During the period between May 21, 2018 and May 27, 2018 members of the GRPD handled 341 calls for service, the highlights of which included:
12:48 PM – A Glen Rock woman reported that an unknown person opened a bank account in her name with a bank in Jamaica. The victim is contacting the bank in an effort to obtain additional information. Most likely the matter will have to be resolved by the bank and investigated by authorities in Jamaica.
9:43 PM – A Glen Rock resident reported receiving an email concerning a purchase made in her name via PayPal in a foreign currency amount. She had not used the PayPal account in 10 years and never made the purchase in question. The detective bureau is reviewing the matter.
3:17 PM – A Glen Rock woman reported a fraudulent check in the amount of $27,000 had been written against her account with the Bank of America. The check had been made payable to an individual in Florida who was unknown to the victim. The bank has closed the compromised account and instructed the woman to file a police report. The detective bureau is currently reviewing the matter.
10:19 PM – DPW workers discovered damages had been done during the early morning hours in the area of the bathrooms at Wilde Park. The area is currently under construction and was not properly secured by the contractor. A Port-O-John was also found to have been knocked over. There are no known witnesses.
11:09 AM – Patrols, along with the Glen Rock Fire Department, responded to an office building on Harristown Road to rescue individuals who were trapped in an elevator. All parties were removed without incident and the elevator was placed out of service.
11:26 PM – While on patrol along Harristown Road, P.O. T.J. Graziani observed a vehicle with no visible rear license plate. He caught up to the vehicle as it was entering onto Route 208 Southbound where the vehicle failed to maintain its lane of travel. Subsequent to a motor vehicle stop, P.O. Graziani arrested the driver, a 43-year-old West Nyack NY woman, and the passenger, a 44-year-old man also of West Nyack, for possession of one brick and one bundle (approximately 60 glassine bags) of heroin. The man was also charged with hindering apprehension by providing false information to a law enforcement officer in an attempt to evade arrest on active warrants that were issued by the Elmwood Park and Paterson Municipal Courts.
The couple was transported to Police Headquarters where they were processed. The woman was released on her own recognizance and the man was transported to Elmwood Park Police Headquarters where he was turned over to their custody. Both are pending an appearance before Central Judicial Processing at the Superior Court in Hackensack on June 8th, 2018.
The driver was also issued traffic summonses for failure to maintain lane and no license plate lamps.
3:27 PM – A Glen Rock resident reported discovering a $1,210 fraudulent change on her Visa credit card. The charge was for concert tickets which she did not order. Visa was notified, closed the compromised account and began the reimbursement process. The detective bureau is currently reviewing the matter.
6:54 PM – Sgt. Bryan Scott was dispatched to investigate a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of Bottle King Liquors on Prospect Street. According to employees the male occupant appeared to be intoxicated and was changing clothes in the vehicle.
The occupant of the vehicle, a 50-year-old Bergenfield man, was found to have an active warrant for his arrest issued by the Superior Court of New Jersey for civil contempt with $5,607.50 bail. The man was subsequently turned over to the custody of officers from the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department. His vehicle, which was unregistered and uninsured was impounded.