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Indictment charges 4 in Paramus home invasion, chase

Photo Credit: Courtesy BERGEN COUNTY SHERIFF, PARAMUS PD

YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: Four people chased and caught by Hackensack in Teaneck minutes after a home-invasion robbery in Paramus were indicted by a grand jury yesterday.

Charged with kidnapping, robbery and burglary are:

Lazaro R Guiterez, 37 (above, top right); bail: $700,000
Edgardeo H Vazquez-Lopez, 20 (bottom left); bail: $800,000
Christian Hernandez, 23 (bottom right) bail: $760,000
Madelyn Trinidad-Ramos, 38 (top left); bail: $70,000

All are from Houston, Texas, authorities said.

One of them, Vazquez-Lopez, was wanted by the FBI, records show. Federal immigration authorities have also issued a detainer for him.

The 67-year-old Mill Run homeowner told Paramus police that the robbers knocked first around 1 p.m. on May 14, then smashed in the back door when he didn’t immediately answer.

They tied him up up with a telephone cord, ransacked the house and fled, but he quickly freed himself and dialed 911, Paramus Police Chief Kenneth Ehrenberg said at the time.

Hackensack Detectives Rocco Duardo and Sgt. Scott Sybel and Detective Elliot Cookson of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office were working an unrelated case off Route 4 and Hackensack Avenue when they heard the alert.

They chased the red Dodge van with Virginia license plates to the Belle Avenue exit near Woods Road in Teaneck, where, they said, Vazquez-Lopez and Hernandez bailed out.

Guiterez and the 5-foot-3-inch, 240-pound Trinidad-Ramos, who was driving, were immediately taken into custody.

City narcotics Detectives William Inglima and Mark Gutierrez pulled up and chased Hernandez through backyards before they caught him breaking into a house in the 500 block of Fairridge Terrace.

The indictment adds a separate burglary charge against him for that.

Officer Nicholas Ortiz, meanwhile, spotted Vazquez-Lopez soon after on the other side of Route 4. He resisted, but Ortiz got help subduing him from a moving company employee, Hackensack Police Director Michael Mordaga said at the time.

MUGSHOTS: Courtesy BERGEN COUNTY SHERIFF, PARAMUS PD

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