During the period between November 12 to November 18, 2018 members of the GRPD handled 318 calls for service, the highlights of which included:
Nov. 13 - 5:08 PM – A Glen Rock man reported that an unknown individual had attempted to open a Raymour and Flannigan credit account in his name. The company’s loss prevention department flagged the account due to incomplete information and contacted the man to confirm if he had in fact attempted to open the account. No loss occurred, and the detective bureau is currently reviewing the matter.
Nov. 13 - 6:13 PM – A black Ford Escape legally parked in front of 79 Highland Road, near the corner of Harristown Road, was struck by an unknown vehicle which left the scene. Anyone who may have witnessed the accident and can identify the hit and run vehicle is asked to contact the Glen Rock Police Department at (201) 652-3800.
Nov. 13 - 7:47 PM – A Glen Rock woman detected $599.53 of unauthorized charges on her Citibank debit card, causing her account to be overdrawn. She has notified Citibank which has opened an investigation into the matter. The detective bureau is currently reviewing the case.
Nov. 14 - 2:16 PM – A Glen Rock woman received two suspicious letters which led her to believe that her husband had been the victim of identity theft. The first letter was from the US Postal Service confirming a change of address for her husband, which was not in his proper name. Her husband was traveling at the time and had not changed his address. A second letter was also received concerning a credit account which her husband had not opened.
The woman was advised to immediately contact the US Postal Service about the fraudulent change of address and to check all bank and credit accounts for further signs of fraudulent activity. The detective bureau is currently reviewing the matter.
Nov. 16 - 6:25 PM – During the course of a motor vehicle stop on Lincoln Avenue, P.O. Sarah Orsita observed that the passenger, a 29-year-old Liberty, NY man, had what appeared to be a glassine fold commonly used to hold heroin in his hand. While awaiting a back-up unit, P.O. Orsita began a preliminary field interview during which the man ran from the scene. She pursued him on foot and was able to subdue the actor on Serafin Place. P.O. John Tarantino arrived and assisted with securing him, at which time 31 bundles (approximately 310 glassine bags) of heroin were recovered. Nine hypodermic needles were also recovered inside the vehicle the actor had fled from.
The man was transported to police headquarters where he was processed and charged with possession of narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of hypodermic syringes and resisting arrest. He was released on his own recognizance pending an appearance before Central Judicial Processing at Superior Court in Hackensack on November 30.
The driver of the vehicle, a 26-year-old Roscoe NY woman, was issued a traffic summons for failure to maintain lamps.