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Glen Rock Man Arrested for Vehicle Thefts and Burglary

May 15, 2020 07:12PM ● By Chief Dean Ackermann

An investigation into the recent theft of two Glen Rock DPW Vehicles and a

residential burglary on the 300 block of Doremus Avenue has resulted in the arrest of Colin H.

McCann age 38 of Glen Rock, New Jersey. On May 14th, just after 4:30 PM, Mr. McCann was

arrested by D/Sgt. James Calaski and P.O. Nicholas Onove on Fair Street in Paterson. At the time of his arrest, McCann was in possession of a stolen vehicle out of Midland Park.

This investigation was begun on May 6th, 2020 at 6:44 AM when the Glen Rock DPW reported the theft of one of their trucks from the Borough Yard overnight. Upon recovering the vehicle, it was discovered that several thousand dollars’ worth of tools were missing. Several days later the staff at the DPW realized that a seldom-used older vehicle had also been stolen from the Borough Yard sometime prior.

In the days immediately following this incident officers began to investigate a residential burglary on the 300 block of Doremus Avenue, thefts from unlocked vehicles, and the theft of bicycles all from residential areas near the Glen Rock Borough Yard.

Utilizing video surveillance footage, tracking the usage of a credit card stolen during the burglary, and other investigative leads, D/Sgt. Calaski, working in cooperation with Det. Lucas Doney was able to identify McCann as the actor. Through investigation, the detectives determined that the actor was staying in a Paterson neighborhood and began surveillance operations.

Following his arrest, Mr. McCann was transported back to Glen Rock Police Headquarters where he was processed and charged with seven (7) counts of Theft and one (1) count each of Burglary and Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card. He was then transported to New Bridge Medical Center in Paramus.

Chief Dean Ackermann states "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 Midland Park and Paterson Police Departments for their cooperation in this investigation."

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