Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella has announced the arrest of 35-year old Geraldo Colon, a married, unemployed resident of Fairview. Colon has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child
The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love and the Fairview Police Department under the direction of Chief David Brennan.
According to Prosecutor Musella, On Wednesday, March 29, 2023, the Fairview Police Department contacted the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit regarding an unresponsive child. An investigation by the two, law enforcement entities revealed that the 13-month-old child had ingested suspected fentanyl and was revived with Naloxone at a local hospital.
Colon was identified as the individual responsible for endangering the welfare of the child. As a result of the investigation, Colon was arrested on Thursday, March 30, 2023, in Paramus and charged with second-degree endangering the welfare of a child. Colon was remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending his first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack.
The charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.