Police Blotter

Bedminster Police Blotter: PD Arrests Deadbeat Parent for Alleged $15K Arrearage


BEDMINSTER NJ - This is the Bedminster Township Police Blotter for the week of  January 23-29, 2017. 

Warrant Arrest
January 24th
At 0630hrs, Bedminster Police responded to Annandale to meet New Jersey State Police who had a subject in custody for a Bedminster warrant. Stephen Bortnyk, age 35 of Whitehouse Station was arrested on a FTA warrant out of Bedminster for $500.00. Bortnyk was lodged in Somerset County Jail in lieu of bail.

Warrant Arrest
January 25th
At approximately 2151hrs, Bedminster Police responded to Mercer County Jail to take over custody of a subject who had a warrant out of Bedminster. Stephanie Scharko, age 46 of Hightstown was arrested on a contempt of court warrant out of Bedminster for $621.00. Scharko was lodged in Somerset County Jail in lieu of bail.

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Warrant Arrest
January 26th
At approximately 1500hrs, Bedminster Police responded to Montvale Police to take over custody of a subject who had a traffic warrant out of Bedminster. Walter Stevenson, age 39 of Dover was arrested on a Bedminster warrant for $852.00. Stevenson was lodged in Somerset County Jail in lieu of bail.

January 27th
At 1505hrs, Bedminster Police responded to a residence on Larger Cross Road for a reported theft. Upon arrival the officer spoke with the homeowner who advised she ordered some decorative items off of E-Bay that were reported to be delivered at 1430hrs on January 26th via an e-mail notification. Upon arrival home the packages were missing.

Warrant Arrest
January 28th
At approximately 0054hrs, while traveling on Rt. 287 approaching exit 22, Bedminster Police observed a red Dodge van with no rear license plate lights. The motor vehicle stop was initiated at Rt. 287 southbound just after mile marker 22. Subsequent to the investigation, Anthony Kinion, age 51 of Easton, PA was arrested for a warrant out of Clifton for $55.00, a warrant out of Teaneck for $250.00 and two outstanding child support warrants totaling $15,006.63 out of Passaic County Sheriff’s Office. Kinion was turned over to Passaic and transported to Passaic County Jail.

Drug Paraphernalia
January 28th
At approximately 1823hrs, Bedminster Police responded to Cedar Court for a welfare check. Subsequent to the investigation, Mark Cekada, age 37 of Cedar Court was arrested for 2C:36-2 (possession of drug paraphernalia). Cekada was released pending his mandatory court date.

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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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