Police Blotter: CDS, DWI & ID Theft
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The following police blotter items were supplied to Midland Park Press from the Midland Park Police Department:
Theft of Rx Pad
At the conclusion of investing a fraud, which occurred on February 28, Det. Sgt. John Gibbons arrested a 27-year-old female Garfield resident on March 11. The female, who worked at a local doctor’s office, admitted to using a signed prescription pad to obtain drugs illegally. She was charged with Theft of a Prescription Blank and Obtaining a Controlled Dangerous Substance by Fraud. She was released with a pending court date.
As the result of observing a vehicle being driven in an erratic manner, Officer Michael Canonico arrested a 60-year-old Wayne resident on March 12. The vehicle was stopped, and in speaking with the driver Officer Canonico detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from within the vehicle. Following field sobriety tests the male was arrested and transported to headquarters for processing. The driver was issued summonses for driving while intoxicated, careless driving, and for property damage. He was released into the custody of his wife and daughter, and is to appear in the Midland Park Municipal Court. Officer Birch and Officer Mark Berninger assisted.
On March 13, Officer Steven Vander Pyl took a larceny report from a Midland Park resident. She stated a package was delivered to her home today at 11:30 a.m. and when she arrived home the package was gone. The approximate value of the merchandise in the package was $200. Sgt. Gregory Kasbarian assisted.
On March 14, a resident of Midland Park reported to Sgt. Michael Powderley that she was a victim of an identity theft. She stated she went to have her year ending tax returns filed, and she was informed they had already been filed. She contacted the I.R.S. and was told to file a police report. The victim was advised by patrol to inform all of her financial institutions of the identity theft.
On March 15, a woman reported the theft of a cell phone, valued at $100, to Officer Christopher Birch. The victim stated she either left it at a local store or, in her unlocked vehicle.