During the period between November 18 and November 24, 2019 members of the GRPD handled 217 calls for service, the highlights of which included:
11-1-2019 - Between 9 AM and 1 PM – The Glen Rock Police Department, in conjunction with the NJ State Motor Vehicle Commission, held a vehicle inspection check point along Maple Avenue at Harding Plaza. The operation, held several times a year, is designed to remove dangerous vehicles from the road and promote safe driving practices. The checkpoint also had the added benefit of allowing 38 motorists, whose vehicles were due for inspection, to have their vehicles inspected free of charge with only a short wait. A total of 28 summonses were issued to vehicles found with safety violations. These types of local checkpoints were instituted when the NJ Motor Vehicle commission eliminated the safety testing portion of motor vehicle inspections as a cost savings measure in 2010, now testing only for emissions. Despite this elimination of mechanical inspections, local law enforcement is still responsible to cite motorists for equipment out of compliance or failure to make repairs.
11-18-2019 - 1:07 PM – The principal of Coleman School reported finding a small dead animal on the school grounds under circumstances which he perceived to be suspicious. The detective bureau is reviewing the matter, however, a preliminary assessment failed to disclose any criminality.
11-23-2019 - 12:47 PM – Officers were dispatched to a reported dispute on Rock Road in the Central Business District. Upon arrival, they located two women involved in a verbal dispute concerning one of the women allegedly opening their vehicle’s door striking the other’s vehicle. The matter was resolved when it was determined that there was no damage and both parties were sent on their way.
11-23-2019 - 4:20 PM – A Glen Rock man reported that he received a package from Hong Kong which was correctly addressed to him, but he found to be suspicious. The package contained jewelry and a scarf which he had not ordered.