Paterson and Jersey City Police Departments Participate in Coordinated Arrest Operation

wanted signThursday, January 30th marked a day full of arrests in New Jersey, as a coordinated operation conducted by multiple agencies resulted in the apprehension of fourteen individuals currently wanted by law enforcement authorities.

After significant preparation and collaboration among the Paterson and Jersey City Police Departments, the Bergen and Hudson County Sheriff’s Departments, the New York/New Jersey Regional Task Force of the U.S. Marshals, the New Jersey State Parole Board, and the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, the arrests began early Thursday morning and continued throughout the day.

According to Captain Heriberto Rodriguez of the Paterson Police Department, the fourteen arrested were wanted in connection with 39 active warrants for a variety of charges. Among these were charges for aggravated assault, domestic violence, armed robbery, and weapons offenses.

Under the New Jersey Criminal Code, crimes such as aggravated assault and armed robbery are considered among the most serious of criminal offenses. As such, those arrested on charges pertaining to these crimes could be facing significant penalties if they are ultimately convicted. For example, armed robbery, which is codified under N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1, is classified as a crime of the first degree, punishable by a term of incarceration ranging from 10 to 20 years in New Jersey State Prison.

The operation is ongoing and continued arrests can be expected throughout New Jersey.

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