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Bernards Police Issue Reminders For Discouraging Thieves After Burglary Last Week

January 31, 2017

BERNARDS TWP., A residence on Madisonville Road was burglarized last week, and township police are seeking public input for the yet unsolved case.

Township police said the reported burglary occurred some time between 12:15 to 4:15 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 23. Entry was forced through one of the home's doors, according to police.

A quantity of jewelry valued at approximately ...

Bridgewater Man Arrested on Weapons Charges Following Early Morning Standoff on Claire Drive

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Bridgewater man was arrested on weapons possession charges early Tuesday morning after a standoff with police outside his Claire Drive home following a report of a verbal and physical dispute with the other occupants of the house, according to a report from Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Nicholas J. Gargiulo, 20, was charged with second degree possession ...

Bernards Police Sgt. Who Risked Life to Save Two Officers Honored as Hometown Hero

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Police officers are trained to respond to emergencies - but sometimes, as Bernards Township Police Chief Brian Bobowicz pointed out, it's the type of training they never want to put into action in real life.

Neverthless, Bobowicz said township Sgt. Jon Burger did just that when he drove a police vehicle in the direction of an "active shooter" in nearby ...

Man Struck By Car on Route 22 Sunday Identified as Hampton Resident, Police Say

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The man killed after being struck by a car on Route 22 late Sunday has been identified as Jose L. Espiridion, of Hampton, according to a report from Bridgewater Township Police.

The 38-year-old was struck by a vehicle on Route 22 West, near North Gaston Avenue, at about 11:55 p.m. Sunday when he was standing in the center lane of travel.

According to police, ...

Bernards Township Police Investigating Vehicle Burglaries at The Hills Highlands Village Center

BASKING RIDGE - Two vehicles were broken into on Jan. 9 while parked at The Hills Highlands Village Center on Allen Road in The Hills section of the township, and purses containing cash and credit cards were stolen, the Bernards Township police department reported.

According to Police Lt. Detective Mark Leopold, a witness told police that a male dressed in all ...

Bernards Police Capt. Shimsky Promoted to New Deputy Chief Position

BERNARDS TWP. - Police Capt. Michael Shimsky, who also has been the township's Office of Emergency Management coordinator for a decade, was promoted on Tuesday to Deputy Chief of Police, a brand new position within the department.

The Bernards Township Committee approved the promotion at Tuesday night's meeting. Officials said that he is due to be sworn into the new position at 11 ...

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