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Cedar Grove Police Blotter

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July 2, 2018 – July 8, 2018

On July 3, 2018 at 7:22 a.m., Ptl. Kristian Schneider responded to a David Road address to take a report of a suspicious vehicle. The resident observed a black four door vehicle stop in front of her home at approximately 5:20 a.m. She noticed that both passenger side doors were open and then observed two black males walking from the area of her driveway. She yelled and they fled the area in the vehicle. Residents should contact police immediately to report suspicious activity.

On July 3, 2018 at 12:55 p.m., Ptl. Kristian Schneider took a report of a stolen vehicle from a driveway on The Fairway. A key fob was left in the vehicle allowing the actor to start the vehicle and drive it away. It was later recovered in Newark. Residents should not leave key fobs in  vehicles parked in their driveways.

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On July 3, 2018 at 4:38 p.m., police and fire personnel responded to a Rugby Road address on a report of a lightning strike. It was determined that lightning struck a nearby tree. Electricity conducted through a power cord on a fence next to the tree causing a power surge back to the home. Numerous electronic items were damaged along with some of the homes electrical wiring.

On July 4, 2018 at 7:55 a.m., Ptl. Raymond Cassella stopped a vehicle for an inoperable center brake lamp. It was later determined that the 30 year old female driver from West Orange was driving with a suspended license. She was also found to have numerous outstanding warrants. She was arrested, processed and released after posting the required bail.

On July 5, 2018 at 3:27 p.m., police and fire personnel responded to a Pompton Avenue business for a person stuck in an elevator. The fire department was able to free the victim from the elevator.

On July 5, 2018 at 5:41 p.m., Ptl. Michael Passafiume took a report of a stolen all-terrain vehicle from a driveway on West Lindsley Road. This incident is under investigation.

On July 6, 2018 at 9:39 a.m., Ptl. John Smigelsky took a report of a burglary to two vehicles in a driveway on Eileen Drive. The vehicles had been left unlocked in the victim’s driveway. It was determined that the burglary occurred during the early morning hours. The incident is under investigation.

On July 6, 2018 at 5:10 p.m., Ptl. John Smigelsky took a report of a stolen motor vehicle from an Eileen Drive address. Officers were able to review surveillance video from the residence that showed that the theft occurred at 2:04 a.m. The vehicle, which was later recovered, had been left parked in the driveway with the key fob inside.

On July 7, 2018 at 9:05 p.m., Ptl. Anthony Cardona stopped a vehicle for having an excessively loud muffler and an inoperable brake lamp. The 50 year old female driver from North Arlington initially gave a false name and was later determined to be driving with a suspended license. She was arrested, charged and released with numerous summonses to appear in municipal court.

On July 7, 2018 at 10:46 p.m., Ptl. Anthony Grigolo responded to the area of Stevens Avenue and George Street for an individual attempting to enter an unoccupied residence through a sliding glass door. The subject was located on Stevens Avenue near East Lindsley Road. A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of Simon Strong, a 38 year old male from Elmwood Park. He was charged with burglary to a residence. He was processed and turned over to the Passaic County Sheriff’s Department on an outstanding criminal warrant.

 

Editor's Note: This article relies on information provided by law enforcement officials and the subjects are presumed innocent. If notified of changes to the charges or their outcome, TAPinto.net will update this report.

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