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Package thefts during this holiday season


During the past two days, Glen Rock PD  have seen several thefts of packages from porches in town. Today,  off duty Ridgewood P.O. Michael Mc Dermott saw something that did not look right. He observed two men who appeared to be taking packages from the front steps of a Glen Rock home. The men quickly fled on Boulevard onto Fairview.

He immediately notified Glen Rock Officers and P.O. Sam Evans, who was working a nearby road construction detail, apprehended both actors on Lincoln Avenue near William Place. P.O. Mc Dermott was able to positively identify both and officers recovered several stolen packages. Assisting were Det. Sgt. Jim Calaski, P .O. Bob Surdyka, P .O. Nick Onove and P.O. T.J. Graziani.

Officers arrested Rafael G. Del Rosario age 20 of Butler Street in Paterson and Anthony Chalas age 18 of Rock Road in Hawthorne who were each charged with receiving stolen property and littering. Both were processed and released on their own recognizance in accordance with New Jersey’s new bail reform system.

Det. Sgt. Calaski is investigating to see if the same actors are responsible for additional thefts in the area over the past two days. Residents with home video systems or Ring style doorbells are asked to contact the GRPD if they find any footage of suspicious people in the area. The investigation is still on going, Det. Sgt. Calaski can be contacted at (201) 670-3948 or [email protected]


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