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Glen Rock Police Blotter May 7th – May 13th, 2018



2:18 PM – A Paterson woman reported that an unknown actor may have obtained a driver’s license in her name.  Reportedly this individual was issued a traffic summons in Glen Rock last month.  Detectives are currently reviewing dash camera video footage from the motor vehicle stop and will follow up with the officer who issued the summons.  


5:54 PM –  Det. Lucas Doney arrested a 58-year-old Fair Lawn man for repeated operation of a motor vehicle while suspended for driving while intoxicated, a 4th degree crime.  This arrest was the result of an investigation into a hit and run motor vehicle accident which occurred on Harding Road on April 18th, 2018.  P.O. Anna Marie Mattina assisted with the investigation and issued the man traffic summonses for leaving the scene of an accident and failure to report an accident.  The man was released on his own recognizance pending an appearance before Central Judicial Processing at the Superior Court in Hackensack on May 25th, 2018.      


7:27 PM – Subsequent to an investigation into a disturbance at a West Main Street residence on May 3rd, 2018, a 41-year-old Glen Rock woman was arrested for possession of marijuana under 50 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia.   The woman was released on her own recognizance pending an appearance in Glen Rock Municipal Court on May 22nd, 2018.  


12:06 PM – The manager of the CVS Store on Rock Road reported a shoplifting which had occurred about 25 minutes in the past.  A woman with a dog had left the store carrying away cleaning products, baby wipes and ice without paying.  Video surveillance footage of the woman and the vehicle she was believed to be operating is being reviewed by detectives. 


7:06 PM – A Glen Rock woman came to police headquarters reporting that her 9-year-old child had not shown up at the aftercare program following dismissal from school.  Officers, with the assistance of personnel at the Glen Rock Public Library, located the child in the library children’s section.  The parent and child were reunited at police headquarters.  


1:27 PM –  The manager of the CVS Store on Rock Road reported that a known prior shoplifter entered the store and left without paying for $50 worth of adult diapers.  The incident had occurred approximately 15 minutes in the past and was captured on the store’s video surveillance system. The video, as well as a statement from the manager, have been turned over to detectives for further investigation.  


3:19 AM –   While on patrol along Lincoln Avenue, P.O. Sarah Orsita observed a vehicle operating in an erratic manner.  She ran the vehicle’s license plate which disclosed that the registered owner had an active warrant for his arrest and a suspended driver’s license.  The officer initiated a motor vehicle stop and determined that the driver was in fact the registered owner, a 23-year-old Kearny man.  The driver was unable to post $ 1,000 bail on the warrant issued by the Verona Municipal Court and was placed under arrest.  During the course of the arrest the man was also found to be in possession 11 glassine bags of heroin and numerous empty glassine bags with residue.    

The passenger in the vehicle, a 36-year-old Woodland Park man, was also arrested on a Warrant issued by the Wayne Township Municipal Court.  Unable to post $ 500 bail, he was turned over to the custody of officers from the Wayne Police Department.

The driver was charged with possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia and issued traffic summonses for driving with a suspended license and operation of a motor vehicle while in possession of narcotics.  He was processed and turned over to the custody of officers from the Verona Police Department on their warrant.   He is scheduled to make an appearance before Central Judicial Procession at the Superior Court in Hackensack on May 25th, 2018.  


P.O. Murray Yang assisted members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit and the Hackensack Police Department with the execution of a search warrant and arrest of a 34-year-old Hackensack man on child pornography charges.  A separate press release issued by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office is included.  


12:53 PM – While on patrol in the area of the Main Line Train Station Special Officer Angie Oliva was approached by a Transit worker who had recovered hypodermic syringes in the area of the train station.  P.O.  James Mc Gill assisted with the removal and safe disposal of the syringes.  The GRPD would like to remind citizens who may come across hypodermic syringes that they should immediately notify police who will safely remove them.  Those without medical training should not touch them, nor should they ever be placed in a public trash receptacle.  


11:46 PM – Patrols were dispatched to the area of Cumberland Road to investigate a dispute in progress.  Upon arrival they found a New York City Cab driver who was involved in a fare dispute with a Westwood woman.  Apparently, there was misunderstanding between Glen Rock and Glen Ridge which resulted in an additional fare.  Officers were able to resolve the matter through negotiation of a lesser fare.  


3:02 AM – During the course of a motor vehicle stop on Lincoln Avenue, P.O. James Donnelly arrested a 26-year-old Wanaque woman for DWI.  The woman was transported to Police HQ where she was processed and charged with DWI. She was also issued summonses for speeding and careless driving.  Her vehicle was impounded in accordance with John’s Law and she was released to the custody of a sober adult.  


10:30 AM – Members of the Glen Rock Police Department, family members and Councilman Skip Huisking gathered at Wild Memorial Park to raise the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Flag.  This in recognition of the 360 fallen officers who will have their names added to the memorial in Washington D.C. during National Police Week which began on May 13th and will run through Saturday May 19th. 

 In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Each year tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, DC to honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice. Similar local ceremonies occur throughout the nation. The members of the GRPD honors law enforcement who have made the ultimate sacrifice.  

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