Police Blotter: Package Stolen Off Porch, Warrant Arrest and Marijuana Arrest
● By Rebecca K. Abma
Midland Park Police
On Nov. 16, as the result of a traffic stop, a 48-year-old male resident of Wyckoff was arrested on an outstanding warrant. The warrant in the amount of $254 emanated out of the Fair Lawn Municipal Court. The male was transported to headquarters where arrangements were made for the posting of bail. He was released with a new court date. Officers Mark Berninger and Jason Tillson investigated.On Nov. 19, Officer Thomas Bedoe took a report from a Midland Park resident who reported the theft of her cell phone. The female stated an Apple iPhone, valued at $540, which she recently ordered was delivered to her home. When she returned home the package was not there. The matter was referred to the Detective Bureau.
On Nov. 25, at approximately 11:30 p.m., Officer Christopher Birch observed a vehicle operating in an erratic manner. The vehicle in question drove past patrol, and the rear seat passenger threw cigarette ashes out the window. At this point, patrol conducted a motor vehicle stop. In speaking with the four passengers patrol observed the rear male passenger shifting around in the vehicle. Subsequently, the 18-year-old Harriman, N.Y., resident advised patrol he had a glass smoking pipe with burnt marijuana inside his pocket. The male was transported to headquarters for processing. He was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released with a date to appear in the Midland Park Municipal Court. Sgt. Noah Van Vliet and Officer Tillson assisted in the investigation.