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Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced the arrest of BRIAN ROONEY (DOB: 02/11/1969, married; and employed as an employment recruiter) of 16 Abbington Terrace, Glen Rock, New Jersey on charges of Stalking, Filing a False Report, and Hindering. The arrest is the result of a joint investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert ANZILOTTI, and the Glen Rock Police Department under the direction of Chief Dean ACKERMANN.
On Wednesday, February 22, 2017, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office received information that two residents of Glen Rock, New Jersey were receiving harassing notes and text messages over an approximate eighteen-month time span. The two residents, one of which was BRIAN ROONEY, reported the harassing communications to the Glen Rock Police Department and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office. An investigation by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit and the Glen Rock Police Department revealed that ROONEY sent the harassing communications to himself and another person and then ROONEY attempted to implicate a third person as the person sending the harassing communications.
As a result of the investigation, Brian ROONEY was arrested on Wednesday, March 27, 2017, and charged with one count of Stalking, N.J.S.A. 2C:12-10b, a fourth degree crime; one count of Filing a False Police Report, N.J.S.A. 2C:28-4a, a third degree crime; and one count of Hindering, N.J.S.A. 2C:29-3b(4), a crime of the fourth degree. ROONEY was charged by way of complaint summons and was released on his own recognizance pending his first appearance in the Bergen County Judicial Processing Court on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 8:30 a.m.
Prosecutor Grewal states that these charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, and would also like to thank the Glen Rock Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.