31, 2004 Shoplifting Team Hits
Officers were dispatched to a reported
shoplifting from the Food Basics store on Lincoln Avenue.Three men were seen running from the store carrying liquor,
they fled in a silver-colored BMW.The suspects had fled while store employees were calling
9-1-1 and a subsequent search by responding Officers did not
locate anyone fitting the description provided.
31, 2004 Unlocked Cars Entered on
Two reports were received of burglaries
involving unlocked cars parked in driveways of homes on Valley
Road.According to the
victims, two men’s watches were missing from one vehicle, and a
woman’s coat and sapphire ring were missing from another.
are reminded to keep their vehicles locked at all times and to
report any suspicious activity in their neighborhood.For more information click here > CRIME
30, 2004 Clothing Stolen From
An Iona Place woman reported that her
apartment had been entered and a bag of new children’s clothes
incident had occurred several days prior but was no reported until
2004 Burglar Scared off by
At 6 p.m., a resident of Hanover Place
reported that while they were gone, someone had tried to force
their way into the home through a side door.Apparently the would-be burglar was scared off when the
resident’s alarm system activated.Nothing was reported missing.
29, 2004 Motorist and Passenger
Arrested During Routine Motor Vehicle Stop.
During a motor vehicle stop, P.O. Robert
Wojtecki determined that the driver and passenger were both wanted
on outstanding warrants.The
driver, a 25-year-old West Milford man, was wanted by the Wayne
Police Department for failure to appear in court.He was unable to post the $1,050 bail and was turned over
to the Wayne Police Department.The passenger, a Wanaque resident who was wanted on a $
1,000 warrant out of
, posted bail and was released.
26, 2004 Multiple MVA’s On Route
Bad weather contributed to icy road
conditions causing officers to respond to three separate car
accidents on Route 208 North.Motorists are reminded to be alert to changing road
conditions as the colder weather continues and exercise due
22, 2004 Glen Rock Man Charged
with Setting Brush Fire
Det. Sgt. Fred Stahman arrested an
18-year-old Glen Rock man for Criminal Mischief and Interference
with Public Transportation following an investigation into a brush
fire along Main Street.The
man was responsible for a brush fire on borough-owned property
adjacent to Main Street along the railroad tracks.Members of the Glen Rock Fire Department had to lay fire
equipment across the railroad tracks, which forced NJ Transit to
stop train service for approximately 30 minutes.The suspect was processed and released on his own
recognizance pending an appearance in Glen Rock Municipal Court.
19, 2004 12 Year Old Boy Sexually
Sgt. Tom Mc Crea and P.O. Mike O’Shea
responded to the report of an alleged sexual assault against a
12-year-old boy by an adult he had met and communicated with over
a telephone chat line.Det.
Dean Ackermann along with Detectives from the Bergen County
Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes Squad are investigating the
19, 2004 Home Damaged by Paintball
P.O. Mike O’Shea assisted a Diamond Court
resident who reported that someone had shot a paintball at his
responsible was determined to be the young child of a neighbor.The matter was resolved between the residents involved.Parents are reminded that a responsible adult must
supervise children playing with paint ball guns.
2004 Holiday Pranks Reported
Several residents have filed reports that
their lighted reindeers, pink flamingos and various other holiday
decorations have been tampered with.In most cases there were no witnesses, although most of the
residents were home when the pranks occurred.
One caper was solved when the resident
learned her missing flamingo was borrowed by some of her
husband’s friends to be the subject of a humorous holiday
Harmless gags between friends not
withstanding, holiday pranksters are reminded that trespassing on
someone’s property and tampering with their decorations can
result in charges being filed against them if the target of their
prank does not share their humor.
18, 2004 Elderly Driver Hits
At 10:30 a.m. officers responded to a motor
vehicle accident at the Prospect Street Dunkin Donuts.Investigation found that a 76-year-old- Paramus woman drove
her car into the storefront injuring her and two customers.The injuries were all minor and the store was able to
re-open after front windows were boarded up.
December 12, 2004 Crack Cocaine User
P.O. Frank Riggio responded to routine call concerning an injured
individual in the rear parking lot of a
arrival the officer found a 34-year-old
man had attempted suicide by cutting his wrists.Further investigation found that the man was under the
influence of cocaine and had a “crack” pipe in his possession.
The victim was transported to
for psychiatric evaluation.He
was also charged with being under the influence of a controlled
dangerous substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
December 10, 2004 Accident Injuries Two
Glen Rock Department of Public Works employees were injured as a
result of a three-car accident just after
on Friday December 10th.
Tirserio 47 of Hawthorne and Gerald Nunnally 46 of Englewood were
answering a call at the intersection of
due to a sewer back up on
.Using a machine
called a sewer jet, Tirserio and Nunnally set up their truck on
the road in front of the manhole, turned the emergency flashing
lights on, and began work.
woman, attempting to turn left from
collided with another vehicle that was traveling south on
.Either one or both
of the vehicle struck Tirserio and Nunnally, knocking the men to
the ground.The second
vehicle, driven by a Glen Rock Resident, also struck the DPW
first vehicle then struck another vehicle, driven by a
man who was attempting to turn right onto
DPW workers were treated at the scene by Glen Rock’s emergency
services and paramedics, then transported to
.Nunnally was treated
for minor injuries and released.Tirserio, who is also a senior member of the Glen Rock
Volunteer Fire Department, sustained severe leg injuries during
undergoing one surgery, more surgeries are expected to repair his
leg.He is expected to
remain hospitalized for an extended period.
driver of the first vehicle, a 33-year-old
woman, was issued a summons for careless driving following an
investigation by P.O. Michael Ciaramella.
December 10, 2004 Skateboarding Accident on
10:20 p.m. officers responded along with the Glen Rock Ambulance
Corps to the scene of a skateboarding accident on
that a 14-year-old
boy was riding his skateboard down the steep hill when he fell
about halfway down the incline.The victim was transported to
December 10, 2004 P.O. Mike Taylor Finishes
Final Tour of Duty
veteran Police Officer Mike Taylor called it quits after 29 years
of service to the Glen Rock Police Department and 31 years of
service as a law enforcement officer. P.O. Taylor began his career
with the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department in 1973 and was
appointed a Glen Rock Police Officer on
November 3, 1975
.During his career
Officer Taylor served terms as President and State Delegate of
Glen Rock P.B.A. Local # 110.He was the senior member of the uniformed patrol division
received several citations for valor.Most recently he and Sgt. Jon Miller received Meritorious
Service Citations for subduing a violent mental patient who
accosted them with Molotov cocktails in front of a Bergen Street
Taylor, who will be on vacation until December 31, 2004
, will officially retire on
January 1, 2005
.The members of the
Glen Rock Police Department wish Mike the best of luck in his
Seated:Police Officer Michael Taylor.
left to right: Sgt. Paul
Weber, P.O. Matt Stanislao, P.O. Frank Riggio, Sgt. Dan Dour, P.O.
George Erlich, Chief Steve Cherry, P.O. Robert Wojtecki, Lt. Garry
Merselis, and Capt. Bill Kealy.
by Det. Dean Ackermann
2004 2005 Commuter Parking
Stickers on Sale
Resident commuter parking stickers for 2005 are now available
and may be purchased for $120, second and subsequent stickers will
cost $80 for the same household.Stickers may be purchased at the Glen Rock Police Records
and Reception Desk between the hours of 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. seven
days a week. Stickers will not be available when the Records
and Reception Desk is not staffed. Only checks
payable to the Borough of Glen Rock or exact cash payment will be
accepted.The Police Department CANNOT accept credit
cards or make change. Residents must provide
their car registration to prove residency.Those with leased vehicles must provide their New Jersey
Driver’s License to prove residency.
In addition 2005 LANDFILLstickers are available and
are free to Borough residents with proof of
residency. For more parking and commuter information click
on the link to bring you to the Licensing
and Permits section.
December 3, 2004 Purse Stolen from Woman
7:15 p.m., a shopper at Food Basics on Lincoln Avenue reported
that someone stole her purse from her shopping cart while she was
in the store.The
contents of the missing purse included cash, credit cards, a cell
phone and personal identification.The woman did not observe the thief and no witnesses came
information on this incident is asked to e-mail email@example.com.
27, 2004 Broad Street Business
9 p.m., a 9-1-1 caller reported that sometime during the holiday
break someone had forcibly entered the front door of the Cartridge
Exchange at 555 Broad Street. The
business owner determined that nothing appeared to be missing.Detectives identified and interviewed an irate customer who
had attempted to make a purchase when the business was closed for
the holiday; however, no charges have been filed as of this time.Anyone who may have witnessed this incident is asked to
contact Det. Sgt. Fred Stahman (201) 670-3947 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 21, 2004 Resident Reports $15,000
A Lincoln Avenue
resident, who had just finished having extensive work done at her
home, reported that a $15,000 diamond tennis bracelet was missing.The resident has been unable to locate the bracelet in her
home and believes that it was stolen.Det. Dean Ackermann is investigating the
reported theft in an effort to determine if there is enough
evidence to pursue the matter.
November 18, 2004 BronxMan Arrested Following
Routine Traffic Stop
, after conducting a motor vehicle stop, P.O. James Calaski
determined that the driver, a 32-year-old man from the
, was wanted on two warrants out of
for failure to appear in court.The man was held at the Glen Rock Police lock-up until $850
cash bail was posted.
November 15, 2004 Disruptive Passenger
Removed From Train
Arthur Faber responded to a request for assistance from an NJ
Transit Conductor following a fare dispute on a train entering
Glen Rock.The matter
was resolved when P.O. Faber ejected the passenger involved from
complaints were signed.
November 10, 2004 Halloween Vandals
Sgt. Fred Stahman, acting on information received from concerned
citizens, was able to identify and charge two Glen Rock juveniles
with three counts of criminal mischief.The incidents in question occurred over the Halloween
weekend.The two teens
are scheduled to appear in Juvenile Court in
at a future date.
9, 2004 Fraud Alert Issued by
the last week two residents have reported that they received phone
calls from persons alleging to be their credit card company
callers asked for social security and credit card numbers from the
to release any personal information over the telephone unless they
know for sure to whom they are speaking.Learn more about protecting yourself from identity theft
and credit fraud by clicking on CRIME
8, 2004 Car vandalized in CVS Lot
A Bergen Streetresident reported that someone vandalized her car while
it was parked in the CVS lot on Rock Road.The
incident occurred while the vehicle was left in the parking lot
with information on this matter is asked to email email@example.com.
November 4, 2004 Truck Vandalized Outside
contractor’s truck which had been parked outside the D.P.W. Yard
was damaged when someone put stones in the gas tank.Anyone with information on this matter is asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 3, 2004 Officers Apprehend
Escaped Psychiatric Patient.
on patrol were alerted by the Bergen County Police Department that
a Glen Rock woman had left the
psychiatric unit without permission.Doctors at the unit warned that the woman needed to be
detained for her own safety.P.O.
Eric Reamy and P.O. Robert Wojtecki located the woman at her home
and took her into custody without incident.She was subsequently turned over to Bergen County Police
Officers who transported back to the hospital.
October 31, 2004 Information Sought on
Damage in WildePark
during the night an unknown person burned holes in the tennis
court nets and cut holes in the soccer goal nets a
information concerning this damage is asked to e-mail: email@example.com
Update: The Glen Rock Police Department wishes to thank the
concerned citizens who provided information about this incident.
Please see our November 10, 2004 entry for information on the
arrest made in this matter. **
October 29, 2004 Anonymous Call Puts End
to Friday Night Party
caller who refused to identify themselves alleged that there was
going to be an underage drinking party at a residence on
.When officers went
to the house to speak with the homeowner they found the
residents’ daughter was home unsupervised with a group of 15
did find a beer tap, but no evidence of alcohol.Investigation found that patrols had arrived at the house
before the beer could be obtained.The parents of the teens involved were notified of the
incident however there were no legal grounds to file any charges.
who leave their teenagers home unsupervised are reminded that they
are responsible for what goes on in their homes while they are
away.If parents do
have to leave teens alone it is recommended that a relative or
family friend be asked to check in on them unannounced.
October 26, 2004 Commercial Property Owner
Out $ 3,650
local property owner reported that he received a bad check in the
amount of $ 3,650.The
man was referred to the Glen Rock Municipal Court to sign a
October 25, 2004 Glen Rock Woman Arrested
During Traffic Stop
conducting a routine motor vehicle stop at the corner of
and The Boulevard, P.O. Eric Reamy arrested a 36-year-old Glen
Rock woman on numerous traffic warrants.While running a check on the woman to determine if her
license was valid the officer learned that her driving privileges
were revoked and that there were outstanding warrants for her
.The woman was held
at Police HQ until she was able to post $ 2,550 in bail.The car she was driving was impounded.
October 22, 2004 Multiple Unlocked Cars
unlocked vehicles were entered on Grover Terrance,
.Other than CD’s
nothing else was reported missing.There were no witnesses and most of the residents were home
when the thefts are reported to have occurred.
are reminded to keep their vehicles locked and to report any
suspicious activity in their neighborhood.For more information click here > CRIME
October 16, 2004 Theft from Vehicle on Lowell Road
a woman reported that someone had stolen the rim and tire from her
theft occurred sometime during the previous night while the car
was parked outside a
no witnesses or reports of suspicious activity in the area.
October 16, 2004 Officers Break Up Dispute
Officers were dispatched to a report of a dispute between two
carloads of youths on
Officers broke up the dispute between the two groups.All involved were advised on their right to sign a
complaint with the Glen Rock Municipal Court.
October 8, 2004 Fair Lawn Fugitive
Arrested On the Run to Glen Rock.
Glen Rock Officers assisted Fair Lawn Police who were chasing a
fugitive running along the railroad tracks towards
.P.O. Michael Taylor
spotted the 42-year-old
resident hiding behind a building along the Glen Rock border.P.O. Taylor, Det. Dean Ackermann and P.O. Frank Riggio
assisted in arresting the suspect who was wanted for outstanding
October 8, 2004 Money, Ring and ID Stolen
from Unlocked Vehicle
woman reported that $800 in cash, a ring and her driver’s
license were taken from her purse which was left inside her
were no witnesses to the theft.
are reminded to always lock their cars and to never leave
valuables in plain sight.
October 5, 2004 Drunken Woman Has Dispute
with Taxi Driver.
Officers were dispatched to assist a Ridgewood Taxi driver who
reported that his passenger, a 50-year-old Glen Rock woman, was
intoxicated and combative, and refused to pay her fair.The situation was resolved when the woman’s husband paid
her fare and Officers assisted the drunken woman into her house.The taxi driver was satisfied and did not sign a complaint.
October 5, 2004Shoplifter
Returns to Scene of Crime and Brings Drugs.
Saturday September 30th employees at the Food Basics
reported that two men took 10 bottles of cognac and 10 large packs
of diapers worth $250 and fled in a blue van.The men had left the store while the employees were on the
phone and were gone before officers could be dispatched.On October 5th the same two men returned and
attempted to steel more merchandise.After being stopped by store security both men again fled
the scene.Sgt. Thomas
Mc Crea, assisted by P.O. Eric Reamy, was able to apprehend one of
them men.The suspect
resident was arrested for shoplifting and for being in possession
of a Controlled Dangerous Substance in the form of painkillers for
which he had no prescription.Officers also found a large quantity of new religious items
in his van and are investigating where they came from.The man was brought to the Bergen county Jail in lieu of $
September 29, 2004 Detective Arrests
Fugitive In Elizabeth
a result of a two month investigation, Det. Dean Ackermann
arrested a 27-year-old
man and charged him with Theft by Failure to Make Required
Disposition and False Identity.Det. Ackermann’s investigation revealed that the man used
a phony name to get a job at a Glen Rock check processing company
and misused over $6,000 in money orders.The man was held at the
jail until family members posted his bail.The case has been referred to the Bergen County
Prosecutor’s Office for grand jury action.Elizabeth Police and U.S. Postal Inspectors assisted with
September 25, 2004 Woman Assaulted on Lincoln Avenue
P.O. Frank Riggio, assisted by P.O. James Calaski, investigated a
report of a woman being assaulted on the corner of
.The victim, a
woman, reported that her boyfriend struck her while they were in
her car and then fled the area on foot.The man had run off in an unknown direction and could not
be immediately located.The
suspect, a 44-year-old Midland Park man, was apprehended the next
day in Midland Park and arrested for simple assault under New
Jersey’s mandatory arrest domestic violence law.It was also determined that the man was wanted on a $500
warrant out of
. He was transported to Glen Rock Police Headquarters and held
until bail was posted.He
is due to appear in Glen Rock Municipal Court on October 19th.
September 22, 2004 15 Year Old Out $ 3,000
in E-Bay Scam
Glen Rock woman reported that her 15-year-old son had agreed to
purchase a Corvette on E-Bay for $ 3,000.00.The money was wired to
; however, the car was never delivered. Det.
Sgt. Fred Stahman was able to trace seller’s IP address to
; however, the investigation ended as prosecution of an offender
in a foreign country under these circumstances is not possible.
users are strongly discouraged from using instant cash transfer
services such as Money Gram or
. Bidders should be especially cautious if one or both of these
are the only payment methods accepted by the seller. Potential
bidders should read E-Bay’s safe buying tips before bidding on
any item. For more information about bidding safely on E-Bay
September 20, 2004 Resident Confronts
Suspicious Man at Front Door
reporting that an unknown male was at her front door attempting to
before the police arrived the man fled the area.A search of the area failed to locate the suspect or any
September 18, 2004 Car Vandalized on Ferndale Avenue
A Ferndale Avenue
resident reported that her vehicle had been scratched, possible
with a key, on the entire side.It is believed that the damage occurred in the driveway
overnight; however, there are no witnesses.
September 17, 2004 Resident Reports Stolen
Godfrey Terrace resident reported that important personal
information was stolen from inside a letter that was mailed in
Glen Rock.The matter
has been referred to the United States Postal Inspectors who have
primary jurisdiction over any crime or offense involving the US
September 13, 2004 Property Reported Missing
from Rock RoadApartment.
Dean Ackermann investigated a report made by a
resident who claimed that property was stolen from her apartment
while she was away.The
items alleged to be missing are clothing, jewelry and blank
checks.The woman went
on to complain that someone had tampered with her computer and
replaced her new mattress with an old one.No physical evidence has been recovered nor have any
witnesses been identified.
September 13, 2004 Money Missing from GlenRockMiddle School
School official reported $62 in cash missing from a locked petty
cash box.It is
believed that the money was taken between Friday afternoon and
Detective Bureau has this matter under investigation.Anyone with information is asked to e-mail Det. Dean
September 11, 2004 Shoplifters Arrested in
Saturday afternoon P.O. Eric Reamy arrested two 14-year-old
juvenile males for shoplifting.The boys had taken approximately $30 worth of merchandise
from a Rock Road Pharmacy.Both
suspects were released to the parents pending an appearance in
September 9, 2004 Criminal Mischief SpreeEnds with Arrest of
20-Year-Old Glen Rock Man.
to a tip from an alert resident a recent spree of vandalism in the
Borough ended when Det. Sgt. Fred Stahman arrested a 20-year-old
Glen Rock man.The
arrest occurred following an investigation into a fence that was
damaged on the corner of
and The Boulevard.The
man was charged and released on his own recognizance pending an
appearance in Glen Rock Municipal Court.
are now seeking other witnesses who may be able to identify
additional offenders who or can identify the actor arrested in the
event as having been involved in other acts of vandalism.Anyone with information please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 8, 2004 Group of Juveniles Report
Threat with Gun
, P.O. Robert Wojtecki arrested a 15-year-old
male for possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes, making
terroristic threats and possession of alcohol by a minor.Investigation found that the boy and his 18-year-old sister
got into a verbal dispute with three 16-year-old Glen Rock boys
near the corner of Maple and South Highwood Avenues.During the dispute the suspect lifted his shirt to reveal
what was later found to be a pellet gun tucked into his belt.The victims reported the incident and gave officers a
Merselis and Sgt. Dan Dour assisted P.O. Wojtecki in locating and
taking the 15-year-old and his sister into custody without
.Det. Dean Ackermann
assisted with the investigation.The youth was released to his father pending an appearance
in Family Court.
September 7, 2004 Fence Vandalized on Berry Place
resident reported that a group of males were damaging his fence on
the corner of
and The Boulevard.When
the resident saw the group leaving as the police were en-route the
victim was able to obtain the license plate number of the vehicle
they got into.When
Patrol Officers located the vehicle only the driver was in it and
he could not be identified as having been involved, nor would he
cooperate with the officers.The
matter was referred to the Detective Bureau for further
arrest was made on September 9th.
September 4, 2004 Hole Shot in Rock RoadStore Front
, Officers responded to a report that someone had shot a hole
through the window of a store in the C.B.D.Investigation found that the damage was most likely done
with a BB gun.Although
customers were inside at the time as well as two boys on the
sidewalk in front, there were no injuries.Detectives from Glen Rock, Waldwick and Allendale are
investigating similar incidents which had occurred during the same
Saturday and Sunday, August 28th and 29th,
six residents reported vandalism done at their homes.On
a fence was damaged and the side of a car was keyed; on
a lamp post was damage; on
a bench and lawn ornaments were damaged; on
sidewalk lights were damage and on
a mailbox was damaged.
of the residents were at home when the vandalism occurred,
however, none made any observations that would aid Officers in
identifying the offenders.Witnesses
are still being sought.Anyone
with information concerning these offenses is asked to e-mail email@example.com
August 28, 2004 Life Guards Help Police
Identify Bike Thief
man reported that his son’s
bicycle had been stolen from the Glen Rock Pool.P.O. Frank Riggio, assisted by Life Guards on duty at the
pool, was able to identify the bicycle thief and the bike was
recovered in plain site on the thief’s front lawn.A 14-year-old Glen Rock juvenile male was arrested at his
home and charged with theft.He
was released to his father pending an appearance in Family Court.
August 26, 2004 Off-duty Officers Arrest
off duty Police Officers Robert Wojtecki and Eric Reamy were
when they saw four young men on the corner of
.After the officers
observed one of the males damaging a small shade tree and a street
sign they approached the group, identified themselves as Police
Officers and placed a 17-year-old Glen Rock male under arrest.He was later released to his mother appending an appearance
in Family Court.The
other three males were identified and released as the officers did
not observe any unlawful conduct on their part.
August 25, 2004 Juvenile in Company of
Wanted Adult Arrested on Drug Charges
, P.O. Frank Riggio responded to assist Glen Rock and Ridgewood
Police Detectives who were taking a 20-year-old Glen Rock man into
custody on the $500
residence on foot, P.O. Riggio smelled marijuana on the front
porch where the man and a juvenile were standing.The juvenile, a 17-year old female from Ridgewood was
arrested and charged with possession of marijuana under 50 grams
and possession of narcotics paraphernalia.
juvenile was processed and released to her mother pending an
appearance in Family Court.The
man was released after his mother posted $500 bail.
August 21, 2004 Resident Wanted by Park RidgePolice Arrested On Drug
3:30 pm, a 35 year old Glen Rock man was arrested and charged with
possession of Marijuana under 50 grams and possession of drug
Fred Stahman and P.O. Chris Mc Inerney observed the man, a known
felon, at the
bus stop and questioned him about an outstanding $ 1,000 warrant
for his arrest out of
for failure to appear in court on traffic charges.While being search incident to arrest officers found
marijuana and drug paraphernalia.The man was held at the Glen Rock Police lock-up until a
family member posted bail for him.
August 20, 2004 Juvenile Assaulted by
parent of a
juvenile reported that their child was assaulted on the
.The juvenile was
walking down the street with his friend when they got into a
verbal dispute with a passing motorist.Accord to the victim’s statement the male driver left his
car and pushed the boy to the ground before driving away.There were no injuries.The incident was not reported until approximately six hours
after the assault, the identity of the actor is under
August 19, 2004 Resident's Stolen Car
Recovered in Paterson
the evening hours Paterson Officers stopped a 2000 Chrysler in
their jurisdiction. A computer check found that the car had
been stolen from the driveway of a
resident on July 8th. The occupants of the car, two juveniles and
one adult, were arrested. Glen Rock Detectives are
continuing the investigation.
Glen Rock residents are strongly urged to lock their vehicles,
even in their driveways, and to never leave keys in their
who has information on this crime is asked to contact Det. Sgt.
Fred Stahman at (201) 670-3947 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
August 18, 2004 Delmar Avenue Home
resident reported that entry had been forced to her home and that
both cash and miscellaneous items were stolen.The homeowner found the rear door of the residence had been
forced open upon returning home from vacation, but then waited
four days before reporting the crime.
August 18, 2004 Work Place Violence
Reported on Harristown Road
, P.O. Frank Riggio interviewed an employee of Financial Services
who had been the victim of an assault.The employee, a company executive, reported that another
employee punched him several times during a business meeting.The aggressor has been suspended from his job and the
victim is considering signing a complaint at the Glen Rock
August 16, 2004 13 Year Old Girl Charged
with Criminal Mischief
criminal mischief complaint was signed against a 13-year-old Glen
Rock female for damaging the sidewalk in front of Tast D Lite on
.The complaint was
signed by the merchant who witnessed the offense and filed a
police report following the incident.The juvenile and her parents will be summoned to appear in
Juvenile Court in
at a later date.
15, 2004 LincolnAvenue MV Accident Leads
to D.W.I. Arrest
., Officers were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident on
investigation, P.O. Eric Reamy arrested the driver, a 50-year-old
man and charged him with D.W.I.The man was also issued a motor vehicle summons for
2004 Graffiti Artists Detained
by Officer on Patrol
., P.O. Matthew Stanislao apprehended three juveniles who were
found spray painting a wall in the rear of
.They boys, a
14-year-old Glen Rock resident, and 13-year-old and 15-year-old
residents were brought to police headquarters where they were
released to their parents.This
boys’ parents agreed to make arrangements with the school to
have the wall cleaned.No
charges have been filed as of this time.
2004 Teens’ Joyride Ends
, Sgt. Jonathan Miller and P.O. Eric Reamy responded to a report
of a car hitting a tree.Investigation
determined that the driver, a 15-year-old Glen Rock resident, lost
control of the vehicle and struck the tree.She and her four female juvenile passengers were released
to their parents, the driver was issued a summons for being an
mini-van was towed from the scene.
2004 Police Break up Street
Fight between Four Men
., Officers responded to a report of a fight between four adult
.Sgt. Daniel Dour and
P.O. Adam Pyatak broke up the fight and issued summonses to two
Glen Rock residents for possessing open containers of alcohol on a
were no serious injuries and all involved declined medial aid.Each was advised of their right to sign complaints with the
Glen Rock Municipal Court.
Donates Radar Unit to G.R.P.D.
, which has called Glen Rock its home for 16 years, recently
donated funds to the Glen Rock Police Department for the purchase
of an additional radar unit.The
new hand held unit will augment the vehicle mounted radar units
currently in each marked Glen Rock Police Car.According to Police Chief Steven Cherry the hand held unit
can be used in unmarked vehicles as well as by officers placed in
locations that the police have not previously been able to station
officers using traditional vehicle mounted radar units.
Department’s Traffic Safety Officer, Lt. Garret Merselis states
"Complaints about speeding on Borough roadways have increased
dramatically over the years, as have the number of cars on our
streets." While the police have increased enforcement
activity, as manpower is available, Lt. Merselis points out
"Glen Rock residents are frequently among the violators
Lieutenant states that many drivers stopped for speeding live on
or near the streets they are stopped on.“Very often I find my self stopping Borough residents who
themselves have signed petitions or called us complaining about
speeding vehicles. We need the support and assistance of Glen Rock
residents to help us make their community safer.This begins with residents responsibly watching their own
Photo Left to Right: Karamjit Singh, Chief Steven Cherry,
Harjinder Singh, Sarwinder Singh, P.O. Michael Taylor, Lt.
5, 2004 Motor
Vehicle Stop Leads to Drug Arrest
, P.O. Eric Reamy stopped a vehicle going at a high rate of speed
.While he was
talking to the driver, an 18-year-old
man, P.O. Reamy detected the odor of marijuana.The odor gave P.O. Reamy probable cause to search the
vehicle where he found a small bag of marijuana.The driver was arrested and charged with possession of
under 50 grams of marijuana, the man was also issued a summons for
speeding. He was released on his own recognizance pending an
appearance in Glen Rock Municipal court
August 2, 2004 Man
Arrested for Giving False Identity at Motor Vehicle Accident
P.O. Frank Riggio arrested a 34-year-old
man and charged him with giving false information to a police
officer.The man was
involved in a motor vehicle accident three days earlier and
produced a driver’s license belonging to someone else.Upon further investigation, officers determined that the
man was the actual driver of the vehicle involved in the accident.The man was released on his own recognizance pending an
appearance in Glen Rock Municipal Court.
August 1, 2004 Driver
Stopped for Speeding Turns Out to be Wanted Felon
, during the course of a routine motor vehicle stop, P.O. James
Calaski arrested a motorcyclist, a 21-year-old
man, and charged him with being a fugitive from justice.The man was wanted by Pennsylvania Park Rangers
on felony criminal mischief charges.He was transported to the Bergen County Jail where he will
be held pending extradition to
July 30, 2004 Homeless
Glen Rock Man Arrested in County Park
, officers found a man sleeping on a bench in the
.When Sgt. Jonathan
Miller checked on him, he found that the 42-year-old homeless man,
a Glen Rock native, was wanted by Hackensack Police on outstanding
warrants totaling $800.The
man was held in the Glen Rock Police lock-up until he was picked
up by Hackensack Officers.
July 28, 2004 Unlocked
On Wednesday, July 28, a
resident reported that her home had been burglarized sometime
on July 27.Entry was
gained via an unlocked rear door.Reported as missing were jewelry, a DVD player and a
blanket. The incident was investigated by Det. Dean Ackermann and
P.O. Michael O’Shea.Anyone
with information concerning this crime is asked to contact Det.
Chased into Clifton after Suspended Driver, with Warrants, Fails
to Stop for Traffic Violations
8:05 AM Officer Michael Ciaramella attempted to stop a Toyota
Tercel, that exited Rt. 208 South onto Harristown Road
without signaling. The officer ran the plate on the in-car
computer and it revealed that the driver was suspended and had an
active warrant. The officer followed the car onto Pomona Ave. in
Fair Lawn, when he turned on the overhead lights. The car pulled
to the curb as if stopping, and then immediately pulled away &
turned left turn onto River Road. Officer Ciaramella was
behind the vehicle the entire time with his emergency lights and
sirens activated, but the driver would not pull over. The subject
went into Paterson and onto Rt. 20 Southbound and then continued
onto Rt. 21 Southbound where he exited in Passaic. The driver lost
control on some gravel as he was exiting, causing the car to
The driver, a 47 year-old Garfield resident was placed under
arrest. Clifton PD arrived on scene for backup and followed
Officer Ciaramella back to Glen Rock Headquarters where he was
charged with Eluding, Reckless Driving and having a suspended
driver's license. Bail was set at $2,500.00 and the subject
was transported to the Bergen County Jail after not being able to
post. A court date has been set.
Volvo Stolen from Bergen Street
6:13 PM Officer Robert Wojtecki was dispatched to 6 Bergen Street
to take a report of a 2002 Volvo that was stolen after it was
parked in front of that house. The house was the target of a
drug raid the day before and the victim was one of the suspects
that had been arrested. The keys for the car were left
inside the raided apartment.
vehicle was recovered in Fair Lawn on April 5th by the Fair Lawn
police department after a resident noticed it parked there for 2
days. There are no suspects at this time.
Narcotics Raid on Glen Rock Home Leads to Arrests for Drug
on-going investigation between the Glen Rock Police Detective
Bureau and the Bergen County Narcotics Task Force came to a
conclusion at 7:24 PM when Detective Sgt. Fred Stahman and Det
Dean Ackermann along with Patrol Officers Michael Taylor, Robert
and Matthew Stanislao along with officers from the Bergen County
Prosecutor's Office Narcotics Task Force, Ridgewood Police (Det.
Patrick Elwood and Det. William Hemmer) and from the Bergen County
Police (Officer Gary Foy and his K-9, Bailey) raided a Bergen
Street home that reportedly had been used to sell drugs. The
officers, armed with a search warrant, kicked in the door after
being refused entry by the suspects. Once inside and the
area was determined safe (information provided to officers was
that there may a weapon present), the officers began their search
of the rented apartment.
they discovered bags of marijuana, (some packaged for sale) with a
street value of $1,000.00, Cocaine, with a street value of
$5,500.00, and Ecstasy, with a street value of $4,000.00.
Also recovered was a stun gun, a safe, scales, false driver's
licenses and other narcotics paraphernalia. Over $2,600.00
in cash was seized, along with a 1997 Saturn.
Two suspects were arrested for numerous charges
including: possession of narcotics with intent to distribute,
possession of a stun gun, possession of narcotics paraphernalia,
aggravated assault, criminal mischief, possession of a false
driver's license, and possession of a weapon for unlawful
Both suspects, age 21 and 19, from Glen Rock, were
transported to Glen Rock headquarters and processed. Bail
was set at $100,000 and $25,000, but neither party was able to
post it so they were transported to the Bergen County Jail until a
court date could be set.
A third suspect, a 22 year-old Ridgewood resident,
was arrested for possession of marijuana and released.
Lawn Resident Arrested for Possession of Marijuana
10:52 PM Officer Arthur Faber stopped a car on Maple Ave for
having an expired registration. While speaking with the occupants,
back-up officer, Mike O'Shea, smelled burnt marijuana from within
the car. At this point the occupants were checked and a
marijuana cigarette was found on the driver. Also located
within the car was other narcotics paraphernalia. The
driver, a 19 year-old Fair Lawn resident was charged with
possession of Marijuana and the paraphernalia.
Resident Arrested for Possession of Marijuana & Alcohol
7:46 PM Officer Chris McInerney, was on patrol at location when he
observed a small group of people quickly exit a car in the area of
Broad and Dean streets run to a Broad Street home. S. The officer
stopped the car for the suspicious activity and spoke while
speaking with the driver, he noticed a can of beer in rear of
vehicle. While the officer was placing the driver into custody for
the open container, he smelled burnt marijuana in the car. After
looking inside the car, the officer located a small amount of
green vegetation believed to be marijuana.
driver, a 19 year-old Hawthorne resident, was processed and
released with a Glen Rock Municipal Court date.
Rock Resident Arrested on $750.00 Warrant out of Paterson
10:12 PM Sgt. Paul Weber, after making a motor vehicle stop,
arrested a Glen Rock resident after his in-car computer showed the
driver had an active warrant. The driver was transported to
Glen Rock Headquarters where he was unable to post the $750.00
bail. He was turned-over-to Paterson police and transported
to their headquarters.
Vehicle stopped for Smashed Windshield leads to D.W.I Arrest &
4:09 AM Officer James Calaski stopped a 27 year-old male for
having a smashed out front windshield. When the Officer
approached the operator of the car he smelled a strong odor of
alcohol from the driver's breath. After having the
driver perform several field tests, he was arrested for Driving
While Intoxicated and transported to headquarters. While the
officers were preparing the car to be impounded, they observed
numerous packages of what looked like Viagra in plastic bags as if
prepared for sale. After further investigation, it was learned
that the pills were fakes and being sold as real.
After taking the Breathalyzer test, it was
determined that the driver's blood alcohol level was above the
legal limit in New Jersey and he was issued a summons for D.W.I.
In addition, he was charged criminally with possessing a fake
prescription legend drug. The driver was
released pending an appearance in Glen Rock Municipal Court.
Vehicle stopped for Speeding leads to D.W.I Arrest
1146 PM Officer James Calaski stopped a 45 year-old Allendale
resident for speeding on Maple Ave by Harristown Road. Upon
speaking with the driver he detected a strong odor of alcohol and
noticed the driver fumbling for his paperwork. After having
the driver perform some field tests, he was arrested for Driving
While Intoxicated and transported to headquarters. While
checking the drivers temporary car registration the officer
observed that it had been altered to fit the make and model of the
car it was on.
After taking the Breathalyzer test, it was determined that
his blood alcohol level was above the legal limit in New Jersey
and he was issued a summons for D.W.I. The driver also
received summons for unregistered vehicle, uninsured vehicle,
fictitious plates, and speeding. The
driver was released pending an appearance in Glen Rock Municipal
Activity at Fleet Bank lead to Arrest for Bad Checks and
Fraudulent Credit Cards
12:10 PM Officer Michael Ciaramella & tour supervisor Sgt.
Thomas McCrea were dispatched to Fleet Bank in the Central
Business District for a report of two men acting in a suspicious
manner and attempting to pass a bad check. After confirming
the actor's description and the bad check activity with bank
employees, the two men, both from Bronx, N.Y., were arrested and
transported to Headquarters.
being processed, they were brought before Judge Sheridan and bail
was set at $100,000 and $50,000. Neither party was able to
post the bail and they were transported to the Bergen County Jail
Resident Arrested on Warrant
7:46 PM PM Officer Chris McInerney, after making a motor vehicle
stop, arrested a Hawthorne resident after his in-car computer
showed the driver had an active warrant. The driver was
transported to Glen Rock Headquarters where she was unable to post
the $800.00 bail. She was turned-over-to Wayne police and
transported to their headquarters.
Car in Park leads to DWI & Underage Alcohol Possession Arrests
4:07 AM Officer James Calaski was patrolling the County Park on
Prospect Street when he observed an occupied suspicious car in the
lot. When he approached the vehicle he detected a strong
odor of alcohol from the driver and passenger. After further
investigation the driver, a 20 year-old New Brunswick, NJ resident
was arrested and charged with DWI and underage possession of
alcohol. After being processed he was released to a family
member and the car was impounded.
Arrested for Endangering the Welfare of a Child
6:20 AM Detective Dean Ackermann along with members of the New
Jersey State Police Hi Tech Crimes Unit, ended a joint
investigation with a raid to residents' home where they seized
computer equipment that was used to view child pornography.
With the cooperation of the parents, the juvenile was arrested and
processed. He was released to the custody of his parents.
29, 2004 Local
Juvenile Arrested for Underage Possession of Alcohol
12:25 AM Officers Robert Wojtecki, James Calaski and Sgt.
Dan Dour were dispatched to investigate a report of juveniles
creating a disturbance in the Iris Court Condo Complex. Sgt.
Dour found the front door open to one of the units and entered the
house thinking that there was a burglary in progress. Once inside
he noticed a group of juveniles run out the back door and climbed
over a chain linked fence. P.O. Calaski and P.O. Wojtecki
responded to the parking lot of 266 Harristown Road and
apprehended several of the juveniles.
their investigation, the officers charged the homeowner's child
with possession of alcohol while being underage.
21, 2004 Paterson
Resident Arrested on $900.00 Warrant
8:04 PM P.O. Frank Riggio arrested a 35 year-old Paterson resident
after stopping him for a motor vehicle violation. A in-car
DMV computer check revealed a warrant for the driver's arrest.
The driver was arrested and transported to Headquarters where a
family member posted the $900.00 bail
17, 2004 Emotional
Disturbed Male Found in the ATM Lobby of Hudson United Bank
10:55 PM Officers George Erlich, Eric Reamy, and Sgt Paul Weber
were dispatched to the area of the Hudson United Bank on Prospect
Street for a report of a man walking in the area that appeared to
be homeless and acting irrational. Officers located the
party in the ATM lobby of the bank and after speaking with him
determined he needed professional assistance. He was transported
to the Bergen Regional Medical Center in Paramus for care.
16, 2004 Officer
Observes Dispute in Car - Stops Domestic Violence Assault
3:08 PM Officer Mike O'Shea observed a heated, verbal altercation
in a passing car between the driver and the front passenger. The
officer stopped the car in the area of Maple and Glen Avenues
where the female passenger stated that the driver, who is her
husband, a 43 year-old Newark resident, had just struck her
after a verbal fight. Officer O'Shea called for supervisor,
Sgt. Dan Dour, and the driver was arrested and transported
to Headquarters for processing. The victim, 41 year-old
Paterson resident, suffered only minor injuries and refused
T he driver was charged with
domestic violence, simple assault and the judge granted a
Temporary Restraining Order be placed in effect. The male was
released pending an appearance in Glen Rock Municipal Court and
Family Court in Hackensack.
14, 2004 Glen
Rock Resident Arrested for DWI & Narcotics Possession
1 AM Officer Eric Reamy arrested a 43 year-old Glen Rock resident
for Driving under the influence of Alcohol and for possession of
marijuana after a motor vehicle stop on Main Street.
After taking the Breathalyzer test, it was
determined that her blood alcohol level was above the legal limit
in New Jersey and she was issued a summons for D.W.I. The
driver was released pending an appearance in Glen Rock Municipal
11, 2004 Two
Sgt. Gary Merselis, a 21 year
veteran of the department, was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant
and Police Officer Dan Dour, a 15 year veteran, was promoted to
the rank of Sergeant, at a ceremony held at the Borough Hall.
Lt. Merselis can be reached at email@example.com
& Sgt. Dour at Ddour@glenrockpolice.com.
Township Officer Joins the GRPD
Steven D. Cherry announced the appointment of Glen Rock’s newest
Police Officer, Matthew A. Stanislao of Park Ridge. During
the public portion of the January 28th 2004 Council
Meeting, Mayor John van Keuren sworn Matthew in as Chief Cherry
stood by.Holding the
bible, in place of Matthews father who was unable to attend, was
family friend Park Ridge Police Officer Edward T. Visich.Captain William Kealy, Sgt. Jon Miller, Det. Dean Ackermann
and Police Chaplin Rodger Spencer were present at the meeting to
welcome P.O. Stanislao to the department. Matthew, who will begin
working on February 2nd, was hired to
replace Lieutenant Ralph Molinaro who recently retired after
twenty-nine years of service to the community. Stanislao was hired
after undergoing an interview process with the members of the
Public Safety Committee, the Mayor and the Chief-of-Police and was
the next qualified officer on the list.
Stanislao, who is 24 years old and single, has been a police
officer with the Boonton Township, NJ Police Department since
2002. The son of retired North Plainfield Police Officer
Anthony Stanislao, Matthew grew up in South Plainfield and later
relocated to Park Ridge.He
is a Cum Laude graduate of Kean University where he obtained a BA
in Criminal Justice in 2002.He served an internship with the Bergen County Sheriff’s
Department and was a Reserve Officer with the Park Ridge Police
Department two years prior to being hired by Boonton Township.
Police Training Commission certified Matthew in June of 2001 after
he completed basic police training as part of an “Alternate
Route Program” at the Somerset County Police Academy. This program permits qualified candidates to be
certified as Police Officers at their own expense and without
compensation prior obtaining employment as a full time Police
BecauseStanislao is alreadycertified
by the Police Training Commission, he will only be required to
spend a minimal period of time becoming familiar with the
community and the operations of the GRPD and then will be working
on his own. The represents a tremendous savings to the tax
payers of Glen Rock and will benefit the GRPD by having an
experienced officer in the ranks and working in a very short
period of time.
January 28, 2004
Reverend Dr. Roger W. Spencer Re-Appointed as Police Chaplain
Reverend Dr. Roger W. Spencer has been re-appointed as PBA Police
Chaplain for the Glen Rock Police Department. Rev. Spencer, a long
time Glen Rock resident, is Pastor of The Evangelical Lutheran
Church of the Good Shepherd in Glen Rock.
the January 28th 2004 public meeting in the Borough
Hall, Mayor John van Keuren swore in Reverend Spencer
serve police departments throughout the United States on a
voluntary basis and play a vital role in the law enforcement
community. While not sworn police officers, they are often found
on the front lines at emergencies to provide valuable services to
both the public and the members of the Police Department.
19, 2004 Burglary and
Theft Occurs to Harristown Road Residence
At 8:53 PM Officer Dan Dour was dispatched to the
500 block of Harristown Road to investigate a burglary and theft
that occurred between 7AM and 8:45PM today. The actors
forced open a ground level sliding door and removed coats, a
camera, a television, and numerous pieces of jewelry.
The Bergen County Sheriff's Department Bureau of
Criminal Identification was requested to check the home for
fingerprints or other evidence.
Anyone with information about the person(s)
responsible for this burglary is asked to e-mail Det Dean Ackerman
or call him at (201) 670-3948.
2004 Fair Lawn
Resident Arrested for D.W.I., Possession of Marijuana, Drug
Paraphernalia, and being under the Influence of a Controlled
Dangerous Drug after a Motor Vehicle Stop
At 9:56 PM Officer Robert Wojtecki was flagged down
by a motorist who alerted him of a car broken down on Prospect
Street by Rock Road. When the officer arrived he found the car in
the middle of the roadway and the driver acting in an irrational
manner. Officer Wojtecki requested that tour supervisor,
Sgt. Gary Merselis, respond and upon his arrival they interviewed
the operator. While they were interviewing him, Officer
Wojtecki noticed what he believed to be illegal narcotics on the
front seat of the car. The operator, a 26 year-old male from
Fair Lawn was found to be in possession of Marijuana and drug
paraphernalia. He was arrested and transported to
headquarters for processing. In addition to the other
offenses, he was charged with possessing a hypodermic syringe and
possession of Ketamine and steroids.
Additional investigation to continue with the Glen
Rock Detective Bureau and the Bergen County Narcotics Task Force.
2004 Theft of Tips
Jar Occurs at Starbucks Coffee
At 4:20 PM Officer Dan Dour, who was on foot patrol
in the Central Business District was notified of a theft that had
just occurred at Startbuck's Coffee. The employees informed
him that the tips container that had approx. $50.00 in cash and
change was just stolen from the store.
The actor, described as a white male, 19 yoa,
6’4” in height, with a disheveled look and wearing a blue
flannel shirt, blue jeans, and a black jacket, entered the store,
but did not purchase anything. When asked by store employees if he
needed help he claimed to be waiting for his girlfriend. He
then took off his jacket and placed it on the counter. A
short time later the employees noticed the jar was gone.
Officer searched the area, but were unable to
locate the subject.
Anyone with information about the person(s)
responsible for this theft is asked to e-mail D/Sgt Fred Stahman
or call him at (201) 670-3947.
Resident Arrested for Volunteering False Information to Police
Officer after Motor Vehicle Stop
At 5:35 AM on New Year's Day, Sgt Jon Miller stopped
a car for erratic driving on Prospect Street near the Ridgewood
boarder. The operator stated he did not have his driver's license
with him but produced a valid registration for the car and claimed
it was his vehicle. After a computer check with DMV, it was
determined that the owner of the car had a suspended license.
The driver continued to claim that he was the owner of the car
until a Ridgewood Police Officer recognized him as the 19 year-old
that had been released from their custody five hours earlier for
possession of alcohol. The driver, a Clifton, NJ resident,
also had a suspended DL and gave the false name hoping to avoid a
ticket. He was transported to headquarters and release with
several motor vehicle summonses and a criminal charge returnable
in Glen Rock Courts.
Reminder for Residents with Auto-Dialing Alarm Systems
In December of 2001 the telephone company enacted a
change in our dialing procedures by requiring that all 10 digits
be used, even for local calls. This may effect those homes
who use an auto-dialer system for their burglar and/or fire
alarm systems. (An auto-dialer simply dials a pre-programmed
number and then activates a pre-recorded message telling the
monitoring station operator the nature of the alarm. If you do
not have an auto-dialer this does not effect you.) For
those residents who use auto-dialers, we are asking that you
contact your alarm company and make sure that they are programmed
correctly using the appropriate area code. If your
auto-dialer is not properly programmed you may not have any
burglar or fire protection.
As a reminder, all burglar and fire alarms must be
routed to a central station monitoring office and are NOT
allowed to dial the police department number.
If you have any questions about your auto-dialer
and if it is calling the correct number, please contact your alarm
company. Unfortunately, the police department does not have
the equipment or personnel to assist you in testing or
re-programming your system.