Glen Ridge Crime: Stolen Cones Near Crosswalk, DUI and Possession Arrest, Car Burglary

BY  |  Monday, Nov 28, 2016 10:15am  |  COMMENTS (0)

crimeThis week in Glen Ridge crime from Lieutenant Timothy Faranda:

Date/Time: 11-23-2016 at 9:58 pm
Incident: Suspicious Condition
Description: Officer Wilk responded to Sunset Avenue on a report of a suspicious condition. The victim advised that an unknown male contacted her by telephone claiming to represent PSEG and was inquiring about a refund check. Shortly thereafter she received a knock at the door from a female who claimed to work for NJ Reimbursement Company, she was also inquiring about a refund check. The party left after being requested to leave. This matter is currently under investigation and anyone with information is requested to contact Det. Sgt. Daniel Manley at 973-748-5400 x 115.

Date/Time: 11-23-2016 at 3:27 am
Incident: Driving while intoxicated & Possession of CDS.
Description: Officer Rivera and Officer Holley responded to Hillside Avenue and Bloomfield Avenue for a single car motor vehicle accident where the vehicle crashed into a retaining wall. Upon speaking with the driver, Mr. Paul Torres, 38 of Bensalem, PA, it was determined that he was intoxicated and in possession of a controlled dangerous substance. During the investigation, it was also determined that the passenger, Mrs. Angela Perez, 26, of Harrison NJ had active warrant and was in possession of CDS. Both parties were placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters for processing. This case has been turned over to the Essex County Superior Court.
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Glen Ridge Police Sergeant Suing Department for Allegations of Harassment and Hostile Workplace

BY  |  Wednesday, Nov 23, 2016 10:31am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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Sgt. Merritt Carr of the Glen Ridge Police Department is suing the GPD, as well as the borough administration, alleging “a continuing, systematic and outrageous pattern of abuse taken” against him over a period of at least two years.  The 45 page lawsuit was filed on October 24 in the Essex County Superior Court.

Police Chief Sheila Byron-Lagattuta, Capt. Sean Quinn, and Lt. Timothy Faranda are named as defendants in the suit, as are Borough Administrator Michael Rohal and Councilman Paul Lisovicz, the borough police commissioner.

There are five claims included in the complaint: Violation of Family Act Leave, Violation of CEPA (Conscientious Employee Protection Act), Disability Discrimination under NJLAD, Aiding and Abetting, Violation of the NJ Civil Rights Act. Continue Reading

Glen Ridge Crime: Drug Arrest, Destruction of Bird Houses in Community Garden, Bike Theft

BY  |  Monday, Nov 21, 2016 3:59pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

crimeThis week in Glen Ridge crime from Lieutenant Timothy Faranda:

Date/Time: 11-17-2016 at 7:20 pm
Incident: Theft
Description: Officer Salerno met with a resident who reported that on 11/17/2016 between 6AM and 7PM his bicycle was stolen from the Glen Ridge Train Station. The resident reported that the bicycle was secured to the bicycle racks with a lock. The bicycle is described as a silver and green Gary Fisher Mountain Bike. This matter is currently under investigation and anyone with information is requested to contact Det. Sgt. Daniel Manley at 973-748-5400 x 115.
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Glen Ridge Dubbed Neighborly and Family-Focused in NY Times

Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016 3:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

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Glen Ridge got a nice shout out in the NY Times Real Estate section today.

In this family-focused town, leisure time often revolves around school activities and sports. Dining choices also skew to the casual and the family-friendly. Fitzgerald’s 1928 in Glen Ridge is a lively place where neighbors run into one another. Continue Reading

Glen Ridge Crime: Theft, Burglary, Arrest

BY  |  Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016 10:45am  |  COMMENTS (0)

crimeThis week in Glen Ridge crime from Lieutenant Timothy Faranda:

Date/Time: 11-5-2016 at 3:35 pm
Incident: Theft
Description: Officer High responded to the 200 block of Midland Avenue on a report of a theft. The victim advised that an unknown actor stolen a political lawn sign. Any person with information is asked to call Det. Medico at 973-748-5400 x 120. Continue Reading

Glen Ridge Crime: Stolen Political Lawn Sign, Woman Robbed While Walking From Train Station, Arrests

BY  |  Friday, Nov 04, 2016 7:05am  |  COMMENTS (0)

crimeThis week in Glen Ridge crime from Lieutenant Timothy Faranda:

Date/Time: 10-29-2016 at 12:37am
Incident: Simple Assault
Description: Officer Perigo and A/Sgt. Schwartz responded to Woodland Avenue on a report of an assault in progress. Upon arrival, the parties were separated. Upon investigation it was determined that this was a disagreement between a taxi driver and resident over a disputed fare which led to an altercation. All parties were separated and referred to municipal court.

Date/Time: 10-29-2016 at 10:19 pm
Incident: Burglary to Auto
Description: Officer High responded to Yantecaw Avenue on a report of an entered vehicle which occurred between 10/24/2016 and 10/29/2016. The victim advised that an unknown actor had entered his vehicle and removed several items. Any person with information is asked to call Det. Medico at 973-748-5400 x 120.
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Glen Ridge Crime: Car Burglaries, Shoplifting, Arrest

BY  |  Tuesday, Nov 01, 2016 2:45pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

crimeThe latest crime in Glen Ridge from Lieutenant Timothy Faranda:

Date/Time: 10-26-2016 at 2:37 am
Incident: Possession of Stolen Vehicle and Criminal Mischief
Description: A/Sgt. Schwartz observed a vehicle travelling on Woodland Avenue. A random inquiry of the vehicle indicated that it was recently stolen. The driver, Mr. Juden Michel, 23, West Orange was charged with receiving stolen property as the vehicle was confirmed stolen and criminal mischief. This matter has been turned over to the Essex County Prosecutors Office.

Date/Time: 10-24-2016 at 3:30 pm
Incident: Burglary to Auto
Description: Officer Nugent responded to the Ardsley Road on a report of an entered vehicle. The victim advised that an unknown actor had entered his vehicle and removed several items. The vehicle was entered sometime during the evening hours of 10/24/2015 to 10/25/2016. Any person with information is asked to call Det. Medico at 973-748-5400 x 120.
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Glen Ridge Crime: Arrests, Theft, Burglary to Auto

BY  |  Monday, Oct 24, 2016 11:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

crimeThe latest crime in Glen Ridge from Lieutenant Timothy Faranda:

Date/Time: 10-15-2016 at 9:39 pm
Incident: Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance
Description: A/Sgt. Schwartz and Officer Perigo conducted a motor vehicle stop on Bloomfield Avenue. During the motor vehicle stop, the driver, Mr. Dijuan Wooten, 31 of Newark was found to have an active warrant for his arrest. While placing Mr. Wooten under arrest Officers also located a controlled dangerous substance in his possession. Mr. Wooten was taken to Police Headquarters, processed, served with a summons and later released. This matter has been turned over to the Glen Ridge Municipal Court.

Date/Time: 10-16-2016 at 12:20 am
Incident: Warrant Arrest
Description: Officer Holley observed a vehicle speeding on Bloomfield Avenue. Upon investigation the driver, Mr. Reuben Davis, 28, of Montclair was found to have three active warrants for his arrest. Mr. Davis was arrested and transported to police headquarters where he was later turned over to the Montclair Police Department for an active warrant.

Date/Time: 10-16-2016 at 3:24 am
Incident: Resisting Arrest and Eluding
Description: While on patrol, Officer Perigo observed a vehicle speeding on Ridgewood Avenue near Washington Street. Officer Perigo attempted to stop the motor vehicle, however the driver failed to pull over and initiated a motor vehicle pursuit. The driver soon pulled over on Franklin Place in Montclair. Mr. Dennis Royal, 51, of Montclair was placed under arrest for eluding and active criminal warrants. He was taken to Police Headquarters, processed, and held on bail. This matter has been turned over to the Essex County Prosecutors Office..

Date/Time: 10-18-2016 at 1:32 pm
Incident: Structure Fire
Description: Glen Ridge Officers along with the Montclair Police Department responded to Carteret Street for a fire inside the dwelling. All occupants were removed from the residence safely. The fire was quickly extinguished by the fire department.
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Glen Ridge Police Offer Project Medicine Drop Box

BY  |  Tuesday, Oct 18, 2016 10:40am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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The Glen Ridge Police Department has joined the New Jersey Attorney General’s “Project Medicine Drop” initiative, and has installed a Project Medicine Drop box at police headquarters allowing citizens to safely dispose of their unused, excess, or expired prescription medications.

Members of the public are invited to visit the Project Medicine Drop sites and drop off any unused prescription medications anonymously and with no questions asked. Most Project Medicine Drop sites make this service available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Below is this week’s crime in Glen Ridge from Lieutenant Timothy Faranda:

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Meet the Candidates: Glen Ridge Civic Conference Committee Announces 2016 Endorsements

BY  |  Monday, Oct 17, 2016 2:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Glen Ridge Civic Conference CommitteeThe Glen Ridge Civic Conference Committee (CCC) has endorsed two candidates for the Town Council, and three candidates for the Board of Education. The Election will take place on November 8. A Meet the Candidates Night is planned for Thursday, November 3 at 7 pm.

In keeping with over 100 years of tradition of helping to ensure that Glen Ridge has effective elected officials focused on local needs the CCC has chosen to endorse Peter Hughes and David Lefkovits as candidates for Town Council and Teresa Boyle-Vellucci, Michael de Leeuw, and Elisabeth Ginsburg as candidates for the Board of Education.

The chosen candidates embody Glen Ridge’s long history of dedicated individuals who volunteer their time to the betterment of the community. We encourage all residents to support their candidacy and are confident that our town will be well served if they are elected in November.

To raise candidates awareness and the vital role of local government, the CCC will be hosting Meet the Candidates Night on Thursday, November 3rd at the Fitzgerald’s Sidecar for all Town Council and Board of Education candidates. Glen Ridge residents are encouraged to come, speak with the nominees, and learn more about all of the candidates and their positions before voting on November 8th.

 

 

 

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