During the period between February 25 and March 3, 2019, members of the GRPD handled 296 calls for service, the highlights of which included:
Feb. 25 - 11:28 AM – A Glen Rock man, previously the victim of a government data breach, received notice that unknown actor(s) had opened an unauthorized account in his name. The victim notified the bank of the fraudulent transaction. The three major credit bureaus have also been notified. The detective bureau is currently reviewing the matter.
Feb. 27 - 9:42 AM – A construction company owner reported that three blank checks were stolen from his company ledger. He learned of this when his bank contacted him to report that an individual was attempting to cash a check for $2,074 drawn on his account. The bank provided him with a copy of the check which was a forgery. The detective bureau is currently reviewing the matter.
Feb. 27 - 4:48 PM – A Berkeley Place resident reported that a letter she received in the US Mail had been opened and the envelope was empty. There was no return address on the envelope and the complainant was unable to determine what the contents many have been.
March 2 - 4:30 PM – A Glen Rock woman reported that she discovered a fraudulent Amazon credit card had been opened in her name. She immediately notified Amazon to close the account and placed a freeze on her credit report. After doing so she received notice of attempts to open three other credit accounts in her name by person(s) unknown. Due to the freeze she placed on her credit report, none of these attempts were successfully and no loss was incurred.
March 3 - 12:44 AM – During the course of a motor vehicle stop on Harristown Road, P.O. John Tarantino arrested a 26-year-old New Britain, CT woman on a criminal warrant issued by the Evesham Township Municipal Court for promoting prostitution. The woman was transported to Police HQ where she posted $750 bail and was released pending an appearance in Evesham Township Municipal Court. She was also issued a traffic summons for disregard of a stop sign.
March 3 - 3:13 AM – During the course of a motor vehicle stop on Lincoln Avenue, P.O. John Tarantino arrested a 23-year-old Waldwick man for operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence of marijuana. The man’s vehicle was impounded, and he was transported 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, being under the influence of marijuana and issued traffic summonses for reckless driving, unsafe lane change, maintenance of lamps and improper display of license plates.