Monday, June 3, 2013
Prosecutor says burglary tools, suspected stolen goods found in township man’s home
Authorities have charged two Teaneck men suspected in a string of daytime burglaries at homes in Bergen County and Connecticut, the county prosecutor’s office said Monday. A task force of investigators had 25-year-old Shakir Major under surveillance May 21 when he drove from Teaneck to Oxford Drive in Tenafly early that afternoon, Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said in a statement. Minutes after Major pulled away, Tenafly police discovered an area home had been burglarized. Detectives caught Major in Dumont, where he was arrested without incident, according to Molinelli. Using a search warrant, the task force turned up a stash of suspected stolen goods and burglary tools at Major’s Teaneck home, the prosecutor said. Later that …
Sunday, June 2, 2013
Glass door smashed in early morning break-in, police say.
A burglar shattered the front door of a Cedar Lane store and made off with a haul of pricey smartphones last week, authorities said. After smashing through the glass door, the thief forced open several cabinets at the Wireless Depot store and stole around $10,000 worth of iPhones and Samsung phones early Wednesday, Detective Lt. Andrew McGurr said. Officers discovered the break-in after responding to an alarm at the store around 5:30 a.m., police said. Investigators were reviewing security camera footage from the store and a description of the burglar was not immediately available. Anyone with information can call Teaneck police at 201-837-2600. Follow Patch on Twitter, Facebook and click to sign up for News Alerts. News tip? E-mail …
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Teen attacked while trying to sell stolen phone, police say
A Teaneck teen who was kidnapped and robbed in a scheme to retrieve stolen cell phones has been charged in the theft of one of the phones, police said Thursday. Police filed delinquency charges against the 16-year-old teen in connection with the theft of a phone during a basketball tournament in Parsippany earlier this month. The theft led five adults and a teenager to kidnap and rob the 16-year-old during a confrontation at the Glenpointe Marriott parking lot May 8, authorities have said. The attackers arranged a meeting with the teen at Glenpointe after they learned he was trying to sell the phones on Craigslist, according to police. One of the assailants, 19-year-old Mohamed Aly of Jersey City, posed as an interested buyer and convinced…
Friday, May 17, 2013
Authorities say man known as “DJ Smokeout” charged in Pennsylvania drug ring.
Teaneck police captured a 42-year-old man wanted for his role in a large-scale Pennsylvania drug trafficking ring that spanned six states and had links to Mexico, authorities said Friday. Based on a request from Pennsylvania authorities, township detectives were watching a residence on East Maple Street Thursday and arrested Eric Feliz when he drove up about three hours into the surveillance operation, Teaneck Detective Lt. Andrew McGurr said. Records show Feliz is a Pennsylvania resident, but police said he has family in Teaneck and splits his time between states. Feliz, who also goes by "DJ Smokeout," "Smily" and "Eddie," was one of 25 people accused in a syndicate that sold cocaine, marijuana and heroin throughout Berks County, Pa., …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Hackensack man beat up, hit with a piece of a cinder block early Sunday, police say.
Teaneck police are searching for four men who beat a motorist before one of the attackers stole his minivan in a road rage attack early Sunday, authorities said. The 44-year-old Hackensack minivan driver was at a traffic light around 5:15 a.m. at Queen Anne Road and Cedar Lane when an argument broke out with four men in a gray vehicle, according to police. Three of the assailants punched and kicked the man then hit him with a piece of a cinder block. A forth man took off in the minivan while others fled in their car, police said. The Chrysler minivan was found dumped nearby at 320 Cedar Lane. The victim told police the attackers might have been angry over the minivan following too closely behind their car on Cedar Lane, Detective Lt. …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Two men were found fatally shot in Teaneck three years ago
A Queens nightclub owner was sentenced Friday to 13 years in prison for a drug conspiracy that left two men shot to death on a street in Teaneck three years ago, NorthJersey.com reported. Nicholas Kiriakakis, 29, must serve 6 1/2 years of the sentence before being eligible for parole. Superior Court Judge Liliana De-Avila Silebi sentenced Kiriakakis to eight years for a conspiracy charge and another five years on a hindering apprehension charge. Prosecutors had charged with Kiriakakis with the February 2010 murder of Michael Mirasola, 27 and Jonathan Beneduce, 28, both of Queens. The men were found fatally shot in an SUV parked on Oakdene Avenue. A Bergen County jury acquitted Kiriakakis on the murder charges, but convicted him on the …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Crew attacked teenager who tried to sell stolen cell phones, police say.
Teaneck police arrested six people Wednesday after they kidnapped and robbed a township teenager who tried to sell a cell phone stolen from one of the attackers over the weekend, Police Chief Robert Wilson said. Four attendees at a basketball tournament in Parsippany last weekend reported their phones were taken, according to police. Days later, one of the teen victims noticed the phones were up for sale on Craigslist. “The juvenile notified others to the advertisement and arrangements were made with five adults to meet with the seller of the phones in the parking lot of the Marriott Hotel in Teaneck,” police said in a statement. Posing as an interested buyer, one of the assailants, 19-year-old Mohamed Aly of Jersey City, pulled up to the …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Gun found, Englewood man charged following investigation by Teaneck and Bergen County detectives, prosecutor says.
Authorities have charged an Englewood man in a plot to rob a local liquor store distributor after the merchant told Teaneck police he was being followed by would-be bandits, the prosecutor's office said Monday. Dammen McDuffie, 38, was charged Friday with stalking, conspiracy to commit robbery and attempt to commit robbery. Another unidentified man remains at large, authorities said. The intended victim alerted Teaneck police on Dec. 21 that he was being followed by "multiple individuals" to and from his business, and feared he would be robbed, according to Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli. Investigators found a handgun and other evidence during searches Friday of McDuffie's Englewood apartment and his fiance's Bound Brook …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Stolen jewelry recovered by Teaneck police Wednesday
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Thursday, December 20, 2012
A 19-year-old Bogota man faces charges he struck a police officer after he was caught fleeing a jewelry store robbery on Cedar Lane Wednesday, authorities said. The man, identified as Kevon Burnett-Deroche, and a juvenile went to Chic Unique Jewelry and Accessories around 5:15 p.m., where one distracted the merchant while another swiped jewelry from a sidewalk display table, police said. The two fled after a confrontation with the shop keeper. Teaneck Police Detectives Kevin Brennan and Edward Kazmierczak caught the pair on Elm Avenue, Detective Lt. Andrew McGurr said. As police attempted to handcuff Burnett-Deroche, he allegedly flailed his arms and struck an officer. Police recovered $300 worth of assorted jewelry stolen from the store…
Monday, November 26, 2012
Police say the kidnapper was barred from any contact with the victim after a prior relationship.
A Paterson man carjacked his ex-girlfriend Saturday and drove her to a Hackensack mall where he was captured by Teaneck police with the help of an off-duty state trooper, authorities said Monday. Keshon Archer, 32, pushed his way into the victim’s car on Anna Street around 10:13 p.m., according to Teaneck Police Chief Robert Wilson. Archer, who has a restraining order barring him from contact with the woman, tried to talk with her before the kidnapping. “As the victim began to drive off, the suspect opened the driver’s door and pushed the victim to the passenger seat,” Wilson said in a statement. “The suspect then jumped into the driver’s seat and drove off with the victim still in the car.” Witnesses trailed Archer and relayed updates to …