During the period between September 21 to September 27, 2020 members of the GRPD handled 378 calls for service, the highlights of which included:
09-21-2020 - 09:28 AM – Patrols were dispatched to the area of Boulevard and Rock Road to check on the welfare of a man walking the street who appeared to be bleeding from the head and showing signs of trauma. The man was subsequently located on the 400 block of Doremus Avenue. Investigation found that the subject had been assaulted by unknown individuals in Paterson who beat him repeatedly with metal pipes. The subject, a 39-year-old Glen Rock man, was transported by ambulance to the trauma unit at Hackensack University Medical Center. Any criminal investigation into the matter will be conducted by the Paterson Police Department. The victim was unable to identify his attackers.
09-23-2020 - 10:13 PM – The manager of the Exxon Station at Maple and Highwood Avenues reported that a customer had failed to return a U-Haul utility trailer which was due back on September 9th. The whereabouts of the renter, last known to be an Ohio resident, was not known to the station manager. The detective bureau is currently attempting to verify the identity and location of the renter so that criminal charges may be pursued if necessary.
09-24-2020 - 1:12 PM – A hit and run motor vehicle accident was reported to have occurred in the parking lot of the strip mall along Prospect Street near the farmer’s market. A Paramus woman reported that she was driving her maroon Honda CRV when it was struck by a black Honda, also believed to be a CRV, operated by a female. The second vehicle was last seen entering Fair Lawn on Prospect Street. Anyone who may have witnessed the accident, who is able to identify the vehicle, is asked to contact the Glen Rock Police Department at (201) 652-3800.
09-24-2020 - 4:06 PM – Patrols were dispatched to a medical office on Harristown Road on a dispute in progress. Investigation found that a 33-year-old Woodland Park man became irate when a doctor declined to prescribe the tranquilizers and amphetamines which he was seeking. The man reportedly threatened to assault the doctor and demanded his money back if the doctor would not write the prescriptions he was demanding. Officers escorted the man from the premises and at the request of the doctor directed him not to return.
09-24-2020 - 4:32 PM – A Fair Lawn man reported that a cellphone was taken from his unlocked vehicle that was parked at the strip mall located at Maple Avenue and Harristown Road. This reported occurred just after 8:30 PM on September 23rd.
09-24-2020 - 7:55 PM – A Ridgewood woman reported that she was allegedly shoved by a Glen Rock woman on January 2nd, 2020 while attending a meeting associated with the Glen Rock Arboretum. She decided to file a police report concerning her allegations after eight months but did not wish to file charges through the Glen Rock Municipal Court at this time. It is not known if there are any witnesses.
09-25-2020 - Between 9 AM and 1 PM – 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, which has not been held since 2019 due to COVID-19, is designed to remove dangerous vehicles from the road and promote safe driving practices. The checkpoint also had the added benefit of allowing 55 motorists, whose vehicles were due for inspection, to have their vehicles inspected free of charge with only a short wait. A total of 32 summonses were issued to vehicles found with safety violations. These types of local checkpoints were instituted when the NJ Motor Vehicle commission eliminated the safety testing portion of motor vehicle inspections as a cost savings measure in 2010, now testing only for emissions. Despite this elimination of mechanical inspections, local law enforcement is still responsible to cite motorists for equipment out of compliance or failure to make repairs.