During the period between December 16 and December 22, 2019, members of the GRPD handled 216 calls for service, the highlights of which included:
12-16-2019 - 10:41 AM - A Glen Rock man reported that over the past few months he has received letters from multiple financial institutions concerning credit and bank accounts opened in his name. The complainant has followed up with each financial institution concerning the fraudulent activity, however, the source has not yet been identified. The detective bureau is currently reviewing the documentation supplied by the complainant.
12-20-2019 - 8:50 PM – A 19-year-old Bronx NY woman alleged that she was being harassed by a New York City man she met on the dating app “Tinder”. She had gone out on one date with him, in New York City, but did not pursue a dating relationship. The man had subsequently asked her to accept money from him via a mobile cash transfer app and then asked her to return the money to him as his laptop was broken, and he could not complete the transaction. When she was slow to respond, he allegedly began to threaten her, claiming that he would show up at her school, also in New York City, with some of his friends.
Officers found that no offense had been committed in the State of New Jersey, nor could the woman explain why she traveled to Glen Rock to make this report. She was advised of her options and referred to the New York City Police Department as well as her college campus public safety department.
12-21-2019 - 10:59 PM – Officials at the Sikh Temple on Prospect Street reported that a male subject entered the temple and began walking around while behaving strangely. While he did not make any overt threats, the man wandered around the interior of the temple repeatedly stating that they were doing a great job and making a “thumbs up” gesture. The man, who was described only as a white male, departed the area in a white Chevy SUV with “Jesus Christ is King” and other words in Spanish on the windows and bumper stickers, as well as an American flag.
12-22-2019 - 8:49 AM – Patrols responded to the Bergen Line Train Station along with EMS personnel to assist the NJ Transit Police with a commuter who was dragged by a train. The subject, a 33-year-old Ridgewood woman, appeared to have gotten her coat caught on the train and was dragged down the platform before falling. She was transported to St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Paterson with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. The matter is being investigated by the NJ Transit Police. The Glen Rock Fire Department also assisted at the scene.