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5:24 PM– During the course of a motor vehicle stop on Route 208, P.O. Sarah Orsita arrested the driver for possession of two suboxone tabs, 23 hypodermic syringes, numerous empty glassine bags with heroin residue and a tourniquet.  At the time of the arrest the driver had her young children in the vehicle.  The driver, a 24-year-old Wanaque woman, was charged with possession of narcotics, possession of hypodermic syringes and possession of drug paraphernalia.  She was also issued motor vehicle summonses for driving while in possession of narcotics and failure to use a child car seat for children under 8 years.  It was also determined that she had an active criminal warrant out of Riverdale.  The children were turned over to the custody of their father and notification was made to NJ Department of Children and Families (formerly DYFS).

The woman was transported to the Bergen County Jail pending an appearance before a Superior Court Judge in Central Judicial Processing Court.


11:29 AM – Passaic County Probation Officers reported that they were detaining a 21-year-old Paterson man, who was wanted on an outstanding warrant issued by the Glen Rock Municipal Court.  P.O. Bob Surdyka and P.O. Sarah Orsita responded the Probation Office in Paterson to take the man into custody.  Unable to post $808.00 bail, the man was transported to the Bergen County Jail.


8:43 PM –  P.O. Murray Yang assisted the Hempstead NY Police Department in locating a 29-year-old man who had been reported as missing from a mental health facility.  The subject was found in the Rock Road Central Business District.  He was found to be in medical distress, due to mixing alcohol with his psychiatric medication and was transported to St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Paterson.


4:44 PM – As the result of an ongoing investigation Det. Mike Trover arrested a 16-year-old Glen Rock girl for possession of 10 tabs of LSD.  The juvenile was charged on a juvenile delinquency complaint of possession of narcotics and released to the custody of her mother.  The matter has been referred to the Juvenile Court In-take Unit at the Superior Court in Hackensack.


9:19 PM – The father of a 15-year-old Glen Rock girl reported finding her in a highly intoxicated stated on the front lawn of Byrd School.  The youth was transported to Valley Hospital by ambulance.  It is believed that the girl may have consumed alcohol at an unsupervised house party, however, when officers arrived at the home in question no one was present.  The owner of the home was contacted by phone and advised of what may have occurred in their house.


6:24 PM – While on patrol in the area of William Place, P.O. Sarah Orsita ran a random check on the license place of a vehicle observed in the area.  The return indicated that the owner’s driver’s license was suspended and that there was an active warrant for her arrest.  P.O. Orsita, along with P.O. Bob Surdyka, followed the vehicle as it entered onto Route 208 North and conducted a motor vehicle stop at the first location deemed to be safe.  The vehicle was occupied by the registered owner, a 28-year-old Wanaque woman, her 2-year-old child and a 28-year-old Wanaque man.

The woman was wanted by the Wanaque Police Department on an outstanding warrant and was unable to post $750 bail. Arrangements were made for her father to respond to care for her child and Wanaque Police dispatched officers to take the woman into custody.

The 28-year-old male passenger was found to have active warrants for his arrest from Kinnelon, Belmar, Paterson and Ringwood totaling $5,600 in bail which he was unable to post.  Further investigation found that he was in possession of one bag of heroin, a hypodermic syringe and three empty bags, suspected heroin residue and a spoon with suspected heroin residue.  The man admitted that the heroin, syringe and paraphernalia belonged to him and that he had used heroin prior to being stopped by police.

After the child was safely with the grandfather, both subjects were transported to police HQ.  The woman was issued traffic summonses for driving while suspended, operating an uninspected vehicle and failure to produce a vehicle registration.  She was then turned over to the custody of the Wanaque Police.

The male subject was charged with possession of narcotics, possession of a hypodermic syringe and possession of drug paraphernalia.  He was transported to the Bergen County Jail pending an appearance before a Superior Court Judge in Central Judicial Processing Court and disposition of his outstanding warrant.

Due to the presence of the child during this incident notification was made to NJ Department of Children and Families (formerly DYFS).


7:53 PM – Officers and Fire Fighters were dispatched to a reported house fire on the 200 block Rock Road.  Upon arrival Sgt. Frank Riggio, P.O. Bryan Scott and P.O. Lucas Doney used a portable fire extinguishers to knock down the main body of fire located in a bedroom closet.  Members of the Glen Rock Fire Volunteer Fire Department promptly arrived on scene and continued fire-fighting operations.  There were no injuries reported at the time of the incident.

For more information please read this article: Sunday Fire

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