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Glen Rock Police Blotter - December 4

During the period between Nov. 29 and Dec. 3, 2017, members of the Glen Rock Police Department handled 225 calls for service, the highlights of which are listed below.

November 27

2:53 PM – The manager of the CVS store on Rock Road reported confronting a woman who was in the process of shoplifting $218 worth of high end cosmetics. The actor, a white female in her 20’s with long red hair fled the store prior to police being notified. The manager was able to provide both video surveillance and a cellphone video of the suspect. Detectives are attempting to identify the woman based upon the evidence provided.  

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6:23 PM –  A Belvidere Road resident reported that sometime over the past two days, a Mongoose Mountain Bicycle was stolen from their garage. The garage was open and there are no known witnesses.  

7:18 PM – Patrols responded with the Glen Rock Fire Department to a 9-1-1 report of a stove fire at a Maple Avenue residence. Upon arrival P.O. Murray Yang was able to bring the fire under control with the fire extinguisher from his patrol vehicle. Firefighters checked for a further extension of the fire and vented smoke from the home. The cause was found to be unattended bacon which had been left cooking in a pan on the stovetop.

November 28

10:20 AM –  An 85-year-old Glen Rock woman reported that an unknown caller attempted to defraud her of out of money through the “grandparents scam”.  She received a call from a person claiming to be her granddaughter, alleging that she and her father had been involved in a serious motor vehicle accident and needed bail money.  This was followed by a call from a man claiming to be a lawyer representing the granddaughter.  

The woman was aware of the grandparent’s scam and contacted her family in Florida to confirm that they were okay.  Afterwards, she contacted police to report the unsuccessful attempt.  

11:17 AM – A Glen Rock woman reported discovering fraudulent changes on her credit card. An unknown actor had purchased a tent valued at $761.90 on her husband’s eBay account and had it shipped to an address in Toms River. The detective bureau is reviewing the transaction.  

November 29

6:32 PM – A Doremus Avenue resident reported that person(s) unknown had damaged his car while it was parked on the street overnight. A passenger side view mirror had been broken. A neighbor has a video surveillance system and an attempt is being made to see if the video system captured any images of anyone in the area.  

December 1

8:50 PM – While on foot patrol in the Central Business District, P.O. Sarah Orsita observed a vehicle strike a building at 237 Rock Road. She approached the vehicle and signaled the operator to stop, however, the driver ignored her and sped off through a crosswalk nearly striking two pedestrians.  
While making her way back to her patrol vehicle, P.O. Orsita radioed a description of the vehicle to officers on patrol.  P.O. Murray Yang located and stopped the vehicle on Maple Avenue moments later.

The driver, a 51-year-old Glen Rock man, was subsequently arrested for DWI and transported back to Police HQ for processing. In addition to DWI charges, the man was issued motor vehicle summonses for leaving the scene of an accident, failure to comply to directions of a police officer, open alcohol container in a motor vehicle, and failing to yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk.  

The man was released to the custody of a sober adult in accordance with the provisions of John’s Law.  

December 2

10:16 PM – During the course of a motor vehicle stop on Lincoln Avenue near Isabella Place, P.O. Sarah Orsita arrested a 38-year-old Park Ridge man for DWI. He was transported to Police HQ for processing and released to the custody of his wife in accordance with the provisions of John’s Law.

In addition to the DWI charges, he was issued motor vehicle summonses for careless driving, and failure to maintain lane.  


Editor's Note: This article relies on information provided by law enforcement officials and the subjects are presumed innocent. If notified of changes to the charges or their outcome, will update this report.

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