Police & Fire

January 13, 2020

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The arrest of a Hillsborough woman on charges of possession of heroin was reported by police in a recent police blotter report. Township police also said a complaint made by a township resident that a friend had been "evasive" when asked to return a pair of borrowed ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ -- The Bernards Township police will host another Coffee With A Cop, with an open invitation to the community scheduled for 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Dewy Meadows Dunkin' coffee shop off King George Road. At least six officers in attendance for the event, ...

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GLADSTONE, NJ -- An NJ Transit train carrying no passengers derailed Thursday night in NJ Transit's rail yard. According to a report from NJ 101.5, the incident, which occurred at 7:30 p.m. and did not cause any injuries, has affected the Friday morning commute on the Morris & Essex ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township Committee took another step into its future at the Jan. 2 annual township reorganization meeting, with the swearing in of a new member, Janice Fields, and the appointment of James Baldassare, Jr. as township mayor for 2020. Baldassare has just wrapped up ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Three Chevy vehicles were destroyed in a structure fire that broke out at 180 Somerville Road the day following Thanksgiving, Bernards Township police reported in this week's police blotter. Police said that the homeowner reported to police on Nov. 29 that a fire inside ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- Snow has continued to fall at a moderate but steady rate throughout the afternoon in the township, but the roads have been mostly free of incidents, police said mid-afternoon. There was no call yet as of Monday evening on whether the continuing snow would impact school ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- Police are investigating the theft of a late-model luxury car from a residential street in the township this week. According to Bernards Township police, a 2018 grey Audi Q7 was stolen from a residence on Carlisle Road on Sunday evening, Nov. 17 between 6:50 p.m. and ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ "Santa On a Firetruck," a local holiday event and a major annual fundraiser for the all-volunteer Basking Ridge and Liberty Corner fire companies, is being planned for December. The delivery dates for Santa for both fire companies is set for Saturday, Dec. 21, when Santa will ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township police this week issued a report on the arrests of two township residents on charges of allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol. Police said that shortly after midnight on Nov. 13, a resident of Basking Ridge, NJ was stopped for an alleged motor ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- High winds overnight left trees down, power out and some roads impassable Friday morning in the township. According to Bernards Township Chief of Police Mike Shimsky, Archgate Road by Lyons Road was impassable Friday morning, and "a lot of tree and wires are ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township police reported two unlocked Audis were stolen from the driveways of township homes some time between 6 p.m. on Oct. 23 and at 5 a.m. on Oct. 24. Both vehicles were recovered later that day, police said. Police said that a resident of the 40 block of South ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ With an active 2019 municipal road reconstruction program continuing into the fall, the township has scheduled road reconstruction to continue next Monday, Oct. 21, on all of Radel Place and on Goltra Drive between Harrison Brook Drive and Lyons Road.  Absolutely no vehicular ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ _ The Liberty Corner Fire Co. and First Aid Squad reported on Monday night that LouAnn Jones, who had been a volunteer with the Liberty Corner First Aid Squad for 40 years, has passed away following a battle with cancer. "LouAnn spent 40 years volunteering her time to helping ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The First Responders Appreciation Night held this week at the Liberty Corner Firehouse brought together those who show up when residents or others find themselves in the middle of an emergency in the township _  and some thankful recipients of that care also attended. The ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township police said this week that a resident of Newark reported that their unlocked motor vehicle had been robbed of $68 on Sept. 30 while parked at 188 Mount Airy Road in Basking Ridge. Police said that the burglary had been reported at almost 3 p.m. last Monday, ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township police reported a possible house break-in and two reported thefts in the past week, including money and items taken from a local golfer's unlocked vehicle while he said he was out hitting balls at the township golf course, according to the latest police ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - A fiery car accident off the highway snarled traffic Monday morning around 10:20 a.m. on I-78 at Exit 33 eastbound.  TAPinto will update when more information becomes available.  

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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 ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ -- Three recent promotions in the Bernards Township police department moved up officers into top ranks to complete reorganization in the department following three new hires, a resignation, and the retirements of two top officers earlier this year. Moving up within the ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ A 74-year-old Allen Road resident apparently caught on to an attempt at fraud involving a gift cards that he was asked to buy as a birthday gift for a relative, and managed to cancel the cards before they were used by the fraudster, Bernards police reported in this week's police ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township Police Department will again present its local version of the National Night Out program starting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6 at the municipal complex at 1 Collyer Lane in Basking Ridge. National Night Out is a nationwide initiative that was ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ -- If all goes as planned, township residents or visitors who call for ambulance service on weekdays starting this fall will receive a response from a paid ambulance service. Both the all-volunteer Liberty Corner and Basking Ridge emergency squads will remain active, township ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ After the departure of three police officers in recent months, and the hiring of three replacement rookies last month, the township police force is promoting others to move up to fill the ranks. The agenda for Tuesday night's Bernards Township Committee, which is posted ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ A fire apparently ignited through spontaneous combustion last Saturday night at a home at 27 Knollcroft Road when a contractor who was refinishing floors reportedly left sawdust and chemicals in the same location on the driveway; the combination is blamed for setting off a chain ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- The heavy thunderstorms Wednesday evening caused scattered power outages and flooding in Bernards Township. According to Bernards Chief of Police Mike Shimsky, some moderate street flooding occurred during the storms that moved through the area between 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.

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