Police Blotter: Marijuana Arrest, Stolen Check & Credit Fraud
● By Rebecca K. Abma
Midland Park Police
The following items were submitted by the Midland Park Police Department:
On March 28, Officers were dispatched to a local business to
take a suspicious persons report. The
investigation led to the arrest of a 51-year-old female resident of Wyckoff who
attempted to purchase $475.95 worth of merchandise with a check which was
subsequently determined to be stolen. After the female was placed under arrest,
she was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia. It was discovered that
the male companion had an outstanding warrant out of Fair Lawn and was also arrested.
The female was processed and released with a date to appear in the Midland Park
Municipal Court. The male was released
on his own recognizance. Lt. Bernard
Vandenberg, Det. Sgt. John Gibbons and Officer Mark Berninger investigated.
On April 6, a Midland Park resident reported to Officer Kevin Van Dyk that he was the victim of a credit card fraud. He stated he used his credit card at the Applebee’s Restaurant in Totowa on April 4 and discovered an unauthorized person(s) made two fraudulent transactions on the same day. The charges, in the amounts of $340.26 and $299.55, were made at the Totowa Home Depot and Totowa Toys R Us.
On April 6, Officer Steven Vander Pyl arrested a 19-year-old male resident of Glen Rock for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. The arrest came as the result of a motor vehicle stop after Officer Vander Pyl observed a license plate was missing from the front of the vehicle. The male was transported to headquarters where he was processed, and released with a pending court date. Officer Kenneth Junta assisted in the investigation.