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Wayne Police Nab Paterson Man Wanted For Attempted Murder

Steven Morales, Daniel Azar
Steven Morales, Daniel Azar Photo Credit: COURTESY: Wayne PD

WAYNE, N.J. -- A pair of Wayne patrol officers captured a Paterson man wanted on attempted murder charges after they checked out a suspicious car outside a Route 46 motel, authorities said.

Officers Robert Fernandez and Skylar Cauceglia were conducting safety and security patrols of the commercial district Tuesday afternoon when they saw three men "slouched down" in a BMW parked behind the Kings Motor Inn, Capt. Laurence Martin said Thursday.

Steven Morales, 25, was taken into custody on the outstanding warrant out of Paterson, and a second occupant -- identified as 20-year-old Daniel Azar of Belleville -- was arrested on a Belleville traffic warrant, Martin said.

The third person was released without charges, he said.

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