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Glen Rock Police Blotter Oct. 16 – October 22, 2017


During the period between October 16, 2017 and October 22, 2017 members of the GRPD handled 251 calls for service, the highlights of which included:


4:08 PM – The manager of CVS on Rock Rd reported a shoplifting that had just occurred.  The actor left the store with merchandise without paying and fled toward Rock Rd.  Sgt. McInerney located the suspect, a 33-year-old Fair Lawn, NJ man on Rock Rd who was positively identified as the actor.  The actor was processed at Police HQ and was released on his own recognizance pending an appearance in the Glen Rock Municipal Court.   The stolen merchandise was recovered and returned to the custody of CVS.


7:46 AM – The Passaic County Sheriff’s Department detained a 37-year-old West Milford man who was wanted by the Glen Rock Municipal Court on an active criminal warrant.  The man was subsequently taken into custody by Det. Michael Trover and P.O. John Tarantino who transported him to the Bergen County Jail.


2:47 PM – During the course of a motor vehicle stop on Route 208 north, P.O. Graziani realized that the 52-year-old Sussex, NJ man operating the vehicle was suffering from an apparent overdose.  The male was transported via ambulance to the hospital for medical treatment.  Upon release from the hospital, the driver will be facing criminal charges for possession of drug paraphernalia and for being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance while operating a motor vehicle as well as several motor vehicle summonses including driving while intoxicated.

Assisting with the investigation were P.O. James Donnelly, Det. Michael Trover, P.O. Bryan Scott, and Sgt. Frank Riggio.


3:00 PM – A Glen Rock resident reported that his Rolex watch, valued at $8,000, was stolen from his Fairmount Ave residence.  The Glen Rock Police Department Detective Bureau is investigating.


3:51 PM –  The Glen Rock Police Department received multiple phone calls reporting several brush fires in the vicinity of Rock Road near Main Street.   As P.O. Graziani and P.O. Donnelly arrived, they realized that there were numerous brush fires spanning from Main Street south of Rock Road to just before the Ridgewood border along the Main Line tracks.  From witness observations, a train had just passed along those tracks headed north with what appeared to be an equipment malfunction causing sparks that ignited the brush fires.  The Glen Rock Fire Department with the assistance of firefighters from Ridgewood, Hawthorne, Midland Park, Fair Lawn, Paramus, and Wyckoff extinguished the fires.  Several residential properties that are adjacent to the Main Line tracks sustained property damage from the fires.  The New Jersey Transit Police Department also responded to conduct their own investigation on the identity of the train using their railroad tracks.

For pictures:Brush fire on Main and Bergen line threatens properties on valley

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