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Midland Park

Police Blotter: Assault, Burglary, Fraud Arrest & More

01/24/2014 04:42PM ● By Rebecca K. Abma

Midland Park Police

The following items were submitted by the Midland Park Police Department: 

On Dec. 2, Det. Sgt. John Gibbons arrested a 19-year-old Midland Park resident on theft charges. According to the report, the arrest stemmed from a Nov. 19 report of a stolen iPhone. Upon investigating, the victim's cousin confessed to stealing it. She was arrested and given a date to appear in Midland Park Municipal Court.  and was arreste

On Dec. 18, the manager of a local supermarket reported to Det. Sgt. Gibbons the theft of $300 worth of razor blades. The shoplifter was described as a  female, 5-foot, 5-inches, approximately 130 lbs. The case is under investigation.

On Dec. 19, Det. Sgt. Gibbons arrested a 26-year-old male Midland Park resident and charged him with Attempted Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Assault and Criminal Mischief. The arrest resulted after an investigation into an assault, that took place on Dec.14, was made. The victim, a female resident of Midland Park, was in a vehicle parked in front of the defendant’s house to answer a phone call when the defendant ran out of his house and swung an object shattering the passenger’s side window. The defendant is to appear in the Midland Park Municipal Court.  Officers Kevin Van Dyk and Thomas Bedoe assisted in the investigation.

On Dec. 19, Officers Steven Vander Pyl and Thomas Bedoe took a report from the manager of a local business. The manager stated five Mophie battery cases and two Fitbix Flex exercise aids were stolen on Dec. 18. The total value of the theft amounted to $700. The case was referred to the Detective Bureau.

On Dec. 21, as the result of a traffic stop, Officer Jason Tillson arrested a 21-year-old female resident of Paramus on an outstanding warrant.  The warrant, in the amount of $145, was issued by the Piscataway Township Municipal Court. The female was transported to headquarters where arrangements were made for the posting of bail. Sgt. Michael Powderley assisted.

On Dec. 22, a 31-year-old male Ridgewood resident and, a 29-year-old female Monsey, NY, resident were arrested after a manager of a local business reported a suspicious incident. Officers discovered that the two defendants had used counterfeit money to make purchases in three local businesses. The two were also charged by Wyckoff Police Department for using counterfeit money in their jurisdiction. The two were unable to post bail and were transported to the Bergen County Jail. Det. Sgt. Gibbons and Officers Kenneth Junta, Mark Berninger and Matthew Lombardo investigated.   

On Dec. 26, Sgt. Gregory Kasbarian arrested a 33-year-old female resident of Midland Park on an outstanding warrant in the amount of $186, out of the Weekawken Municipal Court.  Arrangements were made by the defendant to satisfy the bail. She was issued three summonses and released with a pending court date. Officer Lombado assisted.

On Jan. 1, an 18-year-old male Hawthorne resident was arrested for driving while intoxicated. The male was spotted driving in the wrong direction on a one way street when Sgt. Noah Van Vliet stopped the vehicle. In speaking with the subject an odor of an alcoholic beverage was detected. Following field sobriety tests the male was transported to headquarters for processing.  He was issued three summonses and given a date to appear in the Midland Park Municipal Court. Officers Christopher Birch and Jason Tillson assisted.

On Jan. 6, Officer Tillson transported a 52-year-old Sparkill, NY, male resident to headquarters on an outstanding warrant. The warrant, in the amount of $140, emanated out of the Old Tappan Municipal Court. The warrant was paid in full and the defendant was issued four summonses. Officers Birch and Lombardo assisted.

On Jan. 8, officers were dispatched to a local supermarket on a reported larceny. The manager stated a male exited through the front entrance holding a plastic hand basket which contained baby formula. Twelve cans of Enfamil formula, valued at $180, and the hand basket, valued at $40, were stolen. The case is under investigation. Sgt. Powderley, and Officers Junta, Van Dyk, Bedoe assisted.   

On Jan. 8 at 8:30pm, a 22-year-old male resident of Glen Rock was arrested for possession of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia. The vehicle was stopped after Officer Berninger observed the vehicle had one headlamp functioning and a damaged headlight. The defendant was transported to headquarters for processing. He was released with a pending court date. Lt. Bernard Vandenberg and Officer Tillson assisted in the investigation.

On Jan. 9, as the result of an investigation into an incident which was reported on Nov. 30, a 24-year-old male resident of Midland Park was arrested and charged with fraud. The defendant and the victim met while both were incarcerated in Bergen County Jail.  At the time of the defendant’s release the victim turned over his personal belongings to him so he could cash a check in order to make bail. The defendant never returned to the jail, but cashed a number of the victim’s checks in Midland Park and surrounding jurisdictions. As a result, a warrant was issued for the defendant, and he was arrested and posted bail.  Detective Sgt. Gibbons investigated.

On Jan. 10, a Prospect Street resident reported to Officer Berninger that someone entered their locked apartment and stole an iPad, valued at $400, and a Kindle Fire, valued at $200. On Jan. 13, officers again responded to the residence on Prospect Street to take a burglary report. One victim stated that several items were missing, which amounted to $2,200  Another victim stated several items, valued at approximately $655 were missing.  Bergen County Sheriff’s Department BCI responded to process the scene. The case is under investigation.  Officers Birch, Lombardo, Tillson and Det. Sgt. Gibbons investigated.

On Jan. 14 at 6:10pm, Officer Berninger was dispatched to a local business for a shoplifter in custody. At the conclusion of the investigation a 29-year-old female resident of Wanaque was arrested. The subject attempted to leave the store with a pair of work boots, valued at $139.99, concealed in her purse. She was transported to headquarters processed and released with a pending court date. Sgt. Powderley, Sgt. Noah Van Vliet and Officer Tillson assisted in the investigation.

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