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Police Investigating Reported Assault on 68-year-old Bernards Man

November 11, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Bernards Township police are investigating the reported assault of a 68-year-old township man that occurred while the victim said he was walking his dog near his house during the early morning hours of Saturday, Nov. 10.

Police responded to the area of Vail Terrace, located off Lake Road and Kinnan Way, at approximately 5 a.m. on Saturday to foll up on ...

Son Charged with Killing Mother; Body Discovered Inside Home They Shared

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – A 60-year-old Franklin Township man has been charged with murdering his 82-year-old mother, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Dalton Chiscolm Jr., of Haverhill Place, Somerset has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his mother, Roberta Ann Taylor, 82, with whom the suspect lived, Robertson said.

Robertson provided ...

Road Work Could Close Wellington Drive on Monday, North Maple Overnight Till Saturday AM

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Weather dependent, Wellington Drive will be closed for paving from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5, the township has announced.

All on-street parking is prohibited on Wellington Drive, the township said. The road will be closed and access restricted. However, access will be provided for school buses after 2 p.m. 

Residents on ...

Bernards Police Blotter: Cars Burglarized, Criminal Mischief, House Broken Into, Heroin Arrests

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Bernards Township police said six vehicles were burglarized in a parking lot off South Maple Avenue at approximately 5 p.m. last Friday, Oct. 26.

Anyone with any possible information on the burglaries, which took place near Ridge High School during an athletic event, is asked to directly contact Police Detective Mark Neri at 908-204-3051.

Township police ...

Hillsborough Man Charged in Multiple Bank Robberies

SOMERVILLE, NJ – A 52-year-old Hillsborough man has been charged with at least three bank robberies in central New Jersey over the past month, and may face additional charges as a police investigation continues in adjoining counties and Pennsylvania.

Mark Elbaum, a resident of Merritt Drive, has been charged in the Oct. 1 robbery of the Financial Resources Feral Credit ...

Sewer Project Due to Close One Lane of North Maple Ave. Overnight; Other Roads Closed Thursday for Paving

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ A sanitary sewer line jetting project is scheduled to close one lane of traffic along North Maple Avenue in the northern part of the township overnight on Friday Oct. 26, the township announced.

Work is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m., the township announcement said.

The project is not expected to disrupt sewer service, according to the township. However, motorists ...

Police Investigating Robbery at Peapack-Gladstone Bank in Bridgewater, Seeking Suspect

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Somerset County Prosecutor Michael Robertson, and the Bridgewater Township Police Department are investigating a bank robbery that occurred at the Peapack-Gladstone Bank, on East Main Street Oct. 23.

According to Robertson, at about 12:10 p.m. Oct. 23, the police department received a call that a robbery had occurred at the bank. It was reported, he said, that a man entered ...

Road Closures, Stormwater Improvements as Bernards Road Update Program Continues

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ As the busy Bernards Township 2018 road improvements program continues, Chaucer Court, Crest Drive, and Sun Road Way are expected to be closed to through traffic for pavement milling operations from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 22, the township has announced. 

Driveway access along those roads may be restricted at times, according to the ...

Police Vow Crackdown on Underage Drinking at Far Hills Race Meeting

FAR HILLS, NJ – State, Somerset County and local law enforcement agencies plan a coordinated crackdown on underage drinking at Saturday's Far Hills Race Meeting.

Police will conduct identification checks of underage individuals suspected of drinking alcoholic beverages on the race grounds. Those individuals that are identified as underage will be taken into custody, charged and ...

Third Burglary of Unoccupied Bernards Twp. Home Reported Over Weekend

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township Police have reported that a third burglary of an unoccupied township home took place sometime between 6:45 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13 and at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14.

The burglary occurred at a home on Beacon Crest Road, police reported on Facebook.

Since October began, this is third reported burglary of a township home that was unoccupied ...

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