Police Blotter: Drug Arrest, Fraud Reports
The following Police Blotter items were submitted to Midland Park Press by the Midland Park Police Department:
Marijuana & Paraphernalia Possession
On Jan. 19, police arrested a 19-year-old male Mahwah resident on charges of possession of marijuana under fifty grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. According to the report, accused was stopped by Officer Michael Canonico, who detected an odor of marijuana emanating from within the motor vehicle.
The driver was asked to give permission to have the vehicle searched and signed the “Consent to Search” form. In conducting the search, the officers found drugs and drug paraphernalia, along with metal knuckles and two knives. In addition the charges, the driver was also issued summonses for careless driving and for driving with a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle. He was released to a friend, pending an appearance in Midland Park Municipal Court. Sgt. Noah Van Vliet and Officer Christopher Birch assisted in the investigation.
On Jan. 19, Officer Kevin Van Dyk took a report from a Midland Park resident who stated fraudulent charges, amounting to $900, were made on his credit cards. The victim stated two accounts were opened by an unauthorized person(s), and two names were added to his credit cards before they were cancelled. The case was referred to the Detective Bureau.
On Jan. 24, a local business owner reported to Officer Thomas Bedoe that he received a check for purchases in the amount of $77.31 from a female Hackensack resident which was returned from the bank for insufficient funds. The incident was referred to the Detective Bureau.