During the period between March 4 and March 10, 2019 members of the GRPD handled 321 calls for service, the highlights of which included:
March 5 - 2:44 PM – The administration of the Glen Rock High School reported discovering graffiti in a first-floor boy’s bathroom at the High School. It is unknown exactly when the act occurred nor were any person(s) involved known to school officials. A review by the Detective Bureau did not disclose that the graffiti in question was directed at a specific individual nor have there been any similar recent reports.
March 5 - 8:29 PM – (previously reported on TAPinto) Glen Rock and Hawthorne Patrols were dispatched to a report of a pedestrian struck by a hit and run vehicle on Lincoln Avenue, at the border with the Borough of Hawthorne near Boulevard. Upon their arrival at the scene, officers found a seriously injured male victim lying in the roadway. The victim, a 65-year-old man from Hawthorne, had serious injuries consistent with having been struck by a motor vehicle on the Glen Rock side of the street. The victim was transported to Saint Joseph’s Medical Center where he is currently in critical, but stable condition. The ensuing investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Glen Rock Police Department, revealed that the victim was attempting to cross Lincoln Avenue when he was struck by an SUV traveling north. A radio broadcast to local police agencies was issued seeking assistance in locating the striking vehicle. A short time later, the vehicle and its operator were located by Midland Park Police in their jurisdiction. The Bergen County Sheriff’s Department also assisted with the investigation.
The driver, a 65-year-old Hawthorne woman, was arrested by Sgt. Greg Carter and charged with one count of Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Collision Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury, a 3rd degree crime. She was also issued traffic summonses for reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident and failure to report an accident.
She was released pending an appearance before Central Judicial Processing at the Superior Court in Hackensack on March 15th.
March 7 - 1:57 PM – Patrols were dispatched to a 9-1-1 report of a dispute in progress at a phone repair store in the Central Business District. Upon arrival officers determined that a customer, an 18-year-old Fair Lawn man, had become irate with the staff at the store over a failed repair of his I-Phone. Both parties were advised that this is a civil matter which they would have to address through the courts. The customer was escorted off the premises.
March 7 - 4:48 PM – A Glen Rock man reported that he mailed two checks from an unknown U.S. Postal Mailbox somewhere on or near Rock Road between February 11th and the 13th. Neither check made it to its destination. One of the checks, in the amount of $2,000, had been cashed by an unknown party. The second check had not been cashed. The account on which both were drawn has since been closed.
The matter has been referred to the US Postal Inspection Service which investigates all crimes involving U.S. Mail which are federal offenses. The Postal Service is also beginning to replace their public drop boxes with newer, higher security drop boxes.
March 8 - 4:17 PM – A store employee at the strip mall on Lincoln Avenue reported a woman loitering in the parking lot who appeared to be under the influence and dropped a hypodermic syringe while stumbling around the lot. Patrols located the woman who was subsequently arrested by P.O. Sarah Orsita for possession of nine hypodermic syringes and drug paraphernalia in the form of two empty glassine baggies containing suspected narcotics residue.
The woman was transported to Police HQ where she was processed and released on her own recognizance pending an appearance in Glen Rock Municipal Court on March 19th.
March 10 - 3:46 PM – A 29-year-old Bronx NY man surrendered to Sgt. Mike Trover at Police HQ on an outstanding criminal warrant issued by the Glen Rock Municipal Court for failing to answer to drug charges in 2018. When it was confirmed that the man had been incarcerated in another state at the time of his schedule Glen Rock Court appearance, the court authorized that he be released on his own recognizance pending a future court date.