11:34 AM – While on patrol P.O. Sarah Orsita observed that the US Postal collection box in front of the Glen Avenue Post Office was ajar. Upon closer inspection she noted possible pry marks near the locking mechanism. At the time it could not be determined if any mail had been removed from the collection box. Officers were able to secure the mail for postal authorities and the matter has been turned over to US Postal Inspectors.
5:19 PM – While on patrol on Route 208 Southbound, P.O. John Tarantino stopped a vehicle which he observed tailgating another vehicle. Upon stopping the vehicle, he observed that the front seat passenger, a 36-year-old Hawthorne man, had a glassine fold of suspected heroin within his immediate reach. A further investigation found him to be in possession nine glassine bags of heroin, one empty bag and a cut straw containing suspected residue.
The man was transported to police headquarters where he was processed and charged with possession of narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released on his own recognizance pending an appearance before Central Judicial Processing at Superior Court in Hackensack on November 30th.
The driver of the vehicle, a 67-year-old New Milford woman identified as the man’s mother, was issued a traffic summons for tailgating.
5:08 PM – A Glen Rock man reported that an unknown individual had attempted to open a Raymour and Flannigan credit account in his name. The company’s loss prevention department flagged the account due to incomplete information and contacted the man to confirm if he had in fact attempted to open the account. No loss occurred, and the detective bureau is currently reviewing the matter.
6:13 PM – A black Ford Escape legally parked in front of 79 Highland Road, near the corner of Harristown Road, was struck by an unknown vehicle which left the scene. Anyone who may have witnessed the accident and can identify the hit and run vehicle is asked to contact the Glen Rock Police Department at (201) 652-3800.
7:47 PM – A Glen Rock woman detected $ 599.53 of unauthorized charges on her Citibank debit card, causing her account to be overdrawn. She has notified Citibank which has opened an investigation into the matter. The detective bureau is currently reviewing the case.
2:16 PM – A Glen Rock woman received two suspicious letters which led her to believe that her husband had been the victim of identity theft. The first letter was from the US Postal Service confirming a change of address for her husband, which was not in his proper name. Her husband was traveling at the time and had not changed his address. A second letter was also received concerning a credit account which her husband had not opened.
The woman was advised to immediately contact the US Postal Service about the fraudulent change of address and to check all bank and credit accounts for further signs of fraudulent activity. The detective bureau is currently reviewing the matter.
11:34 AM – A Glen Rock woman reported that her mortgage payment check had been stolen out of the mail and fraudulently cashed. The check, in the amount of $2,503.03, had been mailed from the US Postal collection box located in front of the post office on Glen Avenue on November 11th. The check was subsequently cashed at an unidentified TD Bank branch.
3:53 PM – A second Glen Rock woman reported a stolen and altered check she had mailed from the same postal collection box. The bank subsequently closed the account and a copy of the altered check was provided to the detective bureau.
US Postal Inspection Service is currently investigating thefts from the postal collection box in question. Anyone who may have mailed letters from this location between November 11th and 12th is asked to confirm if their letters arrived at their intended location. Any suspected mail thefts should be reported US Postal Inspection Service at (973) 693-5450.
6:25 PM – During the course of a motor vehicle stop on Lincoln Avenue, P.O. Sarah Orsita observed that the passenger, a 29-year-old Liberty NY man, had what appeared to be a glassine fold commonly used to hold heroin in his hand. While awaiting a back-up unit, P.O. Orsita began a preliminary field interview during which the man ran from the scene. She pursued him on foot and was able to subdue the actor on Serafin Place. P.O. John Tarantino arrived and assisted with securing him, at which time 31 bundles (approximately 310 glassine bags) of heroin were recovered. Nine hypodermic needles were also recovered inside the vehicle the actor had fled from.
The man was transported to police headquarters where he was processed and charged with possession of narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of hypodermic syringes and resisting arrest. He was released on his own recognizance pending an appearance before Central Judicial Processing at Superior Court in Hackensack on November 30th.
The driver of the vehicle, a 26-year-old Roscoe NY woman, was issued a traffic summons for failure to maintain lamps.