Police Blotter: DWI Arrests, Credit Card Fraud
● By Rebecca K. Abma
Midland Park Police
The following items were submitted by the Midland Park Police Department:
On Dec. 5 at 9:25 p.m., police responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash on Spruce Street. Officer Christopher Birch arrested the driver, a 59-year-old male resident of Ridgewood, for driving while intoxicated. Following field sobriety tests, the male was transported to headquarters for processing. The subject was issued summonses for careless driving, driving while intoxicated, and refusal to consent to the taking of breath samples. He was released with a appending court date. Sgt. Michael Powderley assisted.
On Dec. 8, as the result of a motor vehicle stop at 2:05 a.m., Officer Kenneth Junta arrested a 20-year-old female resident of Wyckoff and charged her with driving while intoxicated. The female subsequently failed field sobriety tests, and was transported to headquarters for processing. Summonses were issued for driving while intoxicated, speeding, driving while intoxicated within 1,000 feet of a school zone, careless driving and failure to produce a driver’s license. She was released and given a date to appear in the Midland Park Municipal Court. Officers from the Wyckoff Police Department assisted in the investigation.
On Dec. 14, a 26-year-old male resident of Hewitt was arrested for driving while intoxicated after police officers responded on a report of a suspicious vehicle. The driver appeared to be asleep with his foot on the brake and the vehicle in drive. In speaking with the driver patrol detected an overpowering odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from his breath. He was charged with DWI, failure to maintain lane, reckless driving and improper parking. He was released and given a date to appear in the Midland Park Municipal Court. Officer Thomas Bedoe and Officers from the Wyckoff Police Department assisted in the investigation.
On Dec. 15, a Midland Park resident reported to Sgt. Noah Van Vliet that she was a victim in a credit card fraud. She stated she received a call from an employee of an online retailer who reported a book for $21.21 was ordered in her name, but shipped elsewhere. The victim stated a few other purchases, under $50, were made using the same credit card.