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Car Stolen From Ridgewood Strikes Glen Rock High School

Mini Cooper stolen out of Ridgewood was left abandoned following a crash that scuffed a few bricks but otherwise left the building unscathed.

A car thief's joyride came to an abrupt end when the vehicle stolen from Ridgewood crashed into Glen Rock High School, according to borough police.

Glen Rock Police Cpt. Jonathan Miller said a 2005 Mini Cooper stolen from Ridgewood overnight had crashed into the building near the sports lobby of the high school sometime Saturday morning.

The car was reported stolen at 7:15 a.m. and later discovered by custodial staff at the high school, Miller said. The Mini Cooper's airbags had deployed following the accident. No driver was found.

"There was no damage to the building," Sandy Marinos, supervisor of buildings and grounds for the district, told Patch. "It did hit the back porch off the high school where the sports lobby was, but the car was so small it just hit the brick and left paint on the brick. It did more damage to the car than the building."

Village police are continuing the investigation, Miller said.

Alexis November 20, 2012 at 03:19 PM
To further add, the car was stolen out of the West Side Presbyterian Church parking lot. It's occupant had attended the Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra concert, then gone out for dinner afterward. Anyone with any information, please contact the Ridgewood Police Department. (So far, they have done a great job!)
J.C. Lee November 20, 2012 at 09:13 PM
Since you appear to have the "inside" information: What did the HS kids look like and how do you learn it was kids? Is there any video from the parking lot? Were there any witnesses? It is very hard to start a Mini-Cooper without a key so - Was the car locked? Were the keys in the car? If no, how did they get into the car? Seems like you know more then the cops do, so what are the answers and have you identified the "perp" yet?
Craig Hueneke November 21, 2012 at 01:23 PM
This could get ugly!!! The last thing we want is these kids "going to the mattresses".....Rumor has it that a bunch of GR kids are planning on stealing a school bus and crashing it into the bronze boy eating ice cream!! LMAO!!
YOSEMITE SAM December 01, 2012 at 11:15 AM
HOPE THIS WING NUT IS NOT A TEACHER; IF SO WILL PROBABLY GET OFF LIKE THE OTHER WING NUT WHO ROBBED WHOLE FOODS A LOT OF DRAMA IN THE SNOOTY VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD...........
Ridgewood Mom December 01, 2012 at 11:20 PM
Maybe the thief was from snooty 'ol Concord.

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