Kyle Lerdo

     On Sunday, June 5, 2016 at approximately 3:15 pm, the Carlstadt Police Department received a report of a unwanted person at the Burger King restaurant located at 675 Paterson Avenue who was in possession of a knife. Officers Jason Colombo and Mark Wong responded and made contact with the person in question, later identified as Kyle Lerdo of Wallington, NJ. Lerdo was seated at a booth and was seen holding a shiny metal object that was later determined to be a type of ratchet tool handle. Officer Colombo told Lerdo to drop the items and keep his hands visible, but he did not and became agitated towards the officers and lowered the tool, but then produced a dark colored punch tool. After having been told again by Officer Colombo to drop what he was holding and show his hands, Lerdo quickly stood up and tried to run toward the exit while holding the punch tool. The officers were able to intercept Lerdo but he resisted and was sprayed with OC pepper spray. Lerdo was able to produce a knife from his pocket and pointed it at the officers as he ran out of the restaurant. Lerdo was chased and was caught and subdued by the officers. Lerdo was found to be in possession of 37 decks of heroin, less than 50 grams of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and (9) hypodermic needles. Officers Colombo and Wong were commended for using great restraint when they confronted Lerdo. Lerdo was charged with the following offenses:

2C:12-1b (5)(a) – Aggravated assault against L.E. Officer [based on 12-1a(3)] – 3rd degree – 2 counts
2C:29-2a(3)(a) – Resisting arrest by force – 3rd degree
2C:29-3B(2) – Hindering apprehension by force – 4th degree
2C:33-2a(2) – Disorderly Person – PDP
2C:35-10a(1) – Possession of heroin – 3rd degree
2C:35-10a(4) – Possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana
2C:36-2 – Possession of Paraphernalia – DP
2C:36-6 – Possession of Hypodermic needles – DP
2C:39-4d – Possession of weapon for unlawful purpose – 3rd Degree
2C:39-5d – Unlawful possession of weapon – 4th degree

Lerdo was transported to Bergen Regional where he was turned over to Bergen County Sheriff’s Officers in lieu of $33,000 / full bail. His first appearance is scheduled for Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 1:00 PM in the Carlstadt Municipal Court.