During the period between July 2 and July 8, 2018, members of the GRPD handled 230 calls for service, the highlights of which included:
July 2 - 9:44 AM – A Glendale Road resident reported that he mailed an insurance company payment on May 6, 2018 by dropping it in a local mailbox. The resident stated that someone intercepted the payment and cashed it for themselves. The Detective Bureau is investigating.
July 4 - 4:48 PM - PO Tarantino responded to Bottle King located at 909 Prospect Street for an attempted use of a fraudulent credit card. The actor attempted to purchase items by using a credit card. The credit card did not work when the cashier tried to process the transaction. When asked to confirm their identity by the store manager, the actor became flustered and left the store. Upon further investigation, the store manager found out the same actor attempted to use a fraudulent credit card at their Ramsey location. The Detective Bureau is investigating.
July 5 - 9:49 AM – P.O. Holguin responded to Opici located at 25 DeBoer Drive on a report of a theft in the past. It was reported that on June 26, 2018 at approximately 1:30 AM, an unknown actor entered their property, opened an unlocked truck and removed four tool boxes that were located inside. The actor then fled the area. The Detective Bureau is investigating.
July 6 - 1:15 AM – During a motor vehicle stop, P.O. Orsita arrested a 29-year-old male out of Port Jervis, NY for possession of 8 bundles of heroin and hindering apprehension. The actor also had a total of $4,610 in outstanding warrants. The actor was processed and then remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending an appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack, NJ.
July 6 - 7:48 AM – P.O. Stanislao responded to the intersection of Harristown Road and Radburn Road for a reported motor vehicle accident. The vehicle was traveling west on Harristown Road when it left the roadway striking the curb and a tree before rolling onto its driver’s side. The driver was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
July 6 - 7:13 PM – A Benson Road resident reported a theft in the past. The resident stated that July 4, 2018 during the overnight hours, an unknown actor stole their Rukket pitch back baseball rebounder from their yard. The Detective Bureau is investigating.
July 7 - 3:06 AM - The Glen Rock Police Department along with the Glen Rock Fire Department were dispatched to the Main Line Train Station located at 176 Rock Road (which houses the Glen Rock V.F.W. / Historical Society) on a report of an activated fire alarm. Sgt. Bryan Scott, Det. Lucas Doney, and P.O. Nicholas Onove arrived on scene and found the door to the building on fire along with broken windows and damage to the structure. Upon further investigation at the scene, Det. Doney arrested and charged Kristi L. O’Connor, age 47 of Wyckoff, NJ with Arson, Criminal Mischief, Burglary, Theft, Criminal Trespass and Failure to Report a Fire.
Investigation revealed that Ms. O’Connor unlawfully entered an unlocked vehicle that was parked in the Main Line parking lot. Once inside the vehicle, she removed several tools that were located inside. She then began to damage the front door area of the Historical Society / V.F.W. with the stolen tools and by lighting a wreath located on the door as well as the door itself on fire. The fire subsequently set off the fire alarm which alerted authorities.
Ms. O’Connor was remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending an appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack, NJ. The incident is still under investigation by the Glen Rock Police Department Detective Bureau with the assistance of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Arson Task Force. The damage to the V.F.W. / Historical Society appears to be confined to the area of the front door as well as some smoke damage inside of the building.