Police Blotter 1/30 – 2/05/2017
During the period between January 30th 2017 and February 5th 2017 members of the GRPD handled 267 calls for service, the highlights of which included:
Between 8 AM and 12 Noon – The Glen Rock Police Department, in conjunction with the NJ State Motor Vehicle Commission, held a vehicle inspection check point along Maple Avenue at Harding Plaza. The operation, held several times a year, is designed to remove dangerous vehicles from the road and promote safe driving practices. The checkpoint also has the added benefit of allowing motorists, whose vehicles are due for inspection, to have their vehicles inspected free of charge with only a short wait. A total of 62 summonses were issued to vehicles found with safety violations, no liability insurance and to drivers without a valid driver’s license. Two summonses were also issued to operators who attempted to drive through the check point while talking on their cell phones.
10:31 AM – Patrols, along with the Fire Department and PSE&G, responded to assist employees of Ridgewood Water who were investigating a water leak on Glenfair Road. The cause was determined to be an unoccupied home with a broken water pipe. Ridgewood Water was able to shut off the water at the curb while PSE&G shut down the gas and electricity to the house. The basement and a portion of the first floor filled with water causing extensive damage. Officers were able to make contact with the homeowner with the assistance of a neighbor.
11:45 AM – A Hazelhurst Avenue resident reported that his front lawn and sidewalk had been damaged sometime during the day on January 30th. It appears that the damages may have been done by a heavy vehicle, most likely a commercial/utility type truck. There were are no known witnesses nor any damages reported to other properties in the area.
7:19 PM – A 65-year-old Wyckoff man reported that his car, a 2013 Honda, was missing from the NJT Main Line Station parking lot and he believed that it had been stolen. After taking the initial report officers were able to locate the vehicle which had been parked in another area of the lot. There is no evidence to support that anyone had tampered with or moved the vehicle.
9:04 PM – While on patrol in the Central Business District P.O. Murray Yang, utilizing the automatic license plate reader in his patrol vehicle, recovered a 2015 Chrysler which had been reported stolen to the Hawthorne Police Department. The vehicle, which was parked and unoccupied at the time of recovery, was impounded. The Hawthorne Police Department was notified and will be conducting a follow-up investigation.
6:46 PM – An employee from the office building located at 266 Harristown Road reported that her vehicle had been broken into sometime during the work day. Person(s) unknown broke the driver side window and stole approximately $5.00 in change.
At 8:20 PM a second employee filed a similar report- stolen from his vehicle was approximately $15 in change from the center console. At the time of both reported incidents no building management or security personnel were available to speak with the investigating officers. Detectives will follow-up in an effort to determine if the complex maintains video surveillance of their parking lot. Otherwise, there are no known witnesses nor were any prior reports of suspicious activity received.
11:44 AM – During the course of a motor vehicle stop on Route 208 North, P.O. John Tarantino arrested a 26-year-old Denville woman for possession of 40 decks of heroin and several hypodermic syringes. The driver was processed at Police HQ where she was charged with possession of narcotics and possession of hypodermic syringes and released on her own recognizance with an appearance in Superior Court Central Judicial Processing on February 17th, 2017. Motor vehicle summonses were also issued for careless driving, noisy muffler and possession of narcotics in a motor vehicle.
1:02 PM – A Harding Road resident report that an unauthorized purchase of three IPhones was charged to his Sprint account in the amount of $ 3,600. The phones had been shipped to an address in Virginia on January 17th. Upon notification to Sprint the complainant received a refund. The matter has been referred to the Detective Bureau for review.
3:52 PM – During the course of a motor vehicle stop on Route 208 North, P.O. John Tarantino arrested a 39-year-old Greenwood Lake NY man for possession of 11 decks of heroin and paraphernalia. The driver was processed at Police HQ where he was charged with possession of narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia and released on his own recognizance with an appearance in Superior Court Central Judicial Processing on February 17th, 2017. Motor vehicle summonses were also issued for tailgating, obstructed windshield and possession of narcotics in a motor vehicle.
**All information has been obtained from GRPD Chief Ackermann