Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Palisades Park Man Accused of Kidnap, Assault

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Palisades Park Man Accused of Kidnap, Assault

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PALISADES PARK -- A 21-year old borough man was in custody on Monday, charged with assaulting and kidnapping a woman over the weekend, Police Chief Ben Ramos said.

Markell E. Brito of Harriet Avenue was arrested after a 19-year old borough woman walked into police headquarters on Broad Avenue on Saturday and filed a report alleging that she had been assaulted and held against her will in a car for more than seven hours the previous night, Ramos said.

The chief said the victim, identified only by her initials in a complaint summons and warrant, said she was in Ridgefield Park when she was punched in the face. She had visible injuries on her left cheek, according the complaint summons.

The woman told police that after the assault in Ridgefield Park, Brito drove her to a parking garage underneath a Dunkin' Donuts on Bergen Boulevard in Fairview, where he kept her against her will. …

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