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Glen Rock Police Blotter October 25, 2021, to October 31, 2021

The GRPD handled 297 calls for service.



12:02 AM – Glen Rock patrols responded to assist the Ridgewood Police Department in investigating a report of individuals attempting to gain entry to vehicles in their community.  During the course of canvassing the area, a 2018 BMW, stolen from a Glen Rock residence the day before, was observed in the area.  The vehicle was subsequently found on E. Glen Ave. in Ridgewood where it had crashed, and the occupants fled on foot.  The vehicle was impounded and processed for any latent evidence.  


2:22 PM – A resident on the 100 block of Rodney Street reported that he was working in his home office when he heard his front door open.  The homeowner initially thought it was his wife returning home, however, he looked out the window and noticed two males walking down his driveway towards the street.  He confronted the subjects who stated that they were a moving company and were looking for an address on Waldron, the men then departed the area.  

At the same time this was occurring, a citizen approached Special Officer Mike Friedman, who was on a traffic post at Maple and Rodney. They reported observing two persons entering the house in question, prompting officers to be dispatched to the home.   

The resident’s wife, who was interviewed by responding officers, reported that upon leaving her house she noticed an older white Honda, with a loud exhaust, with New York license plates occupied by two males who were driving very slowly past her residence as she pulled out.  

Officers canvassed the area with negative results, it was further confirmed that no moving van was on Waldron Avenue.


1:11 PM – A Glen Rock resident reported that they received documents from the Department of Labor with regard to a disability claim filed in their name.  The resident had filed no such claim and contacted both the Department of Labor and her employer to notify them of the fraudulent activity.   The Department of Labor is following up on the fraudulent claim and asked that a police report be filed.


9:44 AM – The Director of Security for the Glen Rock Public Schools reported that bias graffiti had been discovered on a desktop in a classroom.  Two students had noticed the graffiti and immediately reported it to a teacher who notified the administration.  School officials are attempting to determine what students may have recently utilized the desk in question.  This matter was reviewed by the detective bureau and classified as a bias incident.  No further evidence was recovered at the time of the report.


2:10 PM – A Brookfield Avenue resident reported that they were working in their yard when a dark colored compact vehicle drove past their house and parked.  A male then got out and walked down the block looking at houses.  When he reached the complainant’s home he approached and began stating that their home needed a roof and siding work that he would be willing to do.  The man offered a business card which the resident declined and indicated that they were not interested, however, the subject became persistent until being asked to leave.  The subject was described as a white male with a beard, wearing an olive-colored jacket and a brown baseball cap.  It was the resident’s perception that the man spoke with an Irish accent.  Another individual on the street appeared to be wearing an orange-colored construction vest.

The initial report of this incident was received from one of the resident’s family members and it was determined that the subjects had left the area before police were notified.

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