During the period between February 18 and February 24, 2019 members of the GRPD handled 317 calls for service, the highlights of which included:
Feb. 18 - 11:19 AM – A Radburn Road resident reported an 18-karat gold bracelet of unknown value missing from her home along with a bank statement and an unknown amount of foreign currency. The complainant alleges that a contractor who had done work inside the home in the past may have been involved. The detective bureau is reviewing the matter to determine if there is any evidence to support the allegation. A report was taken for insurance purposes.
Feb. 19 - 2:22 PM – A realtor representing the bank currently in control of a Dean Street residence reported extensive damages to the interior of the home. Doors were ripped off the kitchen cabinets, appliances and sheet rock throughout the home were damaged and well as extensive graffiti written on the walls. The bank representative believes the damages were done by the former occupant who had recently been evicted. As of this time it is unknown if bank officials wish to pursue criminal charges.
Feb. 20 - 10:26 AM – A Glen Rock woman reported receiving a phone call from an individual claiming to be a tech support representative from “Apple Tech” informing her that her account had been compromised. The woman allowed the tech remote access to her computer to fix the issue. She became suspicious when the tech asked her to purchase an Apple gift card. Apple has stopped the transaction for the $75 gift card and the woman is having her computer serviced.
Feb. 22 - 4:19 PM – During the course of a motor vehicle stop on Route 208 North, P.O. TJ Graziani determined that the driver, a 33-year-old Paterson man, was wanted on a civil contempt warrant issued by the Superior Court in Passaic County. The man was placed under arrest and subsequently turned over to the custody of the Passaic County Sheriff’s Department. He was also issued a traffic summons for operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended driver’s license.
Feb. 22 - 4:53 PM – A Gibson Place resident reported that a package which had been delivered to her home had been opened, but nothing appeared to be missing. A family member was home at the time of the incident but did not see or hear anything.
Feb. 22 - 6:12 PM – While investigating a complaint of a man pan handling outside Super Fresh on Lincoln Avenue, P.O. Sarah Orsita arrested 34-year-old Sussex man on an active criminal warrant issued by the Andover Police Department. The man was subsequently transported to Andover Police Headquarters by D/Sgt. Jim Calaski and P.O. John Tarantino.
Feb. 22 - 9:21 PM – During the course of a motor vehicle stop on Maple Avenue, P.O. Will Holguin arrested 26-year-old Norwood man for possession of heroin and possession of a hypodermic syringe. The man was transported to police HQ where he was processed and released pending an appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack on March 8th, 2019. He was also issued traffic summonses for driving with a suspended license, improper display of license plates, and failure to wear a seatbelt.
Feb. 24 - 4:05 AM – While investigating a suspicious vehicle on Thornbury Avenue, P.O. John Tarantino arrested a 23-year-old Paterson man for DWI. The man’s vehicle was impounded, he was transported to police HQ for processing and released to the custody of a sober adult in accordance with John’s law.
The man was charged with driving under the influence and issued traffic summonses for failure to signal turn, obstructing passage of other vehicles and reckless driving.
Feb. 24 - 1:59 PM – During the course of a motor vehicle stop on Lincoln Avenue, Sgt. Mike Trover arrested a 37-year-old Haskell man on an active warrant issued by the Montvale Municipal Court. The man was transported to police HQ where he posted $1,500 bail and was released pending a court appearance.
Feb. 24 - 8:00 PM – Patrols were dispatched to a residential burglary on Rodney Street near Main Street. Investigation determined that unknown actor(s) forced entry through the rear door of the residence. Once inside the home actor(s) ransacked bedrooms and other areas of the home. The scene was processed with the assistance of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department Bureau of Criminal Identification. The homeowners are in the process of providing detectives with an inventory of what was taken from the home.
A preliminary canvass of the area found no witnesses or video surveillance. The burglary occurred between 2PM and 8PM, anyone who may have observed anything out of the ordinary is asked to contact D/Sgt. Jim Calaski at (201) 670-3948 or firstname.lastname@example.org.