Peapack and Gladstone Incidents- Week of 7/24/17-7/30/17
Monday 7/24/17 3:32 AM - Police arrested 31 year old Eric D. Mejia-Perez of East Hanover, NJ for a warrant out of Middlesex County. Ofc. Adam Caruso stopped Mejia-Perez for speeding on Rt. 206. A check of Mejia-Perez’s driver’s license showed that his driving privileges were suspended and that he had a warrant for his arrest. Mejia-Perez was taken into custody and transported to Somerset County Jail where he was lodged. Mejia-Perez was also issued a summons for Driving While Suspended.
Monday 7/24/17 8:44 AM - Police, along with the Peapack-Gladstone Fire Department and First Aid Squad, responded to a Peapack residence for a report of a CO alarm activation. Officers spoke with the homeowner who explained that there was work being done in the basement. Police, using a CO meter, found the levels of carbon monoxide to be very high inside the residence. There was also a haze throughout the first level of the home. All persons and pets were evacuated from the home. The PG Fire Department used fans to ventilate the residence. It was determined that the contractor was using a gas powered saw in the basement which caused the activation.
Wednesday 7/26/17 11:07 PM - Police arrested 50 year old Tony Nathan of Franklin Park, NJ for a warrant. Nathan was stopped when Ofc. Adam Caruso conducted a random license plate inquiry on a vehicle his vehicle and it showed the vehicle registration was suspended. Upon stopping the vehicle, a check of Nathan’s license turned up a warrant out of West Windsor Municipal Court for $661.00. Nathan was placed under arrest. He was processed and released.
Thursday 7/27/17 11:42 AM - Police reported that they were dispatched to St. Brigid’s Church in Peapack as church staff requested a peace officer. Ofc. Dirk Sheasley met with staff who informed him that two individuals had met with them and requested money from the Church. When advised that the Church would not be able to loan the amount they were seeking they became agitated. Ofc. Sheasley attempted to make contact with the couple outside, but they were leaving and stated they did not wish to speak about the matter.
Thursday 7/27/17 12:24 PM - Police, along with the Peapack-Gladstone First Aid Squad, responded to a Peapack residence for an elderly man feeling sick. Officers were shown to the victim who stated he struck his head the night before. Family members stated that he did not look well and wanted him taken to the hospital. The PG First Aid Squad arrived and transported the victim to RWJB-Somerset Hospital.
Thursday 7/27/17 2:48 PM - Police, along with the Peapack-Gladstone First Aid Squad, responded to a Gladstone residence for a report of a male experiencing a cardiac episode. Officers arrived and located the victim an upstairs bedroom. Police checked/monitored vitals until the arrival of the PG First Aid Squad. The victim was transported the RWJB-Somerset Hospital for further evaluation.
Thursday 7/27/17 5:12 PM - Officers were dispatched to Hamilton Court Apartments for a vandalism report. Residents notified Police that there was damage done to a vehicle and that graffiti was spray painted on the parking lot. Police documented the damage and are asking anyone with information regarding the vandalism please contact the Peapack and Gladstone PD at 908-234-0626.
Friday 7/28/17 7:37 AM - Police reported a hit-and-run motor vehicle crash at a Highland Avenue address. The victim’s vehicle was parked in a parking lot and was unoccupied. A vehicle, believed to be white in color, struck the driver’s side front/rear door and left the scene. The victim’s car sustained minor damage.
Saturday 7/29/17 6:09 PM - Police received a call from a Peapack resident who wanted to speak with an officer regarding an earlier incident. Cpl. Owen Duff spoke with the caller, who appeared to be intoxicated. Cpl. Duff, along with a Far Hills officer, responded to the residence to ensure that the female was okay. Upon arriving at the residence, the female showed signs of intoxication and was upset. Officers were able to contact the female’s mother who came to the residence to speak the female. After talking to the female, her mother advised officers that she would remain at the residence to ensure the female’s safety.
Saturday 7/29/17 9:45 PM - Police, along with the Peapack-Gladstone First Aid Squad, were dispatched to a Peapack restaurant for an elderly male who had fainted. Upon arrival, the victim was conscious and alert. The PG First Aid Squad assumed patient care upon reaching the scene. The victim eventually refused any further medical assistance.
Sunday 7/30/17 8:42 AM - Police reported that they were dispatched to a Peapack business for an allergic reaction. A bicyclist who had stopped for a break began to experience swelling of his tongue and he began getting hives/rash. The PG First Aid Squad responded and conducted an evaluation of the 47 year old victim. After being checked, the victim contacting a ride to get home and refused further medical attention.
Sunday 7/30/17 1:33 PM - Police, along with the Peapack-Gladstone First Aid Squad, responded to Pottersville Road near Main Street for a report of a cyclist down. Ofc. Dirk Sheasley arrived to find that the 50 year old male lying on the grass at the edge of the roadway. The victim was conscious and alert. He had multiple abrasions on various areas of his body. The PG First Aid Squad arrived an assumed patient care. He was transported to Morristown medical Center for further evaluation.