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Passaic County Police



Arrest 8 New York Mobsters



The Mountain View, New Jersey Stakeout



June 1935



Published by Robert Grey Reynolds Jr. at Smashwords



Copyright 2017 by Robert Grey Reynolds Jr.



In late June 1935 police in Queens, New York tried in vain to extradite a gang of eight criminals from New Jersey. The gangsters were captured at a Pompton Lakes hideout, near Mountain View, New Jersey. The date of their arrests was Sunday, June 23, 1935. The thugs were sought in connection with the murders of Thomas Tough Tommy Protheroe, 27, and his companion, Grace Moore. Protheroe was a Hell’s Kitchen gunman.

Protheroe and Moore were slain in Sunnyside, Queens, New York on May 16th, a month earlier. At the time of his death Protheroe, aka Crooked Tom Porter, lived with brother-in-law, dockside chief/longshoreman George Keeler and his wife at 37-09 Crescent Street in Long Island City. Keeler’s wife was sleeping in a twin bed beside him when four intruders entered their 1607 East 43rd Street, Flatbush home.

In Pompton Lakes police seized enough arms and ammunition to fight a small war. The standoff ended without either side having fired a single shot. Law enforcement raided the bungalow situated on the banks of the Passaic River without encountering any force.

Among those arrested was Frank Fox aka Frank Foy. Identified by Manhattan Police he was wanted for the 1926 kidnapping of Frederick William Irving W.I. Lundy (1897-1977) of Forest Hills, NY. Lundy operated the Sheepshead Bay Eating House. Henry Linker managed the restaurant with him.


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