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Cliffside Park Man Sentenced for Murder of 88-Year-Old WWII Vet

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EstradaFollowing his conviction for beating an 88-year-old World War II Army veteran to death with a cooking pot, Edwin Estrada, 22, was sentenced to 60 years in New Jersey State Prison on Friday.

Superior Court Judge Edward A. Jerejian imposed his sentence following a lengthy jury trial. After the nearly month-long trial, the jury took less than two hours to return its guilty verdicts on all charges of murder, felony murder, burglary, robbery, and credit card theft.

According to testimony given at trial, Estrada went to the victim’s apartment on July 15, 2010 with the intent of burglarizing the apartment. Once inside, however, Estrada repeatedly struck the victim on the head with a pot, causing injuries that resulted in the victim’s death nine days later.

The defense asserted that Estrada was mentally ill and on drugs at the time of the incident, causing hallucinations and compelling him to attack the victim. Ultimately, the jury did not believe the defense and convicted Estrada on all counts.

Originally facing a term of 30 years to life, Estrada was given a term of 60 years in New Jersey State Prison on Friday. During sentencing, the Judge said that Estrada “brutally, viciously and senselessly” beat the victim in the head during the burglary, asserting that the defendant’s claim that the killing was unintentional had been rejected by the jury.

Individuals charged with these or similar crimes face serious penalties and must be represented by the best possible team in order to ensure that their rights and liberties are preserved. The Tormey Law Firm is a highly experienced trial team who can fight for you to make sure you have the best possible outcome. Our aggressive team has extensive experience defending our clients against criminal charges throughout New Jersey. If you are facing a difficult legal situation, hire a top team to lead your defense.

We are available 24 hours a day to speak with you about your case. Call us at (201) 556-1570.

For more information about this case, access the following articles: Cliffside Park Man Convicted in Fatal Beating of WWII Vet;   NJ Man Senteced in Cooking Pot Killing of 88-year-old World War II Army Veteran, Report Says

Fourth Burglary of a Wyckoff Home in 10 Days

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Wyckoff burglaryWyckoff Police Chief Benjamin Fox issued an advisory on Friday, asking residents to be “the eyes and ears” of the community to aid the police in preventing crime. This request comes after a fourth burglary of a township home in 10 days.

Fox said in a press release that two unidentified men wearing facemasks were caught on surveillance video kicking open the front door of a Bridle Path home on Thursday. Once inside the home, the men ripped the alarm system and siren wiring from the walls in order to evade detection. They proceeded to loot the master bedroom of the home and take jewelry before fleeing.

This marks the fourth such burglary in Wyckoff recently, with three other township homes having been burglarized in the period between October 13 and October 15. As such, Chief Fox asks residents to report any activity they think is suspicious. “The eyes and ears of an entire town can assist the police in apprehending burglars who invade the privacy of homes and steal property,” Fox said in the press release.

If the suspects are caught and convicted of burglary, they could face penalties of up to 10 years in New Jersey State Prison on each count as well as fines up to $150,000, depending on the particular facts of the case.

Burglary and other theft crimes are very serious, possibly resulting in long periods of incarceration and other substantial penalties. If you or anyone you know has been charged with this or other crimes, contact an experienced criminal defense attorney right away in order to protect your rights and liberty.

The Tormey Law Firm is an experienced trial team who can fight for you to make sure your rights are protected. Our aggressive team has extensive experience defending our clients against criminal charges throughout New Jersey. If you are facing a difficult legal situation, hire a top team to lead your defense.

We are available 24 hours a day to speak with you about your case. Call us at (201) 556-1570.

For more information about the recent burglaries in Wyckoff, access the following article: Fourth Wyckoff Home Burglarized in 10 Days

Garfield Police Officer Charged with DWI

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Garfield policeDriving While Intoxicated and Assault by Auto charges have been filed against newly hired Garfield police officer Patrick R. Sajewicz, 22, according to a joint statement released by the Morris County Prosecutor and Chester Borough Police Chief on Wednesday. On October 15, Mr. Sajewicz was driving his 2014 Infinity when he allegedly lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a building on Main Street in Chester.

The crash occurred only eight days after being sworn in as a Garfield Police patrolman. Sajewicz had a passenger in his vehicle who was injured in the crash, although the severity of the passenger’s injuries is not known.

The announcement indicated that Sajewicz was allegedly driving while intoxicated, but did not say whether he showed signs of impairment at the time of the crash or what his blood alcohol level might have been.

This arrest comes close on the heels of the October 9th termination of Officer Joseph B. Gaeta by the Midland Park Borough Council. Officer Gaeta was terminated after having been on unpaid suspension since his December 15, 2011 arrest. At that time, Gaeta was accused of operating an all-terrain vehicle on a road in Wyckoff while intoxicated. He was convicted of that charge in the Wyckoff Municipal Court and eventually won an appeal at the Superior Court.

Midland Park appointed a hearing officer to review the case and make a recommendation to the Council. That recommendation, issued on August 5, was for Officer Gaeta to be terminated, putting an end to almost three years of disciplinary and legal battles.

In the case of Officer Sajewicz, the details of what happened are unclear, but the penalties he may face if convicted are serious. If the officer is convicted of DWI, he could face fines from $250 to $500, over $300 in surcharges, up to 30 days in jail, a suspension of his driver’s license for up to one year, installation of an ignition interlock in his vehicle for up to one year, and probation or community service. Additionally, if the violation was found to have occurred in a school zone, the fine could be as high as $800, jail time could be extended to 60 days, and the period of license suspension could be as long as two years.

If convicted, Officer Sajewicz would be subject to termination of his employment with the Garfield Police Department.

DWI is a serious charge that has serious consequences if convicted. If you or anyone you know faces this or other charges, do not delay in hiring skilled legal representation immediately. Your rights and freedom need to be protected by a skilled Bergen County DWI attorney.

The Tormey Law Firm is an aggressive team of trial attorneys that has extensive experience defending our clients against criminal charges throughout New Jersey. If you are facing a difficult legal situation, hire a top team to lead your defense.

We are available 24 hours a day to speak with you about your case. Call us at (201) 556-1570.

For more information, access the following article:  Garfield Police Officer Accused of Drunk Driving

Bergenfield Campaign Sign Thief Caught On Camera

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Campaign Sign ThiefBergenfield: What appears to be an attempt to remove a campaign sign was caught on video at a Bergenfield resident’s home last Thursday. In the video, a man crawls on all fours then attempts to remove the sign from a yard. He finally gives up and walks away, apparently as a result of the homeowner coming outside.

Democratic town council members claim to know the identity of the alleged sign thief. The homeowner has filed trespassing (2C:18-3) and attempted theft (2C:20-3) complaints with the Bergenfield Police.

If convicted, the alleged thief could face up to 6 months in jail on each charge and substantial financial penalties and surcharges. These and similar charges carry significant penalties. If you or anyone you know faces these or other charges, do not delay in hiring skilled legal representation immediately. It’s never too early to start protecting your rights and freedom.

The Tormey Law Firm is an aggressive team of trial attorneys that has extensive experience defending our clients against criminal charges throughout New Jersey. If you are facing a difficult legal situation, you need a top-notch team leading your defense.

We are available 24 hour a day to speak with you about your case. Call us at (201) 556-1570 for a free consultation.

For more information, access the following article: Bergenfield campaign sign thief caught on camera

North Arlington Man Charged With Beating 6-Year-Old

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North Arlington manSchool officials in North Arlington spotted bruises on a 6-year-old child, prompting them to alert the North Arlington Police Department who consequently notified the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit.

Atef “Alex” Shenouda, 44, was held on $100,000 bail in the Bergen County Jail following his arrest Friday on charges that he endangered the welfare of a child. The child was interviewed by investigators from the Prosecutor’s Office, allegedly disclosing specific details about being struck on the legs and back.

If convicted of endangering the welfare of a child, Mr. Shenouda could face from three to ten years in New Jersey State Prison on each count, depending on the degree of the crime. Additionally, fines could be imposed up to $150,000 and additional surcharges could apply.

If you or anyone you know faces these or other charges, it is in your best interest to obtain a skilled criminal attorney right away. Do not delay in hiring legal representation immediately in order to protect your rights. The Tormey Law Firm is an aggressive trial team that has extensive experience defending clients against criminal charges throughout New Jersey.

We are available 24 hours a day to speak with you about your case. Call us at (201) 556-1570 for a free consultation.

For more information, access the following article: $100G Bail for North Arlington Man Charged With Beating Child, 6

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