Police Arrest Paterson Man Accused of Striking Officer, Fleeing

A 36-year-old Paterson man accused of striking a county officer and fleeing the scene has been arrested.

Authorities announce the arrest of Alexander Ramos, 36, of Paterson, in connection with the hit-and-run incident that occurred on July 31, 2017, at approximately 10:24 pm, in the area of Main Street and Grand Avenue in Paterson.

Ramos is alleged to have been driving a 2000 Honda Accord when he struck Passaic County Sheriff’s Officer Kenny Ramos, who was reporting to work. Upon becoming aware that he had struck the officer, Ramos fled the scene.

Officer Ramos sustained bodily injury and was being treated at St. Josephs’ Hospital in Paterson.

Ramos is charged with Endangering an Injured Victim, a third degree offense, which carries the potential prison sentence of five years in a New Jersey State Prison. He is also charged with Hindering Apprehension, a fourth degree offense which carries a potential prison sentence of 18 months.

Ramos also received numerous motor-vehicle summonses in connection with this incident.

He was detained at the Passaic County Jail on other unrelated matters.

Ramos is presumed innocent of all charges until all charges have been proven by the State beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.