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Glen Rock Police Blotter June 10 – June 17, 2018


Law Enforcement agencies along the Rt. 208, 4 & 17 corridor have been experiencing a rise in the theft of high-end vehicles.  In ALL cases the vehicles were unlocked with the key-fobs left in them.  If a target vehicle is unlocked, and no keys are left in the vehicle, actor(s) remove valuables left in the vehicle.


9:21 PM –  A resident attending a public meeting at Borough Hall reported a woman lying on a bench outside the building either unconscious or asleep.  Officers responding to check on the subject’s welfare found a 54-year-old Ridgewood woman in a highly intoxicated state who was incoherent and unable to care for herself.  She was transported by ambulance to New Bridge Medical Center in Paramus for detox.    


As part of a day long investigation, which began just after 8AM, D/Sgt. Jim Calaski and P.O. T.J. Graziani executed a search warrant at a Glen Rock residence and arrested the homeowner’s adult son on narcotics related charges.  The actor, a 20-year-old Glen Rock man was charged with: Financial Facilitation of Criminal Activity (money laundering); Possession of Ketamine; Possession of MDMA; Possession of Prescription Legend Drugs; Possession of TCH Wax; Possession of Hashish; Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Distribution qualities of narcotics, paraphernalia to aid in distribution and $ 2,259 in cash were seized from actor’s room during the execution of the search warrant.

The actor was transported to Police HQ and processed and then remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending an appearance in Superior Court Central Judicial Processing in Hackensack.

Lt. Frank Riggio, Sgt. Greg Carter, P.O. Murray Yang, P.O. Jim Donnelly and P.O. Sam Evans also assisted with the investigation and the arrest.    


1:00 PM –  A resident on the 100 block of Woodvale Road reported that maple tree on his property was ripped from the ground sometime overnight.  The resident did hear yelling in his neighbor around 1AM or 2AM but could not confirm if it was related to the damages.  There are no known witnesses.  



7:36 PM – The manager of a restaurant in the Rock Road Central Business District reported that one of his employees received two counterfeit $100 bills from a customer.  The suspect was described as a dark-skinned male with dread locks in a grey shirt and baggy jeans.  The staff at the restaurant did not recognize the man as a regular customer.  The incident has occurred between 2PM and 3PM, but was not reported until well after the incident occurred.  The Detective Bureau is reviewing the matter. 

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