12:48 PM – Lt. Frank Riggio responded to a hit and run motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Rock Road and Lincoln Avenue. A block Honda Accord driven by a Jersey City man was struck from behind by a vehicle described only as a dark colored BMW which fled the scene of the accident. Anyone who may have witnessed the accident and can provide additional information is asked to contact the Glen Rock Police Department at (201) 652-3800.
12:52 PM – A Glen Rock man reported that checks he mailed had been stolen and fraudulently cashed. The checks had been mailed from the US Postal collection box located in front of the post office on Glen Avenue on November 11th. This matter has also been referred to US Postal Inspectors.
The 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.
10:12 PM – A Glen Rock woman reported that she fell victim to an on-line job posting scam and was defrauded of $ 6,000. An unknown actor claimed to be in need of a personal assistant to conduct banking transactions for him. The woman was asked to obtain $3,000 in money orders from Wal-Mart in Saddle Brook and provided bank account information for the money to be deposited into. She was subsequently mailed a check in the amount of $ 3,950 to compensate her. A second check was sent to the woman in the amount of $4,980 and she was asked to deposit $1,980 into a Chase Bank account and use the remaining funds to purchase additional money orders.
An alert bank teller at Chase Bank flagged the transaction as suspected fraud when the victim attempted to complete the transaction. The matter has been referred to the detective bureau for review.
6:02 PM – Patrols along with the Glen Rock Fire Department responded to a reported house fire on the 500 block of Maple Avenue. Upon arrival officers confirmed that there was in fact a working house fire. Glen Rock Fire Fighters arrived promptly and knocked down the fire within about 20 minutes with support from Fire Fighters from Ridgewood, Fair Lawn, Midland Park, Paramus and Hawthorne. The Glen Rock Ambulance Corps responded for fire standby and provided precautionary aid to one Fire Fighter who had a minor medical issue. There were no injuries to either the residents or any public safety personnel.
The fire began in the basement which was heavily damaged by the fire while smoke also harmed the first floor. A preliminary investigation determined that the origin of the incident was not suspicious in nature.
2:17 PM – A 36-year-old Jersey City man was detained by the Hudson County Sheriff’s Department on a criminal warrant issued by the Glen Rock Municipal Court. Unable to post $ 1,000 bail, the man was taken into custody by P.O. Sam Evans and P.O. T.J. Graziani who transported him to the Bergen County Jail pending further action by the Glen Rock Municipal Court.
5:36 PM – A resident on the 400 block of Maple Avenue reported that an unknown person entered her unlocked vehicle and rummaged through her glove compartment and center console. Nothing appeared to be missing. This is reported to have occurred overnight while the vehicle was parked in her driveway. There are no known witnesses.
8:04 PM – A 26-year-old Fair Lawn man was detained by the Paramus Police Department on a criminal warrant issued by the Glen Rock Municipal Court. Unable to post $ 512 bail, the man was taken into custody by P.O. Adam Pyatak and P.O. Murray Yang who transported him to the Bergen County Jail pending further action by the Glen Rock Municipal Court.