MOTOR VEHICLE STOP LEADS TO FRAUD ARRESTS
The Maywood Police Department arrested Antonio Bailey, 21 of Yonkers, NY, Daivon Hooks, 24 of Englewood, Lonnie Lester, 21 of Teaneck and Johnny Green, 22 of New York, NY for fraud/receiving stolen property and money laundering related offenses.
At approximately 0304 hours on July 11, 2018, Officers Ben Singer and Brian Rubio conducted a motor vehicle stop on a Honda Pilot being driven by an Uber driver on Parkway and Oak Avenue. Subsequent investigation led to various debit cards and checks belonging to numerous victims being recovered from the suspects. During the course of the motor vehicle stop, Bailey ran from the scene. Officers William Phayre and Chris Melber pursued Bailey on foot and located him hiding in the backyard of a residence. After shoving the officers and refusing to be handcuffed, Bailey was eventually taken into custody. Bailey was charged with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest and two counts of receiving stolen property.
Hooks, Lester and Green were charged with receiving stolen property and possession of property derived from criminal activity. Hooks was additionally charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and Lester with hindering apprehension for providing a false name during the motor vehicle stop.
Detectives Matthew Parodi and Jason Liaban, with the assistance of South Hackensack PD, conducted a search of a motel room in South Hackensack where the suspects stayed overnight leading to the arrest of: Claude Jannestil, 21 of New York, NY for receiving stolen property, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Bailey, Lester and Green were issued criminal complaints and released pending their first appearance in Bergen County Central Judicial Court. Hooks was lodged in the Bergen County Jail pending his appearance at Bergen County Central Judicial Processing Court.
These charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.