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UPDATE: Newark Man Arrested for Participating in Garden State Mall Carjacking in Paramus


The Paramus Police Department announces the arrest of Mr. Curtis L. Brinson, 44, of Newark for his alleged participation in  an armed carjacking that occurred at the Garden State Plaza Shopping Center on September 14, 2021.

Police charged Brinson with conspiracy to commit armed carjacking and with being an accomplice to the crime.

Police said since the date of the incident, detectives of the Paramus Police Department assisted by the New Jersey State Police Auto Theft Task Force (to which the Paramus PD is a member) have worked tirelessly on this investigation. Paramus Police Detective Dan Cullen, Detective Sgt. Keith Dimascio and Paramus Officer Anthony Mordaga were able to develop information and evidence that allowed them to charge Brinson in the carjacking case.  

Police say Brinson was arrested in Newark, and transported to Paramus Police Headquarters where he was booked and processed.

Police say he was the remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending a bail hearing. The defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

This is an active investigation and additional arrests are expected shortly. Anyone with information should call the Paramus Police Department at 201-262-3400 or use our anonymous TIPS App at