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Glen Rock Police Arrest Shoe Bandit

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Glen Rock NJ, forgot to lock your car now there is even something more sinister to worry about , Glen Rock Police arrest a shoe bandit .

The Glen Rock Police Department recently arrested an individual who was walking onto front porches and stealing shoes. Glen Rock Police currently have multiply pairs of shoes in their possession and are unable to identify whom they belong to.

If you believe any of them belong to you, please call Det. Lucas Doney at 201-670-3947 or Det/Sgt. James Calaski at 201-670-3948.

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Standing Feet from Rock, Gottheimer Commemorates Glen Rock’s 125th Anniversary

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GLEN ROCK NJ, Today, Saturday, September 14, 2019, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) commemorated the Borough of Glen Rock’s 125th anniversary during ceremonies with Glen Rock leaders, families, and first responders. Gottheimer honored Glen Rock’s first responders, Borough residents lost in World War I and II, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan, and other conflicts, as well as the eleven Borough residents who were killed in the September 11th attacks.

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Glen Rock Police : BURGLARY ALERT

Glenn Rock NJ, according to the Glen Rock Police early Friday morning around 01:40 am (9/13/19), patrol responded to Abbington Terrace on an attempted burglary to a residence’s rear door. While patrol was canvassing the area, they came across a vehicle which turned out to be stolen from Gramercy Pl around the same time as the burglary attempt. The vehicle fled and was lost in Paterson. A mountain bike was found near where the vehicle was stolen and several vehicles and garages showed signs that they were rummaged through.

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Glen Rock Police : COMMUNITY SAFETY ALERT PLEASE – Lock Your Vehicle, Home, Garage & Sheds

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Glenn Rock NJ, Communities in this region, including Glen Rock are being targeted by thieves seeking out unlocked vehicles, garages and sheds. Some drivers will often leave the key fob in their vehicle when they park, leaving the vehicles vulnerable as thieves need only press a start button for ignition. These are the specific individuals who are being targeted. In the past 3 months 4 vehicles have been stolen from driveways in Glen Rock overnight. In all cases the owners left the key-fobs and other valuables in their vehicles. In addition, many have reported property stolen from their unlocked garages, sheds and vehicles. Most often this occurs on quiet side streets where the thieves were able to sneak onto the property in the dark, hiding in the shadows, checking for unlocked doors when no one is in sight.

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GLEN ROCK MAIN STREET (ROCK TO BRADFORD) WILL BE CLOSED MON. 9/16 & TUES 9/17

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Glen Rock NJ, Due to milling and paving Main Street will be closed from Rock Road to Bradford Street on Monday 9/16 and Tuesday 9/17. Commuters and CBD Employees who park along Main Street must make other arrangements for parking, the street will be inaccessible during the day. Leave home early, expect delays and plan alternate routes and parking.

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Glen Rock Police: Sick Child Scam Making the Rounds

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Glen Rock NJ, Glen Rock Police Department has issued a FRAUD ALERT. Glen Rock Police  report that they received word that there is a fraudulent email going around town soliciting donations for a sick child. A quick internet search reveals this is just a new twist on similar frauds that play on people’s compassion to take money from them. As with ANY request for money, the

Glen Rock Police Department urges everyone to verify IN PERSON or via TELEPHONE with people you know to ensure they are actually making the request and this is not some type of scam. The majority of these frauds originate outside the US and the Glen Rock Police Department can do very little to prevent or prosecute these criminals. Prevention and education are key to protecting yourself. Please help pass the word.

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Glen Rock September 11th Observance

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Glen Rock NJ, On Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at 6:30pm,(rain or shine) Residents will gather as a community at the Memorial at Veterans’ Park on Main Street in Glen Rock for a formal observance highlighted by song, lighting of candles and a reading of the names of our eleven Glen Rock residents. 

All are invited to visit the Memorial throughout the day for personal reflection and prayer.

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One suspect sought for questioning in connection with a pedestrian strike during Saturday’s “Ride Out”

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

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Ridgewood NJ,  A “Ride Out” (a.k.a. Bicycle Rally) involving well over one (1) dozen juvenile bicycle riders disrupted traffic along South Maple Avenue in Glen Rock and Ridgewood on Saturday afternoon, 09/07. The fast moving group was allegedly on its way to disrupt motor vehicle and pedestrian traffic near a Starbucks restaurant in Ridgewood.

An adult female pedestrian was struck and injured in Glen Rock by at least one (1) of those participating in the unsanctioned event (which had come to the attention of Ridgewood Police earlier in the week). Her injuries were reported to be non life threatening in nature. Two (2) small groups of riders were stopped by Glen Rock Police and Ridgewood Police officers, but they were both released after questioning. One (1) suspect is still being sought for questioning in connection with the pedestrian strike.

The police did not release details on who was behind the so called “Ride Out”.

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Starbucks Manager Warns of Bike Riding Vandals

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Ridgewood NJ, the Glen Rock Starbucks manager Alicia Saige Whalen made this post on the “it takes a Ridgewood Village” Facebook page warning about groups of kids on bikes vandalizing the downtown.

“Attention moms and dads, I’m the glen rock Starbucks manager, but on behalf of the downtown Ridgewood Starbucks I just want to make sure parents are aware. There is a large group of children who plan on riding their bikes through Ridgewood this Saturday around 2pm. Last time they did this, they vandalized the downtown Ridgewood Starbucks and broke a sink in their bathroom. They ride throughout the town causing dangerous traffic conditions and run through stores knocking stuff over, wrecking flower beds, and playing chicken with cars. This causes dangerous situations for themselves and others. They plan to have the police involved to keep your children and the community safe. Just be aware and check in with your kids.”

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Judge Rules Against Glen Rock Senior High Density Housing

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Glen Rock NJ, A Superior Court judge has struck down a variance granted to an age-restricted apartment project planned for a Prospect Street residential zone in Glen Rock,In 2017, the Glen Rock Zoning Board of Adjustment approved the variance permitting construction of the 52-unit rental complex in a single-family residential zone adjacent to a Ridgewood Water facility. The Glen Park Village project was first pitched as senior housing in 2013, but just months before the zoning board’s 2017 decision, the Glen Rock Borough Council twice rejected ordinances against rezoning the 2-acre property to permit high-density housing. Their consideration came at the request of Glen Park. A neighbor-driven petition was given to the council in advance of their vote. The council’s action prompted the developer to pursue a use variance with the zoning board.

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