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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Police report two Village burglaries; A Bingham Road resident discovered his home had been burglarized upon arriving home on January 22. The resident reported he discovered a first floor window had been broken by a rock and unlawfully entered. The residents checked the interior of the residence but found nothing missing. Det. Douglas Henky responded to the scene to investigate the burglary, criminal trespass and criminal mischief, however the homeowner declined to have the Bergen County Sheriff’s Crime Scene Investigation Unit respond to process the scene. The Ridgewood Detective Bureau photographed the scene and is investigating the incident.
On January 23, patrol units responded to a report of a burglary in the past on Spring Avenue. The house was discovered to have been entered between 12:30pm and 1:52pm by an unknown actor forcefully making entry. The residence was found to have been ransacked and jewelry, silverware and other various items were reported to have been stolen. Det. Jeffrey Casson responded to the scene to investigate and requested the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department Crime Scene Unit to respond. Upon arrival, B.C.I. investigated and processed the scene along with the Ridgewood Detective Bureau.
Thefts at Valley Hospital; On January 19, a Hawthorne, N.J. resident reported the theft of a mobile device while at the Valley Hospital. The victim reported the cell phone was left unattended for a short time in a hospital office and when the employee returned she discovered it missing. The Apple IPhone 6 is valued at $700.
A parked vehical break in ; A Midland Park, N.J. resident reported on January 21, a theft occurred from his vehicle while it was parked unattended in the Village of Ridgewood between 1/19/17 and 1/21/17. The victim reported the unknown actor stole approximately $440 in contracting equipment. The Ridgewood Detective Bureau is investigating the incident.
The Ridgewood Police also report a string on identity theft; On January 20, a North Monroe Street resident responded to Ridgewood Police headquarters to report identity theft. The victim reported an unknown person entered a Chase Bank in Columbus, Ohio using the victim’s identity and cashed two cashier’s checks from the victim’s accounts, which totaled $4800. The bank is investigating the incident. The victim was provided a Ridgewood Police identity theft information form.
On January 21, a Sheffield Road resident responded to Ridgewood Police headquarters to report identity theft and fraud. The victim reported an unknown actor withdrew $3200 from his TD Bank savings account and $700 from his TD Bank checking account at a branch in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. TD Bank advised the victim the actor utilized a N.J. Driver’s License to make the withdrawal. The Driver’s License has been discovered to be a fraudulent identification. The Ridgewood Detective Bureau is investigating the incident.
All actors are presumed innocent unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.