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Police Blotter: Underage DUI, Credit Fraud and Warrant Arrest

04/03/2014 05:22PM ● By Rebecca K. Abma

Midland Park Police

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

On March 27, Officer Mark Berninger took a report from a Midland Park resident who stated her husband was the victim of a fraud. She stated an unknown person(s) withdrew $700 by using an ATM machine in Brooklyn, N.Y.

On March 27, a Midland Park resident reported to Officer Berninger that he and his wife were a victim of an identity theft. He stated their taxes could not be filed with the Federal Government electronically as someone had already done so. 

On March 29, fraudulent activity on a Midland Park resident’s debit card was reported to Officer Thomas Bedoe. The victim stated two transactions, totaling $940, were made in Brooklyn, N.Y., by an unauthorized person. The incident was referred to the Detective Bureau.

On March 30, police responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash on Donna Lane. Officer Kenneth Junta arrested the driver, a 17-year-old male resident of Oakland, for driving under the influence. At the conclusion of the investigation the driver was transported to headquarters for processing. He was issued summonses for careless driving and violation of time restrictions on his provisional driver’s license. He was released into the custody of his parents, and will appear in the Midland Park Municipal Court. Sgt. Gregory Kasbarian and Officer Christopher Birch assisted.

On March 31, Officer Steven Vander Pyl arrested a 19-year-old male resident of Paterson on an outstanding warrant. The warrant, in the amount of $225, was issued by the Paterson Municipal Court.  He was released on his own recognizance and was given a new court date to appear in their court.

On April 1, two Midland Park residents came into headquarters and reported fraudulent activities were made on their debit/credit cards. One individual stated two unknown transactions were made totaling $920, no city nor state were indicated; and the other reported one transaction, in the amount of $1,829.04, was generated from San Francisco, California. Officers Kevin Van Dyk and Vander Pyl respectively took the reports.

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