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Bernards Police Blotter: Mailbox Burglarized at Hills Post Office; DWI Arrests

September 11, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Basking Ridge Post Office reported on Tuesday, Sept. 4, that one of its mailboxes had been burglarized sometime during the Labor Day weekend, Bernards Township police reported.

The mailbox, located outdoors at The Highlands Village Center off Allen Road, had been pried open and its contents were stolen, according to police.

Township police ...

Upcoming Road Work in Bernards Dependent Upon Weather

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Whether construction work on the 2018 Road Improvements projects throughout Bernards will continue as planned on Monday, Sept. 10, and into this week, depends on the weather, the township said.  

Work planned on multiple roads as heavy rains head north

Road crews are hoping to continue working on the installation of new ...

Retired Police Officer Appointed School Safety Director, Plan to Hire School Safety Officers Approved by BOE

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Recently retired Bernards Township police officer Hank Werner was appointed to the newly created job of director of school and campus safety by the Bernards Township Board of Education on Monday night, Aug. 27.

Werner, who worked 24 years as a patrol officer on the local police force, will oversee all aspects of school security, fill a ...

Hansom Drive, Washington Ave. Closing This Week; Other Road Work Also Continues

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - With a deadline of finishing the project before township schools open on Sept. 6, Hansom Road is due to be closed to through traffic for pavement milling operations from approximately 7 a.m. or 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 29. The road was closed off on Tuesday as the surface was removed, and is due for final paving on Thursday or Friday ...

Bernards Police Blotter: Burglary on Berta Place; Arrests on Various Charges

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _  Sometime over a long weekend, between Thursday, Aug. 16 and Sunday, Aug. 19, a home on Berta Place was burglarized, Bernards Township police reported in this week's police blotter.

Forced entry was apparently made into the home and several personal items were stolen, township police said. Anyone with any information is asked ...

Plainfield Man Arrested and Charged With Attempted Sexual Assault in Bridgewater, According to Prosecutor

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Plainfield man was arrested in connection with an attempted sexual assault in Washington Valley Park, off Miller Lane, according to a report from the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office Saturday.

Elvin Martinez, 18, was charged with third degree criminal sexual contact, third degree criminal restraint, fourth degree criminal coercion and simple assault in the Aug. 16 ...

80 Cars Hit Again in Manville; 130 Tires Punctured at Curbside

MANVILLE, N.J. – For the third time in as many months, homeowners in the northwest section of town woke up Wednesday morning to a crime spree that targeted 80 automobiles parked on the street, with 130 tires punctured.

The victims live in an area bounded by North 3rd Avenue and North 13th Avenue, between Knopf Street and Dukes Parkway.

The vandalism occurred between midnight and ...

Bernards OKs Joint Agreement for Special School Security Officers; School Board Set to Vote Aug. 27

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township Committee has pledged to hire and equip the school district's first specially trained school security officers, to be stationed at Ridge High School, while the Board of Education is expected to vote on Aug. 27 whether to pick up the salaries of the the part-time officers.

The Township Committee was first to approve the agreement between the ...

Bernards Police Blotter: Outstanding Warrants Charge, Drug Possession Arrests

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township police released this week's police blotter, including the arrests of four out-of-towners for alleged drug possession and outstanding warrants.

• On Aug. 15, Kaheem Lakins of Maplewood was arrested on charges of hindering apprehension and outstanding warrants after the 42-year-old man was stopped by Ofc.

Somerville Man, Two Sons, Fourth Suspect Charged With Kidnapping

SOMERVILLE., NJ – A Somerville man and his two sons, plus a fourth suspect from Newark, have been charged with kidnapping and assaulting a 21-year-old Somerville resident.

Arrested and charged with First Degree Kidnapping and Third Degree Assault are David Alex Villegas, 22, of Davenport Street; David Andres Villegas, 42, of Davenport Street; Troy Warren, 28, of Clinton Avenue, ...

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