During the period between May 4 to May 10, 2020, members of the GRPD handled 278 calls for service, the highlights of which included:
05-06-2020 - 3:57 PM – A Glen Rock man learned from his healthcare insurance provider that five checks issued to him for medical services a year prior had been stolen. Through a follow-up, it was learned that the checks were deposited in a fraudulent bank account which had been opened in his name. The detective bureau is currently reviewing the matter.
05-06-2020 - 6:44 PM – Patrols, along with Glen Rock Fire Fighters, responded to a reported dumpster fire at Maple Rock Exxon. An alert employee was able to push the dumpster clear of the building and the gas pumps as officers arrived. Officers were able to contain the fire utilizing a fire extinguisher and a garden hose until the arrival of Fire Fighters who were able to fully extinguish the blaze. There were no injuries and the fire was contained to the dumpster. The fire was deemed accidental.
05-07-2020 - 6:35 PM – The Glen Rock DPW reported the theft of one of their trucks from the Borough Yard overnight. The truck was recovered a short distance from the yard, and it appeared that numerous tools had been taken. Further investigation determined that a male subject with a hooded sweatshirt had made entry to the yard just after 11PM the night before. The actor looked through trucks in the yard and found the vehicle in question to be unlocked with the keys in it and then drove off with the truck. A full inventory of the stolen tools is in the process of being prepared.
While conducting a canvass of the area officers spoke with a resident on the 500 block of Doremus Avenue who also had an unlocked vehicle in his driveway entered overnight. A digital photo printer was removed from the vehicle and left on the ground. Nothing was reported to be missing from the vehicle.
A crime scene unit from the Bergen County Sheriff’s BCI responded to process both the DPW Truck and the resident’s vehicle.
Later in the afternoon a resident on the 400 block of Doremus Avenue reported that their unlocked vehicle had been entered overnight. A jacket had been taken from the vehicle.
The detective bureau is currently investigating these incidents.
05-08-2020 - 12:32 PM – A Glen Rock man reported that a fraudulent line of credit had been opened in his name with BOB’s Furniture Store. The creditor was notified and determined that no charges had been placed to the line of credit and closed the account. The detective bureau is reviewing that matter.
05-10-2020 - 3:31 PM – A Mahwah man reported that a fraudulent “Fingerhut.com” account had been opened in his name and an order was shipped to his former family home in Glen Rock which is currently vacant. A follow-up with the company determined a second order had been placed and was also being shipped to the Glen Rock address. The account has since been closed and the detective bureau is currently reviewing the matter.
05-10-2020 - 4:43 PM – A resident on the 300 block of Doremus Avenue reported discovering that a Louis Vuitton purse containing $1,500, credit cards, keys and other personal items missing from their home. Nothing else in the home appeared to be disturbed. Officers checked around the resident’s home and found the area to be secured.