Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Ridgewood Man, Cousin Indicted

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Ridgewood Man, Cousin Indicted

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RIDGEWOOD -- Two cousins have been indicted on gun charges in the firing of more than 40 bullets into the Old Paramus Reformed Church, which damaged the nationally registered historic structure.

No one was inside the East Glen Avenue house of worship on Nov. 16 and Dec. 26, 2014, when, police say, Joseph Galli, 22, of Somerville fired a high-powered AR-15 at it, breaking a stained glass window dating to 1875 and sending one bullet through the front of the building and out a rear wall.

Galli's cousin, Alexander Norrell, 23, of Ridgewood, also was charged.

An eight-count indictment says a grand jury found that Norrell unlawfully possessed a large-capacity weapon.

Both men were indicted on second-degree gun charges related to an Mk4 assault rifle, a sawed-off shotgun, and another rifle, a CN Romarm SA/Cugir PSL 7.62x54r. They also were indicted for allegedly causing more than $2,000 in property damage and possessing a sawed- off shotgun.

Church officials first noticed the bullet holes on Dec. …

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