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Bridgewater Man Charged With Groping a Minor in Basking Ridge

July 14, 2018

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Bernards Township Police arrested a Bridgewater man and charged him with groping a teenage girl in Basking Ridge on Monday.

According to a police report, David Cutler, 65, was criminal sexual contact after a 13-year-old girl reported that she was groped in a parking lot on South Finley Avenue.

The defendant was charged with a fourth-degree crime. Anyone with more ...

Bedminster Woman Dies From Injuries After Being Struck by Car at Bridgewater Mall Parking Lot

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Bedminster woman has died from her injuries after being struck by a car in the parking lot of the Bridgewater Commons Mall on Monday.

Marion Kelley, 62, was struck by a vehicle while walking in Lot 4 near the Macy's merchandise pick up area at around 3:20 p.m. Monday.

The 2017 Mazda was driven by Chinmayi Parikh, 33, of Piscataway.

The crash is still being ...

Man Drowns in Apparent Accident at Duke Island Park Wednesday

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A 52-year-old New York man drowned in the Raritan River near Duke Island Park Wednesday in what appeared to be an accident, according to a release from Bridgewater Township Police.

Fermin Franco was pronounced dead shortly after midnight July 5 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Somerset.

According to police, at about 4:04 p.m. Wednesday, officers ...

Sparklers and Other Fireworks Now Legal in NJ Would be Banned on Bernards Public Lands Under Updated Law

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Sparklers and other limited novelty fireworks now legally sold throughout New Jersey would still be banned on any public property in Bernards Township, including parks, according to an update of an existing law that is being proposed by the Bernards Township Committee.

The law, which already bans explosives and the discharge of firearms on any public property within ...

Bernards Police Blotter: Alleged Thief Spotted Riding Stolen Bike

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township police reported Frank Pesola, 65, of Knollcroft Road in Bernards Township was arrested and charged with theft after he was allegedly spotted riding a bicycle that had earlier been stolen from Ridge High School.

The bike was reportedly stolen on June 8. According to the police report, the owner saw Pesola riding the bicycle and contacted township police.

Missing Bridgewater Girl Found Safe, According to Bridgewater Police

BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The 15-year-old girl missing from Bridgewater since Friday night has been found safe, according to a report from Bridgewater Township Police.

Samantha Canuel was reported missing around 9 p.m. Friday in the area of Chester Street.

She was found safe around 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

Longtime Bernards Police Officer Werner to Retire Friday, Will Take Final 'Walkout' From HQ

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township Patrol Officer Henry "Hank" Werner will step out of police headquarters for the traditional "walk-out" for retiring officers this Friday, June 29, wrapping up a long and varied career on the township police force.

Werner has been a police officer for 28 years, including 24 in Bernards Township, ...

Bernards Police Blotter: Motorcycle Theft, Vehicle Break-in Reported

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - A motorcycle was reportedly stolen from English Place in the Society Hill development sometime between the hours of 11:45 a.m. and 6:40 p.m. last Tuesday, June 12, Bernards Township police reported. 

The motorcycle taken was a 2016 silver Yamaha XCR, the police report said. The motorcycle was later recovered near the Society Hill retention pond. The ...

Bernards Officials Hear JCP&L Presentation on Handling Storms, Outages

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - JCP&L has improved both its communication with municipalities and customers, and also its response to outages, since Superstorm Sandy plunged the entire township into darkness in 2012 and left residents wondering what help, if any, was on the way from the power company, Bernards Township Mayor John Carpenter said after hearing a JCP&L presentation this past ...

2018 Roadwork Projects Continuing Next Week on Parkview, Beechwood, Other Roads

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Road construction that is part of the township's 2018 road Improvements program are scheduled to begin on Parkview Avenue and Franklin Drive on Monday, June 18, according to an announcement from Bernards Township. Crews will be working on storm sewer repairs.

Similar work on Brook Ridge Drive is not scheduled to take place until the week ...

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