Police & Fire

May 9, 2021

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ This Tuesday, the Bernards Township Committee is scheduled to vote on whether to hire a new patrol officer to fill a vacancy in the Bernards Township police department. The new officer, Kendall Bohannon has been recommended by Police Chief Michael Shimsky and other township ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Although COVID-19 will again prevent this year's Memorial Day parade in Bernards Township, a brief Memorial Day ceremony is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on Monday, May 31. The Memorial Day event is being hosted by the Liberty Corner Fire Company. The event is scheduled to be held ...

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LIBERTY CORNER, NJ — The Liberty Corner Fire Company will host a new fundraiser featuring two local food truck vendors this Saturday, April 17, from 3 to 8 p.m.  The food trucks, Cas’ Pierogi and Kielbasa and Summer Daze Catering, both are owned by Bernards Township residents. Food can be ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Bridgewater resident has been indicted on second degree reckless vehicular homicide and other charges stemming from a fatal motor vehicle collision on Old York Road in Raritan in September 2020. Kevin D. Betyeman, 56, was indicted Wednesday on charges of second degree ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ — New Jersey American Water has begun replacing approximately 2,140 feet of aging water main in Bernards Township this week. The company will upgrade the aging 8-inch cast iron water lines, installed in the 1930s, with new, 16-inch ductile iron main along Valley Road from ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A criminal complaint was filed Monday against a Bridgewater man in connection with a fatal motor vehicle collision on Old York Road in Raritan Borough in September 2020. Kevin D. Betyeman, 56, of Maple Street, was previously charged with motor vehicle summonses for driving ...

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WARREN, NJ - Take it easy on the roads.  A jack-knifed tractor trailer is slowing traffic on I-78 westbound just west  of Exit 40 - CR 531 in Warren Monday. The right lane and shoulder are closed. And reports of cars sliding off the road on Mountain Avenue and elsewhere in the Watchung Hills are ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – Some positive news on the weather for a change.  The coastal storm forecast for tonight into tomorrow has moved much closer to the coast, and further inland.  This has allowed both warmer temperatures to influence, and dry sections to begin to infiltrate the storm.  This has ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ -- At least 12 units sustained damage, including two that were completely destroyed, and one pet perished in a fire in the Village Green community Saturday morning. According to Bedminster Mayor Larry Jacobs, inspectors were on the scene during the day Saturday to assess when the ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township Fire Prevention Bureau on Thursday issued a reminder to all township residents to remove snow and ice around any nearby fire hydrants along their property. "When seconds count, having a fire hydrant shoveled out ahead of time can make a difference to ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township school district already has announced that another all-virtual but shortened school day will be held on Tuesday for all township students, as snowy weather continues and the clean-up from Monday's blizzard is far from finished. that township school ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ – The National Weather Service is predicting another 3 to 5 inches of snow on Monday overnight into Tuesday, on top of the heavy snow and whipping winds that blasted the Basking Ridge area on Monday during the day. About another inch or so of snow is predicted for the area on ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ — The members of Liberty Corner Fire Company have announced the officers for 2021. The elected officers include Carl Blanchard as chief, Rich Vindici as deputy chief, and Ken White as assistant chief. Additionally, Gerald Modugno was named president, and Ron DePasquale ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ — A woman seeking a pain-killing drug threatened a pharmacist and made off with several hundred pills Monday afternoon at the Riverwalk Pharmacy at 665 Martinsville Road. According to Bernards Township police, at approximately 2:23 p.m. Monday, police responded to the ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ A four-year contract with local police that dates back to the beginning of 2020 was approved by the Bernards Township Committee at its last meeting of the year, following lengthy negotiations and input from a state mediator. PBA Local 357 has also approved the pact, which ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ — Several businesses at the Riverwalk Mall were burglarized on Tuesday, township police reported. According to Bernards Township police, at approximately 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, several local businesses, specifically O’Bagel, Soup Shoppe and Super Cuts located at the Riverwalk ...

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RARITAN, NJ - A Raritan man was arrested on weapons charges after police and SWAT responded to a report of a man firing a gun inside a home on Dec. 12, according to a report Friday from the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office. Stephen E. McManus, 74, was charged with second degree possession of ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Police are seeking help in finding a missing 14-year-old female who was last seen on Woodlawn Avenue at 2 p.m. Thursday. According to a Nixle alert from police, the missing child is Jisu Shin. Police said she is Asian, 5'3" and 110 pounds. Police said ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Township Committee and Bernards Township's police union both have approved a memorandum of agreement to work toward a final version of a four-year contract that would be retroactive to Jan. 1, 2020, according to township officials and police officers. The Township ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Even COVID-19 couldn't quench the holiday spirit in Basking Ridge in 2020, with the downtown area full of activity on Saturday morning as the Basking Ridge Fire Co. put up this year's holiday tree on the town green. A few hours later, residents were invited to join in a ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ An annual holiday tradition _ the set-up and the lighting of the Christmas tree in downtown Basking Ridge _ will go "virtual" this year at a ceremony planned for this Saturday, Nov. 28. As in previous years, the Basking Ridge Volunteer Fire Co. is planning to put up the tree ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- Liberty Corner Fire Department is hosting their Annual Spaghetti Dinner this Saturday, Nov. 21 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.   In 2020 fashion, this year, the event is ‘’take out only’’ due to rising cases of COVID-19.  “Treat yourself to a night off from cooking and help ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township police reported this week that two Virginia men stopped for a motor vehicle violation on Route 78 allegedly were carrying approximately five pounds of raw marijuana as well as THC vape pens. The two men, Michael Patrick Alicea, 26, and Brandon ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township and Bernardsville began sharing a fire prevention bureau this month, after both municipalities approved the arrangement, which is due to last through the rest of the year but may continue longer, according to Bernards officials. The Bernards Township ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township police said more than $20,000 worth of jewelry and cash was taken from a Chelsea Court home on Oct. 16, after one or more thieves gained access to the residence through a second floor window that apparently was not connected to a motion detector and alarm ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The arrests of 12 alleged child predators in “Operation Spotlight," including a Warren Township man, were announced on Tuesday by Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, U.S. Attorney/District of New Jersey Craig Carpenito, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ It isn't the first time, but Bernards Township police again are reminding residents to lock their vehicles to prevent thefts and also break-ins in which items kept inside cars are stolen. Police said that Bernards Township and surrounding areas have observed an increase in ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Tuesday night's agenda for the Bernards Township Committee meeting includes actions to strengthen cyber security for the township's online operations _ which had crashed in May as a result of an apparent cyber-attack. The meeting scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. on Oct. 27 ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ — The theft of political campaign signs continues to occur with less than a month to go until Election Day. Two separate residents of Bullion Road reported the theft of Biden for President signs on Saturday, Oct. 10, according to Bernards Township police. A resident of ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township police this week released a report of a home and vehicle burglaries, as well as a continuation of thefts and vandalism against political signs. _ On Sept. 14, a resident of the 40 block of Dryden Road reported they had discovered their home had been ...

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