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Crime fighters hunt convict who cut monitoring bracelet


HAVE YOU SEEN THIS MAN? A manhunt is under way for a convict released on home monitoring who cut his bracelet and fled from Mahwah in his mother’s car early this morning, Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino told CLIFFVIEW PILOT .

Paul Kramer (Courtesy BERGEN COUNTY SHERIFF)
THE LATEST UPDATE: Police have searched a 65-acre quarry in Suffern, a wide stretch of Route 287 through two states and the former Orange County home of convict Paul Kramer, who cut off his moitoring bracelet and fled New Jersey under cover of darkness early Thursday rather than be sent to prison for trying to kill a Lodi man. READ MORE….

An alarm alerted Saudino’s department that Paul Kramer, 33, tampered with the bracelet around 5 a.m. today, the sheriff said.

His investigators quickly determined that Kramer took off from his parents’ Mahwah Road home in his mother’s blue Chrysler. License plate: MER-30F

Kramer, originally from New York State, was out on bail with electronic monitoring after he broke into a 28-year-old Lodi man’s house and stabbed him in 2009, records show.

Police said Kramer had been laying in wait, then attacked the victim before fleeing. Investigators from the Lodi Police Department and Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office found him soon after at a motel in Poughkeepsie. He pleaded guilty to attempted murder and breaking and entering, and a judge set sentencing for Oct. 28, records show.

A judge early this morning issued a warrant for Kramer’s arrest.

“If anyone believes they see him, do not approach him,” Saudino emphasized. “Call 911 or the [sheriff’s] Operations Unit at (201) 646-2222.”

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