Police Blotter: Teens Caught With Pot in School Yard
● By Rebecca K. Abma
Midland Park Police
On Aug. 14, a 35-year-old Fair Lawn male resident was arrested on outstanding warrants. Det. Sgt. John Gibbons issued one warrant in November 2012 for passing a check with insufficient funds in the amount of $520 to a local business and the other issued by the Midland Park Municipal Court in the amount of $750 for a traffic violation. Officers Kenneth Junta, Christopher Birch and Jason Tillson investigated.
On Aug. 14 at 8:05 p.m., Officer Birch located juvenile males in the playground of a local school while on patrol. In speaking with two of the males Officer Birch detected an odor of burnt marijuana emanating from their person. Patrol observed an iPhone and a box on the ground. The box contained plastic baggies with greenish/brown vegetation inside. They were instructed to empty their pockets, which revealed a pipe with burnt marijuana residue and a plastic baggie with marijuana. The juveniles, both 16-year-olds, one from Midland Park resident and the other from Waldwick, were transported to headquarters for processing. They were released into the custody of their parents and will appear in Juvenile Court. Sgt. Michael Powderley and Det. Sgt. Gibbons assisted.
On Aug. 16, Det. Sgt. Gibbons took a report from the daughter of a Midland Park resident who stated her father has been the victim of a credit card fraud. She stated sometime between September 2009 and this date there has been charges amounting to $1,026.43 on his store credit card.