Police Blotter: Marijuana Arrest, ID Theft
● By Anonymous
The following police blotter items were supplied to the Midland Park Press from the Midland Park Police Department:
On July 18, a Glen Avenue resident reported to Officer Michael Canonico she believes she was a victim of a scam. She stated she contacted a company located in Glen Rock to do tile work for her. An estimate was provided which stated the job required a deposit of $300. The check was given to the contractor, but she cancelled the job because she did not feel he was going to do the work. The contractor refuses to return the check. The incident was referred to the Detective Bureau.
On July 20, Officer Christopher Birch took a report from a Spruce Street resident who stated he is the victim of an identity theft. The victim reported an employee of his bank accessed his account along with his personal information, and the information was passed on to an unknown person(s) who tried to withdraw money from the account. He also stated someone attempted to purchase a vehicle under his name in Florida. A second bank contacted him and informed him that his account was overdrawn by more than $2,300. The case is under investigation.
On July 20 at 5pm, Officer Canonico stopped a vehicle for having a cracked windshield. The investigation led to the arrest of the driver, a 20-year-old Ridgewood male resident. In speaking with the driver, Officer Canonico detected an odor of marijuana emanating from within the vehicle, and in plain view, there was greenish brown vegetation on his person. Additionally, drug paraphernalia and baggies containing a greenish brown vegetation was observed. The male was placed under arrest and transported to headquarters. He was processed and charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Summonses were issued to the defendant for a number of motor vehicle violations. He was released with a pending court date. Officer Steven Vander Pyl assisted in the investigation.