Glen Rock Police Blotter January 22nd, – January 28th, 2018
11:11 AM – The Principal of the Glen Rock High School reported the theft of a lap top computer valued at $850. According to the report, the computer had been issued to a student and was taken by a parent who sold it. The family no longer resides in Glen Rock and detectives are attempting to locate the parent who is believed to be estranged from the family.
1:47 PM – The manager of Bottle King Liquors on Prospect Street reported that a male actor shoplifted $36 worth of merchandise from the store. Video footage and information on a possible suspect vehicle has been provided to the detective bureau.
11:04 AM – A dispute occurred at Borough Hall between two men over a parking issue. The matter was documented and the complainant, a 73-year-old Ridgewood man, was advised of his right to sign a complaint with the Municipal Court if he so desired. There are no known independent witnesses and a review of video surveillance footage was inconclusive.
12:55 PM – A Glen Rock man reported that he had answered a Craigslist ad for employment with Nebulous Inc., out of Boston. He communicated with a representative regarding a work from home opportunity, the equipment for which would be set up by a local vendor. He subsequently received a check for $4,857.73 made payable to him, not the vendor. When contacted, the representative claimed the vendor would not install the necessary equipment until the check cleared. She offered to transfer money into his bank account so that he could speed up the process by providing the vendor a money order. He initially agreed and provided a deposit slip.
The complainant became suspicious and contacted the company’s HR Department who advised him that this was a scam. He was later notified by the bank that an unsuccessful attempt had been made to withdraw $10,000 from his account.
This matter is currently being reviewed by the Detective Bureau.
1:13 PM – A Glen Rock woman reported that she had sent money to a family member in Switzerland in early January and it never arrived. The US Postal Inspector’s Office has been advised.
5:41 PM – While conducting a motor vehicle stop on Route 208 North, P.O. John Tarantino arrested a 32-year-old Elizabeth man for driving while under the influence of marijuana. He was also charged with Possession of Marijuana under 50 Grams and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia as well as motor vehicle summonses for tailgating, careless driving, failure to install DWI interlock from a prior DWI conviction, operation of a motor vehicle while in possession of narcotics, throwing litter from a vehicle and improper display of license plates.
The passenger, a 27-year-old Jersey City man was also arrested on outstanding warrants issued by the South Brunswick Municipal Court.
The driver was processed at Police HQ and released to a sober adult in accordance with John’s Law. An appearance in Glen Rock Municipal Court is pending. The passenger was released after posting $ 1,256 in cash bail.
9:31 PM – A Glen Rock woman reported being the victim of identity theft. She first noticed an unauthorized purchase of an I-Phone on her AT&T account followed by a purchase at Disney World in Florida on her credit card. She contacted both companies and the charges were reversed. She then noticed a suspicious transaction on her Charles Schwab account. The Detective Bureau is reviewing this matter.
11:34 AM – A motorist reported that she was confronted by an intoxicated male on a bicycle at the intersection of Harristown Road and Ackerman Avenue. The incident occurred at approximately 11 AM when the motorist came upon the cyclist who was reportedly unsteady on his bicycle and weaved into traffic and blocked the roadway. The man is reported to have become verbally abusive. The motorist left the area as soon as there was a clearing in traffic.
The cyclist is described as a white male, 40-50 years old, with gray hair and slightly overweight. Any who may have witnessed this incident or had a similar confrontation is asked to contact the Glen Rock Police Department at (201) 652-3800.
1:37 PM – While on patrol P.O. John Tarantino observed a vehicle driving north on Route 208 with no sideview mirrors. The vehicle also did not have a current inspection sticker. During the course of the subsequent motor vehicle stop he determined that the passenger, a 34-year-old Port Jervis, NY man was wanted by the Hawthorne Police Department on an active warrant. The man was also found to be in possession of hypodermic syringes and drug paraphernalia. The subject was placed under arrest and transported to Police HQ. After processing on the Glen Rock charges, the man was turned over to the custody of the Hawthorne Police Department. A February 13th, 2018 appearance in Glen Rock Municipal Court is pending.
4:39 PM – During the course of a motor vehicle stop on Cornwall Road, Sgt. Mike Trover arrested a 22-year-old Fair Lawn man on drug related charges. The man was found to be in possession of less than 5 grams of THC Oil and a vape pen used to smoke it. The man was processed at Police HQ and released on his own recognizance pending an appearance in Glen Rock Municipal Court on February 13th, 2018. He was also issued motor vehicle summonses for obstructed windows and operation of a motor vehicle while in possession of narcotics.
6:20 AM – Patrols were dispatched to the 300 block of the Boulevard on a theft of services complaint. On scene was a New York City cab driver who had driven a Glen Rock resident from New York City to his home and was not paid his fare. Upon arrival officers located a highly intoxicated 26-year-old man who had passed out inside his home. After ensuring that he was not in need of medical attention, officers spoke with his mother who paid his cab fare.
4:39 PM – During the course of a motor vehicle stop on Route 208 North, P.O. Bob Surdyka arrested a 43-year-old Mahwah woman for possession of nine (9) glassine bags of heroin. The woman was transported to Police HQ where she was processed and released on her own recognizance pending an appearance before the Superior Court Central Judicial Processing in Hackensack on February 9th, 2018. She was also issued traffic summonses for delaying traffic and operation of a motor vehicle while in possession of narcotics.