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Glen Rock Police Blotter - May 21, 2018

During the period between May 14 and May 20, 2018, members of the GRPD handled 308 calls for service, the highlights of which included:


Glen Rock Police, along with fire fighters, responded to 42 conditions as a direct result of the brief period of high winds which began just prior to 5PM. During a two-hour period, a total of 211 9-1-1 calls were received, resulting in a total of 54 dispatches of emergency service personnel.   A total of six houses were struck by trees, one car was struck and one shed. Road closures throughout the borough occurred due to numerous downed trees, tree limbs and electrical wires. No injuries were reported.

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Additional police officers and special officers were brought in and remained on duty until the most serious conditions were addressed by utility and DPW personnel.  


8:01 PM –  A 37-year-old Hamburg man was detained by the Sussex County Sheriff’s Department on a 2016 criminal warrant issued by the Glen Rock Municipal Court. The man was taken into custody at the Sussex County Jail by Sgt. Mike Trover and P.O. Sarah Orsita who transported him to the Bergen County Jail.   


3:53 PM – Lt. Chris Mc Inerney and Sgt. Scott Mc Govern responded to investigate a road rage incident on Rock Road in the Central Business District. Their investigation found that the issue began over a parking dispute between a 40-year-old Teaneck woman and a 67-year-old Franklin Lakes man. A warning was given for a very minor parking violation and both drivers were advised of their right to sign a complaint with the Glen Rock Municipal Court.


4:28 PM – A Glen Rock woman reported being the victim of a fraudulent eBay transaction. The woman became suspicious when a PayPal transaction was double charged and routed to Nigeria. The detective bureau is currently reviewing the matter. The woman is also attempting to reverse the transaction.    


12:36 PM –  A Kenmore Place resident reported the theft of $7 in quarters from his unlocked vehicle. According to the resident he believes the theft occurred while his vehicle was parked in his driveway overnight. There are no known witnesses.


6:31 PM –  Patrols, along with the Glen Rock Fire Department, responded to an office building on Harristown Road to rescue an individual who was trapped in an elevator. Investigation found that the elevator stopped working due to a power interruption. One person was helped out of the elevator without incident.


10:02 PM –   During the course of a motor vehicle stop on Maple Avenue near Wilde Park, P.O. Nick Onove arrested a 36-year-old Paterson man for possession of Marijuana under 50 grams.   The man was transported to Police HQ where he was processed and released on his own recognizance pending an appearance in Glen Rock Municipal Court on May 22nd, 2018. He was also issued summonses for operating an unregistered vehicle, failure to inspect vehicle, and obstructing windows.    


2:45 PM – The manager of the CVS Store on Rock Road reported an on-going series of shopliftings being committed by a regular customer at the store.  The recent issues reported occurred on May 10 and May 17, with a total loss to the store of approximately $80.  After making payment for her medication and obtaining a receipt she then proceeds to another area of the store, removing items such as adult diapers, a toilet seat and a frying pan, after which she leaves the store without paying.  

On May 19, at 12:30 PM Det. Lucas Doney and P.O. Sarah Orsita arrested a 62-year-old Ridgewood woman who was charged with two counts of shoplifting. She was processed at police HQ and released on her on recognizance pending an appearance in Glen Rock Municipal Court on May 22, 2018.  


8:29 PM – Patrols responded to the gas station at the corner of Maple Avenue and Highwood Avenue on a dispute in progress. Upon arrival officers learned that a 60-year-old Glen Rock woman was unable to pay for $25 worth of gasoline which her vehicle had been filled with.  Apparently, her debit card transaction could not be processed. The matter was resolved when the gas station owner agreed that the woman could return the next day to make payment.  


10:29 PM – During the course of a motor vehicle stop on Lincoln Avenue, P.O. T.J. Graziani took a 29-year-old Wanaque man into custody on an active warrant issued by the Wayne Township Municipal Court. Unable to post $300 bail the man was held at the request of Wayne Police who were responding to pick up the individual. Subsequently Wayne officers were unable to respond in a timely fashion and their court authorized that the man be released on his own recognizance pending an appearance in their court.  

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, TAPinto.net will update this report.

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