BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township police are asking anyone with information to contact the department regarding damage to the Tobin Heath soccer field and nearby baseball field that left deep tire tracks in both municipally owned facilities at Pleasant Valley Park. Police said the criminal mischief was reported on Monday, Aug. 19.
Police said the deep tire impressions were in a "doughnut" circular formation and caused extensive damage on both fields.
"The amount of the damage is unknown at this time and it is believed that the vehicle used was a Jeep or some other large SUV type vehicle due to the tire impressions left at the scene," police said in this week's township police blotter.
Video footage being reviewed
Police will be reviewing video footage from the facility.
A Hardscrabble Road resident reported a possible theft to police on Friday, Aug. 23, after ordering a fuji-film camera from Amazon, only to find the camera was missing and when the perfectly sealed and undamaged box arrived.
All other contents such as the manual and accessories were accounted for, the police report said. It is unknown if the camera was taken or there was a packaging problem with the vendor.
The approximate cost of the camera was $976, according to police.
• Police said two Tucson Arizona residents landed in Somerset County Jail on numerous drug-related charges after a vehicle stop for an alleged equipment violation by the King George Exxon on King George Road on Aug. 21.
Edward A. Bejarano, 34, and a 29-year-old female, Naylea R. Gutierrez were arrested last Wednesday on numerous indictable charges, according to the police report.
Police said Officer Mulhall was stationary at the King George Exxon when he pulled over the vehicle and allegedly smelled the odor of raw marijuana coming from inside the vehicle, the report said.
Police said Gutierrez initially tried to quickly exit the vehicle and allegedly provided Officer Mulhall with a fake name claiming she had lost her identification. Bejarano was asked to step out of the vehicle to speak with Officer Mulhall, at which time he was allegedly found to be in possession of a loaded handgun.
Both Bejarano and Gutierrez were placed under arrest, the vehicle was impounded, and a search warrant was applied for and granted by a Superior Court Judge, according to the police report.
A search of the vehicle was conducted, and quantities of several controlled dangerous substances were located, the police report said.
According to police, Bejarano was charged with 2nd degree unlawful possession of a weapon, 2nd degree possession of a firearm during a controlled dangerous substance offense, 2nd degree conspiracy to distribute heroin, methamphetamine, prescription drugs, and possession of marijuana under 50 grams and drug paraphernalia, along with motor vehicle offenses.
Police said Gutierrez was charged with a 3rd degree charge of hindering apprehension, 2nd degree possession with intent to distribute heroin, 2nd degree possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, 2nd degree possession with intent to distribute oxycodone, 3rd degree possession of hydrocodone, possession of marijuana under 50 grams, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Both were lodged in Somerset County Jail, according to the police report.
• On 08/20/2019, shortly after midnight, 42-year-old male Christoph Brower of Newark, NJ was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana under 50 grams, and possession of suspected ecstasy, according to police.
Police said Officer Zolnierowski observed a 2006 silver Jeep with a NJ license plate travelling on Rt 78 east, which he pulled over because of an alleged moving violation and equipment violation.
The officer spoke to Brower, and allegedly smelled raw marijuana, the report said. The driver reportedly handed over two small bags of marijuana to the officer. A subsequent search of the vehicle produced two pills suspected to be the street drug referred to as ecstasy, according to police. Brower was processed and released.
• On Tuesday, Aug. 20, shortly before midnight, 26-year-old Carlos Pichardo, from Orwigsburg, Pa., was was arrested on charges for alleged possession of marijuana under 50 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. Officer Polizzi stopped a vehicle with a New York license plate travelling at approximately 91 m.p.h. in a 65-m.p.h. zone on I-287 North, according to the police report. Upon stopping the vehicle and speaking with the occupants, Officer Polizzi allegedly smelled the odor of both burnt and raw marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.
• On 08/26/26, at about 10 p.m., 55-year old, Javier Santillan, of Summit, was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence, according to police. Police said officers received a report of a pick up truck that allegedly was driving erratically in the area of South Finley Avenue, police said. Officer Polizzi observed a vehicle matching the description allegedly parked in the middle of the road on South Alward Avenue. Upon approaching the driver, who was Santillan, Officer Polizzi allegedly smelled a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage, the report said. Police said field sobriety tests were performed, and Santillan was placed under arrest processed and released in accordance to the law, according to the police report.