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4/18/2017 - Peapack Gladstone Police Blotter - 4/10/17 - 4/16/17

Peapack and Gladstone Incidents- Week of 4/10/17-4/16/17

Monday 4/10/17 4:56 PM - Police received a report of an injured goose at Liberty Park. The caller informed dispatch that the goose was holding up its left leg and hobbling as it walked. Cpl. Thomas Scanlon responded and requested Bernard’s Twp Animal Control come out to assess the goose. Multiple attempts were made to catch the goose to check it for injury; however, it flew off.

Monday 4/10/17 10:52 PM - Police reported that they arrested a 39 year old male of Succasunna, NJ for an outstanding traffic warrant. Det. Antony Damiano stopped the vehicle on Rt. 206 when he conducted a random license plate inquiry which showed the driver's driving privileges in New Jersey were suspended. A check of his license yielded warrants out of Teaneck Municipal Court. He was able to post bail at Peapack and Gladstone Police HQ where he was processed and released.

Tuesday 4/11/17 2:29 AM - Police, along with the Peapack-Gladstone First Aid Squad, responded to a Peapack residence for a report of a female experiencing abdominal pain. The female was transported to RWJB- Somerset Medical Center for evaluation.

Tuesday 4/11/17 1:48 PM - Police reported that they responded to Liberty Park for a report of individuals fishing in the pond. Officers spoke with the Dunellen man, who was informed that it was against Borough Ordinance to fish in the pond.

Tuesday 4/11/17 6:32 PM - Cpl. Thomas Scanlon assisted a juvenile who approached him and requested an ice pack after being hit with a baseball.

Tuesday 4/11/17 7:39 PM - Officers responded to the area of Main Street and Blair Drive for a report of motorcycles driving on the private driveway. Cpl. Thomas Scanlon was able to locate one of the motorcycles coming out of Blair Drive. The operator, a Peapack resident, explained that he and another individual were filming themselves driving the motorcycle. The motorcyclist was advised that they were on a private driveway and were not permitted to be there.

Tuesday 4/11/17 7:48 PM - Police, along with the Peapack-Gladstone First Aid Squad, were dispatched to Main Street in the area of Highland Avenue for a report of a juvenile who had fallen off of a scooter and was experiencing head/neck pain. Cpl. Thomas Scanlon responded and located the victim lying on the roadway. He complained of leg pain and a tingling feeling in his hand. The victim was transported by the PG First Aid Squad to Morristown Medical Center for further evaluation.

Tuesday 4/11/17 9:39 PM - Police reported that they responded to the area of Rt. 206 and Pottersville Rd for a welfare check. A passerby advised that an individual was dressed in dark clothing and was staggering down the shoulder of the highway. A Pottersville Rd resident contacted Police and said that she heard yelling from the area of the intersection. She advised that she then witnessed a pick-up truck drive off on Rt. 206. Police were unable to locate anyone on foot in the area.

Wednesday 4/12/17 11:40 AM - Police reported that they responded to Liberty Park for a report of an individual fishing in the pond. Officers spoke with the Stirling resident, who was informed that it was against Borough Ordinance to fish in the pond.

Wednesday 4/12/17 11:47 AM - Police reported an incident involving a Gladstone resident in the parking lot of the Municipal Building. Ofc. Adam Caruso was entering Police HQ when a 27 year old Gladstone man began yelling obscenities at him pertaining to a prior arrest. The man continued to be belligerent as he proceeded to walk to his vehicle which was parked in the lot. Ofc. Caruso waited until the individual drove off.

Wednesday 4/12/17 4:33 PM - Officers were dispatched to Brook Hollow Drive for a report of a loose manhole cover. Cpl. Owen Duff located a water valve cover that was ajar. He placed the cover back over the valve.

Wednesday 4/12/17 5:44 PM - Police reported that they were called to check an odor in the Municipal Building. A Borough employee detected an odor in the administrative section of the building. Cpl. Owen Duff checked, but did not locate any odors or gases.

Wednesday 4/12/17 7:19 PM - Police were dispatched to a Gladstone residence for a welfare check. The caller claimed that she had not been able to reach her mother and asked if officers could locate her. Cpl. Owen Duff was able to make contact with the resident who advised she would contact her daughter.

Thursday 4/13/17 4:34 PM - Police were contacted about continued protesting at Gill St. Bernard’s School by union workers. Police informed the caller that as long as the individuals were not obstructing traffic and were not trespassing, they were permitted to protest.

Thursday 4/13/17 5:43 PM - Officers responded to a Gladstone business for a report of a dispute. When officers arrived there was no ongoing incident. According to victims, the incident began when a customer disputed what he was charged. After the customer became irate, the employees returned his money and asked him to leave. The individual attempted to provoke the employees into a physical altercation. He then left the business, entered his vehicle, and began to rev the engine. The employees went out to inform the individual they were contacting the police. The man then lurched forward as though he was going to hit them with his car. The individual then left the scene. The vehicle is described as a blue Honda Accord with a NJ license plate, missing the front license plate. The male is described as having a shaved head with a black/gray patches. He was further described as being possibly Indian or Middle-Eastern. If anyone has any information regarding the incident or the individual operating the Honda, please contact the Peapack and Gladstone Police Department at 908-234-0626.

Friday 4/14/17 2:46 - Police reported that they arrested a 50 year old Peapack man for a simple assault. The individual was taken to Police HQ where he was processed and released.

Saturday 4/15/17 12:44 AM - Police reported that they responded into Far Hills Borough to assist with a motor vehicle stop. Far Hills Police were out with an individual who had an active warrant and they detected an odor of marijuana coming from within the vehicle. Det. Anthony responded and stood by until he was no longer needed.

Saturday 4/15/17 7:58 AM - Officers were dispatched to a Gladstone residence for a report of a raccoon caught in a trap. Ofc. Richard Potts assisted in releasing the animal back into the wild.

Saturday 4/15/17 3:29 PM - Police reported that they assisted an individual with locating a family member. The female, from Switzerland, was attempting to locate an uncle she had not seen in many years. Officers showed the woman to the residence and were able to reunite the relatives.

Saturday 4/15/17 9:05 PM - Police were dispatched to a Peapack residence for a burglary in progress. The caller, who was not at home, stated that she was watching someone in a mask carrying things from her home. Cpl. Thomas Scanlon, Det. Anthony Damiano, and two Far Hills officers responded, but did not locate anyone in the residence. It was determined that a neighbor/key holder was in the residence to complete some caretaking duties.

Sunday 4/16/17 5:50 PM - Police reported that they were called to check on an individual at Liberty Park who was seated on steps, crying. When Det. Anthony Damiano arrived, a juvenile male began to run away. Damiano was able to catch up with the juvenile. The male was transported to his residence where he was turned over to his mother.