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Highland Park Woman Arrested on Disorderly Charges at Animal Shelter, Bridgewater Police Report

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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.
Editor's Note: This article relies on information provided by law enforcement officials and the subjects are presumed innocent. If notified of changes to the charges or their outcome, TAPinto.net will update this report.

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