Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Police Blotter

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Police Blotter

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EDITOR'S NOTE: The Ridgewood News compiles "Police Blotter" from information provided by area police departments. The information is released to the press at the discretion of the individual departments and may not represent the total scope of police activity. All persons are presumed innocent unless proven guilty. The Ridgewood Police Department asks that members of the public report all suspicious activity observed, as it occurs.

Jan. 10

Lt. Brian Pullman conducted a motor vehicle stop on South Maple Avenue for a traffic violation. Upon further investigation a 24-year-old male from Paterson, and a 21-year-old male from Paterson, were discovered to be in possession of stolen property and arrested at the scene. Both were arrested at the scene and transported to Ridgewood Police headquarters. The Ridgewood Detective Bureau continued the investigation and both males were charged with trafficking of personal identifying information, conspiracy to commit trafficking of personal identifying information, and receiving stolen property. One male arrestee was transported to the Bergen County Jail after the completion of the investigation and the other released on a complaint summons and released with a pending court date. Both were determined to have been mailbox phishing and stealing checks from various mailboxes within the Village of Ridgewood and other jurisdictions.

A middle school Home and School Association discovered an unknown person instructed the treasurer of the H.S.A. to wire transfer money without authorization. The H.S.A. determined the email request was a fraud, the bank was immediately notified and the wire transfer was canceled. The Ridgewood Detective Bureau is investigating the incident.

A Richards Road resident responded to Ridgewood Police headquarters to report the theft of a delivered package in the past. The victim reported a package valued at approximately $480 was delivered by FedEx on Dec. 22, however he never received the package and the victim believes it was taken from his front porch by an unknown person.

A Spring Avenue resident responded to Ridgewood Police headquarters to report a possible fraud. …

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