Police & Fire

July 23, 2021

BEDMINSTER, NJ — The Township Committee this week passed an ordinance appropriating $31,900 for the Police Department. The money appropriated from the Capital Improvement Fund will go toward the purchase of needed police equipment "This comes from our budget discussion," Bedminster Police ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ — Bedminster Mayor Larry Jacobs and members of the Bedminster Farmers Market Committee presented a check for $3,000 on July 17 to the Far Hills-Bedminster Fire Department in appreciation of both their support to the community and their assistance with the installation and maintenance ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — A Michigan man was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a weapon near Mt. Airy Road last week. On Thursday, July 15 at 9:40 p.m., the Bernardsville Police Department arrested Harry Douglas Kirk of Farmington Hills, Mich. While on patrol, Officer Anthony Foley ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ — A 16-year-old male from Far Hills was arrested after an attempted carjacking last month. According to Far Hills police and the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office, who announced the arrest Wednesday, at approximately 9:18 p.m. on Thursday, June 10, the Far Hills Police Department ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — New Jersey American Water Company is replacing a water main at the intersection of Claremont Road at Seney Drive and Mine Mount Road this week. Through at least Thursday, July 22, vehicles will not be able to cross the intersection during construction, according to ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ — A vehicle was struck by gunfire in Bedminster Township on Wednesday, July 7, According to police, troopers from Troop “B” Perryville Station responded to Interstate 78 westbound in the area of milepost 28, where the driver of a Toyota Camry alleged that her vehicle was struck by ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — Three vehicles were reported stolen from private driveways in the  borough overnight between Friday, July 9 and Saturday morning, police said. Additionally, several other vehicles in the borough were entered and had personal property  removed. In a related matter, the police ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — New Jersey American Water Company will be replacing a water main at the intersection of Anderson Hill Road and Seney Drive on Monday between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.  Vehicles will not be able to transit the intersection during construction. Local detours will be in ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — The Bernardsville Fire Company on Tuesday responded to two carbon monoxide alarms, which were caused by generators after power outages caused by that evening's massive thunderstorms. After responding to those alarms, the police department issued a warning to residents about ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — As of 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, JCP&L reported that 306 customers in Bernardsville were still without power. This represents about 8 percent of the borough's JCP&L customers. The utility company was unable to provide estimated restoration times due to the widespread ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ — Two tractor-trailers collided and one driver perished in an accident shortly before midnight Wednesday on I-78. The collision occurred by milepost 29.4. "Last night 29 fire was dispatched for a overturned single motor vehicle accident. Engine 29-1 responded up to 78 and when ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Police is seeking the public's help in finding a missing "at risk" person who was last seen June 24. According to an alert from police, the missing person is Mark Gibbons, 67, a white male, 5'11" and 180 pounds. Gibbons was last seen wearing a blue ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - Beginning Thursday, June 24, Mine Mount Road will be closed between Claremont Road and Olcott Lane for utility construction.  Work is scheduled to take place Monday thru Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Friday, July 2. Please follow the posted detour via Claremont Road ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — Dick Eiick and Harrison Clark of the Bernardsville First Aid and Fire Squad have returned this summer to the Farmers' Market after COVID restrictions were lifted.  The Farmers Market is open every Saturday morning, and visitors can take a look at the squad's medical vehicle ...

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BERNRDSVILLE, NJ — New Jersey American Water is preparing to replace approximately 3,900 feet of aging 6- and 8-inch cast iron water main next week. The installation of these pipes dates as far back as the 1960s. The project will include a new 12-inch ductile iron main along Timber Rock Trail ...

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BERNARDS, NJ — An officer from the Bernards Township Police Department has seen something he hasn't seen in all his 24 years on the force. Criminals stole a car and then went to the owners residence and burglarized the home. Here's what happened. According to police, at approximately 3:40pm a ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ — Under state mandate, the Township Committee last week passed a resolution to award Motorola Solutions Inc. a contract for almost $108,000 for the purchase of new body cameras and other video equipment for the Bedminster Police Department. The purchase will cover body-worn ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — The Bernardsville Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer and Special Law Enforcement Officer II until June 28, 2021.  All Police Officer Applicants (Regular and SLEO II) must return the General Employment Application, a ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Two suspects face attempted murder charges in connection with an early-morning shooting in a neighborhood May 23. Miguel Hernandez, 37, a resident of Division Street, Somerville, and Ronnie Lyles, 51, of Hudson Street, Phillipsburg, Both are charged with two counts of 1st degree ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — The Somerset Hills School District and The Bernardsville Police Department have been working together over the past month to mitigate what they deem to be unsafe practices in the area of the school during drop-off and pick-up times. One of the largest safety concerns is ...

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NEW JERSEY — Sgt. AlTerek Patterson, the Bedminster Police Officer who died after a bout with COVID-19 last year, was one of the fallen officers remembered in a tribute last week. The New Jersey Police Chiefs Foundation honored the lives and paid tribute to the service of its fallen officers ...

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PEAPACK and GLADSTONE, NJ — The Far-Hills-Bedminster Fire Department was dispatched Monday morning as mutual aid into Peapack for a motor vehicle accident involving a dump truck. Responding units were Engine 29-1, Rescue 29 and Engine 29-2. More than 10 members along with AC 29 responded and ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ — The township on Monday night appointed Paul J. Healy as a new volunteer member of the Far Hills-Bedminster Fire Department. After receiving and examining Healy's application for the position, Fire Chief Matt Draheim approved the application and recommended to the Township ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ — The Township Committee last week passed an ordinance approving the purchase of body cameras for the Bedminster Police Department. The ordinance calls for $108,000 to be appropriated from the Capital Improvement Fund to buy mobile video recorders, body cameras and data storage ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — Police are investigating the theft of a silver 2020 Lincoln Corsair from a residence on Mine Brook Road. At 7:45 a.m. on Thursday, according to Bernardsville police, a resident of Mine Brook Road reported that the car, valued at approximately $43,000, had been stolen while it ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — A traffic stop in the borough led to the arrest of an Ocean County woman by Bernardsville Police. Jamie Polanco, 32, of Toms River was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine while under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of drug ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — A Bernardsville man who allegedly sent inappropriate photos of himself to a minor has been arrested. Bernardsville Borough Chief of Police Kevin Valentine announced the arrest of Sammy C. Gonzalez, 28, of Bernardsville. It is alleged that on April 11, Gonzalez sent ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — A late-model BMW was stolen from the driveway of a borough residence over the weekend. According to Bernardsville police, on Saturday, April 24 at 8:50 a.m., a resident of Fox Hollow Trail reported to the Police Department that a black 2017 BMW X1 valued at approximately ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — The Bernardsville Police Department will be participating in the National Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 24 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m . The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide "a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Bridgewater resident has been indicted on second degree reckless vehicular homicide and other charges stemming from a fatal motor vehicle collision on Old York Road in Raritan in September 2020. Kevin D. Betyeman, 56, was indicted Wednesday on charges of second degree ...

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