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Glen Rock Police Blotter April 16 – April 21, 2018

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04-16-2018

4:40 PM –  A Glen Rock man reported that he had deposited funds to his Bank of America account using the ATM at the Rock Road branch in the CBD on the evening of March 15th.  He subsequently found that his balance was off by $ 1,000.  An inquiry with the bank manager determined that the ATM had malfunctioned and some of the deposits made had been skipped.  The bank is now working to resolve the issue.  

04-16-2018

10:48 PM –  While on patrol in the area of Berry Place and Lincoln Avenue, P.O. Sarah Orsita came across what appeared to be a disabled vehicle parked at the side of the road with its high beam lights shining into oncoming traffic.  As she approached, the vehicle abruptly left the area onto Route 208 north where it was observed to be swerving within its lane.  Subsequent to a motor vehicle stop the operator, a 27-year-old Paterson woman, was arrested for DWI.  

The woman was transported to Police HQ where she was processed and charged with DWI. She was also issued summonses for driving with a suspended license, careless driving, improper use of high beam lights, failure to possess a driver’s license, and maintenance of lamps. 

The driver was released to the custody of a sober family member and her vehicle was impounded in accordance with the provision of John’s Law.  

04-17-2018

1:08 PM – A Glen Rock resident reported receiving multiple notices from businesses stating that her application for a new credit line had been denied.  She then received a credit card from Target, which had been opened in her name.  The resident had not applied for any of the credit accounts in question.  She has made a fraud report with each of the creditors and the detective bureau is currently reviewing the matter.  

04-19-2018

7:37 PM – A Glen Rock resident reported that a fraudulent Verizon wireless account had been opened in his name under which two I-Phone 10’s had been purchased.  The Verizon Fraud Department was notified and has opened a case.  The detective bureau is currently reviewing the matter.   

04-20-2018

2:39 PM – The United States Marshall’s Service apprehended a 33-year-old Paterson man with on an active warrant issued by the Glen Rock Municipal Court.  The 2015 warrant was issued when the defendant failed to answer to narcotics charges.  The man was taken into custody at the Marshall’s in Newark by P.O. Murray Yang and P.O. James Donnelly who transported him to the Bergen County Jail.  

04-20-2018

11:08 PM – During the course of a motor vehicle stop on Route 208 South, P.O. John Tarantino arrested the passenger, a 22-year-old Queens NY man, for possession of Marijuana under 50 grams.  The man was transported to police HQ where he was processed and released on his own recognizance pending an appearance in Glen Rock Municipal Court on May 8th, 2018.  

The driver, a 22-year-old Tuckahoe NY woman, was issued a traffic summons for maintenance of lamps. 

04-21-2018

3:19 AM – P.O. Sarah Orsita responded to a single vehicle motor vehicle accident on the 900 block of Maple Avenue.  Upon arrival she found that a vehicle had struck a Borough shade tree at the side of the road causing significant damage to the vehicle. During the course of her investigation she determined that the driver, a 30-year-old Teaneck man, was intoxicated and placed him under arrest for DWI.  He was also found to have an active warrant issued by the East Brunswick Municipal Court.  

While at police headquarters the driver became belligerent and abusive towards P.O. Orsita and P.O. Tarantino and demanded a drink of whiskey before he would properly complete breath tests.  He was subsequently charged with refusal to submit breath samples.  

Due to the subject’s high level of intoxication and the fact that no sober adult could be found to respond to police headquarters to pick him up and care for him, the man was transported by ambulance to New Bridge Medical Center in Paramus for detox.  This in accordance with New Jersey’s Alcohol Treatment and Rehabilitation Act.  

His wrecked vehicle was impounded in accords with John’s Law.  In addition to the DWI and refusal charges, the driver was also charged with careless driving and being an unlicensed driver.  The East Brunswick Police Department declined to act on their warrant due to the driver’s state and issued a new court date.  

04-21-2018

3:58 PM – While on patrol in the area of Route 208 South and Maple Avenue, P.O. T.J. Graziani observed a vehicle operating in a careless manner and making an unsafe lane change.  Subsequent to a motor vehicle stop he arrested the driver, a 25-year-old West Milford man, for possession of marijuana under 50 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia.  The man was also issued summonses for having an open container of alcohol in the vehicle, careless driving and failure to maintain lane. He was processed at police headquarters and released on his own recognizance pending an appearance in Glen Rock Municipal Court.  

04-22-2018

2:43 AM –  While on patrol in the area of Route 208 North, P.O. John Tarantino observed a vehicle operating in a careless manner and making an unsafe lane change.  Subsequent to a motor vehicle stop he arrested the driver, a 25-year-old North Haledon man, for DWI. During the course of the arrest the man was also found to have open alcohol in the vehicle as well as a marijuana grinder.  

He was transported to Police HQ where he was processed and charged with DWI and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also issued summonses for careless driving, failure to maintain lane and having open alcohol in a motor vehicle.  

The driver was released to the custody of a sober family member and his vehicle was impounded in accordance with the provision of John’s Law.  

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