Contact Us
Mahwah-Ramsey Daily Voice serves Mahwah & Ramsey
Return to your home site


Mahwah-Ramsey Daily Voice serves Mahwah & Ramsey

Nearby Towns

Breaking News: Authorities: Hawthorne Blimpie's Fire Set By Owner
DV Pilot police & fire

Paramus man assaulted officers, resisted in pot incident, Ramsey police charge

Photo Credit: Courtesy RAMSEY PD

YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: A 23-year-old Paramus man became combative, kicking officers and resisting arrest, after they found him parked outside a local hotel, the smell of burnt marijuana coming from his car, Ramsey police said.

Sgt. Michael Parise was patrolling the parking lot of the Best Western on southbound Route 17 Sunday night when he spotted Daniel Akdemir in the driver’s seat of a white sedan with its passenger side windows down, Police Chief Bryan Gurney said this morning.

Backups arrived and Akdemir “became increasingly irate with the investigating officers,” Gurney said. “There was also an odor of burnt marijuana emanting from the passenger compartment.”

A Bergen County Sheriff’s K-9 was summoned, making Akdemir “more irate,” the chief said, adding that Akdemir “resisted arrest and kicked the officers.”

A warranted search turned up a small amount of marijuana in a console cup holder, he added.

Akdemir remained held on $10,000 bail in the Bergen County Jail this morning, charged with two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer, obstruction, disorderly conduct and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. An April 15 Municipal Court date was set.


to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

Mahwah-Ramsey Daily Voice!

Serves Mahwah & Ramsey

Get the news you need to know on the go.

Welcome to

Mahwah-Ramsey Daily Voice!

Serves Mahwah & Ramsey

Hi! You've read our articles so we know you like our reporting. To keep reading please join our mailing list.

Get important news about your town as it happens.