BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Highland Park resident was arrested March 15 on disorderly charges at the Somerset Regional Animal Shelter, according to a report from Bridgewater Township Police.

Bethanie Nieves, 24, was charged with defiant trespass, obstructing the administration of law, resisting arrest and simple assault.

Nieves was processed and released pending a municipal court appearance.

Police made other arrests for driving while intoxicated and more in mid-March.

  • Hans Ereksen, 57, of Pennsylvania, was arrested March 11 at about 11:21 p.m. for driving while intoxicated following a motor vehicle accident on Finderne Avenue. Ereksen was also found to have outstanding warrants from Readington and Plainfield. Ereksen was also issued summonses for reckless driving and driving with a suspended license. He was processed and turned over to Plainfield Police for their warrant.
  • According to police, an employee from Hamilton Primary School reported March 16 that between March 14 and March 15, a wooden gazebo and an exterior light mounted at the school were damaged.
  • Timothy Gauss, 55, of Somerville, was arrested March 15 for shoplifting after allegedly being found with $88 worth of merchandise from Sephora at the Bridgewater Commons Mall. Gauss was processed and released pending a municipal court appearance.