During the period between April 20 to April 26, 2020 members of the GRPD handled 335 calls for service, the highlights of which included:
04-20-2020 - 11:11 AM – While opening the Wilde Park bathrooms for the season, DPW personnel found the interior had been broken into and vandalized over the winter. The bathrooms were cleaned, winterized and locked for the winter prior to the COVID-19 outbreak. The GRPD regularly patrol the parks, however, the damage was not visible from the exterior.
It is believed that the damages may have been done prior to the pandemic, however, there has been a small increase in property damage recently.
If anyone knows of persons entering the locked park facilities or anything about this damage, please reach out to D/Sgt. James Calaski (email@example.com - 201-670-3948) or Det. Lucas Doney (firstname.lastname@example.org - 201-670-3947).
04-20-2020 - 11:09 PM – A representative of the Sikh Temple on Prospect Street reported observing a black SUV with two occupants loitering in the parking lot and taking photographs of the building at two different locations. The representative called to report the matter after the vehicle had left the area.
The responding officer found no signs of damage and inquired about any video surveillance footage that the Temple management would be able to provide. The representative is seeking to have their technician locate any possible video footage and provide it to the Detective Bureau for a further investigation.
04-22-2020 - 5:30 AM – A Ferndale Avenue resident reported being awoken by the sound of their vehicle’s car alarm sounding from the driveway. When the resident looked outside, they observed another vehicle speeding away from the home. Both of the resident’s vehicles had been locked and nothing was taken. No further description of the vehicle involved could be provided, nor was any other evidence located.
04-22-2020 - 3:25 PM – A Romary Court resident reported that someone had entered his unlocked vehicle while it was parked overnight in his driveway. Missing from the vehicle were two sets of headphones and children’s novelty money. Video footage from the resident’s home surveillance system has been forwarded to the Detective Bureau for review. Evidence indicates that this occurred just after 12:30AM.
Residents are reminded of the importance of locking the vehicles, even when they are parked in your driveway.