Bergen County Sheriff’s Office Releases Names of ICE Protestors at Bergen County Jail

Anti-ICE protestors outside of the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack over the past several days has resulted in numerous arrests.  According to the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office, the majority of the protestors who demonstrated against the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement policy detaining immigrants do not live in New Jersey or Bergen County.

Tensions boiled over Saturday following a month of protests in solidarity with the detainees, several of whom have been on a hunger strike. The detainees stopped eating meals in order to bring attention to several issues.  They, along with anti-ICE advocates, described unsafe conditions at the jail — saying that the jail is dirty, rat-infested, lacks clean water and is ill-equipped to keep detainees safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

The list of protestors arrested is as follows:

ANTI-ICE PROTESTERS ARRESTED by BCJ (12/14/2020)

Friday, December 11, 2020

Niko Sanabria-John

Age: 25 of Teaneck, New Jersey

Charged with:

Criminal Trespass

Obstruction of a Governmental Function

Disorderly Conduct

Resisting Arrest

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Jennifer Hansen

Date of Birth: September 5, 1991

Brooklyn, New York

Charged with:

2C:29-1A – (Obstruct Administration of Law)

2C:29-2A (1) – (Resisting Arrest)

2C:33-2A (2) – (Disorderly Conduct)

Deanna Dieguez

Date of Birth: January 1, 1996

Brooklyn, New York

Charged with:

2C:29-1A – (Obstruct Administration of Law)

2C:29-2A (1) – (Resisting Arrest)

2C:33-2A (2) – (Disorderly Conduct)

Ben Benling

Date of Birth: August 14, 2001

New Brunswick, New Jersey

Charged with:

2C:29-1A – (Obstruct Administration of Law)

2C:29-2A (1) – (Resisting Arrest)

2C:33-2A (2) – (Disorderly Conduct)

Jorge R. Muniz

Date of Birth: March 28, 1990

Staten Island, New York

Charged with:

2C:29-1A – (Obstruct Administration of Law)

2C:29-2A (1) – (Resisting Arrest)

2C:33-2A (2) – (Disorderly Conduct)

The following individuals are currently being held in the Bergen County Jail and are being processed:

Gabrielle Jackson

Date of Birth: May 3, 1995

Did not provide additional information

Charged with:

2C:29-1A – (Obstruct Administration of Law)

2C:29-2A (1) – (Resisting Arrest)

2C:33-2A (2) – (Disorderly Conduct)

2C:12-1(B) – (Aggravated Assault of a Police Officer)

Marcos Quinones

Date of Birth: March 22, 1998

New York, New York

Charged with:

2C:29-1A – (Obstruct Administration of Law)

2C:29-2A (1) – (Resisting Arrest)

2C:33-2A (2) – (Disorderly Conduct)

2C:12-1(B) – (Aggravated Assault of a Police Officer)

Stacey Gregg

Date of Birth: November 10, 1961

Wharton, New Jersey

Charged with:

2C:29-1A – (Obstruct Administration of Law)

2C:29-2A (1) – (Resisting Arrest)

2C:33-2A (2) – (Disorderly Conduct)

2C:12-1(B) – (Aggravated Assault of a Police Officer)

Yessenia Benitez

Date of Birth: November 30, 1990

New York, New York

Charged with:

2C:29-1A – (Obstruct Administration of Law)

2C:29-2A (1) – (Resisting Arrest)

2C:33-2A (2) – (Disorderly Conduct)

2C:12-1(B) – (Aggravated Assault of a Police Officer)

John Acosta

Date of Birth: November 3, 1987

Bronx, New York 10472

Charged with:

2C:29-1A – (Obstruct Administration of Law)

2C:29-2A (1) – (Resisting Arrest)

2C:33-2A (2) – (Disorderly Conduct)

2C:12-1 (B) – (Aggravated Assault of a Police Officer)

2C:12-3 – (Terroristic Threats)

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Lizbeth Vazquez

Age: 19 of Yonkers, New York

Charged with:

Riot – Commission of a Crime

Disorderly Conduct – Improp Beh – Create Hazardous Condition

Criminal Trepass – Defiant Trepass

Terroristic Threats –Threat of Crime of Violence

Unlawful Poss Weapon-Other Weapons

Agg Assault-On Law Enforcement Officer

Poss of Weapon for Unlawful Purpose – Otr Weapons

Bergen County Sheriff Anthony Cureton’s Englewood home was vandalized last week.