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Hudson County Prosecutor's Office, Hudson County Sheriff's Office & North Bergen Police Department

 

Statement from Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, 

Hudson County Sheriff Frank Schillari & NBPD Chief Robert Dowd


JERSEY CITY, NJ - Statement from Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, Hudson County Sheriff Frank X. Schillari & NBPD Chief Robert Dowd regarding fatal hit and run accident in North Bergen yesterday.

 

"On Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at approximately 06:45 a.m., the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office Crash Investigation Unit was contacted by North Bergen Police to assist with a fatal hit and run crash that occurred in the area of 7600 River Road in the town of North Bergen.


The victim, identified as Luisa Valdes, age 59, of Union City, was a pedestrian who worked at The Harborage located inPalisadesMedicalCenter. She was struck by a Hyundai Santa Fe believed to be driven by Olvy R. Torres, age 36, of New York. Torres fled the scene on foot without attempting to render any aid to the victim. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 7 a.m.


This investigation was conducted jointly by the North Bergen Police Department, Hudson County Sheriff's Office and the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor. The Maywood Police department K-9Unit, Secaucus Police Department, and New York Police Department also assisted the investigation.

 

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Olvy R. Torres for Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Accident Resulting in Death.


Anyone with any information as to the location of Olvy R. Torres is asked to contact the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office Crash Investigation Unit at 201-915-1300 or the North Bergen Police Department at 201-392-2100.

 

The above charges are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty. R.P.C.3.6(b)(6).

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CONTACT: Sheriff Frank Sxchillari

Phone:201-915-1300

 

                              Sheriff’s Office to have extra roving DWI patrols for Thanksgiving Holiday

               Sheriff Frank Schillari is adding extra roving patrols to help combat Drunk Driving in Hudson County over Thanksgiving.  “The Holidays are a time for families and friends to come together and celebrate.  We just want you to do it safely” Sheriff Schillari said. “ Thanksgiving Eve is one of the busiest bar nights of the year. If you go out to enjoy the holiday, do not drink and drive. My Officers will be out looking for drunk drivers and you will be arrested if you are over the limit. “ the Sheriff added.

Sheriff Schillari urges people to take mass transit, a car or cab service or have a designated driver. “According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 29 people are killed each day in alcohol related crashes. “ Schillari said “Our goal is to get the impaired drivers off the road before they can hurt themselves or anyone else.  We want everyone to have a Happy and safe Thanksgiving.” He said.

The extra patrols will be funded with money from the Drunk Driving Enforcement Fund

Hudson County Sheriff’s Office Adds New Patrol Vehicles and New K9 Units

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Hudson County Sheriff’s Office to Participate in National

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Year End Campaign

 

 

 

JERSEY CITY, NJ— Hudson County Sheriff’s Officers will be cracking down on drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs as part of the annual end of year “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” statewide campaign.  Beginning December 8, 2017 and continuing through January 1, 2018, local, county and state law enforcement officials will conduct saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints looking for motorists who may be driving while intoxicated.

 

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over is a federal grant given by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, through the New Jersey Department of Highway Traffic Safety.  “The holiday season is a time for joy, family and happiness, there is nothing more heartbreaking then a tragedy this time of year. That is why my officers will be on the lookout for impaired drivers. If we catch you driving while you are impaired, you will be arrested." said Sheriff Frank Schillari.  “We want everyone to enjoy the holiday season, we want you to do it safely and responsibly, don’t drink and drive.”

 

The Sheriff’s Office will have extra patrols and sobriety checkpoints throughout the county in an effort to curb driving while intoxicated.

 

Sheriff Schillari offers some advice to help keep you and others safe this holiday season:  

 

  • Take mass transit, a taxicab, car service or ask a sober friend to drive you home.

  • Spend the night where the activity or party is held.

  • If you see an impaired driver on the road, contact law enforcement. Your actions may save someone’s life, and inaction could cost a life.  

  • Always buckle-up, every ride.  It’s your best defense against an impaired driver.

  • If you are intoxicated and traveling on foot, the safest way to get home is to take a cab or have a sober friend or family member drive or escort you to your doorstep.

  • Be responsible. If someone you know is drinking, do not let that person get behind the wheel.

Sheriff Schillari Warns of Phone Scam in Area;

Callers Pose as Police Officers

October 17, 2017

Hudson County Sheriff  Frank X. Schillari is issuing a warning to local citizens about a telephone scam that is targeting local residents, particularly senior citizens.

The Sheriff’s Office has received complaints from residents who report that someone claiming to be a police deputy has called them and requested money in order to avoid arrest for Jury Duty violations or other outstanding warrants.  These calls first started popping up in Essex, Morris and Bergen counties and have now spread to Jersey City and Hudson County.

Other callers have told residents that they owe back taxes and face arrest if the amount isn’t paid. Phone scammers are asking victims to retrieve money on a money card, which is a pre-paid credit card. After initially asking to meet them at a certain location, scammers will then ask them to just give the money card information over the phone.

Some have even referred to a captain or other officer to make the call appear legitimate.

“I want to make it clear to all Hudson County residents that our office does not make such calls,” said Sheriff Schillari. “Our department is working diligently to find these scam artists who victimize working people and seniors and bring them to justice.

We ask all residents to be on alert and let us know if they receive a call like this. People should be extremely careful about sharing any personal information on the telephone with someone that they do not know.”

Anyone with further information about these calls or to report receiving one is asked to contact the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office at 201-369-4330.

HUDSON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

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For Immediate Release:                              

Contact: Sheriff Frank Schillari

Date: 08/11/2017                                          

Phone number:  201-795-6300 ext:7262

 

 

Sheriff’s Office will have extra patrols searching

For Drunk Drivers

 

Hudson County – The Hudson County Sheriff’s Office will be keeping an extra eye out for drunk drivers beginning August 18th  and running through September 4th as part of the national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. The campaign is designed to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving through high-visibility enforcement and public education tools.

“Crashes caused by drunk drivers are preventable, every year thousands of people die as a result of alcohol related crashes” said Schillari.  “My officers will be out looking for impaired drivers and getting them off the road before they can cause harm.” The Sheriff’s Office will have roving patrols as well as a Sobriety Check Point as part of their enforcement efforts.  “In this day and age, with a variety of transportation options, such as Uber and Lyft, there is no reason to drive while you are drunk” The Sheriff said “ We want everyone to enjoy the end of summer, but we want drivers to do it safely and responsibly.”

 

The Sheriff offered some of the following tips:

  • If you plan to drink, designate a driver, someone who will not drink alcohol, before going out.

  • Take mass transit, a taxi, Uber, Lyft or ask a sober friend to drive you home.

  • Spend the night where the activity is held.

  • Report impaired drivers to law enforcement.  In New Jersey, drivers may dial #77 to report a drunk or aggressive driver.

  • Always buckle up, every ride, regardless of your seating position in the vehicle.  It’s your best defense against an impaired driver.

  • If you’re intoxicated and traveling on foot, the safest way to get home is to take a cab or have a sober friend or family member drive you to your doorstep.

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FROM:   HUDSON COUNTY SHERIFF FRANK X. SCHILLARI

DATE:    March 29, 2017

 

HUDSON COUNTY SHERIFF FRANK X. SCHILLARI

U Drive. U Text. U Pay

 

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Hudson County Sheriff’s Office is announcing that they will be teaming up with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) to reach all drivers with an important warning: U Drive. U Text. U Pay.

 

“From April 1st to April 21st, 2017, my officers will be out in force looking for distracted drivers and issuing tickets to anyone caught texting while driving” Sheriff Schillari said. “Distracted driving is now one of the leading causes of crashes in the state and the country, last year over 3,000 people were killed, nationwide, in distracted driving related crashes” he said.

 

U Drive, U Text, U Pay is a national campaign funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and is distributed by the New Jersey Department of Transportation. The sheriff’s office received the grant to use for enforcement and educational purposes.

 

“After April 21st,  my office will randomly field patrols to target distracted drivers. We will also engage in a community outreach program to help educate motorist on the real dangers of distracted driving.” Sheriff Schillari said.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FROM:   HUDSON COUNTY SHERIFF FRANK X. SCHILLARI

DATE:    August 18, 2015

 

Impaired Driving Enforcement Crackdown to be

Conducted Locally as Part of National Campaign

 

Hudson County – Hudson County Sheriff’s Officers will be cracking down on drunk drivers as part of the 2015 Labor Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. Beginning August 21st and running through September 7th, the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office will be adding additional patrols to the streets to combat drunk driving. This comes as part of a $5,000 education and enforcement grant received from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety.

“More than 10,000 people are killed in the United States each year in alcohol-impaired driving crashes. Drunk driving is reckless and preventable,” said Hudson County Sheriff Frank Schillari. “My officers will be out day and night to send a clear message - If you are caught driving impaired, you will be arrested.” 

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over is a national campaign designed to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving through high-visibility enforcement and public education tools including posters, banners and mobile video display signs. The campaign was founded in 1999 and is launched on Labor Day Weekend because of the high number of DWI Arrests and DWI related motor vehicle crashes traditional seen during that time period.

The Hudson County Sheriff’s Office has offered the following tips to those who will be out traveling and celebrating over Labor Day:

·         If you plan to drink, designate a driver, someone who will not drink alcohol, before going out.

·         Take mass transit, a taxi or ask a sober friend to drive you home.

·         Spend the night where the activity is held.

·         Report impaired drivers to law enforcement.  In New Jersey, drivers may dial #77 to report a drunk or aggressive driver.

·         Always buckle up, every ride, regardless of your seating position in the vehicle.  It’s your best defense against an impaired driver.

·         If you’re intoxicated and traveling on foot, the safest way to get home is to take a cab or have a sober friend or family member drive you to your doorstep.

In addition to the enforcement and education campaign, the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office will be operating a DWI Sobriety Check Point on Friday August 28th on Kennedy Blvd in Jersey City.     Click Here for More Info

 

 

 

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FROM:   HUDSON COUNTY SHERIFF FRANK X. SCHILLARI 

DATE:    June 29, 2015

 

HUDSON COUNTY SHERIFF FRANK X. SCHILLARI ANNOUNCES Drunk Driving Enforcement & Education Program and increased patrols

 

Hudson County, NJ -- Hudson County Sheriff Frank X Schillari announced today there will increased patrol on the lookout for intoxicated drivers throughout the summer and into the fall as part of a Drunk Driving Enforcement & Education program. This program was made possible through grant funding by the New Jersey State Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  

 

“This effort will bring attention to the serious consequences of drunk driving and the grave danger those who choose to drink and drive pose to all who share the road with them,” said Sheriff Frank Schillari.

 

The extra patrols will begin county wide starting this Thursday.

 

“With the summer time upon us and Fourth of July weekend around the corner, there are going to be a lot of events and get togethers,” added Schillari. “If you are going to drink, have a designated driver. Our officers will be out in force.”   

 

Last July 4th weekend, the Hudson County Sheriff's Office handled a fatal crash where the three occupants of a car were killed on RT-3 & the RT-495 interchange in North Bergen – the driver of that car was intoxicated.

 

In addition to the extra patrols, the Sheriff's Office will conduct sobriety checkpoints and distribute Drunk Driving awareness brochures throughout the summer.