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Glen Rock Police Blotter 4/23 – 4/29/2018




9:55 AM –  A Glen Rock Medical Funding Group reported that a work from home employee in the State of California had allegedly falsified payroll records and provided other false documentation causing losses to the company.  A review by the detective bureau found that this is primarily a civil matter and not a criminal matter in the State of New Jersey.  The company was advised if criminal charges are possible they would need to pursue them in the State of California.


10:04 AM –  Sgt. Bryan Scott & P.O. Nick Onove responded to the 400 block of Lincoln Avenue on a 9-1-1 report of a man who had fallen off a roof.  Traffic Safety Supervisor, Sgt. Scott Mc Govern, who is also a certified paramedic, was in the area and responded to assist. 

The victim, a 54-year-old Edison man working as a roofing contractor, had slipped and fallen from the roof.  The man regained consciousness and was able to communicate with officers and emergency personnel on scene.  He suffered an apparent head injury and was transported to St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Paterson after being treated on scene by Valley Hospital Paramedics and EMT’s from the Glen Rock Volunteer Ambulance Corps.  


1:01 PM – A Glen Rock resident reported receiving a suspicious phone call which she found to be threatening.  Det. Lucas Doney was able to trace the phone call to a Rockland County address where both the Ramapo NY Police and Rockland County Sheriff’s Intelligence Unit made contact with the caller.  Investigation determined that there was no credible threat towards the resident.  


2:31 PM – A South Amboy man reported the theft of his cell phone while his was making a delivery to the Farmer’s Market on Prospect Street.  Detectives are reviewing video surveillance images in an effort to identify a man who was seen taking the phone.   


2:31 AM – During the course of a motor vehicle stop on Central Avenue, P.O. John Tarantino arrested the driver, a 19-year-old Saddle Brook man, and a passenger, a 20-year-old Glen Rock woman on drug related charges.  This occurred after the officer detected a strong odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle.   The Saddle Brook man, who is unemployed, had several bags containing marijuana in the vehicle, as well as a bag with several hundred dollars in cash and alcohol.  The female also had a small amount of marijuana in her personal possession.  Both were arrested and transported to police headquarters.  An 18-year-old Glen Rock woman, also a passenger in the vehicle, was not arrested.  

The Glen Rock woman was charged with possession of marijuana under 50 grams.  The Saddle Brook man was charged with possession of marijuana under 50 grams, possession of drug paraphrenia and underage possession of alcohol.  He was also issued motor vehicle summonses for possession of CDS while operating a motor vehicle, failure to signal turn, obstructed windows, and violation of graduated driver’s license restrictions. Both were released on their own recognizance pending an appearance in Glen Rock Municipal Court.

The Bergen County Sheriff’s Department K9 Unit also assisted on the scene along with Sgt. Greg Carter and P.O. Nick Onove. 

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