Three Arrested After Motor Vehicle Stop Allegedly Reveals Drugs in Ridgefield; Officer Fires Shot at Vehicle

A motor vehicle stop in Ridgefield ended in the arrest of three suspects on Wednesday for allegedly possessing drugs in the vehicle the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office announced in a statement.

According to officials, at approximately 12:28 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5, a Ridgefield Police Officer observed a gold BMW 320i operated recklessly.

Officials say the officer attempted to conduct a motor vehicle stop, but the driver of the BMW refused to cooperate.

After approximately two minutes, police say the driver stopped the vehicle near the intersection of Shaler Boulevard and Elizabeth Street, and Lawrence Finn, 21, of North Bergen, Rodolfo K. Ramirez 18, of West New York, and Anthony K. Acosta of West New York, were taken into custody.

Officials say that same day, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office was notified that an officer discharged one round from his firearm at the termination of the pursuit.

No injuries were reported, and the discharge of the firearm remains under investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit.

Prosecutor Musella states that the charges are merely accusations and that the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt and would like to thank the Ridgefield Police Department and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance in this investigation.