Charge in 1978, out of the State of Florida may be residing in the Lodi, New Jersey, area. BCSO Detectives checked Foster’s residence on Contant Avenue in Lodi, New Jersey. Ultimately Foster surrendered to the Lodi Police Department on Monday, July 30, 2007. The Lodi Police contacted the Sheriff’s Office after Mr. Foster declared that he elected to surrender after he became aware that the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office had been searching for him. Detectives with the BCSO transported Mr. Foster to the Bergen County Jail without incident early this afternoon.

"Thanks to the combined efforts of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office and the Lodi Police Department, Mr. Foster stands ready to face justice after almost 3 decades on the run," said Sheriff McGuire. "All other fugitives should sit up and take note; Here in Bergen County it’s only a matter of time before the long arm of the law comes knocking on your door."

SUSPECT INFORMATION

Name: Richard William Foster

Age: 34

Residence: Contant Avenue, Lodi, New Jersey

Time of Arrest: 11:30 AM 7-30-07

Place of Arrest: Lodi Police Department, Lodi, NJ

Arresting Agency: Lodi Police

Charges: Fugitive from Justice (2A: 160-21)

FUGITIVE’S 29 YEAR FLIGHT FROM THE LAW ENDS WITH A KNOCK FROM THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE

HACKENSACK – Bergen County Sheriff Leo P. McGuire today announced the arrest of Richard William Foster. The arrest was affected on Monday, July 30, 2007. The arrest came as a result of an investigation conducted by members of the Bergen Sheriff’s Office, under the direction of Sheriff Leo P. McGuire and members of the Lodi Police Department, under the direction of Chief Vincent Caruso.

The arrest stemmed from an investigation which commenced on June 6, 2007, when members of the BCSO’s Detective Unit received information that a fugitive from justice, wanted for a Robbery Charge in 1978, out of the State of Florida may be residing in the Lodi, New Jersey, area. BCSO Detectives checked Foster’s residence on Contant Avenue in Lodi, New Jersey. Ultimately Foster surrendered to the Lodi Police Department on Monday, July 30, 2007. The Lodi Police contacted the Sheriff’s Office after Mr. Foster declared that he elected to surrender after he became aware that the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office had been searching for him. Detectives with the BCSO transported Mr. Foster to the Bergen County Jail without incident early this afternoon.

"Thanks to the combined efforts of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office and the Lodi Police Department, Mr. Foster stands ready to face justice after almost 3 decades on the run," said Sheriff McGuire. "All other fugitives should sit up and take note; Here in Bergen County it’s only a matter of time before the long arm of the law comes knocking on your door."

SUSPECT INFORMATION

Name: Richard William Foster

Age: 34

Residence: Contant Avenue, Lodi, New Jersey

Time of Arrest: 11:30 AM 7-30-07

Place of Arrest: Lodi Police Department, Lodi, NJ

Arresting Agency: Lodi Police

Charges: Fugitive from Justice (2A: 160-21)

  
McGUIRE JOINS WITH LOCAL LEADERS IN URGING MOTORISTS TO SAVE OUR KIDS AND ‘SLOW DOWN’  11/29/2007

McGUIRE JOINS WITH LOCAL LEADERS IN URGING MOTORISTS TO SAVE OUR KIDS AND ‘SLOW DOWN’

 

Hackensack Sheriff Leo P. McGuire, various local officials and members of the law enforcement community joined Tom Everson today for the kick off event of his organization, Kids Alive: Drive 25, and their campaign to get motorists to slow down in residential areas throughout Bergen County.

 

“Every year almost 500 children under the age of 14 loose their lives just steps from their front doors,” said Sheriff McGuire. “It’s our hope that this campaign will encourage drivers to slow down and avert tragedy.

 

Keep Kids Alive: Drive 25 is a non-profit organization founded in 1998 to encourage individuals to observe the commonly posted speed limit of 25 miles-per-hour. Everson began the organization with his wife Wendy in their own neighborhood in Omaha, Nebraska. The campaign has since received the support of more than 800 municipalities in 47 states


“It is an honor and a privilege to be able to work with the citizens of Bergen County to build a safer community for our kids,” said Everson. “I can assure Sheriff McGuire and everyone here today that their efforts will help make Bergen County an even safer place to live, to work and to raise a family.”


FAST FACTS

 

- 43,300 people – daughters, sons, brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, friends – died on America’s roadways in 2006. That’s an average of over 118 deaths per day each and every day of the year. (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration  – 2006)

 

- 4,881 pedestrians died while walking in neighborhoods or crossing streets in 2005. 500 of these deaths were children under 14 years-old. (NHTSA 2005)

 

- Speeding Triples the Odds of Crashing (AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety - 2006)

 

- A pedestrian hit in a 30 mph speed zone is 3 times more likely to die than one hit in a 25 mph zone. (General Estimated Database of Police Reported Accidents – 1999)

 

 

 

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McGUIRE JOINS WITH LOCAL LEADERS IN URGING MOTORISTS TO SAVE OUR KIDS AND ‘SLOW DOWN’

 

Hackensack Sheriff Leo P. McGuire, various local officials and members of the law enforcement community joined Tom Everson today for the kick off event of his organization, Kids Alive: Drive 25, and their campaign to get motorists to slow down in residential areas throughout Bergen County.

 

“Every year almost 500 children under the age of 14 loose their lives just steps from their front doors,” said Sheriff McGuire. “It’s our hope that this campaign will encourage drivers to slow down and avert tragedy.

 

Keep Kids Alive: Drive 25 is a non-profit organization founded in 1998 to encourage individuals to observe the commonly posted speed limit of 25 miles-per-hour. Everson began the organization with his wife Wendy in their own neighborhood in Omaha, Nebraska. The campaign has since received the support of more than 800 municipalities in 47 states


“It is an honor and a privilege to be able to work with the citizens of Bergen County to build a safer community for our kids,” said Everson. “I can assure Sheriff McGuire and everyone here today that their efforts will help make Bergen County an even safer place to live, to work and to raise a family.”


FAST FACTS

 

- 43,300 people – daughters, sons, brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, friends – died on America’s roadways in 2006. That’s an average of over 118 deaths per day each and every day of the year. (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration  – 2006)

 

- 4,881 pedestrians died while walking in neighborhoods or crossing streets in 2005. 500 of these deaths were children under 14 years-old. (NHTSA 2005)

 

- Speeding Triples the Odds of Crashing (AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety - 2006)

 

- A pedestrian hit in a 30 mph speed zone is 3 times more likely to die than one hit in a 25 mph zone. (General Estimated Database of Police Reported Accidents – 1999)

 

 

 

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THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE LAW: McGuire Warns Residents to Safeguard Information Online  11/29/2007

The Right Side of the Law

“During our regular verification of accounts, we couldn’t verify your information. Please click here to update and verify your information.”

 

Have you ever gotten a message like this? Vague and non-specific but looking for some very personal details none the less? Internet fraudsters who send these spam or pop-up messages to try lure personal information (credit card numbers, bank account information, Social Security number, passwords, or other sensitive information) from unsuspecting victims. It’s a scheme commonly employed by criminals called ‘phishing’ and every year it costs individuals like you millions and millions of dollars.

 

According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, phishers send an email or pop-up message claiming to be from businesses or organizations that you may deal with — for example, an Internet service provider (ISP), bank, online payment service, or even a government agency. The message may ask you to “update,” “validate,” or “confirm” your account information. Some phishing emails threaten a dire consequence if you don’t respond. The messages direct you to a website designed to look like the real organization’s site.

 

Don’t be fooled. These are fake sites whose only goal is to get you to give up your personal information so scammers can steal your identity and charge goods and services to you.

 

The FTC and the Bergen Sheriff’s Office offer the following rules of thumb to help you avoid getting hooked by a phishing scam:

 

If you get an email or pop-up message that asks for personal or financial information, do not reply.

 

Use anti-virus and anti-spyware software, as well as a firewall, and update them all regularly.

 

Don’t email personal or financial information.

 

Review credit card and bank account statements as soon as you receive them to check for unauthorized charges.

 

Be cautious about opening any attachment or downloading any files from emails you receive, regardless of who sent them.

 

Forward spam that is phishing for information to spam@uce.gov and to the company, bank, or organization impersonated in the phishing email.

 

If you believe you’ve been the victim of a phishing scam, file your complaint at www.ftc.gov, and then visit the Federal Trade Commission’s Identity Theft website at www.consumer.gov/idtheft. It’s important not to hesitate. Every second you delay is another second scammers get to play with your identity.

 

 

* ‘The Right Side of the Law is a bi-weekly column published by the Sheriff’s Office which also appears in many local newspapers.

 

 

 

The Right Side of the Law

“During our regular verification of accounts, we couldn’t verify your information. Please click here to update and verify your information.”

 

Have you ever gotten a message like this? Vague and non-specific but looking for some very personal details none the less? Internet fraudsters who send these spam or pop-up messages to try lure personal information (credit card numbers, bank account information, Social Security number, passwords, or other sensitive information) from unsuspecting victims. It’s a scheme commonly employed by criminals called ‘phishing’ and every year it costs individuals like you millions and millions of dollars.

 

According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, phishers send an email or pop-up message claiming to be from businesses or organizations that you may deal with — for example, an Internet service provider (ISP), bank, online payment service, or even a government agency. The message may ask you to “update,” “validate,” or “confirm” your account information. Some phishing emails threaten a dire consequence if you don’t respond. The messages direct you to a website designed to look like the real organization’s site.

 

Don’t be fooled. These are fake sites whose only goal is to get you to give up your personal information so scammers can steal your identity and charge goods and services to you.

 

The FTC and the Bergen Sheriff’s Office offer the following rules of thumb to help you avoid getting hooked by a phishing scam:

 

If you get an email or pop-up message that asks for personal or financial information, do not reply.

 

Use anti-virus and anti-spyware software, as well as a firewall, and update them all regularly.

 

Don’t email personal or financial information.

 

Review credit card and bank account statements as soon as you receive them to check for unauthorized charges.

 

Be cautious about opening any attachment or downloading any files from emails you receive, regardless of who sent them.

 

Forward spam that is phishing for information to spam@uce.gov and to the company, bank, or organization impersonated in the phishing email.

 

If you believe you’ve been the victim of a phishing scam, file your complaint at www.ftc.gov, and then visit the Federal Trade Commission’s Identity Theft website at www.consumer.gov/idtheft. It’s important not to hesitate. Every second you delay is another second scammers get to play with your identity.

 

 

* ‘The Right Side of the Law is a bi-weekly column published by the Sheriff’s Office which also appears in many local newspapers.

 

 

 

  
THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE LAW: McGuire Offers Tips for Using Your Fireplace Safely  11/29/2007

The Right Side of the Law

Winter is here and it’s time to enjoy all the season has to offer! Snowfalls are just around the corner and as we unpack our skis, snowboards and ice skates, most of us will find ourselves warming up in front of a fire. Fires are relaxing and enjoyable and play a major role in many of our winter memories, but they can still prove to be a danger if they aren’t prepared and maintained properly. Following these fire safety tips from the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office will ensure that you and your family have a safe, happy and warm winter. 
 
Fires typically aren’t lit until the cooler fall or winter months, but that doesn’t mean you can end fireplace maintenance at the end of the season. Chimneys should be inspected annually to be sure it’s free from obstructions and creosote build-up. Having a cap installed at the top of the chimney will prevent any debris or animals from falling into your chimney and creating a danger to you and your home. Be sure that your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are located in a place where you can hear them and that you change the batteries regularly. Keep all furniture, books, newspapers and any other flammable substance away from the fireplace and have a fire extinguisher handy in case of an emergency. 
 
Keep your fireplace clean. Clean out all ash from previous fires and never burn your garbage or plants and never use any form of liquid accelerant to start a fire. Always use tools designed for a fireplace when tending to your fires and keep screens closed while the fire is lit. Fires should never be left unattended and children and pets should be kept away from the fireplace. Never leave the house or go to bed until you are sure the fire has been extinguished. 
 
The winter months are long and cold. The comfort of a fireplace is something to be a warm treat the whole family can enjoy. Following these helpful tips will ensure that you are able to protect your home and family while spending quality time in front of the fire.

 

* 'The Right Side of the Law' is a bi-weekly column published by the Sheriff's Office which also appears in many local papers.

The Right Side of the Law

Winter is here and it’s time to enjoy all the season has to offer! Snowfalls are just around the corner and as we unpack our skis, snowboards and ice skates, most of us will find ourselves warming up in front of a fire. Fires are relaxing and enjoyable and play a major role in many of our winter memories, but they can still prove to be a danger if they aren’t prepared and maintained properly. Following these fire safety tips from the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office will ensure that you and your family have a safe, happy and warm winter. 
 
Fires typically aren’t lit until the cooler fall or winter months, but that doesn’t mean you can end fireplace maintenance at the end of the season. Chimneys should be inspected annually to be sure it’s free from obstructions and creosote build-up. Having a cap installed at the top of the chimney will prevent any debris or animals from falling into your chimney and creating a danger to you and your home. Be sure that your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are located in a place where you can hear them and that you change the batteries regularly. Keep all furniture, books, newspapers and any other flammable substance away from the fireplace and have a fire extinguisher handy in case of an emergency. 
 
Keep your fireplace clean. Clean out all ash from previous fires and never burn your garbage or plants and never use any form of liquid accelerant to start a fire. Always use tools designed for a fireplace when tending to your fires and keep screens closed while the fire is lit. Fires should never be left unattended and children and pets should be kept away from the fireplace. Never leave the house or go to bed until you are sure the fire has been extinguished. 
 
The winter months are long and cold. The comfort of a fireplace is something to be a warm treat the whole family can enjoy. Following these helpful tips will ensure that you are able to protect your home and family while spending quality time in front of the fire.

 

* 'The Right Side of the Law' is a bi-weekly column published by the Sheriff's Office which also appears in many local papers.

  
THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE LAW: McGuire Offers Travel Tips for Arriving at Your Holiday Destination Safely This Season 12/3/2007

The Right Side of the Law

The holiday season is a busy time for a number of different activities. Traditionally starting the morning after Thanksgiving and running right on through until the waning hours of December 24th, this is busiest shopping season time of the year. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, this period is always the busiest travel time of they year, particularly for air travel. In the weeks ahead, millions of our fellow Americans take to the skies in an effort to spend some time with close friends and family. The wake of the events of 9/11, law enforcement has stepped up it’s presence at major transportation hubs such as our airports in an effort to keep you safe. While the screening processes now in place my seem obtrusive at times, here are a few tips that can help you and your family make it to your final destination as quickly and as easily as possible:

 

The ‘Holiday Rush’ Isn’t Just for Malls

Busy airports usually mean long lines at security checkpoints. When traveling at peak times, budget more time than usual. If you are traveling with young children, infants, elderly or disabled passengers, you should consider allowing even more time.

 

Keep Your Picture ID and Plane Ticket Handy at All Times
You may be asked to show a government-issued photo ID as well as your boarding pass at any time, either by security screeners or airline staff. Make sure you keep both in a safe place that you can reach easily.

 

Know What You Are Carrying
Many individuals choose to simply carry on all their luggage provided it complies with Transportation Safety Administration standards on size and weight. This can often lead to frantic scenes at x-ray scanners as people scramble to pass through the magnetometer and collect their bags speedily in order to make it to their gate on time. Know how many items you have with you and take a moment before you leave the screening area to ensure you have all of your property.

 

Leave the Jokes at home

Do not make jokes about having a explosives or other weapons in your possession. Security is serious business and screeners will not take such statements lightly. Penalties for such statements, even those made in jest can be severe.

 

Do Not Be Surprised If Your Bags Are Searched
Bags are frequently hand-searched, especially if security personnel are unable to identify a particular item using the x-ray scanner. Procedures such as these, while time consuming, are aimed at keeping you safe. Take them in stride and budget enough time for your bags to pass even secondary inspections such as these.

 

No trip is ever hassle free, but by following these tips from the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office, you can bring a little bit of holiday cheer to this year’s holiday trip.

The Right Side of the Law

The holiday season is a busy time for a number of different activities. Traditionally starting the morning after Thanksgiving and running right on through until the waning hours of December 24th, this is busiest shopping season time of the year. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, this period is always the busiest travel time of they year, particularly for air travel. In the weeks ahead, millions of our fellow Americans take to the skies in an effort to spend some time with close friends and family. The wake of the events of 9/11, law enforcement has stepped up it’s presence at major transportation hubs such as our airports in an effort to keep you safe. While the screening processes now in place my seem obtrusive at times, here are a few tips that can help you and your family make it to your final destination as quickly and as easily as possible:

 

The ‘Holiday Rush’ Isn’t Just for Malls

Busy airports usually mean long lines at security checkpoints. When traveling at peak times, budget more time than usual. If you are traveling with young children, infants, elderly or disabled passengers, you should consider allowing even more time.

 

Keep Your Picture ID and Plane Ticket Handy at All Times
You may be asked to show a government-issued photo ID as well as your boarding pass at any time, either by security screeners or airline staff. Make sure you keep both in a safe place that you can reach easily.

 

Know What You Are Carrying
Many individuals choose to simply carry on all their luggage provided it complies with Transportation Safety Administration standards on size and weight. This can often lead to frantic scenes at x-ray scanners as people scramble to pass through the magnetometer and collect their bags speedily in order to make it to their gate on time. Know how many items you have with you and take a moment before you leave the screening area to ensure you have all of your property.

 

Leave the Jokes at home

Do not make jokes about having a explosives or other weapons in your possession. Security is serious business and screeners will not take such statements lightly. Penalties for such statements, even those made in jest can be severe.

 

Do Not Be Surprised If Your Bags Are Searched
Bags are frequently hand-searched, especially if security personnel are unable to identify a particular item using the x-ray scanner. Procedures such as these, while time consuming, are aimed at keeping you safe. Take them in stride and budget enough time for your bags to pass even secondary inspections such as these.

 

No trip is ever hassle free, but by following these tips from the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office, you can bring a little bit of holiday cheer to this year’s holiday trip.

  
The Right Side of the Law: McGuire Offers Tips to Avoid Getting Caught in Scammers' Holiday Schemes  12/10/2007

McGuire Offers Tips to Avoid Getting Caught in Scammers' Holiday Schemes

It’s no accident that this time of year is known throughout the world as the ‘Season of Giving’. Every December we open our hearts and let those we care about know just how much they mean to us. Many of us also take this opportunity to give of ourselves in an effort to make in difference in the lives of those whom we may never have even met.

 

Sadly there are many out there who prey on that generosity. The following tips from the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office and the Federal Trade Commission can help you make sure your donation makes it into the hands of someone in need and not into the pocket of a scammer.

 

You should steer clear of any charity that exhibits the following warning-signs:

 

 - The charity refuses to provide you with written information about its identity, its mission, its costs, and how the donation will be used;

 

 - The charity will not provide you any proof that a contribution to them is tax deductible;

 

 - The charity gives you a name that closely resembles that of a better-known, reputable organization;

 

 - The charity thanks you for a pledged contribution that you don’t remember making;

 

 - The charity asks you for bank account or credit card information before you’ve reviewed the solicitor's information and agreed to contribute;

 

 - The charity uses high-pressure tactics on you to obtain a donation before you’ve gotten the chance to make an informed decision about giving;

 

 - The charity asks you for your donation in cash. For security and tax record purposes, it's best to pay by check, made payable to the beneficiary, not the solicitor. Also, understand that contributions made to a "tax exempt" organization are not necessarily tax deductible.

 

 - The charity offers to send a courier or overnight delivery service to collect your donation immediately;

 

With thousands of our brave men and women also deployed overseas this holiday season, you should be especially wary of appeals that tug at your heart strings, promising to take care of our soldiers. Although the Department of Defense does not endorse any specific war-related charity, you can visit their Web site at ww.army.mil/operations/oif/FAQ.html to find out about military relief societies that provide assistance to U.S. Servicemembers and their families.

 

Don’t be afraid to give to charity this holiday season. Generosity comes from the best place in our heart and by doing your homework you can make sure it gets to the right place too.

McGuire Offers Tips to Avoid Getting Caught in Scammers' Holiday Schemes

It’s no accident that this time of year is known throughout the world as the ‘Season of Giving’. Every December we open our hearts and let those we care about know just how much they mean to us. Many of us also take this opportunity to give of ourselves in an effort to make in difference in the lives of those whom we may never have even met.

 

Sadly there are many out there who prey on that generosity. The following tips from the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office and the Federal Trade Commission can help you make sure your donation makes it into the hands of someone in need and not into the pocket of a scammer.

 

You should steer clear of any charity that exhibits the following warning-signs:

 

 - The charity refuses to provide you with written information about its identity, its mission, its costs, and how the donation will be used;

 

 - The charity will not provide you any proof that a contribution to them is tax deductible;

 

 - The charity gives you a name that closely resembles that of a better-known, reputable organization;

 

 - The charity thanks you for a pledged contribution that you don’t remember making;

 

 - The charity asks you for bank account or credit card information before you’ve reviewed the solicitor's information and agreed to contribute;

 

 - The charity uses high-pressure tactics on you to obtain a donation before you’ve gotten the chance to make an informed decision about giving;

 

 - The charity asks you for your donation in cash. For security and tax record purposes, it's best to pay by check, made payable to the beneficiary, not the solicitor. Also, understand that contributions made to a "tax exempt" organization are not necessarily tax deductible.

 

 - The charity offers to send a courier or overnight delivery service to collect your donation immediately;

 

With thousands of our brave men and women also deployed overseas this holiday season, you should be especially wary of appeals that tug at your heart strings, promising to take care of our soldiers. Although the Department of Defense does not endorse any specific war-related charity, you can visit their Web site at ww.army.mil/operations/oif/FAQ.html to find out about military relief societies that provide assistance to U.S. Servicemembers and their families.

 

Don’t be afraid to give to charity this holiday season. Generosity comes from the best place in our heart and by doing your homework you can make sure it gets to the right place too.

  
SHERIFF McGUIRE ANNOUNCES THE ARREST OF IESHIA ATKINSON 1/14/2008

SHERIFF McGUIRE ANNOUNCES THE ARREST OF IESHIA ATKINSON

 

Bergen County Sheriff Leo P. McGuire announced the arrest of Ieshia Atkinson. The arrest was affected on Tuesday, January 8, 2008.

           

            Ieshia Atkinson was arrested by Detectives John D’Addetta and Michael Griffin members of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Squad, under the direction of Sheriff Leo P. McGuire.

 

                  The arrest stemmed from two outstanding warrants that were issued in September and November of 2006. Atkinson was wanted for leaving a court ordered in-patient drug program and for failing to appear for arraignment on possession of CDS and hindering apprehension. Atkinson was on the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office Ten Most wanted list for a year and a half.

 

Atkinson was arrested Tuesday morning at about 11:40 a.m. by Sheriff’s Detectives who were doing surveillance at Atkinson’s mothers house, 196 Second Street in Englewood, New Jersey. Atkinson was spotted entering a neighbor’s house on the same street and was arrested without incident at 198 Second Street. Atkinson is being held in the Bergen County Jail with no bail.

CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT:                                              Ieshia Atkinson  DOB: 08/11/1983  

 LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:                        196 Second Street Englewood, New Jersey

 MARITAL STATUS:                                    Single                                      

 PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT:                      Unemployed    

                       

ARREST INFORMATION

 

            FUGITIVE: X                                                                                    NON FUGITIVE:

 

ORIGINATING AGENCY:                          Bergen County Sheriff’s Office       

 

DATE AND TIME OF ARREST:                01/08/2008   1140      

 

AGENCIES AFFECTING ARREST:          Bergen County Sheriff’s Office       

 

 

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS

Possession of CDS                                        2C:35-10

Hindering Apprehension                             2C:29-3

Contempt                                                      2C:29-9

 

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

 

ARRAIGNMENT DATE:                                        To be determined      

 

JUDGE:                                                                      Judge Eugene H. Austin JSC

 

BAIL AMOUNT                                                        No Bail

 

PRESENT STATUS:                                                 Incarcerated in Bergen County Jail 

 

PRIMARY INVESTIGATOR ASSIGNED:           Detective John D’Addetta

                                                                                    Detective Michael Griffin  

 

CASE NUMBER:                                                     BS-08-000565

SHERIFF McGUIRE ANNOUNCES THE ARREST OF IESHIA ATKINSON

 

Bergen County Sheriff Leo P. McGuire announced the arrest of Ieshia Atkinson. The arrest was affected on Tuesday, January 8, 2008.

           

            Ieshia Atkinson was arrested by Detectives John D’Addetta and Michael Griffin members of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Squad, under the direction of Sheriff Leo P. McGuire.

 

                  The arrest stemmed from two outstanding warrants that were issued in September and November of 2006. Atkinson was wanted for leaving a court ordered in-patient drug program and for failing to appear for arraignment on possession of CDS and hindering apprehension. Atkinson was on the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office Ten Most wanted list for a year and a half.

 

Atkinson was arrested Tuesday morning at about 11:40 a.m. by Sheriff’s Detectives who were doing surveillance at Atkinson’s mothers house, 196 Second Street in Englewood, New Jersey. Atkinson was spotted entering a neighbor’s house on the same street and was arrested without incident at 198 Second Street. Atkinson is being held in the Bergen County Jail with no bail.

CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT:                                              Ieshia Atkinson  DOB: 08/11/1983  

 LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:                        196 Second Street Englewood, New Jersey

 MARITAL STATUS:                                    Single                                      

 PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT:                      Unemployed    

                       

ARREST INFORMATION

 

            FUGITIVE: X                                                                                    NON FUGITIVE:

 

ORIGINATING AGENCY:                          Bergen County Sheriff’s Office       

 

DATE AND TIME OF ARREST:                01/08/2008   1140      

 

AGENCIES AFFECTING ARREST:          Bergen County Sheriff’s Office       

 

 

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS

Possession of CDS                                        2C:35-10

Hindering Apprehension                             2C:29-3

Contempt                                                      2C:29-9

 

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

 

ARRAIGNMENT DATE:                                        To be determined      

 

JUDGE:                                                                      Judge Eugene H. Austin JSC

 

BAIL AMOUNT                                                        No Bail

 

PRESENT STATUS:                                                 Incarcerated in Bergen County Jail 

 

PRIMARY INVESTIGATOR ASSIGNED:           Detective John D’Addetta

                                                                                    Detective Michael Griffin  

 

CASE NUMBER:                                                     BS-08-000565

  
SHERIFF McGUIRE ANNOUNCES ARREST OF WAYNE FISHER  1/14/2008

SHERIFF McGUIRE ANNOUNCES ARREST OF WAYNE FISHER

Bergen County Sheriff Leo P. McGuire announced the arrest of Wayne Fisher. The arrest was affected on Monday, January 7, 2008.

           

            Wayne Fisher was arrested by Detectives John D’Addetta and Michael Griffin members of the Bergen Sheriff’s Office Warrant Squad, under the direction of Sheriff Leo P. McGuire.

                 

The arrest stemmed from three child support warrants that were issued in 2004 and 2005 totaling $78,484.82. Fisher has been wanted since July of 2004 when the first warrant was issued and was on the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office Ten Most wanted list for almost two years.

Fisher was arrested Monday afternoon at about 2:40 p.m. by Sheriff’s detectives at 224 Liberty Road in Englewood, New Jersey.  Fisher is being held in the Bergen County Jail and has a court date of Wednesday January 9, 2008

                   

CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

 

DEFENDANT:                                              Wayne Fisher   DOB: 11/11/1969      

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:                        P.O. Box 791 Englewood, New Jersey        

MARITAL STATUS:                                    Single                                      

PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT:                      Unemployed    

                                                           

ARREST INFORMATION

 

            FUGITIVE: X                                                                                    NON FUGITIVE:

 

ORIGINATING AGENCY:                          Bergen county sheriff’s Office         

 

DATE AND TIME OF ARREST:                01/07/2008   1440      

 

AGENCIES AFFECTING ARREST:          Bergen County Sheriff’s Office       

 

 

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS

 

Violation of Litigants rights                          2C:10-1A                                

 

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

 

ARRAIGNMENT DATE:                                        To be determined      

 

JUDGE:                                                                      Judge William Meehen

 

ARREARS AMOUNT &                                         $78, 484.82

CONDITIONS OF RELEASE:                                Full Cash

SHERIFF McGUIRE ANNOUNCES ARREST OF WAYNE FISHER

Bergen County Sheriff Leo P. McGuire announced the arrest of Wayne Fisher. The arrest was affected on Monday, January 7, 2008.

           

            Wayne Fisher was arrested by Detectives John D’Addetta and Michael Griffin members of the Bergen Sheriff’s Office Warrant Squad, under the direction of Sheriff Leo P. McGuire.

                 

The arrest stemmed from three child support warrants that were issued in 2004 and 2005 totaling $78,484.82. Fisher has been wanted since July of 2004 when the first warrant was issued and was on the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office Ten Most wanted list for almost two years.

Fisher was arrested Monday afternoon at about 2:40 p.m. by Sheriff’s detectives at 224 Liberty Road in Englewood, New Jersey.  Fisher is being held in the Bergen County Jail and has a court date of Wednesday January 9, 2008

                   

CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

 

DEFENDANT:                                              Wayne Fisher   DOB: 11/11/1969      

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:                        P.O. Box 791 Englewood, New Jersey        

MARITAL STATUS:                                    Single                                      

PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT:                      Unemployed    

                                                           

ARREST INFORMATION

 

            FUGITIVE: X                                                                                    NON FUGITIVE:

 

ORIGINATING AGENCY:                          Bergen county sheriff’s Office         

 

DATE AND TIME OF ARREST:                01/07/2008   1440      

 

AGENCIES AFFECTING ARREST:          Bergen County Sheriff’s Office       

 

 

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS

 

Violation of Litigants rights                          2C:10-1A                                

 

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

 

ARRAIGNMENT DATE:                                        To be determined      

 

JUDGE:                                                                      Judge William Meehen

 

ARREARS AMOUNT &                                         $78, 484.82

CONDITIONS OF RELEASE:                                Full Cash

  
McGuire Warns Citizens About Phoney Gang Email  1/31/2008

Fraudulent Email Making the Rounds

Many of you may have heard of, and some of you may even received a recent email making the rounds here in New Jersey. The email generally arrives as a forward and purports to contain privileged information regarding a new form of gang initiation which the email cites as coming from a family member in a local unnamed police department.

The email goes on to suggest that this new violent rite of passage targets women in various Bergen County municipalities. Who are stopped and asked for directions.

Put quite simply, this email is completely and utterly false.

The claims contained in this email have yet to be substantiated and the events they cite to support their claims have not occurred.

Remember, email is a fast and loose medium where things can be sent anonymously and people are rarely held accountable for their words.

It is completely understandable why an individual might fear for themselves, their wife or their daughter after receiving a communication, but we should all remember that for some out there, that is their only real goal. I would encourage everyone out there to be safe but smart as well. An overactive imagination can cause just as much harm as a violent temper.

On behalf of the men and women of the Bergen County Sheriff's Office, I want to take the opportunity to thank the dozens of residents who have forwarded me this email out of concern for their loved ones. You can rest assured knowing an email like this isn't worth the paper it's printed out on.

Fraudulent Email Making the Rounds

Many of you may have heard of, and some of you may even received a recent email making the rounds here in New Jersey. The email generally arrives as a forward and purports to contain privileged information regarding a new form of gang initiation which the email cites as coming from a family member in a local unnamed police department.

The email goes on to suggest that this new violent rite of passage targets women in various Bergen County municipalities. Who are stopped and asked for directions.

Put quite simply, this email is completely and utterly false.

The claims contained in this email have yet to be substantiated and the events they cite to support their claims have not occurred.

Remember, email is a fast and loose medium where things can be sent anonymously and people are rarely held accountable for their words.

It is completely understandable why an individual might fear for themselves, their wife or their daughter after receiving a communication, but we should all remember that for some out there, that is their only real goal. I would encourage everyone out there to be safe but smart as well. An overactive imagination can cause just as much harm as a violent temper.

On behalf of the men and women of the Bergen County Sheriff's Office, I want to take the opportunity to thank the dozens of residents who have forwarded me this email out of concern for their loved ones. You can rest assured knowing an email like this isn't worth the paper it's printed out on.

  
SHERIFF'S DETECTIVE'S GET TWO FOR ONE ON TEANECK CALL  3/31/2008

SHERIFF'S DETECTIVE'S GET TWO FOR ONE ON TEANECK CALL

Deadbeat Dad's Mother Assaults Detectives Attempting to Make House-Call

HACKENSACK Bergen County Sheriff Leo P. McGuire today announced the arrest of Courtney Craig Fung and his mother, Patricia Whitney. Fung was charged with Resisting Arrest, Making Terroristic Threats as well as 2 counts of Possession of CDS and Failure to Pay Child Support, while Whitney was charged with Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer.

Officers arriving at suspect’s location witnessed Fung through a window in the living room, and knocked on the door.  The subject's mother opened the door, letting the Sheriff’s personnel inside.  The subject ran into another room, where he was pursued. The subject was advised that he was under arrest and to come back.  Fung refused, and began to resist.  The subject was taken to the ground to be handcuffed.  At that time Ms. Whitney jumped on the officer’s back and began punching him. The assisting officer lightly subdued Ms. Whitney while Mr. Fung was arrested and secured for transport. Both individuals were remanded to the custody of the Bergen County Jail.

SHERIFF'S DETECTIVE'S GET TWO FOR ONE ON TEANECK CALL

Deadbeat Dad's Mother Assaults Detectives Attempting to Make House-Call

HACKENSACK Bergen County Sheriff Leo P. McGuire today announced the arrest of Courtney Craig Fung and his mother, Patricia Whitney. Fung was charged with Resisting Arrest, Making Terroristic Threats as well as 2 counts of Possession of CDS and Failure to Pay Child Support, while Whitney was charged with Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer.

Officers arriving at suspect’s location witnessed Fung through a window in the living room, and knocked on the door.  The subject's mother opened the door, letting the Sheriff’s personnel inside.  The subject ran into another room, where he was pursued. The subject was advised that he was under arrest and to come back.  Fung refused, and began to resist.  The subject was taken to the ground to be handcuffed.  At that time Ms. Whitney jumped on the officer’s back and began punching him. The assisting officer lightly subdued Ms. Whitney while Mr. Fung was arrested and secured for transport. Both individuals were remanded to the custody of the Bergen County Jail.

  
HACKENSACK MAN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH ‘SEX FOR SCHOLARSHIPS’ INVESTIGATION  7/6/2008

HACKENSACK MAN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH ‘SEX FOR SCHOLARSHIPS’ INVESTIGATION

 

HACKENSACK – Bergen County Sheriff Leo P. McGuire and Oakland Chief Edward Kasper today announced the arrest of Hackensack resident Joel Brodsky last night on charges of Criminal Trespass, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and Abuse of a Child. Bail was set by Judge John Conte Jr, Oakland Municipal Court, at $50,000.00 with no 10% option.

“Mr. Brodsky’s actions are despicable enough, but the fact that he pursued our children right into their school is beyond belief, said Sheriff McGuire. “As a parent and a member of law enforcement, I have no tolerance for those who prey on our kids, particularly in a place that is supposed to be a safe haven for them.”

On March 26th, the Oakland Police Department was notified of a suspicious incident which occurred at the Indian Hills High School in Oakland N.J. An unknown subject identifying himself as “Mark Adams” approached four students that were attending a S.A.T. prep course at the school. During the conversation the subject stated that he worked for ESPN and was carrying a NY Giants football helmet that was allegedly signed by Eli Manning. The subject then told the students that he would like to meet with a sixteen or seventeen year old girl for sex. In exchange for being arranged with a girl he would provide the student with a scholarship for college.

“I would like to commend the efforts of my detectives and those of the Sheriff’s Office for their hard work in apprehending Mr. Brodsky,” said Oakland Police Chief Edward Kasper, “Thanks to their collaborative effort he is off our streets and away from our children.”

Brodsky was arrested late yesterday evening by Detectives with the Oakland Police Department and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office. They were assisted in their investigation by the Hackensack Police Department, the Englewood Cliffs Police Department, the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department and Cresskill Police Department.

HACKENSACK MAN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH ‘SEX FOR SCHOLARSHIPS’ INVESTIGATION

 

HACKENSACK – Bergen County Sheriff Leo P. McGuire and Oakland Chief Edward Kasper today announced the arrest of Hackensack resident Joel Brodsky last night on charges of Criminal Trespass, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and Abuse of a Child. Bail was set by Judge John Conte Jr, Oakland Municipal Court, at $50,000.00 with no 10% option.

“Mr. Brodsky’s actions are despicable enough, but the fact that he pursued our children right into their school is beyond belief, said Sheriff McGuire. “As a parent and a member of law enforcement, I have no tolerance for those who prey on our kids, particularly in a place that is supposed to be a safe haven for them.”

On March 26th, the Oakland Police Department was notified of a suspicious incident which occurred at the Indian Hills High School in Oakland N.J. An unknown subject identifying himself as “Mark Adams” approached four students that were attending a S.A.T. prep course at the school. During the conversation the subject stated that he worked for ESPN and was carrying a NY Giants football helmet that was allegedly signed by Eli Manning. The subject then told the students that he would like to meet with a sixteen or seventeen year old girl for sex. In exchange for being arranged with a girl he would provide the student with a scholarship for college.

“I would like to commend the efforts of my detectives and those of the Sheriff’s Office for their hard work in apprehending Mr. Brodsky,” said Oakland Police Chief Edward Kasper, “Thanks to their collaborative effort he is off our streets and away from our children.”

Brodsky was arrested late yesterday evening by Detectives with the Oakland Police Department and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office. They were assisted in their investigation by the Hackensack Police Department, the Englewood Cliffs Police Department, the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department and Cresskill Police Department.

  
McGUIRE AND FEDERAL AUTHORITIES PUT FUGITIVES ON NOTICE: "WE'RE COMING FOR YOU"7/6/2008

McGUIRE AND FEDERAL AUTHORITIES PUT FUGITIVES ON NOTICE: "WE'RE COMING FOR YOU"

 

Bergen County Sheriff Leo P. McGuire is pleased to announce the successful completion of Operation FALCON 2008. During the week of June 09, 2008 through June 13, 2008, the U.S. Marshals Service - District of New Jersey, the U.S. Marshals Service NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force, and numerous federal, state, county, and local law enforcement agencies participated in this multi-jurisdictional initiative. Operation FALCON 2008 was a joint fugitive operation targeting sex offenders, gang members, and violent offenders.  Over 400 fugitives have been identified for this operation in Northern New Jersey. Over 80 law enforcement officers were assigned to various teams covering different counties in Northern New Jersey.  The goal of this operation was to apprehend these fugitives, inside and outside of Northern New Jersey, and bring them to justice.

 

“Operation FALCON is an extraordinary example of police work, executed with precision by some of the BCSO’s best and brightest,” said Bergen County Sheriff Leo P. McGuire. “Borders and boundaries don’t stop criminals. Our efforts, in conjunction with the U.S. Marshals Service and the NY/NJ Regional Task Force demonstrate that they won’t stop us either. Operation FALCON has put fugitives on notice: we’re coming for you.”

           

During the course of  Operation FALCON 2008, Deputy U.S. Marshals Doug MacLeod and Lysette Sanchez, Detectives Brian Kelly and Chris Lewicki of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit, along with Sheriff’s Officers Anthony Romano, Tim Scannell, Sonia Bekier, and Carmelo Giustra targeted dangerous felons in the Bergen County area. At the completion of the operation, the Bergen County FALCON group had netted 8 individuals wanted by Bergen County as well as 2 individuals with outstanding New York warrants who had fled to Bergen County to avoid prosecution. The following individuals were arrested as a result of the Bergen County effort of Operation FALCON 2008:

 

-          SALVATORE ZITO (DOB: 4/30/72), of 67 Fredrick Street, Little Ferry, NJ:

Wanted by NYPD for various drug charges and an extensive history of violence

 

-          PROVIDENDA SERTO (DOB: 2/09/47), of 67 Fredrick Street, Little Ferry, NJ:

Arrested for Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer and Obstruction

 

-          WILKINS PERDOMO (DOB: 01/7/89), of 144 Hamilton Ave., Passaic, NJ:

Wanted by Bergen County-FTA:  Aggravated Assault-Resisting Arrest

 

-          CURTIS COLEMAN (DOB: 11/18/88), of 361 1st Street, Hackensack, NJ:

Wanted by Bergen County-FTA: Drug Distribution/ Eluding/Resisting       

 

-          RYAN BRAND (DOB: 6/28/86), LKA 299 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood, NJ

Wanted by Bergen County-FTA: Drug Distribution

 

-          ANAHIS RAMOS (DOB: 5/20/84), of 116 Broad Street, Stony Point, NY:

Wanted by Bergen County-FTA: Drug Distribution/Assault

                 

-          RAUL CORIANO (DOB: 3/09/69), of 168 Clifton Ave., Clifton, NJ:

Wanted by Bergen County-Drug Distribution

Wanted by New York State- Parole Violation (Weapons, Drugs, and Robbery)

 

-          ROBERT MYERS (DOB: 6/24/71), LKA 227 Broad Street, Lodi, NJ:

Wanted by Bergen County- Failure to Register for Megan’s Law (Sexual Assault)

Wanted by New Jersey State Parole- Violation of Community Supervision for Life

Wanted by Essex County Sheriff’s Office-Violation of Probation- Sex Offense

 

-          FREDDIE AUGUSTUS (DOB: 11/07/77), of 615 Chandler Ave., Linden, NJ:

Wanted by Bergen County since 2002- Eluding Police in motor vehicle

 

-          FABRIZIO GERMAN (DOB: 2/03/86), of 2149 Linwood Ave., Fort Lee, NJ:

Wanted by New York State- Parole Violation- (Drugs and Weapons)  

     

      Further arrests will come as the leads developed during Operation FALCON 2008 are followed and the hunt for dangerous fugitives continues. 

       

            Sheriff McGuire commends the United States Marshal’s Service and cooperating agencies for their diligent efforts during Operation FALCON 2008. Their efforts removed violent fugitives from the community and made Bergen County safer for its residents.

McGUIRE AND FEDERAL AUTHORITIES PUT FUGITIVES ON NOTICE: "WE'RE COMING FOR YOU"

 

Bergen County Sheriff Leo P. McGuire is pleased to announce the successful completion of Operation FALCON 2008. During the week of June 09, 2008 through June 13, 2008, the U.S. Marshals Service - District of New Jersey, the U.S. Marshals Service NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force, and numerous federal, state, county, and local law enforcement agencies participated in this multi-jurisdictional initiative. Operation FALCON 2008 was a joint fugitive operation targeting sex offenders, gang members, and violent offenders.  Over 400 fugitives have been identified for this operation in Northern New Jersey. Over 80 law enforcement officers were assigned to various teams covering different counties in Northern New Jersey.  The goal of this operation was to apprehend these fugitives, inside and outside of Northern New Jersey, and bring them to justice.

 

“Operation FALCON is an extraordinary example of police work, executed with precision by some of the BCSO’s best and brightest,” said Bergen County Sheriff Leo P. McGuire. “Borders and boundaries don’t stop criminals. Our efforts, in conjunction with the U.S. Marshals Service and the NY/NJ Regional Task Force demonstrate that they won’t stop us either. Operation FALCON has put fugitives on notice: we’re coming for you.”

           

During the course of  Operation FALCON 2008, Deputy U.S. Marshals Doug MacLeod and Lysette Sanchez, Detectives Brian Kelly and Chris Lewicki of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit, along with Sheriff’s Officers Anthony Romano, Tim Scannell, Sonia Bekier, and Carmelo Giustra targeted dangerous felons in the Bergen County area. At the completion of the operation, the Bergen County FALCON group had netted 8 individuals wanted by Bergen County as well as 2 individuals with outstanding New York warrants who had fled to Bergen County to avoid prosecution. The following individuals were arrested as a result of the Bergen County effort of Operation FALCON 2008:

 

-          SALVATORE ZITO (DOB: 4/30/72), of 67 Fredrick Street, Little Ferry, NJ:

Wanted by NYPD for various drug charges and an extensive history of violence

 

-          PROVIDENDA SERTO (DOB: 2/09/47), of 67 Fredrick Street, Little Ferry, NJ:

Arrested for Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer and Obstruction

 

-          WILKINS PERDOMO (DOB: 01/7/89), of 144 Hamilton Ave., Passaic, NJ:

Wanted by Bergen County-FTA:  Aggravated Assault-Resisting Arrest

 

-          CURTIS COLEMAN (DOB: 11/18/88), of 361 1st Street, Hackensack, NJ:

Wanted by Bergen County-FTA: Drug Distribution/ Eluding/Resisting       

 

-          RYAN BRAND (DOB: 6/28/86), LKA 299 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood, NJ

Wanted by Bergen County-FTA: Drug Distribution

 

-          ANAHIS RAMOS (DOB: 5/20/84), of 116 Broad Street, Stony Point, NY:

Wanted by Bergen County-FTA: Drug Distribution/Assault

                 

-          RAUL CORIANO (DOB: 3/09/69), of 168 Clifton Ave., Clifton, NJ:

Wanted by Bergen County-Drug Distribution

Wanted by New York State- Parole Violation (Weapons, Drugs, and Robbery)

 

-          ROBERT MYERS (DOB: 6/24/71), LKA 227 Broad Street, Lodi, NJ:

Wanted by Bergen County- Failure to Register for Megan’s Law (Sexual Assault)

Wanted by New Jersey State Parole- Violation of Community Supervision for Life

Wanted by Essex County Sheriff’s Office-Violation of Probation- Sex Offense

 

-          FREDDIE AUGUSTUS (DOB: 11/07/77), of 615 Chandler Ave., Linden, NJ:

Wanted by Bergen County since 2002- Eluding Police in motor vehicle

 

-          FABRIZIO GERMAN (DOB: 2/03/86), of 2149 Linwood Ave., Fort Lee, NJ:

Wanted by New York State- Parole Violation- (Drugs and Weapons)  

     

      Further arrests will come as the leads developed during Operation FALCON 2008 are followed and the hunt for dangerous fugitives continues. 

       

            Sheriff McGuire commends the United States Marshal’s Service and cooperating agencies for their diligent efforts during Operation FALCON 2008. Their efforts removed violent fugitives from the community and made Bergen County safer for its residents.

  
SHERIFF SALUTES KIDS WITH 'HEART' FOR PLAYING GAME THEY LOVE 7/7/2008

SHERIFF SALUTES KIDS WITH 'HEART' FOR PLAYING GAME THEY LOVE

EAST RUTHERFORD - Bergen County Sheriff Leo P. McGuire joined a group of parents and very special children this past Wednesday, June 25th for a celebration following the conclusion of the ‘Special Angels Tee Ball League’ 2008 season.

“I could not be prouder of all the incredible children who participated in this year’s season,” said McGuire who, along with PBA Local #134, sponsors a team. “They play with heart and they are an inspiration to us all. I also offer my most sincere congratulations to all of the parents and others who help make this dream a reality.”

The ‘Special Angels Tee Ball League’ is put together each year by Putting the Pieces Together, a Bergen County-based support group committed to improving the lives of those affected by disabilities with a particular emphasis on Autism and Fragile X. The league offers specific rules to accommodate each child with the ultimate goal of providing a rewarding experience for both player and parent.

Sheriff McGuire was also on hand to offer congratulations and a special gift to the SPARKS. The SPARKS, or Special Angels Recreation Kids Cheerleading Squad is a special opportunity for teen-aged girls with Autism and other developmental disabilities a chance show off their talents. The Sheriff singled them out for their contribution this year with Certificates of Recognition and a special banner which he invited them to display when they march with him in upcoming local parades.

“The SPARKS are a wonderful addition to the programs offered by Putting the Pieces together,” McGuire said. “I’m not sure the Special Angels Tee Ball League could have caught fire the way it has without these SPARKS.”

SHERIFF SALUTES KIDS WITH 'HEART' FOR PLAYING GAME THEY LOVE

EAST RUTHERFORD - Bergen County Sheriff Leo P. McGuire joined a group of parents and very special children this past Wednesday, June 25th for a celebration following the conclusion of the ‘Special Angels Tee Ball League’ 2008 season.

“I could not be prouder of all the incredible children who participated in this year’s season,” said McGuire who, along with PBA Local #134, sponsors a team. “They play with heart and they are an inspiration to us all. I also offer my most sincere congratulations to all of the parents and others who help make this dream a reality.”

The ‘Special Angels Tee Ball League’ is put together each year by Putting the Pieces Together, a Bergen County-based support group committed to improving the lives of those affected by disabilities with a particular emphasis on Autism and Fragile X. The league offers specific rules to accommodate each child with the ultimate goal of providing a rewarding experience for both player and parent.

Sheriff McGuire was also on hand to offer congratulations and a special gift to the SPARKS. The SPARKS, or Special Angels Recreation Kids Cheerleading Squad is a special opportunity for teen-aged girls with Autism and other developmental disabilities a chance show off their talents. The Sheriff singled them out for their contribution this year with Certificates of Recognition and a special banner which he invited them to display when they march with him in upcoming local parades.

“The SPARKS are a wonderful addition to the programs offered by Putting the Pieces together,” McGuire said. “I’m not sure the Special Angels Tee Ball League could have caught fire the way it has without these SPARKS.”

  
SADDLE BROOK MAN ARRESTED FOR BRANDISHING WEAPON AT BERGEN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICERS  8/19/2008

SADDLE BROOK MAN ARRESTED FOR BRANDISHING WEAPON AT BERGEN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICERS

HACKENSACK – Bergen County Sheriff Leo P. McGuire announced the arrest of John Brennan of Saddle Brook, NJ today after he brandished a .22 caliber handgun at 2 BCSO officers attempting to execute a Writ of Possession issued by the Superior Court.

At 10AM the officers arrived at Mr. Brennan’s residence at 286 Adriana Street to enforce on the Superior Court’s order to evict Mr. Brennan and the home’s other occupant, his mother Beatrice. The officers found Mr. Brennan at the end of the property’s driveway. When they attempted to approach him, Brennan produced a .22 caliber handgun and proceeded to gesture aggressively towards the officers. The officers drew their firearms and took an offensive posture. They ordered Brennan to place his weapon on the ground and surrender. Brennan complied with the order and was taken into custody.

“I am extremely proud of the courage and level-headedness displayed by my officers,” said Sheriff McGuire. “Today is an unfortunate lesson of the dangers posed by seemingly innocuous situations to those in the law enforcement community.”

Following Brennan’s arrest, officers attempted to contact Mrs. Brennan by telephone several times but were unsuccessful. The Sheriff’s Special Operations Group, or S.O.G., were then called in to enter the home, ensure there was no further danger and locate Mrs. Brennan. After her exit, Mrs. Brennan was transported to Bergen Regional Medical Center as a precaution.

SUSPECT INFORMATION

NAME:                  John Brennan

ADDRESS:            286 Adriana Street, Saddle Brook, New Jersey

DOB:                      8/09/1948

CHARGES:`          Interference with a Governmental Function

                                Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose

                                Aggravated Assault.

 

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SADDLE BROOK MAN ARRESTED FOR BRANDISHING WEAPON AT BERGEN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICERS

HACKENSACK – Bergen County Sheriff Leo P. McGuire announced the arrest of John Brennan of Saddle Brook, NJ today after he brandished a .22 caliber handgun at 2 BCSO officers attempting to execute a Writ of Possession issued by the Superior Court.

At 10AM the officers arrived at Mr. Brennan’s residence at 286 Adriana Street to enforce on the Superior Court’s order to evict Mr. Brennan and the home’s other occupant, his mother Beatrice. The officers found Mr. Brennan at the end of the property’s driveway. When they attempted to approach him, Brennan produced a .22 caliber handgun and proceeded to gesture aggressively towards the officers. The officers drew their firearms and took an offensive posture. They ordered Brennan to place his weapon on the ground and surrender. Brennan complied with the order and was taken into custody.

“I am extremely proud of the courage and level-headedness displayed by my officers,” said Sheriff McGuire. “Today is an unfortunate lesson of the dangers posed by seemingly innocuous situations to those in the law enforcement community.”

Following Brennan’s arrest, officers attempted to contact Mrs. Brennan by telephone several times but were unsuccessful. The Sheriff’s Special Operations Group, or S.O.G., were then called in to enter the home, ensure there was no further danger and locate Mrs. Brennan. After her exit, Mrs. Brennan was transported to Bergen Regional Medical Center as a precaution.

SUSPECT INFORMATION

NAME:                  John Brennan

ADDRESS:            286 Adriana Street, Saddle Brook, New Jersey

DOB:                      8/09/1948

CHARGES:`          Interference with a Governmental Function

                                Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose

                                Aggravated Assault.

 

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SHERIFF McGUIRE ANNOUNCES COMPLETION OF FIRST PHASE OF COURTHOUSE AND JAIL SECURITY OVERHAUL  8/19/2008

SHERIFF McGUIRE ANNOUNCES COMPLETION OF FIRST PHASE OF COURTHOUSE AND JAIL SECURITY OVERHAUL


HACKENSACK - Bergen County Sheriff Leo P. McGuire and technology partner Mobotix Corp of New York today announced the completion of the first phase of a plan to completely overhaul the audio and video surveillance systems in both the Bergen County Jail and the Justice Center which houses the county’s courts.

“This is a remarkable step forward in our ability to safeguard the more than 1 million visitors to the Justice Center each year as well as to provide an even greater level of security at the Jail,” said McGuire. “When it comes to safety, the types of technologies we are utilizing as well as the manner in which we have chosen to deploy them sets these facilities head and shoulders above similar structures across the nation.”

The Bergen County Jail houses approximately 1,100 inmates each day. It serves as the central reception and processing center for individuals arrested throughout the county. It houses male and female individuals awaiting trial and also provides for the detention of both sentenced and un-sentenced prisoners in separate minimum, medium and maximum-security environments. 

Upon assuming office in 2005, McGuire and his staff immediately set about bringing the security systems of the Jail and Justice Center into the 21st Century. The buildings’ infrastructures did not make that task easy, particularly in the Justice Center where parts of the facility are approaching 100 years in age.

Perhaps the largest obstacle faced were the coaxial wires tying the various cameras in the two locations together which did not allow for integration into the new security network.  In addition, the BCSO sought the ability to obtain clearer views of all holding areas.  Security in the jail also demanded clearer images and cameras that could integrate with their network, open and close doors and gates, survey wider areas than the current cameras, and not be adversely affected by temperature extremes.  

After investigating various technology solutions and speaking with experts in the field, the BCSO entered into and agreement with New York-based Mobotix Corp to provide a series of highly intelligent, advanced digital cameras utilizing an extremely sturdy design to revamp security in it’s facilities in order to better secure and safeguard more than 1 million individuals each year.

FACT SHEET


Installation
The Bergen County Sheriff’s Office purchased approximately 40 cameras, with most of those being used in The Jail while others were deployed throughout the Justice Center.  

Image Quality
The cameras are intelligent IP (digital) video cameras, not the standard analog CCTV.  Instead of the typical 288 vertical lines of resolution, the Mobotix cameras offer 1536 lines and 1.3 to 3 megapixels of resolution, which is one of the highest standards currently offered in the industry.  

Durable design 
The climate in Bergen County presents particular concerns related to the extreme cold in the winter and potential to affect exterior cameras.  The cameras are built to withstand any sort of weather conditions: from -30 to +60 °C (-22 to +140 °F). The cases are fiberglass reinforced and shock-resistant which protect the network cable and connections against vandalism as well as severe weather conditions.  

Audio features
The cameras offer both audio and video capabilities which allow the Sheriff’s Operations Unit to mantain complete observation in both facilities. The cameras can also be programmed to give an audio alert that warns away inmates, guards or other employees away from particular areas.   

Ability to survey large areas
The dual lens feature of the cameras satisfies the BCSO’s need to cover very large areas. In addition, the cameras are able to achieve this with no moving parts which reduces both maintenance and cost.

Other advantages
Because the cameras provide 30 times more detail than the average camera, one camera can watch multiple targets and thereby reduce the total number of cameras required.  Intelligent, direct storage management reduces the number of digital video recorders needed and the overall cost of storage by a ratio of 10 to 1.

In addition, the Mobotix cameras work very well with the wireless system Bergen County uses for some of its outdoor cameras.  In this case, cameras set on telephone poles bring the signal back on a wireless network, and can handle up to 25 Mbps of data.  

Next steps
Bergen County has completed Phase 1 of Sheriff McGuire’s planned Security Overhaul with an installation of 40 cameras.  Once completed, The Courthouse will have feature between 50 to 100 cameras and between 225 to 275 at the Jail. 

SHERIFF McGUIRE ANNOUNCES COMPLETION OF FIRST PHASE OF COURTHOUSE AND JAIL SECURITY OVERHAUL


HACKENSACK - Bergen County Sheriff Leo P. McGuire and technology partner Mobotix Corp of New York today announced the completion of the first phase of a plan to completely overhaul the audio and video surveillance systems in both the Bergen County Jail and the Justice Center which houses the county’s courts.

“This is a remarkable step forward in our ability to safeguard the more than 1 million visitors to the Justice Center each year as well as to provide an even greater level of security at the Jail,” said McGuire. “When it comes to safety, the types of technologies we are utilizing as well as the manner in which we have chosen to deploy them sets these facilities head and shoulders above similar structures across the nation.”

The Bergen County Jail houses approximately 1,100 inmates each day. It serves as the central reception and processing center for individuals arrested throughout the county. It houses male and female individuals awaiting trial and also provides for the detention of both sentenced and un-sentenced prisoners in separate minimum, medium and maximum-security environments. 

Upon assuming office in 2005, McGuire and his staff immediately set about bringing the security systems of the Jail and Justice Center into the 21st Century. The buildings’ infrastructures did not make that task easy, particularly in the Justice Center where parts of the facility are approaching 100 years in age.

Perhaps the largest obstacle faced were the coaxial wires tying the various cameras in the two locations together which did not allow for integration into the new security network.  In addition, the BCSO sought the ability to obtain clearer views of all holding areas.  Security in the jail also demanded clearer images and cameras that could integrate with their network, open and close doors and gates, survey wider areas than the current cameras, and not be adversely affected by temperature extremes.  

After investigating various technology solutions and speaking with experts in the field, the BCSO entered into and agreement with New York-based Mobotix Corp to provide a series of highly intelligent, advanced digital cameras utilizing an extremely sturdy design to revamp security in it’s facilities in order to better secure and safeguard more than 1 million individuals each year.

FACT SHEET


Installation
The Bergen County Sheriff’s Office purchased approximately 40 cameras, with most of those being used in The Jail while others were deployed throughout the Justice Center.  

Image Quality
The cameras are intelligent IP (digital) video cameras, not the standard analog CCTV.  Instead of the typical 288 vertical lines of resolution, the Mobotix cameras offer 1536 lines and 1.3 to 3 megapixels of resolution, which is one of the highest standards currently offered in the industry.  

Durable design 
The climate in Bergen County presents particular concerns related to the extreme cold in the winter and potential to affect exterior cameras.  The cameras are built to withstand any sort of weather conditions: from -30 to +60 °C (-22 to +140 °F). The cases are fiberglass reinforced and shock-resistant which protect the network cable and connections against vandalism as well as severe weather conditions.  

Audio features
The cameras offer both audio and video capabilities which allow the Sheriff’s Operations Unit to mantain complete observation in both facilities. The cameras can also be programmed to give an audio alert that warns away inmates, guards or other employees away from particular areas.   

Ability to survey large areas
The dual lens feature of the cameras satisfies the BCSO’s need to cover very large areas. In addition, the cameras are able to achieve this with no moving parts which reduces both maintenance and cost.

Other advantages
Because the cameras provide 30 times more detail than the average camera, one camera can watch multiple targets and thereby reduce the total number of cameras required.  Intelligent, direct storage management reduces the number of digital video recorders needed and the overall cost of storage by a ratio of 10 to 1.

In addition, the Mobotix cameras work very well with the wireless system Bergen County uses for some of its outdoor cameras.  In this case, cameras set on telephone poles bring the signal back on a wireless network, and can handle up to 25 Mbps of data.  

Next steps
Bergen County has completed Phase 1 of Sheriff McGuire’s planned Security Overhaul with an installation of 40 cameras.  Once completed, The Courthouse will have feature between 50 to 100 cameras and between 225 to 275 at the Jail. 

  
McGuire Announces Arrest of Man Sought for Sexual Abuse of a 5 Year Old  9/11/2008

McGuire Announces Arrest of Man Sought for Sexual Abuse of a 5 Year Old

HACKENSACK: Bergen County Sheriff Leo P. McGuire today announced the arrest of James Campagna, DOB: 9/29/58, of 226 Chatam Ave., Paterson, New Jersey on September 10, 2008.

           

            The arrest came as a result of an investigation conducted by members of the Bergen Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Squad, under the direction of Chief William Broughton, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, under the direction of Chief Joseph Macellaro, the Saddle Brook Police Department, under the direction of Chief Robert Kugler, and the Paterson Police Department, under the direction of Police Director Michael C. Walker.     

                 

The charges stemmed from an investigation conducted in November of 2007 by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Squad related to incidents of Aggravated Sexual Assault that occurred between James Campagna and a five (5) year old victim in Saddle Brook, New Jersey in 1995 and 1996. Efforts to locate Campagna were previously unsuccessful, and he was subsequently entered into the NCIC (National Crime Information Center) database as a Wanted Person.

 

Detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Squad contacted Detectives Chris Lewicki and Brian Kelly of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit on September 5, 2008 and requested their assistance in locating James Campagna. Given the heinous nature of the allegations, Detectives Lewicki and Kelly immediately focused their attention and resources in bringing Campagna to justice. After a lengthy investigation, Sheriff's Fugitive Squad Detectives Lewicki and Kelly were able to develop a lead and discovered a potential address for Campagna in Paterson, New Jersey. 

 

On Wednesday, September 10, 2008 Detectives Lewicki and Kelly conducted a surveillance operation in the area of 226 Chatam Avenue, Paterson, New Jersey. Four (4) hours into the surveillance, the detectives finally got the break they had been hoping for, as James Campagna briefly glanced out the window of a second floor bedroom within the residence. Detectives Lewicki and Kelly immediately radioed for back-up, and Detectives Edward Brunner and Joseph Nieciecki of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office responded to the address shortly thereafter.

 

With back-up units in place and after speaking with individuals on the first floor, Detectives Lewicki and Kelly were able to gain entry into the residence located at 226 Chatam Avenue. Moments later, detectives located Campagna hiding in the second floor bedroom of the residence and he was subsequently placed under arrest without incident. He was then transported to the Bergen County Jail and lodged pending a first appearance Bergen County Central Municipal Court.

 

Bail was set at $250, 000/ no 10% option by the Honorable Judge Patrick Roma J.S.C. In addition, Campagna was ordered to forfeit his passport and have no contact with the victim.

 

            Sheriff McGuire would like to thank the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, as well as the Saddle Brook and Paterson Police Departments for their assistance in this investigation.


 

CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

 

DEFENDANT:                                             JAMES CAMPAGNA           DOB: 09/29/58          

 

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:                       226 CHATAM AVENUE, PATERSON, NJ        

 

MARITAL STATUS:                                  SEPARATED                                               

 

PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT:                   UNEMPLOYED        

                                                           

 

ARREST INFORMATION

 

FUGITIVE: X                                                                                   NON FUGITIVE:

 

ORIGINATING AGENCY:            SADDLE BROOK POLICE DEPARTMENT/ BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE           

 

DATE AND TIME OF ARREST:             9/10/08             10:45 PM      

 

AGENCIES AFFECTING ARREST:       BERGEN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE         

 

 

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS

 

AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ASSAULT                                          NJSA 2C:35-5-1(14-2)        

McGuire Announces Arrest of Man Sought for Sexual Abuse of a 5 Year Old

HACKENSACK: Bergen County Sheriff Leo P. McGuire today announced the arrest of James Campagna, DOB: 9/29/58, of 226 Chatam Ave., Paterson, New Jersey on September 10, 2008.

           

            The arrest came as a result of an investigation conducted by members of the Bergen Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Squad, under the direction of Chief William Broughton, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, under the direction of Chief Joseph Macellaro, the Saddle Brook Police Department, under the direction of Chief Robert Kugler, and the Paterson Police Department, under the direction of Police Director Michael C. Walker.     

                 

The charges stemmed from an investigation conducted in November of 2007 by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Squad related to incidents of Aggravated Sexual Assault that occurred between James Campagna and a five (5) year old victim in Saddle Brook, New Jersey in 1995 and 1996. Efforts to locate Campagna were previously unsuccessful, and he was subsequently entered into the NCIC (National Crime Information Center) database as a Wanted Person.

 

Detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Squad contacted Detectives Chris Lewicki and Brian Kelly of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit on September 5, 2008 and requested their assistance in locating James Campagna. Given the heinous nature of the allegations, Detectives Lewicki and Kelly immediately focused their attention and resources in bringing Campagna to justice. After a lengthy investigation, Sheriff's Fugitive Squad Detectives Lewicki and Kelly were able to develop a lead and discovered a potential address for Campagna in Paterson, New Jersey. 

 

On Wednesday, September 10, 2008 Detectives Lewicki and Kelly conducted a surveillance operation in the area of 226 Chatam Avenue, Paterson, New Jersey. Four (4) hours into the surveillance, the detectives finally got the break they had been hoping for, as James Campagna briefly glanced out the window of a second floor bedroom within the residence. Detectives Lewicki and Kelly immediately radioed for back-up, and Detectives Edward Brunner and Joseph Nieciecki of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office responded to the address shortly thereafter.

 

With back-up units in place and after speaking with individuals on the first floor, Detectives Lewicki and Kelly were able to gain entry into the residence located at 226 Chatam Avenue. Moments later, detectives located Campagna hiding in the second floor bedroom of the residence and he was subsequently placed under arrest without incident. He was then transported to the Bergen County Jail and lodged pending a first appearance Bergen County Central Municipal Court.

 

Bail was set at $250, 000/ no 10% option by the Honorable Judge Patrick Roma J.S.C. In addition, Campagna was ordered to forfeit his passport and have no contact with the victim.

 

            Sheriff McGuire would like to thank the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, as well as the Saddle Brook and Paterson Police Departments for their assistance in this investigation.


 

CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

 

DEFENDANT:                                             JAMES CAMPAGNA           DOB: 09/29/58          

 

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:                       226 CHATAM AVENUE, PATERSON, NJ        

 

MARITAL STATUS:                                  SEPARATED                                               

 

PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT:                   UNEMPLOYED        

                                                           

 

ARREST INFORMATION

 

FUGITIVE: X                                                                                   NON FUGITIVE:

 

ORIGINATING AGENCY:            SADDLE BROOK POLICE DEPARTMENT/ BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE           

 

DATE AND TIME OF ARREST:             9/10/08             10:45 PM      

 

AGENCIES AFFECTING ARREST:       BERGEN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE         

 

 

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS

 

AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ASSAULT                                          NJSA 2C:35-5-1(14-2)        

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