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SEE ANYTHING? Glen Rock Basketball Court Shooting: Authorities Turn To Public For Help SEE ANYTHING? Glen Rock Basketball Court Shooting: Authorities Turn To Public For Help
SEE Anything? Glen Rock Basketball Court Shooting: Authorities Turn To Public For Help 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: Unable to produce any solid suspects yet in the shooting of a 23-year-old Paterson man at an outdoor basketball court in Glen Rock, authorities turned to the public for help. What locals described as a larger-than-usual crowd at Wilde Memorial Park courts off Maple Avenue had gathered for what borough officials said was an unauthorized basketball tournament Tuesday evening, May 21. Shortly before 7:30 p.m., shots were fired. The victim was taken to St. Joseph's University Medical Center with a gunshot wound that responders said wasn't life-threatening. Nearly 24 hours later, Berg…
Shooting At Glen Rock Basketball Court: One Wounded, Law Enforcement Responds In Numbers Shooting At Glen Rock Basketball Court: One Wounded, Law Enforcement Responds In Numbers
Shooting At Glen Rock Basketball Court: One Wounded, Law Enforcement Responds In Numbers 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: Unable to produce any suspects in the shooting of a 23-year-old Paterson man at an outdoor basketball court in Glen Rock, authorities turned to the public for help. What locals described as a larger-than-usual crowd at Wilde Memorial Park courts off Maple Avenue had gathered for what borough officials said was an unauthorized basketball tournament Tuesday evening, May 21. Shortly before 7:30 p.m., shots were fired. The victim was taken to St. Joseph's University Medical Center with a gunshot wound that responders said wasn't life-threatening.  Nearly 24 hours later, Berg…
Irish Traveler Posing As Repairman Tears Hole In Glen Rock Resident's Roof: Police Irish Traveler Posing As Repairman Tears Hole In Glen Rock Resident's Roof: Police
Irish Traveler Posing As Repairman Tears Hole In Glen Rock Resident's Roof: Police A con man contractor was charged by Glen Rock police after he and an accomplice ripped a hole in a resident’s roof, authorities said. Jimmy Jones, 42, and his partner knocked on the victim’s door, unsolicited, claiming to be contractors who could tend to what appeared to be necessary roof repairs, Police Chief Dean Ackermann said. The victim reviewed a handout, agreed to an estimate and then went inside, the chief said. Moments later, the resident heard banging on the roof and hustled outside to find the two on the roof, which suddenly had a hole in it, Ackermann said. The resident demand…
SEXTORTION: Out-Of-State Fugitive Freed After NJ Senior Looking For Love Loses $20,000 SEXTORTION: Out-Of-State Fugitive Freed After NJ Senior Looking For Love Loses $20,000
Sextortion: Out-Of-State Fugitive Freed After NJ Senior Looking For Love Loses $20,000 A fugitive from Maryland charged with sextorting a New Jersey senior out of $20,000 online after getting him to take compromising selfies was immediately freed by a judge after surrendering to police. Posing as a woman, Ali H. Maman, 59, of Frederick, MD, communicated with an elderly Glen Rock resident through Instagram and WhatsApp, Police Chief Dean Ackermann said. The victim was convinced to share the risqué photos, then was contacted by someone else who demanded a $20,000 bank wire transfer in exchange for not posting them online, Ackermann said. The victim wired the money last July to…
Youngster Seized For Anti-Semitic Desk Graffiti, Internet Searches In Glen Rock Youngster Seized For Anti-Semitic Desk Graffiti, Internet Searches In Glen Rock
Youngster Seized For Anti-Semitic Desk Graffiti, Internet Searches In Glen Rock A student accused of marking a Glen Rock High School desk with anti-Semitic graffiti also conducted troubling online searches, authorities said. District officials “handled the matter by district policy,” Glen Rock Police Chief Dean Ackermann said. Borough detectives, meanwhile, have classified the matter as a bias incident, which will affect any delinquency complaints signed against the youngster. In addition to the 9th grade desk graffiti, “the student’s school computer internet search history had also been flagged by the administration due to antisemitic searches,” Ackermann said. Gle…
Accused Crew Member Wanted For Glen Rock Liquor Store Thefts Brought To NJ From Rockland Accused Crew Member Wanted For Glen Rock Liquor Store Thefts Brought To NJ From Rockland
Accused Crew Member Wanted For Glen Rock Liquor Store Thefts Brought To NJ From Rockland A fugitive member of an organized retail theft crew from more than 50 miles away was brought to New Jersey after being captured across the state line in Rockland, authorities said. How long she'll remain jailed in the Garden State is open to question, however. Clarkstown police nabbed repeat offender Shatoya L. Smith, 26, of the Orange County, NY town of Newburgh on a fugitive warrant, Glen Rock Police Chief Dean Ackermann said. She’d been held in the Rockland County Correctional Center in New City before being extradited to New Jersey early last week to be charged in connection with a ser…
Best Public High Schools In Bergen County Revealed In New Rankings Best Public High Schools In Bergen County Revealed In New Rankings
Best Public High Schools In Bergen County Revealed In New Rankings Bergen County is rife with top-rated schools. US News & World Report released its list of best high schools in the nation this week — and many of them are in Bergen County. ALSO SEE: Best High Schools: New Jersey Well-Represented In New National Rankings The rankings were determined by performance on state-required tests, graduation, and how well they prepare students for college. Bergen County Academies in Hackensack came in at No. 62 nationally and No. 4 in all of New Jersey. According to US News & World Report, here are the top-rated schools in the county: No. 15: Pasca…
Private Pics Cost Glen Rock 'Sextortion' Victim $20,000, Police Pursue Fugitive Cyberthief Private Pics Cost Glen Rock 'Sextortion' Victim $20,000, Police Pursue Fugitive Cyberthief
Private Pics Cost Glen Rock 'Sextortion' Victim $20,000, Police Pursue Fugitive Cyberthief An elderly lonely heart from Glen Rock was “sextorted” out of $20,000 after sending compromising photos to a scammer he thought was a woman -- and was about to hand over another 20 grand when his bank mercifully refused, authorities said. Online romance scammer Ali H. Maman, 59, of Frederick, MD (photo above), has so far eluded authorities, Glen Rock Police Chief Dean Ackermann said this week. Posing as a woman, Maman communicated with the Glen Rock senior through Instagram and WhatsApp, the chief said on Wednesday, April 10. The victim was convinced to share the risqué photos, then w…
SEEN THEM? Two Sought In Anti-Semitic Attack At Starbucks In Glen Rock SEEN THEM? Two Sought In Anti-Semitic Attack At Starbucks In Glen Rock
Seen Them? Two Sought In Anti-Semitic Attack At Starbucks In Glen Rock Two individuals who were in the area of an anti-Semitic attack on a Starbucks sign in Glen Rock were being sought by the police who turned to the public for help. At this point, both are being characterized as "potential witnesses" to the Feb. 19th bias-related vandalism at the Starbucks in the borough's Central Business District, Police Chief Dean Ackermann said. "It is our hope that these two may be able to assist us in our investigation," the chief said. Whoever defaced a sign with red paint at the coffee shop apparently were mimicking similar attacks that have occurred throughout the U…
GONE IN 120 SECONDS: Burglars Smash Way Into Glen Rock Pharmacy, Snatch Oxy, Sedatives GONE IN 120 SECONDS: Burglars Smash Way Into Glen Rock Pharmacy, Snatch Oxy, Sedatives
Gone IN 120 Seconds: Burglars Smash Way Into Glen Rock Pharmacy, Snatch Oxy, Sedatives Two burglars smashed their way into a Glen Rock drug store overnight and stole oxycodone and Promethazine, authorities said. The pair were wearing hoodies to conceal their faces when they shattered the glass back door of the Rock Ridge Pharmacy in the central business district at 3:10 a.m. last Tuesday, March 26, Glen Rock Police Chief Dean Ackermann said. They were in and out in two minutes, the chief said. The burglars “ransacked the pharmacist’s work area, forcing open locked drawers, gaining access to and removing narcotics,” Ackermann said. The incident was another in a series of bur…
Ex-Con Charged By FBI With Igniting Explosive Outside Passaic County ATM Ex-Con Charged By FBI With Igniting Explosive Outside Passaic County ATM
Ex-Con Charged By FBI With Igniting Explosive Outside Passaic County ATM A career criminal from Passaic County who's been busted dozens of times in North Jersey in just the past few years used an explosive device to damage an ATM, federal authorities charged. Nicolas Torres, 41, of Passaic, has amassed a lengthy rap sheet over much of his adult life, mostly involving business break-ins that local police and county prosecutors have dealt with. This time, though, the FBI's got him. Torres was captured on surveillance video igniting the device in front of the Chase Bank ATM on North 6th Street in Prospect Park in the early morning hours of July 5, 2022, U.S. Attor…
Glen Rock Councilwoman Facing Backlash After Sharing Controversial Meme To Instagram Glen Rock Councilwoman Facing Backlash After Sharing Controversial Meme To Instagram
Glen Rock Councilwoman Facing Backlash After Sharing Controversial Meme To Instagram A Glen Rock councilwoman is facing backlash after sharing a controversial meme to Instagram. Paula Gilligan last week shared the colorful meme that reads: "Easter eggs are aborted chicken babies that are painted in drag for small children to worship." Paula Gilligan is facing backlash after sharing a controversial meme to Instagram. Paula Gilligan Instagram Gilligan issued an apology on social media saying the meme "takes aim at the absurdity of personhood' laws." It has come to my attention that there are constituents in Glen Rock that have concerns with a meme on my personal…
Bomb Scare At Glen Rock Schools Traced To Franklin Lakes Boy, 13 Bomb Scare At Glen Rock Schools Traced To Franklin Lakes Boy, 13
Bomb Scare At Glen Rock Schools Traced To Franklin Lakes Boy, 13 A voicemail bomb threat left with the Glen Rock Board of Education was traced to a 13-year-old boy from Franklin Lakes, authorities said. The caller claimed there was a bomb in a school but didn’t say which one, Glen Rock Police Chief Dean Ackermann said. “The message, which appeared to be from a child, was more than 12 hours old when discovered, and staff had observed nothing suspicious at any of the borough’s schools,” the chief said. “At no time was there any evidence to support the idea that any school facility could have been compromised,” he added. Police Sgt. Greg Carter and Detec…
SCAM ALERT: Glen Rock Homeowner Loses $27,400 As Home Repair Con Men Prep For Spring SCAM ALERT: Glen Rock Homeowner Loses $27,400 As Home Repair Con Men Prep For Spring
Scam ALERT: Glen Rock Homeowner Loses $27,400 As Home Repair Con Men Prep For Spring A roof repair scam cost a Glen Rock resident $27,400, prompting the borough police chief to warn citizens against con men who come to the door. Two visiting scammers who claimed to be from Nassau County, on Long Island, offered to repair a partially damaged section of one victim’s roof for $3,400, Glen Rock Police Chief Dean Ackermann said. No sooner had they begun their work than they suddenly “discovered” that the damage was “more extensive than originally thought,” the chief said. They asked for an additional $24,000 and the resident subsequently wired them the money, he said. The…
Sprocket Scientists: Bicycle Thieves Chased Down, Caught By Glen Rock Police Sprocket Scientists: Bicycle Thieves Chased Down, Caught By Glen Rock Police
Sprocket Scientists: Bicycle Thieves Chased Down, Caught By Glen Rock Police Two adults and a juvenile from Paterson who’d just stolen a trio of bicycles from some Glen Rock teens were pursued through several backyards and over fences before a patrol officer and his sergeant nabbed all three. Friends of the victims flagged down Officer Andrew Magro on Harristown Road near Wilde Park and pointed him toward the three bandits, Police Chief Dean Ackermann said. The trio hopped off the stolen bikes and ran, with Magro close behind, the chief said. The officer and Sgt. Mike Trover took all three into custody at Iris Circle, he said. Arrested on theft charges were Romeo …
WANTED: Two More Accused Members Of Retail Theft Ring From Upstate NY ID'd By Glen Rock PD WANTED: Two More Accused Members Of Retail Theft Ring From Upstate NY ID'd By Glen Rock PD
Wanted: Two More Accused Members Of Retail Theft Ring From Upstate NY ID'd By Glen Rock PD Two more accused members of an organized New York State shoplifting ring from more than 50 miles away were identified by Glen Rock police. Newburgh residents Shatoya L. Smith, 26, and Carlan S. Newby, 23, both remain fugitives wanted in connected with thefts from the Bottle King on Prospect Street. The Orange County-based crew has hit businesses in Glen Rock and elsewhere in the region, Police Chief Dean Ackermann said. Three alleged members of the crew were arrested this past December and subsequently released under New Jersey’s bail reform law. Two of them, Latifah Smith and Adriane By…
RECOGNIZE THEM? Pair Photo'd In NYC Tied To Thefts Of BMWs From Glen Rock Driveway RECOGNIZE THEM? Pair Photo'd In NYC Tied To Thefts Of BMWs From Glen Rock Driveway
Recognize Them? Pair Photo'd In NYC Tied To Thefts Of BMWs From Glen Rock Driveway 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: Authorities have tied the theft of two BMWs from the same Glen Rock home to two men recorded on a parking garage surveillance camera on the other side of the Hudson River. The 2024 X5 and 2023 X1 were both swiped from the driveway of a Greenway Road residence after the thieves forced open a rear window and took the key fobs – which were hanging on hooks near the front door – as well as wallets just before dawn last Nov. 17, Glen Rock Police Chief Dean Ackermann said. Both vehicles were tracked on Route 20 heading towards Newark, the chief said. The thieves tried using the resident’…
Driver Seized After Sunday Morning Crash Splits Utility Pole In Ridgewood Driver Seized After Sunday Morning Crash Splits Utility Pole In Ridgewood
Driver Seized After Sunday Morning Crash Splits Utility Pole In Ridgewood A driver was taken after custody following a Sunday morning crash that snapped a utility pole in Ridgewood, causing scattered power and communications outages in the area. The uninjured driver was brought to Glen Rock police headquarters for a blood-alcohol test and then to village headquarters after the Acura RLX slammed into the pole on North Van Dien Avenue shortly before 8:30 a.m. March 3. A flatbed tow truck removed the sedan. PSE&G and Verizon were summoned to tend to the damaged pole and equipment. Members of Ridgewood Emergency Services assisted with traffic control. Boyd A. …
Crash Severely Injures Teen Son Of Local Councilwoman, BergenPAC Administrator (UPDATE) Crash Severely Injures Teen Son Of Local Councilwoman, BergenPAC Administrator (UPDATE)
Crash Severely Injures Teen Son Of Local Councilwoman, BergenPAC Administrator (Update) The teenage son of a Glen Rock councilwoman who's also a BergenPAC administrator remained hospitalized with severe injuries following a weekend car crash. Teddy Martin, 18, reportedly suffered a broken tibia and femur, as well as kidney and spleen lacerations, in the collision in Alexandria, NJ shortly before 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24. Martin was making a left from Whitehead Road onto Everittstown Road (Route 513) less than a mile from the Pittstown border when his Nissan collided with a Jeep, New Jersey State Police Trooper Troy McNair said. He was airlifted to a local hospital, the troope…
Glen Rock 18-Year-Old Airlifted In Hunterdon County Crash Glen Rock 18-Year-Old Airlifted In Hunterdon County Crash
Glen Rock 18-Year-Old Airlifted In Hunterdon County Crash Three people were injured in a two-car crash on County Road 513 in Hunterdon County on the evening of Saturday, Feb. 24, state police said. At 8:54 p.m., a Nissan traveling on Whitehead Road attempted to make a left onto County Road 513 and crashed into a Jeep SUV traveling southbound, Troy McNair, a spokesman for New Jersey State Police said. The collision caused the Jeep SUV to collide with a fence, McNair said. The driver of the Nissan, an 18-year-old Glen Rock resident, sustained serious injuries and was airlifted to an area hospital, McNair said. The driver of the Jeep, a 49-year-old F…
UPDATE: Three Cats Die In Fierce Fair Lawn House Fire UPDATE: Three Cats Die In Fierce Fair Lawn House Fire
Update: Three Cats Die In Fierce Fair Lawn House Fire UPDATE: Three cats died in a fierce fire that all but destroyed a Fair Lawn home, officials said. The feline trio were the only ones home when the three-alarm blaze ignited at the front of the nearly 100-year-old wood-frame house on 5th Street off Morlot Avenue shortly before 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24. Fair Lawn native Nick Cornwell and his wife, Ashley, also lost all of their belongings. “We encountered heavy fire upon our arrival," Fair Lawn Fire Department Assistant Chief Ralph Rinaldo said. "The members did a great job knocking the fire down using deck guns before entering the b…
Anti-Israel Stickers Were Posted At Starbucks Before Red-Paint Attack, Glen Rock Chief Says Anti-Israel Stickers Were Posted At Starbucks Before Red-Paint Attack, Glen Rock Chief Says
Anti-Israel Stickers Were Posted At Starbucks Before Red-Paint Attack, Glen Rock Chief Says UPDATE: Whoever defaced a sign with red paint at a Starbucks in Glen Rock was apparently mimicking similar attacks that have occurred throughout the U.S. and Canada since the Israel-Hamas war began last October, Police Chief Dean Ackermann said. Ackermann also said that stickers bearing hateful messages against Israel that were found with the overnight vandalism on Feb. 19 apparently had been attached sometime before then. "A closer examination of these stickers shows scratches and marks that may indicate they had been on the poles for a few days," the chief said. In an effort to narrow do…
UPDATE: Red Paint, Anti-Semitic Messages Deface Sign At Glen Rock Starbucks UPDATE: Red Paint, Anti-Semitic Messages Deface Sign At Glen Rock Starbucks
Update: Red Paint, Anti-Semitic Messages Deface Sign At Glen Rock Starbucks Authorities were searching for whoever defaced a sign at a Starbucks in Glen Rock overnight with red paint, graffiti and stickers with hateful messages against Israel. The manager of the shop in the borough's central business district called police shortly after 8 a.m. Monday, Feb. 19, Police Chief Dean Ackermann said. In addition to the paint, stickers were attached, one of which read: "FROM THE U.S. TO PALESTINE ABOLISH THE SETTLER STATE." "it is believed that the act occurred in the early morning hours prior to the opening of the store," the chief said. Ackermann said his department is…
WILD CHASE: Career Offender, 62, In Multi-Town Police Pursuit Caught After Blowing Two Tires WILD CHASE: Career Offender, 62, In Multi-Town Police Pursuit Caught After Blowing Two Tires
Wild Chase: Career Offender, 62, In Multi-Town Police Pursuit Caught After Blowing Two Tires A wild police pursuit through several Bergen County towns ended with the arrest of a 62-year-old former repeat offender from Fair Lawn who authorities said stole the car from Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. Daniel McKay at one point tried fleeing on two flat tires before the stolen sedan broke down and he was arrested on Franklin Turnpike in Allendale, witnesses said. Upper Saddle River Detective Capt. Edward Kane said the Valentine's Day pursuit began after McKay pulled over on Lake Street and asked officers out on another call for directions shortly before noon. One of the officer…
RECOGNIZE HIM? Glen Rock PD Seeks Help ID'ing Person Of Interest RECOGNIZE HIM? Glen Rock PD Seeks Help ID'ing Person Of Interest
Recognize HIM? Glen Rock PD Seeks Help ID'ing Person Of Interest Glen Rock police turned to the public for help identifying a key figure in an investigation. The man in the photos is considered a person of interest in connection with a theft and fraud, Glen Rock Police Chief Dean Ackermann said. “He was seen talking to an individual in a white sedan, possibly an older (around 2005) Acura TL in the Bunker Hill section of Paterson,” the chief said. 𝗔𝗡𝗬𝗢𝗡𝗘 who sees or can help identify the person in the photos is asked to immediately call Glen Rock Detective Sgt. James Calaski at (𝟮𝟬𝟭) 𝟲𝟳𝟬-𝟯𝟵𝟰𝟴 or email: 𝗷𝗰𝗮𝗹𝗮𝘀𝗸𝗶@𝗴𝗹𝗲𝗻𝗿𝗼𝗰𝗸𝗽𝗼𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗲.𝗰𝗼𝗺.  
Major Effort By Firefighters, Emergency Responders Follows Partial Hawthorne Building Collapse Major Effort By Firefighters, Emergency Responders Follows Partial Hawthorne Building Collapse
Major Effort By Firefighters, Emergency Responders Follows Partial Hawthorne Building Collapse Firefighters spent half a day in the cold and rain stabilizing a Hawthorne apartment building where a floor partially collapsed over the weekend. The rear wall and portions of the first floor collapsed into the basement of Building E at the Hawthorne Garden Apartments on Rock Road around 9 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, borough Fire Chief Joseph Speranza said. Firefighters and police immediately began evacuating the building and securing the utilities, the chief said. Nine residents and six pets remain temporarily displaced while borough officials determine the next steps. Overall, more than three…
How Accurate Were NWS' Snowfall Predictions In North Jersey? Let's Compare Maps How Accurate Were NWS' Snowfall Predictions In North Jersey? Let's Compare Maps
How Accurate Were NWS' Snowfall Predictions In North Jersey? Let's Compare Maps The National Weather Service has released an automated analysis of snowfall after the Saturday, Jan. 6 storm. Let's see how accurate the NWS' prediction models were compared to the model released after the storm. The weather service initially said nearly all of Sussex County and large portions of Morris and Warren counties would get a foot of snow.  Wanatage in Sussex County was expected to get the most snow. A foot of snow or more fell there, but the areas around it like Sussex, Hamburg and Branchburg, Blairstown and Hardwick saw something closer to 8 or 10 inches, the NWS analysis s…
One Caught, On Sought: Pair Wanted In Paterson Armed Robberies Pursued Through Fair Lawn One Caught, On Sought: Pair Wanted In Paterson Armed Robberies Pursued Through Fair Lawn
One Caught, On Sought: Pair Wanted In Paterson Armed Robberies Pursued Through Fair Lawn A police pursuit through Fair Lawn of two men wanted for a pair of armed robberies in Paterson ended, as Christmas Eve began, with one caught and the other sought. Authorities had been looking for a stolen Chevy Colorado pickup truck used in both holdups, including the robbery of a 7-Eleven on Ryerson Avenue around midnight on Friday, Dec. 22. Paterson Street Crime detectives spotted the pickup and pursued it into Fair Lawn around midnight Sunday. The pair bailed out near the intersection of Canger Place and Bellair Avenue. Citywide Towing collected the stolen pickup truck. Kyle Mazza…
Beginning Driver, 16, Rolls SUV In Glen Rock Pinball Crash Beginning Driver, 16, Rolls SUV In Glen Rock Pinball Crash
Beginning Driver, 16, Rolls SUV In Glen Rock Pinball Crash A 16-year-old driver with her learner’s permit was hospitalized after a pinball crash in Glen Rock flipped their SUV, authorities said. Her father told police she was out practicing with him when she made a right too wide off Maple Avenue and their Honda CR-V struck a vehicle stopped at the stop sign on Rodney Street shortly before noon Saturday, Dec. 16, Police Chief Dean Ackermann said. At that point, “she panicked, overcompensated, lost control of the vehicle, hit a tree and the vehicle rolled over,” the chief said the dad reported. He and the other driver were fine, but a Glen Rock EMS…
DWI Fair Lawn Woman's SUV Pinballs Off Pole Into Tree Outside Glen Rock Jewish Center: Police DWI Fair Lawn Woman's SUV Pinballs Off Pole Into Tree Outside Glen Rock Jewish Center: Police
DWI Fair Lawn Woman's SUV Pinballs Off Pole Into Tree Outside Glen Rock Jewish Center: Police A Fair Lawn driver was intoxicated when her SUV rammed a utility pole in front of the Glen Rock Jewish Center, then slammed into a tree on the other side of the street, authorities said. The Glen Rock Volunteer Ambulance Corps took Lyubov Korniyevska, 62, to The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood following the crash on Harristown Road near Berkeley Place shortly after 6 p.m. Dec. 4, Glen Rock Police Chief Dean Ackermann said. Her injuries weren’t considered life-threatening, the chief said. The 2022 Toyota RAV had to be towed from the scene. Korniyevska was alone and headed south when the SUV v…
Fugitive Tied To Retail Theft Ring Captured By Glen Rock PD Fugitive Tied To Retail Theft Ring Captured By Glen Rock PD
Fugitive Tied To Retail Theft Ring Captured By Glen Rock PD An investigation by Glen Rock police into an organized shoplifting ring led to the arrest of a fugitive from New York State, authorities said. Miata Mitchell, 26, of Poughkeepsie is part of a group that targeted various borough merchants, Police Chief Dean Ackermann said. Detective Sgt. James Calaski and Sgt. Greg Carter nabbed Mitchell in connection with a theft at Bottle King Liquors on Prospect Street shortly after 1 p.m. Aug. 7, the chief said. Mitchell was with a number of accomplices, he said. She was charged with shoplifting-related offenses, including being part of an organized re…