BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township police said this week that a resident of Newark reported that their unlocked motor vehicle had been robbed of $68 on Sept. 30 while parked at 188 Mount Airy Road in Basking Ridge.
Police said that the burglary had been reported at almost 3 p.m. last Monday, although the theft apparently had taken place some time that day between 9:30 a.m. and about 10 a.m.
After returning to their vehicle on Monday morning, the victim told police that they noticed the car had been rummaged through, and $68 in cash taken, according to the police report. Police said there are no suspects currently.
Township police also said that at about 2:40 p.m. on Wednesday, a patrol car responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident at the Martinsville Exxon at 545 Martinsville Road, and found during an investigation that the driver, Joseph Cecere, of New Providence, had reportedly been attempting to park his own vehicle when he struck an unoccupied parked vehicle next to him.
Police Sgt. Little had Cecere perform the standard field sobriety test at the scene, where he concluded that Cecere was allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, the police report said. At police headquarters, Cecere provided breath samples which allegedly resulted in a reading which was four times the legal limit, according to police. He was charged accordingly and released, police said.
Police also reported that Eric Jones, 38, of Ottsville, Pa., and a 43- year-old female, Jennifer Johanson also of Ottsville, Pa. were arrested on charges of possession of heroin on Sept. 27 at about 4 p.m. after they were pulled over on Interstate 78 westbound.
The pair were traveling on the highway when Township officer John Mulhall allegedly observed their 2010 blue Hyundai failing to maintain the lane they were travelling in.
During the motor vehicle stop, Jones allegedly confessed to purchasing heroin for personal use, according to police. Johanson later allegedly admitted to having heroin in her crotch area and subsequently retrieved several heroin folds and reportedly turned them over to the officers on the scene, according to the police report. Both Jones and Johanson were transported to police headquarters and released, according to the police report.
Police also said that at 11:36 p.m. on Sept. 27, 26-year-old Tamika Daly of Orange, NJ was arrested on a charge of possessing under 50 grams of marijuana under 50 grams. Patrol Officer Nicholas Dante observed a black 2011 Hyundai parked and blocking multiple parking spaces at the closed Exxon gas station located on King George Road, according to the police report.
Upon approaching the vehicle and speaking with the occupants, Dante allebedly smelled the odor of raw marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. A search of the vehicle was conducted and under 50 grams of marijuana allegedly was found inside the vehicle, police said. Daly allegedly told police the marijuana was hers, was charged and released, according to police.