Contact Us
South Passaic Daily Voice serves Clifton, Haledon, Hawthorne, Little Falls, North Haledon, Passaic, Paterson, Prospect Park, Totowa, Wayne & Woodland Park
Return to your home site

Menu

South Passaic Daily Voice serves Clifton, Haledon, Hawthorne, Little Falls, North Haledon, Passaic, Paterson, Prospect Park, Totowa, Wayne & Woodland Park

Nearby Towns

DV Pilot police & fire

NJ State Police say Paterson Latin King imprisoned girlfriend for 2 years

Photo Credit: NJSP

NJ State Police were in the middle of a raid on a Paterson house, seizing more than $100,000 worth of prescription drugs, when they found a woman imprisoned in a padlocked bedroom.

She may have been there for long stretches over the course of two years, they said.

Reputed Latin King Michael Mendez (MUGSHOT: NJSP)

The NJSP Street Gang Unit executed a search warrant Thursday afternoon at 17-37 Alois Place.

While collecting the drugs, a large amount of cash, and purported Latin King Michael Mendez, they made the frightening discovery.

Mendez, 42, was grabbed outside the house. Once inside, State Police said, they found:

4,200 prescription pills;
190 grams of marijuana valued at $1,900
$22,567 in cash.

Inside the locked bedroom they found a woman identified as Mendez’s 44-year-old girlfriend.

She was immediately taken to St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Paterson for a medical evaluation.

The case will be prosecuted by the by Division of Criminal Justice under the Office of the Attorney General.

Michael Mendez is charged with kidnapping, false imprisonment, criminal restraint and a host of drug counts.






SUPPORT Cliffview Pilot :


{loadposition log}



to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

South Passaic Daily Voice!

Serves Clifton, Haledon, Hawthorne, Little Falls, North Haledon, Passaic, Paterson, Prospect Park, Totowa, Wayne & Woodland Park

This is a one time message inviting you to keep in touch

Get important news about your town as it happens.