Robbery - Arrest
Thursday, September 6, 2012 • 11:31am
On 9/4/12 at 9:04p.m., the Newton Police received a 9-1-1 call from Robert Bagdon III, age 25 of Newton reporting that he had just been robbed of his cell-phone near the intersection of Spring Street and Moran Street by two unknown males. He described the actors as two Hispanic men who were wearing dark clothing and one of whom walked with a reported limp.
Patrols responded and located two actors matching the description to be present in the area of Spring Street near Union Place. These actors were later identified as Ricardo Gonzalez, age 28, of 173 Spring Street and Demetrio Angeles-Monter, age 25, also of 173 Spring Street, Newton. Gonzales was arrested for Robbery and was taken into custody as Angeles-Monter fled the scene on foot. A brief foot chase ensued and responding officers found Angeles-Monter hiding underneath a parked vehicle behind a Spring Street building. A search incident to arrest revealed that Angeles-Monter was in possession of Bagdon’s cell-phone. Upon being arrested, Angeles-Monter initially provided Newton Police Officers with the name Jose Hernandez. While in custody, inquiries were conducted of the suspects fingerprints using the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS). The results of the inquiry confirmed that the previous identity provided by Angeles-Monter was false based upon a prior arrest in Arizona.
Subsequent investigation revealed that the pair had approached Bagdon on Spring Street minutes earlier and that Gonzalez had forcibly grabbed a cell-phone from the victim before giving it to Angeles-Monter. As a result of their actions, they were charged with the following offenses:
– Robbery, N.J.S. 2C:15-1a(2) Second Degree.
-Conspiracy to Commit Robbery, N.J.S. 2C:5-2A(1) of 2C:15-1A(2) Second Degree
-Receiving Stolen Property, N.J.S. 2C:20-7a Fourth Degree
-Obstruction, N.J.S. 2C:29-1a, Fourth Degree
Judge John E. Mulhern was contacted and set bail at $65,000 no 10% for Gonzalez and $70,000 no 10% for Angeles-Monter. Both were lodged in the Sussex County Jail in default of bail. Due to both actor’s immigration status, Immigration and Customs Enforcement was notified. They issued a detainer and initiated an investigation to determine whether both men are subject to removal from the United States.
Bagdon was not injured during the robbery and his cell-phone was recovered and returned to him.
Case pending an appearance in Newton Municipal Court.
Ptl. Jose Morales, Sgt. Michael Monaco, Pt. Dan Finkle, Ptl. Scott King and Det. Thomas Tosti