Saturday, November 11, 2017

BPD Salutes those who served: Veteran's Day, November 11, 2017

              The men and women of the Bergenfield Police Department extend their heartfelt gratitude to all veterans of the United States Armed Forces on this Veteran's Day for November 11, 2017. We salute and honor all those who have served this great country and thank them for their sacrifice, dedication and loyalty. Those veterans who make their home in the Borough of Bergenfield are especially remembered and honored by the officers, telecommunicators and civilian personnel of our police department.
And, to our own officers and personnel who have served, or their sons, daughters, fathers, mothers, sisters or brothers that serve or have served, thank you.
The following officers and 911 telecommunicators of the Bergenfield Police Department have served honorably in the United States Armed Forces:

 
PO John Brown  
Det. Jon Sommer  
PO John Galarza
PO Marc Rispoli 
Det. Michael Dymek
PO Michael Legregni 
     Det.David Tortora       
PO Robert Mader
Det. Kyle Witty
PO Firman Masri 
PO John Hwang
PO Timothy Knapp
PO Eugenio Estevez
PO Christopher Brugger
PO Rick Tauber
PO Andres Enriquez
PO James Warnet
PO Matthew Siemaszkiewicz
PO Jessica Hunter
Telecommunicator Cathy Racas
Telecommunicator Robert Groezinger II
 



























Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Press Release- Burglary arrest


On 7-22-17, Officers from the Bergenfield Police Department were dispatched to a residence on Malden Court on a report of a Burglary to Auto that took place sometime between 7-21-17 and 7-22-17. Upon further investigation, it was discovered that approximately 11 vehicles that were parked at 9 different locations, were entered during the night in the area of Malden Court, Greenwich Street, and Judith Place. It appeared at the time that the actor walked down the street and targeted any vehicle that was left unlocked.

The actor managed to retrieve a combination of approximately $1600.00 worth of merchandise and cash from the vehicles.

The Bergenfield Police detectives began to investigate the Burglaries and Thefts, and after nearly two months of investigating, ultimately led to the arrest of Sebastian Nino-Lopez on 9/12/2017. Mr. Nino-Lopez is a 21 year old male from Bergenfield. Mr. Nino-Lopez was charged with (11) eleven counts of Burglary and (5) five counts of Theft and released on a summons pending an appearance in the Bergen County Central Judicial Processing Court.

The Bergenfield Police Department would like to remind all residents to be vigilant in watching for suspicious persons and to remember to lock the doors to all vehicles and residences to avoid being an easy target.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Press Release- Burglary arrest


On 6-8-17, the Bergenfield Police Detective Bureau arrested William K. Muller, 19 years old, of Bergenfield. The Bergenfield Police Department received several reports of residential burglaries and thefts between June of 2016 and February of 2017 and during this time, Mr. Muller was identified as a suspect. During this 8-month period, an approximate combined value of $95,000 worth of merchandise was reported as stolen.

 After an extensive investigation, Probable cause was found that Mr. Muller was the actor in each of these incidents and he was arrested and charged with the following complaints:

Burglary (2 counts), Theft (4 counts), Receiving Stolen Property (3 counts), Attempted Burglary (1 count), Fencing (1 count), Identity Theft (2 counts).  

Mr. Muller was processed as per the new bail reform law and resulted in him being served with a complaint summons and released pending a court date at the Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack on 6-28-17.

The Detective Bureau under the supervision of Det. Sgt. William Duran and Det. David Tortora worked tirelessly to solve these incidents. There may be further charges pending.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Active Shooter Drill


There will be another active shooter training drill at 115 Highview Ave, Lincoln School starting today at 8 am and conducted throughout the day. The Police department will be utilizing all resources as if this was an actual incident. Police, Fire, EMS and many others may be called onto the scene. Police radios will be used to reach out to other first responders while stating, “This is a drill” prior to calling out for them. Once again, this is only a drill.

 

BPD would also like to thank the Board of Education for giving us the opportunity to utilize the school in training for an active shooter. This drill will allow us to better prepare and streamline resources should an incident ever occur. Due to the sensitivity of the training, we ask for non-essential personnel to please refrain from responding to the area and to refrain from contacting the police desk in regards to this drill.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Press Release- Multiple drug arrests

On 4/27/2017, at approximately 2:00 pm, Bergenfield Police along with members from the Bergen County Regional SWAT, Bergen County K-9, Teaneck PD, and the DEA arrested the following individuals after an ongoing investigation. The arrests were conducted in two separate residences in Teaneck with the following individuals being arrested and charged accordingly.

 
Hasan Carter, age 30 of Hackensack NJ, Jalleel Jones, age 34 of Teaneck NJ, Davon Creighton, age 31 of Englewood NJ were all charged with Possession of over 50 grams of Marijuana, Possession with intent to distribute Marijuana, Possession with intent to distribute Marijuana within 500 feet of a park, Possession with intent to distribute Marijuana within 1000 feet of a school,  Possession of cocaine, Possession with intent to distribute cocaine, Possession with intent to distribute cocaine within 500 feet of a park, Possession with intent to distribute cocaine within 1000 feet of a school.

Launey Alexander, age 39 of Teaneck NJ received the same charges as the other three defendants with an additional charge of Possession of Prescription / legend drugs and Possession with intent to distribute Prescription / legend drugs.

 
All four defendants were transported to Bergen county jail awaiting a detention hearing.

 
The following items were confiscated as a result of the arrests:
Over 700 grams of Marijuana
Crack cocaine
Cocaine
Crystal Meth
Digital scales
Cellphones
Over $5000.00 in currency
Two vehicles were also impounded. A 2011 grey Honda Accord and a 2003 Chevy Suburban.

 
This is an active investigation with additional charges forthcoming.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Press Release- Aggravated Assault on Police Officer


    On 4/22/2017, at approximately 12:28 am Officer Adam Fingeroth was patrolling on Howard Drive and observed a vehicle double parked in the roadway.  Officer Fingeroth stopped his vehicle to investigate and observed several males in the area. While investigating, the males attempted to disperse in different directions while one male who was near the vehicle refused to cooperate and attempted to move the vehicle. Officer Fingeroth requested the male’s driving credentials but the male refused. While trying to maintain visual of the other males, the driver, later identified as Junior Jimenez-Mariano, age 21 of Bergenfield, NJ exited the vehicle and a physical altercation ensued. Officer Fingeroth and the driver were engaged in a physical altercation on the ground when another male, later identified as Daniel Jimenez-Villanueva, age 20 of Bergenfield, NJ attacked the officer. Officer Fingeroth was now engaged with both males on the ground.

 Bergenfield Officers along with Teaneck, Englewood and Tenafly PD responded to assist. As responding officers arrived, the second male fled the scene while the first male was handcuffed and secured. Bergen County Sheriff’s K 9 unit responded to assist. A search of the area was conducted for the second male. While investigating the incident, officers observed the male who fled in the scene was now standing in the crowd. It was determined that the male changed his clothing and returned in order to avoid detection. He was subsequently arrested as well.

Both males who are brothers were charged with Aggravated Assault on a police officer and resisting arrest. Junior Jimenez-Mariano was also charged with Obstructing a governmental function and transported to the Bergen County Jail. Daniel Jimenez-Villanueva was additionally charged with hindering apprehension and issued a complaint summons and released. This is still an active investigation and further charges may be forthcoming.

 Officer Fingeroth sustained bruising to his facial area and upper body and was transported to Holy Name Medical Center by Bergenfield Volunteer Ambulance and later released.

 The new bail reform system enabled Daniel Jimenez-Villanueva to be released to go home while my officer went to the hospital. This is troubling and deeply disturbing. The system is flawed when an officer lands in the hospital and the actor is released the same day. This is an issue that does not sit well with any law enforcement member.

 Thank you to all the towns that assisted us during this incident.
 
 



Active Shooter Drill


There will be an active shooter training drill at 115 Highview Ave, Lincoln School starting today at 7 am and conducted throughout the day. The Police department will be utilizing all resources as if this was an actual incident. Police, Fire, EMS and many others may be called onto the scene. Police radios will be used to reach out to other first responders while stating, “This is a drill” prior to calling out for them. Once again, this is only a drill.

 

BPD would also like to thank the Board of Education for giving us the opportunity to utilize the school in training for an active shooter. This drill will allow us to better prepare and streamline resources should an incident ever occur. We ask for non-essential personnel to please refrain from responding to the area and to refrain from contacting the police desk in regards to this drill.