Police Blotter: Underage Drinking, Jewelry Theft, CDS and Frauds
● By Rebecca K. Abma
Midland Park Police
The following items were submitted by the Midland Park Police Department:
On Nov. 13, Officer Thomas Bedoe took a report from a
Midland Park resident who stated she was the victim of a fraud. She stated on Nov. 13 an online purchase,
in the amount of $18.52, was made on her Walmart account. The merchandise purchased was to be sent to an
address in Hutchinson, Kansas. The case was referred to the Detective Bureau.
On Nov. 15, a Pomona, New York, resident reported to Officer Kenneth Junta that she attended a costume party at a residence in Midland Park. She stated someone stole a ring off her finger during the party. The ring, described as an 18 karat yellow gold sapphire and diamond band, is valued at approximately $3,000. The matter was forwarded to the Detective Bureau.
On Nov. 16, Officer Jason Tillson charged a 16-year-old male resident of Ridgewood with underage drinking. The male consumed the alcohol in the area of the Ridgewood High School, then walked to a local eatery in Midland Park and became ill. His mother was contacted and he was released into her custody. He will be scheduled to appear in Juvenile Court. Sgt. Michael Powderley assisted.
On Nov. 17, as the result of an incident reported on Oct. 6, a 16-year-old male resident of Waldwick was charged to be in possession of a controlled dangerous substance. The juvenile is to appear in Family Court. Sgt. Gregory Kasbarian and Officer Junta investigated.
On Nov. 18, a Midland Park resident reported to Officer Tillson that he was a victim of a fraud. He reported a male caller, who identified himself as a bail bondsman, stated his nephew was arrested in Bridgeport, Connecticut and, he sent a Western Union money transfer in the amount of $1,046 as instructed. He received a second call from the same male and, he sent an additional Money Gram in the amount of $974. The victim made contact with his nephew who told him he wasn’t arrested, nor had he been in Connecticut. The incident was referred to the Detective Bureau.