Fairlawn Man Charged with Stalking, Swatting After Anonymously Reporting False Crimes


RAMSEY, NJ – Police in Ramsey have arrested Vadim Pinskiy after tracing his home computer IP address while investigating an outbreak of false reports to a home in that town.  From his home in Fair Lawn, police say he Pinskiy was regularly reporting crimes at a home in Ramsey, claiming domestic violence at home, where police learned he knew the homeowners.

On September 16, 2020, members of the Ramsey Police Department with the assistance of the Fairlawn Police Department, under the command of Chief Glen Cauwels and members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Computer Crimes Task Force, under the command of Chief Robert Anzilotti, effected an arrest and search warrant at Vadim Pinskiy’s Fairlawn residence.

In June, the Ramsey Police Department received an anonymous tip through the New Jersey State Police Regional Operations and Intelligence Center (ROIC) reporting a crime in progress at a Davidson Avenue address. Through the ROIC, a domestic disturbance was reported with possible violence involved. Upon the officer’s arrival, it was determined that the report was a hoax.

Six additional similar complaints were received between June and September through the Ramsey Police Department anonymous tip line (Tip441) of similar crimes in progress at the same address, all of which were determined to be false.

“Sgt. Brad Smith, Detective Jaclyn Sabatelli, Detective Adam Szelag and Detective Macaluso were able to find the internet protocol address of the tips received,” the department said.

Through this information, the Ramsey Detectives were able to identify Pinskiy and also determined that he had a nexus to the victims. The case will be forwarded to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office for prosecution.

Charged: Vadim Pinskiy, 01/18/1985, 5215 Promenade Blvd., Fair Lawn, NJ, was charged with the following criminal offenses: False Reports to Law Enforcement (7 counts- two 2o<1 degree and five 3rd degree) Harassment (7 counts- all disorderly persons) Stalking (1 count, 4th degree).


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