BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township police investigated another residential burglary on April 12 after a residence on Hartley Lane was apparently broken into between 7:15 to 9 p.m. that evening, according to this week's police blotter.

An undetermined amount of cash and jewelry were taken from the home, according to the police report. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Detective John Neiman at 908-204-3050.

Swastika painted on playground equipment

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Also on April 12, the police department began a criminal mischief investigation at Pleasant Valley Park after a swastika was found to be painted on a support rail on the playground at the municipal park off Valley Road.

The approximately seven-inch symbol was removed shortly thereafter, according to police. Anyone has any information is asked to contact Detective Albanese at 908-204-2585, ext. 202.

 On April 7 at 4 p.m., a North Carolina man, Andrew Mayes, 25, was arrested and charged with drug possession, according to police. Mayes was reportedly stopped by Ofc Zolnierowski near Interstate 78 for a question about registration, according to police. During the stop an unspecified quantity of marijuana allegedly was found along with drug paraphernalia, police said. Mayes was was charged and released pending a court appearance, according to police.

 On April 12, at 11:45 a.m., a Jersey City man was arrested on a charge of assault, township police said. Alberto Herrera-Vargas, 37, was arrested after an investigation by Ofc Mulhall allegedly indicated he allegedly had assaulted another male during an encounter on Valley Road. The victim sustained minor injuries, and Herrera-Vargas was charged with simple assault and released, police said.

On April 10, township police said they arrested a 32-year-old Basking Ridge man who was allegedly in violation of his parole, and charged him with burglary, hindering apprehension and criminal mischief, according to the police report. Brian Niziolek allegedly was found to be hiding in a garage of a residence on Harrison Brook Drive, police said. Police said Niziolek was charged and turned over to New Jersey State Probation.