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Police Blotter: Drug Arrest, Out of Control Teenager & Fraud Reports

05/09/2013 04:15PM ● By Anonymous

The following police blotter items were supplied to Midland Park Press from the Midland Park Police Department:

Marijuana Arrest

On April 27, at 6 p.m. a 30-year-old male resident of Stockholm was arrested for possession of marijuana. According to the report, Officer Canonico stopped the vehicle after he observed the vehicle was missing a front license plate, and its occupants were not wearing seat belts.  In speaking with the occupants, a strong odor of raw marijuana emanated from within the vehicle.  The passenger was found to have a Ziploc bag which contained a greenish brown substance and a burnt marijuana cigarette. He was transported to headquarters for processing and released with a pending court appearance. Sgt. Powderley assisted in the investigation. 

Teen Assault

On April 27, Officer Michael Canonico took into custody a 17-year-old Midland Park resident for an assault which occurred on April 20. According to the report, the defendant was being punished for taking her mother’s vehicle without permission and, as a punishment the mother took away her cell phone. A struggle for the phone ensued resulting in the mother being struck over the eye. The victim needed five stitches to close the laceration. The subject was discovered to be involved in a hit and run accident, and fled the scene after she struck a street sign.  She is to appear in Family Court for the aggravated assault charge.  The female was given summonses for the auto accident and operating a vehicle after the hours as a provisional driver and, is to appear in the Midland Park Municipal Court.  Sgt. Michael Powderley and Officer Kenneth Junta assisted.   


On April 23, a Midland Park resident reported to Sgt. Gregory Kasbarian that he was the victim of an identity theft. The male stated he received a phone call from a representative of a utility company who informed him he was $800 in arrears in payment. The representative agreed to accept a $300 payment if the subject would make payment over the phone. The representative hung up after the subject began to question him. 

On April 23, the owner of a local business reported to Officer Kevin Van Dyk that he was a victim of a fraud. He stated he sold a chainsaw and related items, amounting to approximately $2,271, on Nov. 21, 2012. The subject, a resident of Upper Saddle River, paid for the merchandise by check which was returned by the bank.  The incident was forwarded to the Detective Bureau.   

On April 24, Officer Thomas Bedoe took a report from the owner of a local business who stated he was the victim of a fraud.  The victim stated he was contacted by an employee of PSE&G who advised him he owed $750 on his bill.  The male was instructed to purchase two MoneyPak prepaid cards and put $750 on them; one in the amount of $500 and the other for $2500 and advise the caller of the numbers on the cards.  The victim followed the instructions.  When the owner received his bill from PSE&G the $750.00 was still outstanding.  The incident was referred to the Detective Bureau.  

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