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5/22/2017 - Peapack Gladstone Police Blotter - 5/8/17 - 5/14/17

Peapack and Gladstone Incidents- Week of 5/8/17-5/14/17

Monday 5/8/17 10:51 AM - Officers were dispatched to a Gladstone business for a report of a road rage/harassment complaint. Police spoke with the female caller who told them that as she pulled into the business a 40-50 year old male pulled in and blocked her from parking her vehicle. Upon moving his vehicle, the male driver began to yell at the female, stating that she “almost killed him!” The male driver had two large dogs in his vehicle who were leaning outside the vehicle barking and growling while he was yelling. The female told officers that she did not have any sort of encounter with the vehicle or driver while coming to work. By the time Police were contacted, the vehicle was gone from the scene.

Monday 5/8/17 9:26 PM - Police were called to a Peapack residence for a juvenile complaint. The juvenile’s mother told dispatchers that she was unable to control her son. Officers arrived to find that the juvenile had left the residence. He was located minutes later near the home. The juvenile stated that he left to avoid an argument with his mother over a missing cell phone. Police returned to the residence with the juvenile where he assisted his mother in locating the phone.

Tuesday 5/9/17 1:23 PM - Bernard’s Twp Animal Control (BTAC) requested Police assistance in locating a Highland Avenue resident regarding a dog that had been turned over to BTAC on Thursday 5/4/17. Cpl. Thomas Scanlon was able to make contact with the resident who informed him that she was missing her dog since Sunday 5/7/17. BTAC responded to the residence where it was determined that the owner had not licensed the dog nor had she get the necessary vaccinations for the animal. The owner stated that she was unsure that she and her husband could properly care for the dog. The Golden Retriever was left in custody in BTAC until a proper home could be found.

Tuesday 5/9/17 8:16 PM - Police arrested a 54 year old female of East Stroudsburg, PA for Hindering Apprehension. The 54 year old was driving her vehicle on rt. 206 when she was stopped for speeding (65/50). She provided Cpl. Thomas Scanlon with a fictitious name and date of birth. Further investigation showed that the female's driving privileges were suspended. She was placed under arrest and transported to Police HQ where she was processed and released. She was charged with Hindering Apprehension and issued summonses for Speeding and Driving While Suspended.

Wednesday 5/10/17 9:05 AM - Police and the Peapack-Gladstone Fire Department responded to Old Chester Rd for a smoke condition. A neighbor reported smoke coming from a residence across the street. A check of the home showed that the homeowner had a fire going in his fireplace.

Thursday 5/11/17 12:48 PM - Police were dispatched to a Gladstone residence to assist in checking an oxygen machine. The homeowner informed Ofc. Adam Caruso that her daughter’s oxygen saturation level was very low and it was possible that the machine wasn’t working properly. Ofc. Caruso determined that the female victim may have fluid in one of her lungs. The Peapack-Gladstone First Aid Squad was dispatched and responded. The PGFARS transported the victim to Morristown Medical Center for further evaluation.

Thursday 5/11/17 2:52 PM - Police reported a two car, rear-end motor vehicle crash on Rt. 206 in the area of Holland Ave. The crash resulted in minor damage. There were no injuries and no summonses issued.

Thursday 5/11/17 10:33 PM - Police responded to 90 Acres Restaurant for a disorderly person. Cpl. Owen Duff met with staff who advised that an intoxicated male was attempting to drive his vehicle. Cpl. Duff spoke with the 32 year old West Orange man who agreed to use a taxi service.

Friday 5/12/17 1:43 PM - Officers were dispatched to Rt. 206 to assist individuals walking on the highway. Cpl. Thomas Scanlon located the individuals near the Peapack Sunoco. The father and daughter had been walking from the Quick Check. According to the daughter, she was taking her father to Matheny Medical & Educational Center in Peapack when he exited the vehicle and began to walk. Cpl. Scanlon was able to convince the male to enter his patrol vehicle where he would be driven to Matheny. Once on location, the male was left in the care of staff.

Saturday 5/13/17 10:24 PM - Police were called to assist Bedminster Twp Police with a possible fight in progress. Ofc. Dirk Sheasley responded to an Old Dutch Rd residence where he assisted in placing two males under arrest.

During the week of 5/8/17 and 5/14/17 The Peapack and Gladstone Police Department also responded to: 1 Animal Complaint, 1- Road Rage incident, 5 Burglar Alarms, 2 Attempts to Serve Warrants, 3 Vehicle/House Lockouts, 1 Assist to Police Department, 1 Disabled Motor Vehicle, 1 Reckless Driver, 1 911 Call, 1 Road Hazard, and 1 Assist to Resident.