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Glen Rock Police Blotter August 27th – September 2nd 2018



6:50 AM – A resident on the 500 block of Lincoln Avenue reported that his unlocked vehicle had been entered while parked in his driveway overnight.  Unknown person(s) appeared to have gone through the glove compartment, however, nothing was found to be missing.  There are no known witnesses and no evidence was recovered.   


1:39 PM – A Glen Rock man reported that sometime between July 3rd and July 18th, 2018 an unknown person used his health insurance to fill five prescriptions in California.  The prescriptions in question included Oxycodone and other narcotics.  The matter has been reported to his insurance company which has begun an investigation.           


11:01 AM – A Glen Rock man reported that he had mistakenly left his iPhone in a shopping cart at Super Fresh on Lincoln Avenue.  When he returned to the store he was unable to locate it.  The manager assisted the man by checking video surveillance which showed an older Asian male remove the phone from the shopping cart after the victim left the store.   Further efforts to identify the man were unsuccessful.  


Following a three-week investigation into an alleged identity theft complaint involving the claim of a hacked iPhone and the theft of medical records, Det. Lucas Doney determined that the report was false. As a result of this investigation, he arrested a 38-year-old Totowa woman, formerly a Glen Rock resident, for Impersonation, Filing a False Police Report and Harassment.  She was released on her own recognizance pending an appearance before the Superior Court Central Judicial Processing in Hackensack on September 17th, 2018


Between 8 AM and 1 PM –  The Glen Rock Police Department, in conjunction with the NJ State Motor Vehicle Commission, held a vehicle inspection check point along Maple Avenue at Harding Plaza.  The operation, held several times a year, is designed to remove dangerous vehicles from the road and promote safe driving practices.  The checkpoint also had the added benefit of allowing 45 motorists, whose vehicles were due for inspection, to have their vehicles inspected free of charge with only a short wait.  A total of 35 summonses were issued to vehicles found with safety violations.  Two unsafe vehicles were impounded, including one overweight truck.  One motorist, a 24-year-old Paramus woman, was arrested for possession of Marijuana under 50 grams and issued a traffic summons for operating a motor vehicle while in possession of a controlled dangerous substance.   

These types of local checkpoints were instituted when the NJ Motor Vehicle commission eliminated the safety testing portion of motor vehicle inspections as a cost savings measure in 2010, now testing only for emissions. Despite this elimination of mechanical inspections, local law enforcement is still responsible to cite motorists for equipment out of compliance or failure to make repairs.


12:52 PM – During the course of a motor vehicle stop on Route 208 South, P.O. T.J. Graziani arrested a 23-year-old Hawthorne woman on active criminal and traffic warrants issued by the Paterson Municipal Court.  Unable to post bail she was turned over to the custody of the Paterson Police Department.  


10 AM – Glen Rock Detectives concluded a nine-day long investigation in cooperation with law enforcement in North Carolina, Virginia and Connecticut, following the parental abduction of a 14-year-old Glen Rock juvenile.  The investigation resulted in the arrest of a 46-year-old woman with addresses in New York and Connecticut by police in Torrington CT.  The woman is currently being held in the York Women’s prison as a fugitive, pending extradition to New Jersey on charges filed in Glen Rock for Interference with Custody and Contempt of Court.  

The Glen Rock teen, who was located and found to be in good health, is current being cared for by the Connecticut Department of Children and Families pending return to the State of New Jersey. 

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