Arrests Made in Connection with Ridgefield Park Home Invasion
Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrests of Julian Mangal, 18, of Richland Town, PA, on charges of Robbery, Burglary, Aggravated Assault, Possession Of A Weapon For An Unlawful Purpose, Assault By Pointing A Firearm, Theft, and Resisting Arrest; Ryan Blake, 19, of Ridgefield Park, on a charge of Resisting Arrest; and Tysheem Clinton-McQueen, 22, of Little Ferry, a charge of Supplying A Handgun.
According to authorities, on Dec. 18, the Ridgefield Park Police Department contacted the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Investigations Squad about an armed home invasion robbery. In the course of the robbery, the homeowner was slashed by a knife and hit in the head with a gun by an intruder.
Officials say the intruder, who was later identified as Mangal, fled after taking the homeowner’s wallet and cellular telephone. As a result of the investigation, an arrest warrant for Mangal for was issued.
The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Ridgefield Park Police Department located him at the Knights Inn Motel on Route 46 in South Hackensack. The Bergen County Regional SWAT team assisted in the response and ultimately arrested him and another individual, Blake, who had attempted to flee through a crawl space in one of the hotel rooms.
In addition, on December 19th, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at the residence of Tysheem Clinton-McQueen in Little Ferry. Police arrested and charged him with Possession Of A Weapon For An Unlawful Purpose. He was remanded to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack pending a detention hearing.