During the period between October 29 to November 4, 2018 members of the GRPD handled 302 calls for service, the highlights of which included:

Oct. 30 - 9:24 AM – A Glen Rock man reported an attempted Craigslist scam. The man had attempted to sell two football tickets for $70 via Craigslist. The buyer mailed him a check of $1,700 asking that he deposit the check and mail back the difference. The complainant became suspicious due to the large amount and mailed back the uncashed check.

This is a known Craigslist scam and the check was most likely fraudulent.  

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Oct. 30 - 12:51 PM – P.O. Bob Surdyka investigated a hit and run motor vehicle accident in the parking lot of CVS at 175 Rock Road. A vehicle driving through the parking lot had struck a legally parked vehicle and left the area. With the assistance of a witness the officer was able to locate the hit and run vehicle. The driver, a 70-year-old Glen Rock woman, was subsequently issued summonses for leaving the scene of an accident and failing to report a motor vehicle accident.

Oct. 31 - 10:31 AM – P.O. Matt Stanislao, working in cooperation with the administration of the Glen Rock High School, arrested a 17-year-old student who was identified as selling suspected narcotics over social media. An investigation found that the student had sent SnapChat messages to numerous students attempting to sell Adderall tablets.

It was determined that the Adderall had been prescribed to the student in question who subsequently attempted to sell some of the tablets for a profit.  A juvenile delinquency complaint charging distribution of prescription was filed against the juvenile and the matter has been referred to the Superior Court Family Part in Hackensack.  The juvenile was released to the custody of a parent.

D/Sgt. Jim Calaski and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office assisted P.O. Stanislao with this investigation.

Nov. 2 - 4:50 PM – During the course of a motor vehicle stop in the area of Harristown Road and Thornbury Avenue, P.O. John Tarantino arrested a 20-year-old Prospect Park woman for DWI.  During the course of the arrest, the woman was also found to be operating the vehicle while in possession of Marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

She was transported to Police HQ where she was processed and charged with DWI, underage DWI, possession of Marijuana under 50 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was also issued summonses for reckless driving, failure to maintain lane, improper passing, and operation of a motor vehicle while in possession of Marijuana.  

The driver was released to the custody of a sober family member and her vehicle was impounded in accordance with the provision of John’s Law.  

Nov. 3 - 7:40 PM – Patrols were dispatched to a hit and run motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Grove Street and Prospect Street. Investigation determined that a vehicle had run a red light for traffic on south bound Prospect Street and collided with a vehicle that was in the process of making a left turn from Grove onto Prospect. The vehicle which had run the red light then fled the scene.

The operator of the second vehicle followed the hit and run driver and called 9-1-1.  P.O. Will Holguin subsequently arrested the hit and run driver, a 55-year-old Ridgewood woman, for DWI. Lt. Frank Riggio and P.O. Sam Evans also assisted.

She was transported to Police HQ where she was processed and charged with DWI. She was also issued summonses for careless driving and leaving the scene of an accident.  

The driver was released to the custody of a sober family member and her vehicle was impounded in accordance with the provision of John’s Law.