During the period between August 4 and August 11, 2019 members of the GRPD handled 275 calls for service, the highlights of which included:
08-6-2019 - 12:42 PM – An employee of a Glen Rock business reported that he fell victim to a gift card scam via email. The victim was instructed to purchase 5--$200.00 eBay gift cards by an unknown suspect purporting to be the victim’s boss. The victim was then instructed to give the redemption codes to the unknown person and after he did so, he realized that he was the victim of a scam. The Detective Bureau is investigating.
08-6-2019 - 1:37 PM – During the course of a motor vehicle stop, Sgt. Trover arrested a 26-year-old Clifton man on an active criminal warrant out of Clifton for $1,300. The man was unable to post bail and he was turned over to the Clifton Police Department. The man was issued motor vehicle summonses for driving while suspended and driving with no liability insurance and his vehicle was impounded.
08-7-2019 - 9:24 PM – Officers were dispatched to a Hamilton Avenue residence on a report of property damage to a vehicle. Upon their arrival, officers found that a large tree limb had fallen onto the rear of the vehicle causing significant damage. Officers were able to move the tree limb out of the roadway and the DPW was notified for removal.
08-8-2019 - 1:24 PM – A Plymouth Road resident reported that while driving on their street the day before, a large tree limb fell from a tree overhanging the roadway and landed on the roof of their vehicle. The limb caused significant damage to the rear windshield and roof of the vehicle. The DPW responded to the area to clean up the debris.
08-9-2019 - 12:42 PM – A Glen Rock woman came to headquarters to report fraudulent credit card activity that occurred in 2018. The woman reported that soon after she opened a credit card with CreditOne Bank, she noticed fraudulent charges on her account and immediately notified the bank. The account was closed, and the victim froze her credit to prevent additional fraudulent activity. The woman advised police that the card was opened in her name but was somehow addressed to a residence in Keasbey, NJ. The fraudulent purchases occurred in the area of Perth Amboy, Edison, and Woodbridge, NJ and the victim also stated that she was out of the country at the time of the purchases. The victim needed to file a report about the incident for documentation with the credit card company.
08-9-2019 - 4:13 PM – A Highwood Avenue resident reported that while he was away on vacation, he received an alert from his Ring video doorbell which depicted an unknown male entering his vehicle which was parked in the driveway. The unknown male entered the vehicle and looked around but did not take anything. The male then attempted to enter another vehicle parked in the driveway which was locked, and then walked off the property. The video was turned over to the Detective Bureau for further investigation.
08-9-2019 - 4:25 PM – A Glen Rock business owner reported that she received a suspicious phone call from someone purporting to be from PSE&G. The caller demanded a payment of $500 for an electric meter and threatened to turn off the power to the business if the payment was not made. The victim requested to speak with the caller’s supervisor and when her request was denied, she became suspicious and hung up. The victim followed up with PSE&G and learned the call was fraudulent. No payments were made as a result of the attempted scam.
08-9-2019 - 6:24 PM – A Glen Rock man reported that he made a deposit with a contractor in early July for a kitchen renovation and the contractor had not yet started the work and was not returning his calls. After hearing the details of the incident, the Detective Bureau advised the complainant that the incident was civil in nature and he was advised of the process of filing a civilian complaint for theft by deception.
08-10-2019 - 4:11 AM – During the course of a motor vehicle stop, P.O. Graziani arrested a 31-year-old Hawthorne man for driving while intoxicated. He was issued several motor vehicle summonses for DWI, refusal to submit to breath testing, driving while suspended and driving with no headlights on. The man was released to a responsible family member and his vehicle was impounded under John’s Law.