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Fleeing Wood-Ridge Man Had Guns, Drugs, Prosecutor Says

Rafal Kaminski
Rafal Kaminski Photo Credit: MUGSHOT: Courtesy BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR

WOOD-RIDGE, N.J. -- Wood-Ridge residents received a reverse-911 call telling them to stay inside Thursday night while authorities tracked down a borough man who fled his home during a heroin raid.

Detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office Narcotic Task Force were joined by a sheriff's office K-9 unit and Wood-Ridge police officers who spotted Rafal Kaminski on a nearby street after authorities said he barreled his car out of his Windsor Road driveway.

As he ran, Kaminski tossed away two bricks of heroin that were recovered after he was arrested, Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said.

Detectives obtained a warrant for the search after investigating Kaminski for a month, Molinelli said.

In his home, the prosecutor said, they found a defaced handgun with a round in the chamber, a loaded magazine for it, a defaced imitation handgun with a magazine, a pellet rifle, marijuana, suboxone and illegally obtained prescription drugs, as well as "numerous unused baggies for distribution purposes and a spring-loaded knife."

Kaminski was being held on $180,000 in the Bergen County Jail, charged with distributing heroin, eluding police and various weapons counts.

Besides Wood-Ridge police, Molinelli cited the participation of their colleagues from Dumont, Hasbrouck Heights, Lyndhurst and Tenafly, as well as the Bergen County Sheriff's Office and New Jersey State Police.

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