During the period between March 20, 2023, through March 26, 2023, members of the GRPD handled 305 calls for service, the highlights of which included:
6:09 PM – Patrols were dispatched to Gaynor Place in response to a reported dog attack. A preliminary investigation found that a dog ran from a home on Gaynor and attacked another dog being walked by its owner on a leash. The dog sustained a puncture and laceration wounds to its rear hip and upper right thigh. The owner transported the dog to a Veterinary Hospital for treatment. The attacking dog was contained by a family member of its owner.
A subsequent investigation was conducted by Animal Control, in cooperation with the Borough’s Health Official. Based upon their findings, Animal Control has filed a Potentially Dangerous Dog complaint with the Glen Rock Municipal Court. Animal Control is currently seeking a warrant to seize the dog pending a determination by the court.
6:26 PM – As a result of the continued investigation into a March 16th shoplifting that occurred at the Krauszers Food Store on Prospect Street, D/Sgt. James Calaski arrested a 15-year-old Clifton male. The juvenile was an accomplice of the 18-year-old Chestnut Ridge NY man who was arrested on March 18th. The proceeds of the shoplifting were $ 374.39 worth of vape pens. A juvenile delinquency complaint was filed with the family court and the juvenile was released to the custody of his mother.
5:51 PM – As a result of an investigation into a March 10th shoplifting at Bottle King Liquors on Prospect Street, Det. Lucas Doney arrested a 22-year-old Fair Lawn man. The proceeds of the shoplifting were two boxes of wine valued at $ 39.98. The actor was charged with one count of shoplifting, processed at Police HQ, and released on his own recognizance pending an appearance in Glen Rock Municipal Court.
08:29 AM – The administration at Glen Rock High School contacted the police in regard to a social media threat. School officials had been approached by a student who reported a threatening message which was received via TikTok. The threat involved a potential act of violence at a middle school in Putnam County New York. Glen Rock officers contacted the Putnam County NY Sheriff’s Office who reported that the juvenile who made the threat had been quickly identified, located, and taken into custody. Based on the age of the defendant, they were referred to the Putnam County Family Court.
11:03 AM – The Director of Security for the Glen Rock Public Schools reported a bias incident that had occurred at Glen Rock High School. A student had reported to school officials that they discovered a small swastika scratched into a stall door in a bathroom on the second floor of the building. School officials were reviewing hallway security cameras; however, they were unable to determine a timeline during which this may have occurred.
11:06 AM – Patrols and an ambulance were dispatched to the Dunkin Donuts on the 800 block of Prospect Street in response to a report from a store employee of a woman who had sprayed herself with pepper spray. Upon arrival, they rendered aid to a 21-year-old Fair Lawn woman who refused further medical attention.
The investigation found that the woman had been involved in a verbal dispute with a 46-year-old Glen Rock man which escalated. During the dispute, the woman took out a small canister of pepper spray and somehow managed to spray herself with it. The man, who had left the store, drove to police headquarters to speak with officers.
As the responding officers did not witness any unlawful conduct, and the issue involved a mutual dispute, both individuals were advised of their right to sign civilian complaints with the Glen Rock Municipal Court. Neither individual expressed an interest in doing so at the time of the report.
8:23 PM – An employee at the Glen Rock Smoke Shop in the Rock Road Central Business District reported an ongoing issue with a juvenile subject who has been harassing store employees. According to the report, the juvenile has repeatedly been inquiring about making purchases, which have been refused as the store does not sell products to anyone under 21 years of age. The store’s owner will be providing video footage to the Juvenile Officer in an attempt to identify the subject who had left the area prior to the officer’s arrival.
5:06 AM – Patrols with dispatched to Nottingham Road after a resident confronted a male subject attempting to enter a vehicle in their driveway. The subject, described only as a male wearing a white hat, ran off when the resident yelled out to him and fled the area in a dark-colored vehicle towards Fair Lawn. Officers from Glen Rock and Fair Lawn checked the area with negative results. The resident was unable to access their home video surveillance system at the time of the report. They will attempt to do so and provide any images to police at a later time.