Woman Accused of Theft, Arrested When Husband Pulled Over

Ridgefield Park resident allegedly steals from Sparta service station, gets caught three days later when husband gets pulled over and arrested, police said.

A Ridgefield Park woman allegedly stole from a service station on Woodport Road, and was then charged three days later when her husband was pulled over during a motor vehicle stop, according to a report supplied by Sgt. John-Paul Beebe.

Dawn Organisciak, 40, was charged with theft of movable property, which is an indictable crime of the fourth degree, the report said.

Sparta Police first responded to the service station on Oct. 8 after the owner said he wasn't fully paid for repairing Organisciak's vehicle, the report said.

The owner told police Organisciak paid $400 in cash and the balance on her credit card, but stole the cash back when the owner wasn't looking and fled, according to the report.

Detectives had been actively searching for Organisciak with the assistance of the Ridgefield Park Police, until they found her when she was pulled over with her husband several days later, the report said.

According to the report, Officer C.J. Grauerholz pulled over a gray Nissan on Oct. 11 for following too closely.

When Grauerholz approached the car at the intersection of South Shore and Alpine Trail, the driver identified himself as Chester Organisciak, 40, of Ridgefield Park, the report said.

Grauerholz discovered Chester Organisciak's wife was Dawn, and then Det. Keith Hannam arrived at the scene and took Dawn Organisciak down to police headquarters to question her about the missing money, the report said.

After she was interviewed, Dawn Organisciak was charged with theft of movable property, and was then processed and released several hours later on her own recognizance, according to the report.

Her husband was arrested at the scene when cops learned his driver's license was suspended, according to the report.

The report said Chester Organisciak was transported to police headquarters for processing, and was later charged with driving while suspended, failure to have liability insurance on a motor vehicle, failture to notify DMV of a change of address, and following too close.

Chester Organisciak was later released on his own recognizance, and his vehicle was impounded, the report said.


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