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Brooklyn Man Arrested for Shoplifting, Assault in Paramus


The Paramus Police Department announces the arrest of Sheffield C. Brown, 53, of Brooklyn, NY for shoplifting and assault.

According to police, on Wednesday, July 28, at approximately 12:23 p.m., the Paramus Police Department responded to the Home Depot located at 520 Route 17 northbound in regards to an employee that had been assaulted by a shoplifter.

Police said that upon arrival officers determined that the suspect, later identified as Sheffield Brown, had stolen approximately $1300.00 worth of tools and other assorted items from the store. 

A female security officer attempted to stop Mr. Brown when he left the store. At that point he assaulted the guard and fled in a U-Haul truck onto Route 17 north, police said.

Paramus officers put out a stop and hold broadcast to surrounding towns.  A short time later, Police Chief Jason Cosgriff of the Saddle River Police Department observed the vehicle driving on Route 17. 

According to police, Chief Cosgriff stopped the vehicle and Paramus officers soon arrived at the stop. Brown was placed under arrest and the stolen items were recovered.

Brown was transported to Paramus Police Headquarters where he was booked and processed. He was released on his own recognizance under the bail reform act. 

The suspect was arrested and charged on July 28, with Shoplifting and Assault.