On Thursday, July 7, 2016 at approximately 12:19 pm, Paramus Police officers responded to reported burglar alarm at a home located on Ross Road. The arriving officers observed that a rear window of the home had been broken. Officers entered the home and searched it, but the suspect had already fled. Police observed that the suspect had cut himself on the broken window while entering the home. At the same time, two separate, alert residents flagged down the police and reported that they had seen a male run from that location. The witnesses gave very accurate descriptions to the officers who began to search the surrounding neighborhoods.Several minutes later, Paramus Detective Glenn Pagano and Detective Nicholas Luciano observed the suspect later identified as Oliver Blanco, loitering in the rear lot of a food establishment located on Oradell Avenue. The detectives detained the suspect who had wounds from the broken glass, until the witnesses positively identified him.
Oliver Blanco was placed under arrest for burglary and possession of a hypodermic needle. He was transported to police headquarters where he was processed, booked and remanded to Bergen County Jail on $5000.00 bail. The defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
Paramus Police are investigating whether Blanco is tied to several other home burglaries that occurred over the past 2 weeks. Anyone with information should call the Paramus Police Department at 201-262-3400 or use our TIPS App located at www.paramuspolice.org.
Oliver Blanco was arrested and charged on July 7, 2016 with:
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Kenneth R. Ehrenberg
Chief of Police
Paramus Police Department