On 6/15/2016, at 3:50 pm, Officers Ramon Cruz and Peter Morano were traveling in a marked police vehicle in the area of S. Front St., and observed an individual known to them as Joseph Marsilio, riding his bicycle. Officers approached Joseph Marsilio and began speaking to him, Joseph Marsilio was extremely nervous during the encounter. While continuing their conversation, Joseph Marsilio kept placing his hands in his pants pockets. After several times of being advised to remove his hands from his pockets, Joseph Marsilio then confessed and reached into his front pants pocket and provided the officers with a napkin which contained 7 clear plastic baggies with suspected crack cocaine.
Joseph Marsilio, age 48, of Bergenfield, NJ was placed under arrest and transported to headquarters. He was charged with the following: Possession of crack cocaine, Possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute, Possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine within 500 feet of a park (Bridge St. Park), Possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine within 500 feet of Bergenfield library, and Possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine within 1000 feet of Roy Brown Middle School.
Bergenfield Municipal Court Judge Herbert was contacted and issued the warrants with bail set at $75,000 with no 10% option allowed. Joseph Marsilio was transported to Bergen County Jail in lieu of bail.