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Weekly Police Blotter 5/08 – 5/14

During the period between May 8th 2017 and May 14th 2017 members of the GRPD handled 261 calls for service,


After reading the Blotter, please check out the Click it or Ticket press release. 


12:20 PM– An 18-year-old Ridgewood woman reported the theft of her I-Phone, credit cards, and personal identification.  Theft occurred during the morning hours while she was working at Starbucks on Rock Road.  The cellphone was tracked to Paterson where its signal was lost.  The detective bureau is following up on the matter.


1:53 PM – The manager of Bottle King on Prospect Street reported the shoplifting of two bottles of Remy Martin valued at $57.99.  The stores video surveillance system captured images of possible suspects and a vehicle which had left the area before police were called.  The detective bureau is reviewing the images in an effort to identify the suspects.


4:54 PM –  Patrols were dispatched to a 9-1-1 report of a disturbance in progress in the area of the Glen Rock Public Library.  Upon arrival officers found an adult autistic male in an agitated state; his mother was also on scene.  Officers were able to de-escalate the situation. Once the man was calm he agreed to go home with his mother.  The mother was in contact with the man’s therapist to follow up on the matter.


2:33 PM – A Harristown Road resident reported receiving a collection notice for a Comcast account from the State of Michigan.  The resident has never resided in Michigan nor had an account with Comcast.  A credit check also detected two Michigan addresses which appear to be fraudulent.  The matter was documented and the resident is using Life Lock services to address the matter.  A further investigation by the Glen Rock Police Department is not possible as all the activity had occurred in another state.


7:21 PM – During the course of a motor vehicle stop near De Boer Drive, Det. Mike Trover apprehended two fugitives and arrested all three occupants for possession of 5 bundles (approximately 50 glassine bags) of heroin.

The driver, a 33-year-old Hewitt female was charged with possession of heroin.  She was issued motor vehicle summonses for operating a motor vehicle while in possession of narcotics, having no side view mirrors and failure to wear a seat belt.  She was released on her own recognizance pending an appearance before Superior Court Central Judicial Processing in Hackensack on May 26th.

A 28-year-old male passenger from Buchanan, NY was charged with possession of heroin, possession of narcotics paraphernalia and hindering apprehension.  He was also found to have an active warrant out of the Passaic County Superior Court for drug court violations as well as an active criminal warrant out of Clifton.  He was transported to the Bergen County Jail pending an appearance before a Superior Court Judge in Central Judicial Processing, as well as resolution of the arrest warrants.

A 33-year-old male passenger from West Milford was charged with possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.  He was found to have two active criminal warrants out of Wanaque with a total bail of $ 2,500.  He was transported to the Bergen County Jail pending an appearance before a Superior Court Judge in Central Judicial Processing, as well as resolution of the arrest warrants.


8:57 PM – A commuter reported damage to his bicycle which had been secured to the bicycle rack at the NJ Transit Boro Hall Train Station during the day.  According the report an unknown person(s) slashed the front tire of the bicycle.  None of the other bicycles at the same bicycle rack were reported to have been damaged.  There are no known witnesses.


2:52 PM – A Hazelhurst Avenue resident reported receiving an Amazon credit card in the mail which he did not apply for.  Upon inquiry with the bank affiliated with the card he found that a purchase as well as a debit transaction had been charged to the account.  The detective bureau is reviewing the matter with the bank in question.

After reading the Blotter, please check out the Click it or Ticket press release. 


Several residents have reported receiving pop up messages while on-line stating something to the effect of: “Warning—your computer is infected! System detected virus activities. They may cause critical system failure.” The message will probably use a variety of technical-sounding phrases to tell you that there’s a problem; and that you are at risk for all kinds of scary consequences (“computer damage,” “data corruption”, etc.). You might see multiple pop-ups. At the end of this text there is a phone number you can call to get help.

While it is never safe to assume you haven’t been infected, most likely the “You’ve got a virus” warning is just a scare tactic. In fact, this kind of advertising is often called “scareware.” The criminals’ goal is to get you to call the phone number in the pop-up. Once they have you on the phone, they will try to convince you that you have a virus and you should pay them to remove it for you. If you pay, they’ll have your credit card or bank information. They will also most likely install software on your computer, ostensibly to remove the virus, which will be a virus that will attempt to steal more personal data.

If you feel that you have a problem with your computer it is always best that you contact a qualified technician.

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