During the period between September 16 and September 22, 2019, members of the GRPD handled 327 calls for service, the highlights of which included:
09-16-2019 - 3:27 PM – A Glen Rock woman reported that she had fallen victim to a scam when she received a phone call from an individual claiming to be a Verizon representative. The caller was so convincing that she provided them with her email and the PIN to an account. Once she was off the phone, she received an email stating that she had just purchased two I-pads. The woman immediately contacted Verizon to cancel the purchase and notify them of the fraud. The detective bureau is currently reviewing the matter.
09-16-2019 - 6 PM – A Glen Rock woman reported receiving numerous phone calls from a purported debit collector seeking to contact a family member. The family member in question has been the victim of identity theft and it is believed that these phone calls may be related. The detective bureau is currently reviewing the matter.
09-18-2019 - 5:55 PM – A Glen Rock man reported that he had agreed to sell an outside dog fence on line for $950, but subsequently received a check for $2,950 allegedly to cover the cost of having the item shipped out of state. Subsequently the buyer decided to cancel the transaction and requested the money be returned. The man became suspicious and reported the matter. A follow up has been made with the complainant’s bank concerning the authenticity of the check.
09-18-2019 - 8:10 PM – A Glen Rock man came to police HQ alleging that his bicycle, valued at $350, had been stolen from the bike rack at the NJ Transit Bergen Line Train Station. However, the theft allegedly occurred 14 days prior on September 9th. Reportedly the bicycle had been locked to the rack and the lock was also missing. The bicycle could only be described as a black mountain bike, the victim could not provide any further information.
09-19-2019 - 3:46 PM – Officers were dispatched to Henry Street in response to a resident’s report that an individual had attempted to steal a package from his front porch. The alert resident was able to provide both a physical description of the actor as well as the license plate number of the vehicle he fled the area in. P.O. Jim Donnelly subsequently located the actor, a 21-year-old Fair Lawn man, who was in possession of shoes that he had stolen off the front porch of the complainant’s home, as well as several other pairs of shoes from the homes of Glen Rock residents yet to be determined. The man was transported to Police HQ where he was charged with theft and released on his own recognizance pending an appearance in Glen Rock Municipal Court.
Any resident from the area of Henry Street who may be missing shoes from their front porch are asked to check the Glen Rock Police Facebook page where photographs have been posted.
09-20-2019 - 3:24 PM – The management of the Kosher Nosh Deli on Prospect Street reported receiving three phone calls making threats towards the business. The matter is currently under investigation by Glen Rock Detectives and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office.
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: The Glen Rock Police Department would like to remind residents and visitors to our town that there is no community where it is safe enough to leave your vehicle, home, shed or garage unlocked, let alone leave your key or key-fob in a vehicle. Communities in this region, including Glen Rock are being targeted by thieves seeking out unlocked vehicles, garages and sheds. Protect yourself and remember this phrase “LOCK IT OR LOSE IT”! Please protect your hard-earned valuables. Each night make it a practice to double check that your vehicle, home, garage and shed have been locked!
If you see any suspicious activity, Call 9-1-1.