Glen Rock Police Blotter February 5th – February 11th, 2018
3:14 PM – A Glen Rock resident reported that $ 1,200 had been withdrawn from her Bank of America account without authorization. Further review of the account discovered that three additional on-line transactions, in the amounts of $ 9,000, $3,000, and $250 were pending against the account. However, these transactions had not yet been posted by the bank and a stop payment was placed against them. Bank of America is investigating the transactions which have also been forwarded to the Detective Bureau for review.
1:42 PM – The Passaic County Sheriff’s Department detained a 47-year-old Paterson man on an active no bail criminal warrant issued by the Glen Rock Municipal Court. The man was taken into custody by Lt. Chris Mc Inerney and P.O. Matt Stanislao who transported him to the Bergen County Jail.
7:30 PM – Patrols were dispatched to CVS on Rock Road to investigate a report by employees who were concerned about a man behaving suspiciously in the store. The subject, a 20-year-old Glen Rock man, took a cell phone charger from a display, opened it and began charging his cell phone in the store. Officers located the man while he was pacing the aisles wearing a hoodie and carrying a back pack. The matter was resolved when the subject paid for the charger and left the store.
12:41 AM – During the course of a motor vehicle stop on Prospect Street, Sgt. Bryan Scott detained a 35-year-old Fair Lawn man on an active warrant issued by the Fair Lawn Municipal Court. Unable to post $ 500 bail, the man was turned over to the custody of the Fair Lawn Police Department.
11:08 AM – P.O. John Tarantino was dispatched to the Glen Rock High School on a reported assault. According to information provided by school officials two 17-year-old male students were involved in a physical altercation which was broken up by school security personnel. One of the students reportedly sustained a minor injury during the altercation. The incident was not witnessed by the officer and is being followed up on by school officials who have notified the students’ parents. The detective bureau has been notified in the event that the parents decide to sign complaints of behalf of either student.
6:15 PM – A Glen Rock man reported that he was the victim of an on-line scam where an unknown actor demanded $500 from him. The man did not send the money and reported the incident. D/Sgt. Calaski traced the actor’s IP address to the Ivory Coast in Africa, however, the Glen Rock Police Department does not have the authority to conduct international investigations. The matter was reported to Facebook and Google as a violation of their terms of service and the victim was assisted in blocking the actor from his account.
3:30 AM – During the course of a motor vehicle stop on Lincoln, P.O. Jim Donnelly arrested a 30-year-old Hawthorne man for DWI. His vehicle was impounded and he was transported to Police HQ for processing and released to the custody of a sober adult in accordance with the provisions of John’s Law.
In addition to the DWI charges, he was issued motor vehicle summonses for careless driving, delaying traffic, and operating a vehicle with an obstructed windshield.
11:31 AM – The owners of a Best Dry Cleaning and Shoe Repair reported that a man entered their store and began behaving suspiciously. He asked to use the bathroom at the rear and of the store and was permitted to do so. He then took a wallet, cash and passport from the owner’s purse and fled to store. The actor was described as a black male, average height and build in his mid-40’s to early 50’s. He left the area in a black SUV prior to police being notified. Detectives are checking for potential video surveillance images from stores in the area.
3:32 AM – During the course of a motor vehicle stop in the area of Lincoln Avenue and Hillside Avenue, P.O. Jim Donnelly arrested a 30-year-old Hawthorne man for DWI. His vehicle was impounded and he was transported to Police HQ for processing and released to the custody of a sober adult 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 observed marked lanes.
2:43 PM – Officials at All Saints Church came to Police HQ with video surveillance footage of a church employee stealing donation envelopes from the Church’s Sunday collection. After being confronted by P.O. Bob Surdyka and P.O. John Tarantino, the employee, a 24-year-old New Milford man employed as the director of children and youth ministries, admitted to the theft. Subsequent to further investigation the man was arrested by P.O. John Tarantino for theft of $582 in cash over the course of five weeks. He was processed at police headquarters and released on his own recognizance pending an appearance before Central Judicial Processing at the Superior Court in Hackensack on February 23rd.