FAIR LAWN, N. J. -- A pair of panhandlers in a Fair Lawn CVS parking lot -- one of them an ex-con who served time for kidnapping -- got there in a stolen car that they parked in a handicap spot, said police who arrested them.
Borough officers discovered that ex-con Geno LoCascio, 40, and Jordan Roy Stevens, 29, were wanted on warrants when grabbed them at the River Road pharmacy last Tuesday night, Sgt. Brian Metzler said.
LoCascio, who was paroled from state prison last March after serving three years for kidnapping, was taken into custody after giving police a fake name, he said.
Stevens -- whose drug-related arrest history stretches back 10 years -- was seized after police discovered a Bergen County warrant, the sergeant added. He's also facing charges in Bergenfield, Elmwood Park, Fort Lee, Midland Park and Ridgefield, records show.
Officers also found that the 2006 Honda they arrived in had been reported stolen out of Garfield he said.
LoCascio was charged with giving false information to police, receiving stolen property and panhandling, among other counts -- and received summonses for driving without a license, having bogus license plates and illegally parking in a handicap space. He remained held in the Passaic County Jail on Tuesday.
Fair Lawn Volunteer Ambulance took him to The Valley Hospital due to a medical condition before borough police handed him over to their Clifton colleagues on a warrant.
Stevens was turned over to Bergen County sheriff’s officers.
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