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4/25/2017 - Peapack Gladstone Police Blotter - 4/17/17 - 4/23/17

Peapack and Gladstone Incidents- Week of 4/17/17-4/23/17

Monday 4/17/17 4:56 PM - Police reported a 2 car, same direction motor vehicle crash on Rt. 206 near Holland Road. Both vehicles were traveling northbound when the rear vehicle failed to stop in time and struck the front vehicle. There was minor damage to each vehicle. There were no injuries nor were any summonses issued as a result of the crash.

Tuesday 4/18/17 10:32 AM - Police responded to Natirar Park for a report of a motor vehicle crash. The crash occurred when a vehicle backed up and struck a parked vehicle. The parked vehicle sustained moderate damage while the vehicle being operated by a Sayreville man had minor damage. There were no injuries nor were any summonses issued.

Tuesday 4/18/17 11:55 AM - Officers were dispatched to a Main Street residence for criminal mischief to a motor vehicle. The vehicle owner believed that her juvenile son was responsible for the damage. After an investigation into the matter, it was determined that the juvenile was responsible for the damage. The matter has been turned over to the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office for follow-up.

Wednesday 4/19/17 5:30 PM - Police reported that they received a call for a female experiencing abdominal pain at the Municipal Building. Cpl. Thomas Scanlon located the female outside the building. The 50 year old resident informed Cpl. Scanlon that she was experiencing the pain as a result of a prior medical condition. The Peapack-Gladstone First Aid Squad responded and transported the female to Morristown Medical Center for further evaluation.

Wednesday 4/19/17 6:36 PM - Police were dispatched to a Gladstone apartment for a report of a suspicious person. The caller informed officers that there was a male standing on the porch to the apartment building for about thirty minutes and that a door to one of the apartment was open. Officers checked the apartment and found nothing suspicious. The male was no longer there and could not be located.

Wednesday 4/19/17 9:40 PM - Police reported that they responded to a Gladstone residence for a report of threats. The Gladstone resident informed officers that a female friend contacted him about getting her medication. After some conversation, the female grew angry. At that point, the resident called her residence and spoke with the woman’s father. An argument ensued at which time the woman’s father made threats toward the resident. An investigation into the matter is ongoing.

Thursday 4/20/17 1:47 AM - Police reported that they found fictitious license plates on a vehicle. Det. Anthony Damiano stopped a pick-up truck, operated by a 24 year old New Brunswick man, for a having an inoperable headlamp as well as failing to maintain his lane of travel. It was determined that the license plate on the pick-up truck did not belong on the vehicle. The vehicle was impounded and the operator was issued multiple summonses for Maintenance of Lamps, Fictitious Plates, Unregistered Vehicle, Uninsured Motor Vehicle, Unlicensed Driver, and Tire Equipment.

Thursday 4/20/17 4:03 PM - Police reported a call for harassment/road rage. The incident involved a vehicle reportedly passing a school bus. A male resident stated that a black BMW passed a school bus while it was in the act of dropping children off. The driver of the BMW contacted Police to advise she was involved in a road rage incident. The female caller claimed that an individual passed her in a no passing zone, pulled in front of her, and stopped which prevented her from driving forward. According to the female, a male exited the truck and began yelling at her about passing the school bus. Both parties were advised of the procedure to sign complaints against one another through the Municipal Court if they wished to do so.

Thursday 4/20/17 4:42 PM - Police, along with the Peapack-Gladstone First Aid Squad, were dispatched to Natirar Park for a report of an individual experiencing a diabetic emergency. The elderly male complained of being light-headed and dizzy. Cpl. Thomas Scanlon assisted by administering oral glucose and monitoring vital signs. The PG First Aid Squad arrived and assumed patient care. Eventually the victim stated that he felt better and refused any further medical assistance.

Thursday 4/20/17 10:47 PM - While conducting a security check of the Peapack Train Station, Police reported locating an individual sleeping in a vehicle. After speaking with the individual, it was determined that he lived nearby and was too tired to drive home.

Friday 4/21/17 10:43 PM - Police received a report of a suspicious vehicle on Forest View Drive in Gladstone. The caller described the vehicle as an SUV, possibly a Lincoln Navigator with a partial NJ license plate of “X66.” Ofc. Adam Caruso attempted to locate the vehicle, but it had left the area.

Saturday 4/22/17 11:10 AM - Police reported a call for individuals fishing in the Peapack Brook. The caller believed they were there illegally. Cpl. Owen Duff located the individuals who were legally fishing in the brook.

Saturday 4/22/17 3:03 PM - A Gladstone resident contacted Police to report credit card fraud. The victim informed officers that she received a bill for a credit card she never opened. In speaking with the Gladstone Post Office, the resident was told that they were provided a document requesting her address be changed to another Gladstone address. A letter of the victim’s last name was also changed. The resident had already contacted the credit card company and closed the account. An investigation into the matter in ongoing.

Sunday 4/23/17 3:41 PM - Police reported that they were called to Liberty Park for found property. A resident found a camera and camera equipment in the park. Cpl. Owen Duff determined that the camera belonged to Gladstone resident. He was able to make contact and return the camera to the owner.