BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ A Hoboken resident who was a customer at the Olde Mill Inn in Basking Ridge told township police she accidentally left her pocketbook in one of the bathrooms at the establishment at about 9:45 p.m. on May 10, according to this week's Bernards Township police blotter.

Upon realizing her mistake, the woman returned to the bathroom and discovered that the pocketbook and all its contents were missing, township police said.

Following an incident reported on May 4 by a township resident who said he had been scammed by the promise of serving as a "secret shopper," police said they have been receiving an increased number of fraud reports.

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"Residents should be very skeptical of paying any amount to any individual or company by means of Google Play cards, Bit Coin transactions, and Itunes gift cards," the police report emphasized. 

Police also said a resident of Raritan was arrested at about 10:21 p.m. on May 11 and charged with two counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, and one count of drug paraphernalia. Township police said that the Raritan resident's vehicle was observed to allegedly have an equipment violation at the Martinsville Exxon. According to township police, Patrol Officer said Aboosamara stopped the vehicle on I-78 westbound and conducted a probable cause search of the vehicle prior to the arrest.