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Postman Didn't Deliver 1,000 Pieces, Saddle Brook Police Say

Dominic Damiani
Dominic Damiani Photo Credit: MUGSHOT: Courtesy SADDLE BROOK PD

SADDLE BROOK, N.J. -- A postal carrier with a criminal history had more than 1,000 pieces of undelivered mail dating back three months in the trunk of his car after Saddle Brook police found him with used bags of heroin, a syringe and a glass pipe, authorities said.

Sgt. Jeff Panagia and Officer Adam Georgaros took 37-year-old Dominic Damiani into custody after finding him with the drug paraphernalia in the parking of the KFC on Market Street, Police Chief Robert Kugler told CLIFFVIEW PILOT .

Damiani has an arrest history in Bergen County dating back to 2002, including charges of drug possession and violating probation -- as well as violating the terms of an intensive supervision program.

This time, Kugler said, Detective Capt. Vincent Laurentino and Detective Lt. Thomas Johnson, working with investigators from the U.S. Postal Inspector General's Office, discovered the undelivered mail in Damiani's car trunk.

He was charged with theft by failing to dispose of received property.

The Postal Service delivered the mail.

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