07/12/2020 - 11:17 am Shoplifting: P.O. Tiller Uriarte, P.O. Peter Federico & P.O. Luis Vasquez responded to the area of CVS Pharmacy, 24-12 Fair Lawn Avenue, after officers were dispatched about a suspicious male seen in the area. Jose Vasquez, age 53 of Paterson, was located on Plaza Road near Fair Lawn Avenue with unpaid items, totaling $334.12, in bags he was carrying. He was charged with shoplifting, then handed over to Elmwood Park Police due to an investigation they were working on involving the same actor.
07/16/2020 Fraud: The victim, a 41-year-old female from Fair Lawn, reported to Fair Lawn Police Headquarters on 7/14/2020 to report that bank card had been used multiple times by someone else after she believed she had dropped the card on her property. Det. Paul Donohue took over the investigation and was able to positively identify Kenneth Stroman Jr, age 55 of Newark, as the person who used the card. He turned himself [in] on 7/16/2020 and was later released after being charged with fraudulent use of a credit card.
Chief Glen Cauwels stated all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.