During the period between November 7, 2022, through November 13, 2022, members of the GRPD handled 296 calls for service, the highlights of which included:
4:36 PM – A Glen Rock resident reported receiving an invoice from an online vendor “Ginny’s” for the purchase of four Roku streaming players valued at $89.99 each. They subsequently received a second invoice and contacted the company to inform them that the purchase was fraudulent. The representative would not provide any information concerning the purchase to the complainant.
Following this, the complainant received a letter from the Bank of America concerning a failed attempt to open a fraudulent account in their name.
10:56 AM – A Glen Rock resident reported that a Lexus had been fraudulently purchased in their name at a dealership in Miami Florida. The complainant checked with their credit monitoring service and found a record of the transaction processed through Capitol One. Upon contacting Capitol One’s fraud department, the complainant was advised that a police report would be required in order to file a claim.
This matter is being reviewed by the Detective Bureau.
12:21 AM – Patrols, along with Glen Rock Firefighters, were dispatched to a rollover motor vehicle accident on Oaklynn Place near Brookfield Avenue. An investigation determined that a 2021 Chevy, driven by a 43-year-old Glen Rock man, was traveling eastbound on Oaklynn when it collided with a legally parked vehicle parked on the opposite side of the street. After making contact with the parked vehicle, a 2012 Honda, the 2021 Chevy rolled over into the travel portion of the roadway.
The driver, who was not injured and passed field sobriety tests conducted by officers on the scene, was issued summonses for Careless Driving and Failure to Keep Right.
2:15 PM – A Glen Rock resident reported that their bank account had been compromised and $ 10,000 was transferred out of their account. The complainant recounted that earlier in the day they received a phone call from a purported Verizon representative who convinced them to allow remote access to their computer. The caller claimed that the complainant’s internet speed was too slow, and a diagnostic test was necessary, for which a partial refund would be received. The complainant has contacted their bank and a computer service technician for assistance.
The Detective Bureau is currently reviewing the matter.
12:15 AM – A Cranford Road resident, who had just returned home from vacation, reported that entry had been forced to their home via a rear window. A preliminary account from the resident indicated that $45,000 in cash, multiple designer handbags, jewelry, and NETGEAR cameras were taken from the home. The resident had last been home in the late afternoon on November 7th.
Crime scene investigators processed the scene from the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department BCI. The Detective Bureau is currently investigating. A full inventory of the property stolen is pending from the victim.
10:46 AM – A Fair Lawn resident reported that their 12-year-old son was assaulted while playing on the field at the Glen Rock High School with his two younger brothers, ages 6 and 9. The boys were initially approached by a group of four other juveniles who began to harass them. One of the juveniles then followed the 12-year-old toward the parking lot, tackling and punching him in the head and stomach. The actor was described as approximately 13 years old, heavy set with blond hair and blue eyes, who fled the area on a black bicycle. The three other juveniles also fled the area on electric scooters.
The victim was injured during the assault, however, his mother declined medical assistance on scene.
The Detective Bureau is working with Glen Rock Public Schools Security in an effort to obtain any video surveillance footage which may be used to identify the actor.
12:37 AM – Patrols and Firefighters responded to Route 208 in the area of De Boer Drive on a report of a downed power line on the highway. The condition required Route 208 to be closed in both directions and resulted in localized power outages. The Northbound lanes of the highway were reopened after PSE&G was able to de-energize and secure the power line, approximately one hour later. The Southbound lanes of the highway sustained damages due to the arcing power line requiring emergency repairs by DOT personnel. One Southbound Lane was opened at 3:45 PM, while repair work continued.
Approximately 45 minutes later an additional power line was found to be arcing and set a tree on fire in the wooded area, adjacent to Route 208 near De Boer Drive and the NJ Transit Main Line Railroad Tracks. This condition was turned over the PSE&G.
Assisting Glen Rock officers with the highway closure and resulting traffic conditions were Fair Lawn Police, Hawthorne Police, NJ State Police, and Ridgewood Emergency Services.