Police Blotter January 1 – January 7, 2018
05:20 AM – During the course of a motor vehicle stop on Maple Avenue near the Fair Lawn border, P.O. Jim Donnelly arrested a 32-year-old Paterson man for DWI. He was transported to Police HQ for processing and released to the custody of his girlfriend in accordance with the provisions of John’s Law.
In addition to the DWI charges, he was issued motor vehicle summonses for careless driving, and failure to maintain lane.
6:31 PM – While off-duty, Lt. Chris Mc Inerney observed a significant amount water flowing from an awning at a nail salon on Prospect Street. Upon closer inspection, he observed water leaking into the interior of the business from the ceiling. Patrols and the Glen Rock Fire Department responded, along with the business and building owners, and determined that there was a damaged pipe in the ceiling which had caused significant damage while the business was closed. Firefighters were able to locate the water shut off and close the valve until repairs can be made.
11:58 AM – Members of the Glen Rock PD Detective Bureau and a Special Agent from the Office of Inspector General US Postal Service arrested a mailroom clerk from the Ridgewood, NJ Post Office who had been working at the Glen Rock Post Office for stealing gift cards from holiday greeting cards. The incident occurred in October but additional incidents may have occurred throughout the holiday season.
This is an ongoing investigation and members of the public, particularly in the Glen Rock and Ridgewood area, who suspect they may have been the victim of mail theft are encouraged to contact the United States Postal Service Office of the Inspector General at 1-888-877-7644.
1:22 PM – Patrols were dispatched to the Glen Rock Public Library to investigate a report of two intoxicated individuals causing a disturbance. Officers located a 52-year-old man and a 40-year-old woman, both of Ho Ho Kus, who were removed from the premises to seek public transportation. They were warned not to return.
11:46 AM – A 23-year-old Morristown woman was detained by the Morris County Sheriff’s Department on an active criminal warrant issued by the Glen Rock Municipal Court. Unable to post $ 1,500 bail, she was taken into custody by P.O. Murray Yang and P.O. Will Holguin and transported to the Bergen County Jail.
2:30 PM – A Glen Rock woman reported that an unknown individual attempted to open a fraudulent on-line Home Depot credit account in her name. She learned of this transaction through an alert from Citi Bank and followed up with their Fraud Solutions Department and the account was closed. The matter is currently under review by the Detective Bureau.
2:51 PM – A second Glen Rock woman reported that an unknown individual attempted to open a fraudulent on-line Home Depot credit account in her name. In addition, a second on-line attempt was made to open an on-line credit account with Lowe’s. Both accounts have since been closed. The matter is currently under review by the Detective Bureau.
1:17 AM – During the course of a motor vehicle stop on Route 208 North, P.O. Sarah Orsita arrested a 22-year-old Teaneck man on a warrant issued by the Midland Park Municipal Court. Unable to post bail, the man was turned over to the Midland Park Police.
1:38 AM – A Midland Park man reported that his red Toyota Camry was struck by a hit and run vehicle while parked on Fairmount Avenue near the intersection with Cornwall. Anyone who may have witnessed the incident and can describe the vehicle involved is asked to contact the Glen Rock Police Department at (201) 652-3800.
12:44 PM – A Glen Rock man reported that an unknown individual had opened a Children’s Place credit account in his name. Upon inquiry, he learned that the account had been opened in October of 2017 at a store in Queens using an address where he had not lived in more than a decade. Currently there is a balance of $ 1,100 on the account, with all charges having been made in Queens and Brooklyn.
A fraud alert has been posted and the account has been closed. The matter is currently being reviewed by the Detective Bureau.
4:10 PM – A Glen Rock man reported that an unknown individual had entered his unlocked vehicle while it was parked in the Central Business District. The actor is described as a white male in his late 20’s who left the area in a silver jeep. The complainant returned home and did not report the incident until two hours after it had occurred.
1:47 PM – A Hudson Place resident reported discovering video footage of an unsuccessful attempt to enter vehicles parked in his driveway. The resident provided P.O. Onove with a link to video footage recorded on his Ring Doorbell of two individuals in his driveway on January 5th at 4:29 AM. The actors pulled on the door handles to his vehicles. Discovering that the vehicles were locked, they left the area. No damage or theft occurred. The video footage has been forwarded to the Detective Bureau.
2:32 PM – Responding to a complaint made by the staff of Super Fresh on Lincoln Avenue, P.O. Nick Onove arrested a 45-year-old Paterson man with seven bottles of vodka. At the time of his arrest the man was also found to be in possession of three hypodermic syringes. Further investigation found active warrants for his arrest which had been issued by the Superior Court in Passaic County with bail set at $81,149.89. The actor was processed at Police HQ and transported to the Bergen County Jail pending an appearance before Superior Court Central Judicial Processing and disposition of the Passaic County Warrants.
Also assisting with the arrest were Sgt. Scott Mc Govern and P.O. Anna Marie Mattina.
1:34 PM – A Winslow Terrance resident reported that she had ordered four gift cards with a total value of $110 in mid-December. Having not received the cards she followed up with the issuing bank who confirmed delivery of the cards and that one of them had been activated. Details on the other cards were not available at the time of her inquiry. The matter has been referred to the Detective Bureau for review.
2:30 PM – Patrols were dispatched to a report of two disorderly individuals at the NJT Bergen Line Train station. Upon arrival officers located a 52-year-old man and a 40-year-old woman, both of Ho Ho Kus, in highly intoxicated state. The male became ill while officers were present and neither individual was in a state where they were able care of themselves. Both were transported to New Bridge Medical Center in Paramus for detox.