3:41 PM – A Glen Rock woman reported that on January 31st, 2019 she had mailed a check for $57.01 to an insurance company using the US Postal Service mailbox on West Plaza near the Source Building. On February 4th she received a phone call from an individual claiming there was a problem with her credit card account and provided her with her checking account number. Suspicious of the call she contacted her bank about the call. The bank confirmed her suspicions that the call was a scam and conducted an immediate review of her account. At that time, it was found that the check she had mailed on January 31st had been altered to the amount of $5,800.07 and made payable to an individual unknown to the victim. Her bank was able to reverse the change to her account and provide a copy of the forged check.
The matter has been referred to the US Postal Inspection Service which investigates all crimes involving U.S. Mail which are federal offenses. The Postal Service is also beginning to replace their public drop boxes with newer, higher security drop boxes.
11:35 AM – A resident on the 100 block of Harding Road reported that his vehicle was entered while parked in his driveway overnight on February 5th. Reported stolen was an I-Phone, headphones, and a jacket. The complaint stated that to the best of his knowledge the vehicle had been locked, however, no signs of forced entry were found.
2 PM – A Glen Rock resident reported receiving a credit card bill in his name from Synchrony Bank – Amazon with an overdue balance from November of 2018. The man contacted the bank’s customer service to inform them that he never opened any such account and that the transaction was fraudulent. The bank is currently looking into the account which has been closed. The matter has been forwarded to the detective bureau for review.
6:30 PM – Det. Lucas Doney arrested a 39-year-old Hopatcong woman for theft and forgery stemming from the theft and fraudulent cashing of 10 checks taken from three different Glen Rock homes. His investigation into this matter began in October of 2018 when the owner of a Glen Rock based cleaning service reported that she suspected one of her employees of stealing checks from client’s homes. Det. Doney was able to identify additional victims in Glen Rock as well as other communities. Through investigation he secured bank records supporting probable cause for the arrest of the former cleaning service employee. As the actor had not maintained a consistent address, it took over a month to locate and arrest her.
The woman surrendered in the company of her attorney. She was processed and released pending an appearance before Central Judicial Processing at Superior Court in Hackensack on February 22nd.
7 PM – The Sussex County Sheriff’s Department detained a 35-year-old Vernon woman who was wanted on an active criminal warrant issued by the Glen Rock Municipal Court. Unable to post bail, the woman was taken into custody by P.O. James Mc Gill and P.O. Nick Onove who transported her to the Bergen County Jail.
10:06 AM – A Bradford Street resident report that sometime between February 3rd and February 10th his son’s bicycle was taken from his unlocked garage. The bicycle is described as grey “pitch” valued at $493.64. There are no known witnesses.