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5/23/2017 - Peapack Gladstone Police Blotter - 5/15/17 - 5/21/17

Peapack and Gladstone Incidents- Week of 5/15/17-5/21/17

Monday 5/15/17 7:35 AM - Police reported a two car, rear-end motor vehicle crash on Pottersville Rd at Rt. 206. Both vehicles were westbound on Pottersville Rd, when a 43 year old Long Valley man struck the vehicle in front of him. There was minor to moderate damage to the vehicles. No summonses were issued and there were no injuries.

Tuesday 5/16/17 2:21 PM - Officer assisted Bedminster Twp Police with a first aid call on Pottersville Rd. A caller requested first aid for a fall victim who was experiencing wrist and head pain. Chief Gregory Skinner and Sgt. Stephen Ferrante arrived to find the victim lying at the bottom of a flight of stairs. The victim sustained a severe wrist injury and trauma to the back of the head. She was transported to Morristown Medical Center by RWJB-Somerset medical personnel.

Wednesday 5/17/17 4:00 PM - Police responded to a Gladstone residence for a lift assist. An elderly woman had fallen in her driveway and needed assistance to get back to her feet. Officers were able to help the victim to her feet. She was not injured.

Wednesday 5/17/17 7:16 PM - Police reported that they received a call regarding an incident between a pedestrian and the operator of a vehicle. Officers spoke with the pedestrian who advised them that a red BMW SUV passed by her while she was walking her dog on Main St. She explained that the driver of the SUV came very close to striking her and the driver yelled, “Move over!” According to the caller, the vehicle pulled into a driveway on Main Street. Officers checked the location, but there was no vehicle matching the description provided.

Wednesday 5/17/17 9:47 PM - Police responded to the Gladstone Train Station for the report of a juvenile by himself. Officers spoke with the male who turned out not to be a juvenile. The Newark man told police that he fell asleep on the train and was lost. Officers assisted the man in getting back on the proper train to his destination.

Thursday 5/18/17 1:28 AM - Police, along with the Peapack-Gladstone First Aid Squad, were dispatched to a Gladstone residence for a first aid call. While in route to the call, officers were informed that the injuries were a result of an assault/domestic violence incident. Officers arrived to find a male in the garage. He explained that he and his wife had an argument and it escalated to the point where it became physical. The female was located inside the home. She had visible signs of injury. The male was placed under arrest and transported to Police Headquarters in Peapack where he was processed. The victim declined a Temporary Restraining Order at that time. A traffic warrant was also found in the amount of $88.00 for the male. After processing he was released.

Thursday 5/18/17 5:31 PM - Police responded to a Gladstone residence for a report of a snake in the basement. Bernard’s Twp Animal Control also responded and conducted a check of the residence, but were unable to locate a snake.

Saturday 5/20/17 12:39 AM - Police reported that they received a call from the Department of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P) regarding a welfare check on a juvenile. Officers were informed that the juvenile was in contact with an individual on the Crisis Hotline and spoke of harming himself. DCP&P told officers that the male was from another country, but was residing in Gladstone currently. Having only been provided a first name and contact number, officers conducted an extensive check through various forms of social media. Police located an individual they believed to be the juvenile. He had a Chester Twp address. Chester Twp Police were contacted and responded to the residence to investigate.

Saturday 5/20/17 12:27 PM - Police, along with the Peapack-Gladstone First Aid Squad, were dispatched to a Gladstone residence for a report of an elderly female with stomach pains. Upon arriving at the residence, officers made contact with the victim who was complaining about shortness of breath as well. Police placed the victim on oxygen and monitored her condition until the PGFARS arrived. The female was transported to Morristown Medical Center for further evaluation by the PGFARS.

Sunday 5/21/17 3:39 PM - Cpl. Owen Duff responded to the area of Main St near Liberty Park for a report of a female looking in windows to homes and writing down license plate numbers. Cpl. Duff located the female who claimed she wanted to rent an available apartment. The Florham Park woman then stated that two females in one of the residences near the available apartment was “stalking” her and she wanted them arrested. The 53 year old refused to provide further information about her allegations. As there was no proof that and stalking or harassment occurred, no charges were signed against any of the parties. The female left the area without further issue.

Sunday 5/21/17 5:47 PM - Police reported that along with the Peapack-Gladstone First Aid Squad, they responded to a Gladstone residence for a report of a fall victim. A 63 year old female had fallen down a flight of steps and was complaining of head injury and nausea. The victim was transported to Morristown Medical Center by the PGFARS for evaluation.

During the week of 5/14/17 through 5/21/17 Peapack and Gladstone Officers responded to 2- Road hazards, 2- 911 calls, 1- Down wire, 2- Burglar alarm, 1- Audible Alarm, 1- Found property, 2- Suspicious vehicles, 1- Injured animal, 1- Found animal, 2- Calls for a Peace officer, 3- Assists to other police departments, 1- Escort, 2- Lockouts, 2- Disabled Motor Vehicles, and 2- Warrant services.