Police & Fire

November 15, 2018

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - As of Thursday night, Bernards Township schools were due to open two hours after their usual time on Friday morning, and road crews were still out clearing roads. Elementary schools were scheduled to stay open for a full day on Friday, with storm-delayed parent-teacher ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _Bernards Police are still investigating a Nov. 9 burglary that occurred at approximately 9 a.m. at a residence on Whitenack Road, when a thief or thieves apparently made entry through a rear door and took jewelry. The burglary in the 300 block of Whitenack Road, was the fourth ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ_ The Bernards Township Police Department is investigating a residential burglary in the 300 block of Whitenack Road, the fourth reported break-in at a township home since Oct. 2. Police said the latest incident -- the second reported burglary on Whitenack Road -- occurred at ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _  A spreading movement to urge residents to take responsibility for locking up their homes and belongings -- the #9PMRoutine -- is being encouraged by Bernards Township police as a way of helping to avoid more burglaries in the township. The Bernards Police department ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Township police reported that a Stewartsville man was arrested twice in one day on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, driving with a suspended license and, during his first encounter with his police, with alleged cocaine possession. Bernards Township Police reported ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Bernards Township police are investigating another reported burglary of an unoccupied house on Whitenack Road on Tuesday, Oct. 9, the second break-in reported at a township home within a week. This Thursday's reported burglary occurred at some time between 8 a.m. and 4:45 p.m.

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Bernards Township police are still seeking information on a reported Oct. 2 burglary at an unoccupied house on Cherry Lane. Police said the time frame for the burglary to have occurred was between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Members of the public with any information on the ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township police said they are investigating a reported burglary at an unoccupied Cherry Lane home on Tuesday, Oct. 2. The burglary is believed to have taken place on Tuesday at some time between 7:30 a.m. and 1:45 p.m., according to a post on the Bernards Township ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, N.J. - An armed, 28-year-old Bernardsville man surrendered to police Thursday after a standoff that lasted for 3 1/2 hours. , Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and Bernardsville Chief of Police Kevin Valentine announced that an approximately 3 ½ hour standoff ended ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ A retired Bernards Township police officer was hired by the Bernards Township Committee this week as the first special officer who will be assigned to handle security in township schools. Former Bernards police officer Dan Snyder, who retired from the township force in the ...

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WARREN, NJ - Three residential burglaries or attempted burglaries with forced entry were reported in Warren Township within the last week, Warren Township police said. Geiger Lane, Rockage Road, and Crown Drive residents  all reported home burglaries within the last week, Warren Township police ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Bernards Township officials have laid out a game plan for how residents can help prepare for a wide variety of future emergencies--including extreme weather, the spread of major illnesses, or manmade disasters--with some of the community's own experiences providing first-hand ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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