1:33 PM – A Montclair woman reported that she had contracted with the former owner of Glen Rock Vacuum & Electronics at 204 Rock Road to repair an antique sewing machine which she brought to the store in May of this year. Upon previous inquires she was told that the sewing machine was still being worked on and was not ready. On the date of this report she went to the store and was informed that the business had been sold in November and was currently under new management. The new owner informed her that the prior owner had sold off all the inventory prior to the sale.
As this is a civil matter, the complainant was referred to the Small Claims Section of the NJ Superior Court in Hackensack.
3:43 PM – A Fair Lawn man reported that a woman let a shopping cart she was using roll into his vehicle causing damage. When he attempted to speak with the woman she did not respond to him and left the area. P.O. T.J. Graziani was able to identify the woman, a Glen Rock resident, and documented the matter for insurance purposes. The woman claimed that the matter was an accident but provided no explanation why she did not remain on scene for the matter to be documented.
5:11 PM – A Glen Rock man reported that he paid $ 3,000 to an on-line Nanny Recruiting Service and suspected that he was the victim of a scam. He has since requested a refund which has not been received and little information is available about the company. The detective bureau is currently reviewing the matter.
11:13 AM – A Ridgewood woman reported that four checks she mailed had been stolen and fraudulently cashed. A total of $ 1,788.53 had been charged against her bank account which has since been closed. 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 to the US Postal Inspection Service at (973) 693-5450.
10 PM – Patrols were dispatched to an alleged disturbance on Ridge Road. Upon their arrival a small group of juveniles were found in the street and dispersed from the area. No unlawful conduct was witnessed by the responding officers. It is believed that they may have been guests inside a home on the street, however, there was no probable cause found that would allow the officers to take further action. The homeowner, who was not present, was contacted by the officers and informed of the situation. Parents are reminded that it is their responsibility to police what occurs inside their homes. Police Officers are very limited as to what actions they can take inside a private residence due to constitutional constraints.