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Glen Rock Police Blotter 7/23 – 7/29 2018



8:41 AM – The human resources manager of a medical staffing service reported $ 4,225 in payroll fraud allegedly committed by a former employer assigned to staff the Spectrum for Living Facility on Highwood Avenue.  Subsequent to her termination, the suspect, a 26-year-old Paterson woman, agreed to repay the amount in dispute and entered into a payment agreement which she defaulted on.  Detectives are reviewing the matter to determine if this is a civil dispute or a criminal matter.  No charges have been filed as of this time.    


8:43 PM – A 36-year-old Paterson man was detained by the Passaic County Sheriff’s Department on a 2017 criminal warrant issued by the Glen Rock Municipal Court.  The warrant was issued after the man failed to appear in court on shoplifting charges.  He was taken into custody by P.O. Adam Pyatak and P.O. Nick Onove and transported to the Bergen County Jail.    


1:50 PM – A Glen Rock woman reported receiving a Fed-Ex package containing an I-Phone she did not order.  She determined that the package, while addressed to her home, was in the name of the woman who was unknown to her.  She immediately notified Fed-Ex and arranged to have the item picked up and returned to the sender.  

While awaiting the Fed-Ex driver, a woman arrived at her door stating she was the package’s recipient and that it was delivered to the Glen Rock address in error. The woman then took the package and left the area in a dark SUV.  

When the Fed Ex driver later arrived at her home she spoke with him and then realized that the act was most likely fraudulent.  Fed Ex has opened an internal review of the matter and detectives will be following up on the matter.  The complainant is currently checking her credit accounts for any sign of fraud.  


2:52 PM – Patrols responded along with Glen Rock Fire Fighters to investigate a 9-1-1 report of a Rodney Street home struck by lightning.  According to the resident smoke began coming from the oven after the house was struck.  Fire Fighters disconnected the oven after detecting an odor of gas and PSE&G was notified.  No other damages were found to the home.  


1:30 PM – A Glen Rock resident reported that he attempted to purchase concert tickets online via Craig’s list, making payment in the amount of $500 through his Pay Pal account.  The tickets were to have been transferred to the complainant via Ticket Master.  When the transfer did not take place, the complainant attempted to contact the seller via email and phone unsuccessfully.  The matter has since been reported to Pay Pal, as well as America Express which is the credit card associated with the account.  The Detective Bureau is currently reviewing the matter.  


3:10 AM – While on patrol in the area of Route 208 North, P.O. T.J. Graziani observed a vehicle failing to maintain its lane and chaning lanes without signaling.  Subsequent to a motor vehicle stop the driver, a 26-year-old Greenwood Lake, NY man, was found to be operating the vehicle while in possession of marijuana.  

The man was subsequently arrested and transported to Police HQ where he was processed and charged with possession of Marijuana under 50 grams and issued traffic summonses for failure to signal lane change and maintenance of lamps.  The man was released on his own recognizance pending an appearance in Glen Rock Municipal Court on August 14th, 2018.  

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