Police & Fire

June 10, 2021

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — The Bernardsville Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer and Special Law Enforcement Officer II until June 28, 2021.  All Police Officer Applicants (Regular and SLEO II) must return the General Employment Application, a ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Two suspects face attempted murder charges in connection with an early-morning shooting in a neighborhood May 23. Miguel Hernandez, 37, a resident of Division Street, Somerville, and Ronnie Lyles, 51, of Hudson Street, Phillipsburg, Both are charged with two counts of 1st degree ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — The Somerset Hills School District and The Bernardsville Police Department have been working together over the past month to mitigate what they deem to be unsafe practices in the area of the school during drop-off and pick-up times. One of the largest safety concerns is ...

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NEW JERSEY — Sgt. AlTerek Patterson, the Bedminster Police Officer who died after a bout with COVID-19 last year, was one of the fallen officers remembered in a tribute last week. The New Jersey Police Chiefs Foundation honored the lives and paid tribute to the service of its fallen officers ...

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PEAPACK and GLADSTONE, NJ — The Far-Hills-Bedminster Fire Department was dispatched Monday morning as mutual aid into Peapack for a motor vehicle accident involving a dump truck. Responding units were Engine 29-1, Rescue 29 and Engine 29-2. More than 10 members along with AC 29 responded and ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ — The township on Monday night appointed Paul J. Healy as a new volunteer member of the Far Hills-Bedminster Fire Department. After receiving and examining Healy's application for the position, Fire Chief Matt Draheim approved the application and recommended to the Township ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ — The Township Committee last week passed an ordinance approving the purchase of body cameras for the Bedminster Police Department. The ordinance calls for $108,000 to be appropriated from the Capital Improvement Fund to buy mobile video recorders, body cameras and data storage ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — Police are investigating the theft of a silver 2020 Lincoln Corsair from a residence on Mine Brook Road. At 7:45 a.m. on Thursday, according to Bernardsville police, a resident of Mine Brook Road reported that the car, valued at approximately $43,000, had been stolen while it ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — A traffic stop in the borough led to the arrest of an Ocean County woman by Bernardsville Police. Jamie Polanco, 32, of Toms River was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine while under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of drug ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — A Bernardsville man who allegedly sent inappropriate photos of himself to a minor has been arrested. Bernardsville Borough Chief of Police Kevin Valentine announced the arrest of Sammy C. Gonzalez, 28, of Bernardsville. It is alleged that on April 11, Gonzalez sent ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — A late-model BMW was stolen from the driveway of a borough residence over the weekend. According to Bernardsville police, on Saturday, April 24 at 8:50 a.m., a resident of Fox Hollow Trail reported to the Police Department that a black 2017 BMW X1 valued at approximately ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — The Bernardsville Police Department will be participating in the National Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 24 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m . The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide "a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription ...

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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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BEDMINSTER, NJ — The Bedminster Township Committee passed a resolution earlier this week promoting Officer Thomas J. Polito to the rank of sergeant in the Bedminster Police Department. A 25-year veteran of the force, Polito was sworn in by Mayor Larry Jacobs at Monday night's Township Committee ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — The Borough Council last week introduced an ordinance that would require residents to register alarm systems with the borough. The types of systems affected would be burglar and fire alarms that directly alert police upon activation.  Bernardsville Police Chief Kevin ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — A Morristown man has been arrested and charged with forgery and theft by deception in connection with several cases in Bernardsville. Bernardsville Police Chief Kevin Valentine announced the arrest of Fabian Medina, 53, as the result of a seven-month investigation. The ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ — Former Bedminster Chief of Police Gary H. Cummings died earlier this month, the police department announced in a post on its Facebook page late Monday. Cummings served as the township's police chief for 25 years before retiring in 2002. "It is with sadness that the Bedminster ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ — Officer Thomas Finnerty Jr. worked his final shift Wednesday after 35 years on the Bedminster Police Force.  Finnerty was appointed on Feb. 18, 1986 and attended the 27th Basic Municipal Police Class at the Morris County Police Academy. He was recognized as “Officer of the Year” ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ — Bedminster Township has set up a special account to accept donations of cash or checks on behalf of the victims of last weekend's fire on Larkspur Court.   Gift cards are also being accepted. (Amazon, food stores, Visa, etc.) Checks can be made out to Bedminster Township with a ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - Bernardsville Police Chief Kevin Valentine recently announced that two official police chaplains will be joining the ranks of the Bernardsville Police Department. At the Borough Council Meeting held on Monday, January 25, Rev. Beth Sciaino of St. Bernards Church and Pastor ...

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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 section of The Hills living community Saturday morning. According to Bedminster Mayor Larry Jacobs, inspectors were on the scene during the day ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — The Bernardsville Police Department has partnered with the Matheny School and Hospital in Peapack in support of the “Brave Bag” Project, Bernardsville Police Chief Kevin Valentine announced this week. Officers recently met via Zoom with residents and staff at Matheny to ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — The Bernardsville Police Department is investigating the theft of a new vehicle from a local car dealership. On Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 3:55 p.m., an employee of Paul Miller Volkswagen located at 118 Morristown Road reported that a red 2021 Volkswagen GTI valued at approximately ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — The Bernardsville Department of Public Works will be conducting snow removal operations in the business district overnight Thursday into Friday between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. The area covered will incude the train station, Mine Brook Road, Olcott Square, Morristown Road and the ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — For a snowstorm that may have dumped in excess of 20 inches on the borough over a 36-hour period, Bernardsville withstood Mother Nature's best punch with admirable composure. The borough made it through the massive Nor 'easter without any major incidents or disruptions, ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — After a snowstorm that could dump 20 inches or more on the Somerset Hills region, snow removal will be paramount for residents. Bernardsville police are reminding borough residents of the rules for plowing and shoveling. Property owners should advise their contractors ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ - With updated forecasts calling for the possibility of up to 20 inches of snow in the Somerset Hills region, Bedminster residents are being reminded by police to get their vehicles off the road and not park in the street. The Bedminster Police Department issued this reminder on ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - With a winter storm warning and a State of Emergency in effect, Bernardsville residents must make sure their vehicles are off the streets. The Bernardsville Police Department issued this statement on its Facebook page: Due to the impending winter storm parking regulations ...

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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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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — The Bernardsville Police Department has become aware of scam phone calls from various groups who claim to be police organizations requesting donations for police equipment.  In a statement on its Facebook page, the department posted, "The Bernardsville Police Department is ...

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