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Ridgefield Park Police Halt Mini-Crime Spree, Arrest Four

Erick Green, Matthew Flores, Sebastian Flores
Erick Green, Matthew Flores, Sebastian Flores Photo Credit: MUGSHOTS: Courtesy BERGEN COUNTY SHERIFF

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. -- Ridgefield Park police quickly put down a 24-hour crime spree with the arrests of a village man and three accused accomplices, authorities told Daily Voice.

It began with a Wednesday night baseball bat assault on two men who were sitting in a car on Christie Street, west of Teaneck Road, Lt. Joseph Rella said.

One of the victims "sustained injuries to his head, back, and legs before kicking one of the [assailants] in the face as he was trying to drag him out of the car window," Rella said.

Both were taken to Hackensack University Medical Center for treatment and were later released, he said.

Detective Sgt. Brian Hippe and fellow Detectives William Morton, Nicholas Triano and Karl Martin worked the case -- and quickly identified the getaway vehicle, as well as 20-year-old Erick Green, Rella said.

Just after 11 a.m. Thursday, Green was involved in a robbery in the village business district on Main Street, the lieutenant said.

A short time later another disturbance was reported on Main Street -- only this time officers spotted Green and chased him, Rella said.

Green resisted but was eventually subdued and arrested, he said.

The detectives quickly identified three more suspects: Sebastian Flores, 19, Matthew Flores, 18, and a 17-year-old boy, all of Ridgefield Park.

Police stopped the car involved in the assault the night before and took Matthew Flores and the juvenile into custody, Rella said.

They arrested Sebastian Flores later that night, he said.

Detectives charged Green with a host of offenses -- including robbery, theft, aggravated assault, making terroristic threats, burglary, weapons counts and child endangerment.

He remained held on $250,000 bail in the Bergen County Jail.

The Floreses were being held on $100,000 each on charges of aggravated assault, making terroristic threats, weapons possession and criminal mischief

Matthew Flores also was charged with hindering.

The juvenile was taken to the Bergen County Juvenile Detention Center on a delinquency complaint charging him with the same crimes.

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