During the period between June 8 to June 14, 2020, members of the GRPD handled many calls for service, including some of the highlights below:
06-08-2020 - 5:20 PM – A Glen Rock woman reported that over the past year she has been the victim of cyber harassment by a former coworker who has been threatening her. The nature of the communications has become increasingly alarming to the point that she fears for her personal safety.
Through investigation, Detectives confirmed the origin of the messages were in fact from the former co-worker. On June 10th, based upon the nature of the communications, Det. Lucas Doney secured an arrest warrant for the subject, a 29-year-old Union, NJ man, for Terroristic Threats – a crime of the third degree and Cyber Harassment – a crime of the fourth degree.
The subject was arrested at his home in Union and transported back to Glen Rock Police HQ where he was processed. He was subsequently transported to the Bergen County Jail pending an appearance before Central Judicial Processing at the Superior Court in Hackensack.
06-08-2020 - 5:37 PM – Patrols checking on the welfare of a man lying in the playground area at Wilde Park found that the subject, a 26-year-old Ridgewood man, was unconscious and had overdosed on heroin. Officers were able to revive the man with Narcan and he was transported by ambulance to Valley Hospital in Ridgewood. The same individual had been revived by officers from a Heroin overdose in Wilde Park on June 6.
A recovery specialist from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Heroin Addiction Recovery Team was dispatched to follow up with the victim at Valley Hospital.
06-08-2020 - 6:16 PM – Patrols were dispatched to Super Fresh on Lincoln Avenue following a reported shoplifting. The actor reportedly fled the store on foot toward the railroad tracks below the rear of the store. A search of the area by Glen Rock and Hawthorne officers, along with a Bergen County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit proved negative. According to the store manager, who provided video footage, a light skinned male had entered the store twice. On the first occasion, earlier in the day, the actor stole $700 worth of meat. The management decided not to the call for police assistance at that time. The second time he returned, taking $327 worth of merchandise, the employees confronted the actor who dropped the merchandise and ran from the store. It was at this time when police assistance was requested.
A U-Haul truck, believed to have been driven by the actor and abandon in the Super Fresh parking lot, was impounded for investigation with the cooperation of U-Haul’s management. It was reported that return of the vehicle was overdue and the company requested police to take possession of the vehicle.
An investigation by the detective bureau is ongoing.
06-10-2020 - 7:36 AM – Patrols were dispatched to the 100 block of East Gramercy concerning a dispute between a resident and a contractor. Upon arrival officers found that the contractor had parked a work truck and trailer fully blocking the resident’s driveway and refused to move. When officers arrived, the contractor claimed that he owned the street and the resident’s driveway and that he would not move. It was not until officers called for a heavy-duty tow truck to impound the vehicle and trailer that the contractor reluctantly agreed to remove them. Officers subsequently issued him summonses for blocking a driveway and parking against the flow of traffic. The contractor admitted to officers that his actions were intended to upset neighbors who had objected to his construction project.
06-10-2020 - 2:34 PM – The parent of a 10-year-old girl reported that an unknown individual contacted his daughter and her friends using a chat room associated with an on-line game. The detective bureau is currently reviewing the matter. Any parent whose child may have been contacted online by “Reeper666” is asked to contact the Glen Rock Police Department at (201) 652-3800.
06-11-2020 - 9:25 AM – The director of security for the Glen Rock Public Schools reported that a window at the rear of Hamilton School was broken sometime overnight. The actor appeared to have used a loose paver which had been left in the area. Video surveillance footage is being reviewed in an effort to identify any suspects.
06-12-2020 - 5:23 PM – A resident on the 300 block of the Boulevard reported that three packages were taken from his front doorstep sometime between the afternoon of June 11th and 11AM on June 12. The packages contained cleaning products ordered from Amazon. A fourth package containing a child’s toy was rummaged through. Video surveillance footage is being reviewed in an effort to identify any suspects.
06-13-2020 - 6:00 PM – The owner of a 2018 black Volvo reported that the vehicle was struck by an unknown vehicle which left the scene. The collision occurred on Belmont Road near Gramercy Place between 2 PM and 6 PM. Anyone who may have witnessed the accident and can identify the hit and run vehicle is asked to contact the Glen Rock Police Department at (201) 652-3800.