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Clifton Senior Man Used Racial Slurs, Threatened Neighbor in Bias Intimidation Incident: Police


By: Richard L. Smith 

Authorities in Passaic County took a Clifton senior man into custody and charged him with bias intimidation after an incident with his neighbor over the summer. 

 Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes said  Mr. Antonio Delevante,  71,  was arrested in connection with an incident that took place on August 24, 2022, in the area of Graham Place and Atkins Court.

At approximately 1:53 p.m., Clifton Police responded to the address on a report of a neighbor dispute.

Upon arrival, they met with a 51-year-old female Clifton resident who reported that a male neighbor had approached her in a harassing manner, using racial slurs and told her to go back from where she came from.

Prosecutor Valdes said the investigation revealed that Delevante was identified as the actor.

Clifton Police arrested Delvante just before 2 p.m. on November 30. He was charged on a summons complaint and released. His charges have been referred to the Passaic County Grand Jury.

Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes charged  Delevante with one count of Bias Intimidation, Fourth Degree and one count of Harassment, a Petty Disorderly Persons offense.

The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with additional information about this incident to contact us on our tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or or contact the Community Policing Division of the Clifton Police Department at 973-803-5716.