PEAPACK AND GLADSTONE NJ - Peapack and Gladstone Incidents- Week of 5/1/17-5/7/17

Monday 5/1/17 11:02 AM - Police reported the arrest of a Gladstone man for multiple criminal and traffic warrants. The 27 year old male was arrested for a “No-Bail” warrant out of the Somerset County Superior Court. He was found in the Municipal Building and was placed under arrest. He became disorderly, shouted profanities, and threatened officers throughout processing. The man was transported to the Somerset County Jail where he was lodged until his Court date.

Monday 5/1/17 1:57 PM - Officers responded to residential facility along with the Peapack-Gladstone First Aid Squad for a report of a juvenile experiencing psychological problems. It was reported that the juvenile had punched a wall and struck a staff member. Police spoke with the juvenile and were able to convince her to go willingly to RWJS- Barnabas Hospital for evaluation. The juvenile was transported by the Peapack-Gladstone First Aid Squad.

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Monday 5/1/17 6:16 PM - Police reported that a juvenile fell off his bicycle in the area of Main Street and Highland Avenue. The Peapack-Gladstone First Aid Squad located the victim and was treating him when officers arrived. The juvenile’s mother was contacted and responded. The boy’s mother assumed care of him and transported him from the scene.

Monday 5/1/17 7:02 PM - Police, along with the Peapack-Gladstone First Aid Squad, responded to a Gladstone residence for a female experiencing chest pains. The female victim was transported to Morristown Medical Center for further evaluation by the PG First Aid Squad.

Monday 5/1/17 10:14 PM - Police reported that Cpl. Owen Duff located a bicycle parked on the sidewalk in front of the door to Peapack Fine Wines. As all the businesses in the area were closed, officers investigated further. A man, later identified as a 60 year old of Chester, approached officers and stated he was riding his bike to a hotel in Bridgewater. The man explained that he had been at the liquor store while it had been open for business and purchased beer. He said he was calling a cab for a ride to Bridgewater. Officers conducted a check of the individual for warrants prior to leaving the scene. A short time later Det. Paul Morris located empty cans that the man left behind at the scene.  He was issued a summons for Littering.

Tuesday 5/2/17 5:01 PM - Police were dispatched to Highland Avenue for a report of wires down in the roadway. Officers found a large tree limb in the roadway as well as utility wires and a snapped utility pole. The roadway was closed down until repairs were completed several hours later. 

Friday 5/5/17 2:08 PM - Police, along with the Peapack-Gladstone Fire Department, were dispatched to Matheny Medical and Dental Facility for a report of a wire down and possibly on fire. Officers located the wire behind the building. The area was blocked off until the PG Fire Department arrived on scene. It was determined that a power line had been rubbing against a tree and was beginning to spark. JCP&L arrived and addressed the problem.

Friday 5/5/17 8:39 PM - Police reported that along with the Peapack-Gladstone First Aid Squad, they responded to a residential facility along with the Peapack-Gladstone First Aid Squad for a report of a juvenile experiencing psychological problems. Staff reported that a juvenile had been attempted to injure herself. Officers assisted the PG First Aid Squad in transporting the juvenile to Morristown Medical Center for evaluation.

Saturday 5/6/17 11:56 AM - Police and the Peapack-Gladstone First Aid Squad were dispatched to a Peapack business for a report of a 24 year old male experiencing chest pains. The victim was being cared for my medical staff when officers arrived. The PG First Aid Squad responded and assumed patient care. The victim was transported to Morristown Medical Center by the PG First Aid Squad for further evaluation.

Sunday 5/7/17 4:22 PM - Police responded to the Delta gas station on Pottersville Rd for a report of a verbal dispute. Ofc. Adam Caruso was advised that an individual was getting gas when he became unhappy with the length of time it was taking for service. Workers claimed that the individual then drove off with the nozzle still in the gas tank of his vehicle. The driver told police that he forgot the nozzle was still in the tank when he pulled away. Both parties agreed to have the damage estimated and that the driver would pay for any damages.

During this past week, the Peapack and Gladstone Police Department responded to 5 Burglar Alarms, 1 Fire Alarm, 4 Animal Complaints, 4 Suspicious Person Complaints, 3 Motor Vehicle Related Complaints, 1 Report for Found Property, 2 Motor Vehicle Lockouts, 2 Disabled Motor Vehicles, 1 Service of a Restraining Order, and 1 Assist to a neighboring Police Department. 

EDITOR'S NOTE:  The Borough of Peapack and Gladstone publishes the police blotter on a weekly basis.  It is re-published verbatim by TAP into Somerset Hills.  It has not been altered in any way.  Any charges reported in the police blotter are just that, charges.  Anyone who is charged with a motor vehicle offense or a criminal offense is presumed innocent until the charges are proven beyond a reasonable doubt in a court.