Monday, May 12, 2014

Media Releases: Burglary to Auto; DWI; DWI with Crash


INCIDENT:  Burglary/Theft from Auto

OCCURRED: May 10, 2014 between 2:10 PM and 2:20 PM

LOCATION:  406 S Washington Ave (Walgreens parking lot)

Reported by victim on May 10 at 2:50 PM, 42 year-old Bergenfield resident had a cellular phone taken from his Mazda van after parking in lot to shop inside Walgreens store. Unsure if he locked vehicle before going inside. Value of phone $300.00. Tracked to area in Teaneck on W. Englewood Avenue but unable to locate. Anyone who might have been in that area at that time and may have seen something suspicious and has information on this incident is asked to contact the Bergenfield Police at 201-387-4000 reference case# 14-14118. Detectives are following up using video surveillance from the store.

Bergenfield Police remind residents to always lock your vehicles when leaving them whether parked in your driveway, a parking lot or near businesses. Keep valuables out of sight if you need to leave them in the vehicle.

Incident: Driving While Intoxicated

Date: May 7, 2014 11:15 AM

Location: 125 N Washington Ave (Getty Gas station lot)

On May 7 at 11:15 am, HQs received a call that a female, operating a vehicle located in the Getty Gas station lot, was possibly intoxicated. Officers were dispatched and checked on the driver of a 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer who was found with the driver door open, with her foot on the brake pedal, while yelling at a passenger in her vehicle. Further investigation by Officer Adam Fingeroth found signs of influence of an alcoholic beverage including an odor of such on the driver’s breath. After investigating at the scene, the driver, Jessica Rorech, age 27, of Greenville North Carolina and previously Dumont NJ, was placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated. Officers additionally found a large bottle of an alcoholic beverage that was opened inside of her vehicle.


Ms. Rorech was transported to HQs for breath testing. She was processed for the arrest and served with summonses for the following motor vehicle offenses:



39:4-50            Driving While Intoxicated

39:4-51.a         Consumption of Alcoholic Beverage in a Motor Vehicle

39:4-97            Careless Driving



Based on the level of Ms.Rorech’s breath test, she was transported to Bergen Regional Medical Center for further medical evaluation by Emergency Medical Technicians from the Bergenfield Volunteer Ambulance Corps.



She was released ROR pending a first court appearance on May 21, 2014 in the Bergenfield Municipal Court.



Other Officers who assisted at the scene were Officer Ramon Cruz and Officer David Keelor.



Ms. Rorech’s vehicle was impounded and taken by Venice Auto Body and Towing.




Incident: Driving While Intoxicated



Date: May 9, 2014 11:38 PM



Location: South Washington Ave/ New Bridge Rd 



On May 9 at 11:38 pm, HQs received a 911 call reporting a motor vehicle crash had occurred near the intersection of South Washington Avenue and New Bridge Road. Officers were dispatched and found a 1994 Ford Explorer with heavy front damage after striking the curb and a street sign in front of the Walgreens store, 406 South Washington Avenue. Further investigation by Officer Joseph Arrigo found the driver, Maria Machado, age 24, of Clifton NJ, had signs of being under the influence of an alcoholic beverage including an odor of such on the driver’s breath. She was not injured as a result of the crash. After investigating at the scene, Ms. Machado was placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated.



Ms. Machado was transported to HQs for breath testing. She was processed for the arrest and served with summonses for the following motor vehicle offenses:



39:4-50 Driving While Intoxicated

39:4-97 Careless Driving

39:3-29 Failure to Exhibit Registration Card

39:3-29 Failure to Exhibit Insurance Card



She was released ROR to a friend at 3:00 AM pending a first court appearance on May 21, 2014 in the Bergenfield Municipal Court.



Other Officers who assisted in the arrest were Officer John Brown, Officer P. McDermott of the Dumont Police Department, Telecommunicator/Police Matron C. Racas.



Ms. Machado’s vehicle was impounded and taken by Venice Auto Body and Towing.

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