During the morning hours, patrols, emergency services, DPW, and utility crews responded to numerous calls resulting from sustained wind speeds in the 20-25 miles per hour range with gusts registered at 35 miles per hour and higher. At the Main Line Train Station, the high winds pulled large branches off a pine tree at the edge of the parking lot damaging three parked vehicles. Downed trees and limbs fell into power lines on Garret Place, Abbington Terrace, Griswold Place, Thurston Terrace and Main Street. No injuries were reported.
11:28 AM – A Glen Rock man, previously the victim of a government data breach, received notice that unknown actor(s) had opened an unauthorized account in his name. The victim notified the bank of the fraudulent transaction. The three major credit bureaus have also been notified. The detective bureau is currently reviewing the matter.
4:58 PM – A Rutland Road resident reported various pieces of jewelry missing from their home. It is believed that the items were removed sometime between January 2nd, 2019 and February 24, 2019. The reported value is $18,615. The complaint made a thorough search of the home prior to making a police report and was unable to locate the jewelry. There was no forced entry to the home and there are several individuals who have access to the residence. The detective bureau is currently reviewing the matter.
11:30 AM – A Glen Rock man reported receiving a letter from a collection agency claiming that he owed Citi Bank a past due payment. When he called the number provided in the letter to report that he has never had a Citi Bank account, the collection agency mailed him a Fraud/ID Theft Packet. Due to the nature of the personal information being requested in this document, the man became suspicious and contacted Citi Bank directly. A review of the matter by the bank disclosed no record that an account had been opened in his name and no record that he owed any past due balance. The detective bureau is currently reviewing the matter.
9:42 AM – A construction company owner reported that three blank checks were stolen from his company ledger. He learned of this when his bank contacted him to report that an individual was attempting to cash a check for $ 2,074 drawn on his account. The bank provided him with a copy of the check which was a forgery. The detective bureau is currently reviewing the matter.
4:48 PM – A Berkeley Place resident reported that a letter she received in the US Mail had been opened and the envelope was empty. There was no return address on the envelope and the complainant was unable to determine what the contents many have been.
4:30 PM – A Glen Rock woman reported that she discovered a fraudulent Amazon credit card had been opened in her name. She immediately notified Amazon to close the account and placed a freeze on her credit report. After doing so she received notice of attempts to open three other credit accounts in her name by person(s) unknown. Due to the freeze she placed on her credit report, none of these attempts were successfully and no loss was incurred.
12:44 AM – During the course of a motor vehicle stop on Harristown Road, P.O. John Tarantino arrested a 26-year-old New Britain CT woman on a criminal warrant issued by the Evesham Township Municipal Court for promoting prostitution. The woman was transported to Police HQ where she posted $750 bail and was released pending an appearance in Evesham Township Municipal Court. She was also issued a traffic summons for disregard of a stop sign.
3:13 AM – During the course of a motor vehicle stop on Lincoln Avenue, P.O. John Tarantino arrested a 23-year-old Waldwick man for operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence of marijuana. The man’s vehicle was impounded, and he was transported for processing and released to the custody of a sober adult in accordance with John’s law.
The man was charged with driving under the influence, being under the influence off Marijuana and issued traffic summonses for reckless driving, unsafe lane change, maintenance of lamps and improper display of license plates.
1:26 PM – The owner of a hair salon in the Rock Road Central Business District reporting being the victim of a utility scam. An individual claiming to represent PSE&G contacted her business by phone stating that a bill was past due, and service was about to be interrupted. The caller instructed her to purchase a Money Pak card in the amount of $478.45 and provide the number to the caller. After the transaction was completed the manager realized the call was a scam and notified police. The matter has been referred to the detective bureau for review.
PSE&G advises customers of the following:
- PSE&G offers a variety of payment options and would never require a specific type of payment.
- Customers scheduled for disconnection due to nonpayment receive written notice on their bill at least 15 days in advance.
- PSE&G will never ask for personal information over the phone unless you initiated the contact.
If you ever doubt the legitimacy of a call from PSE&G, especially if payment is demanded, hang up and call them directly at 1 (800) 436-7734.