Mayor & Council Blog

8/22/2017 - Peapack Gladstone Police Blotter - 8/7/17 - 8/13/17

Peapack and Gladstone Incidents- Week of 8/7/17 - 8/13/17

Monday 8/7/17 5:28 PM - Police responded to a one car motor vehicle crash on Rt. 206 near Pottersville Rd. The driver of the vehicle, heading southbound, did not realize that traffic had come to a stop in front of him. To avoid crashing into the vehicle in front of him, the driver veered to the right on to the shoulder then onto grass bordering the highway. The vehicle them struck a sign post. The vehicle had to be towed off the grass at it became stuck. There were no injuries and no summonses were issued.

Tuesday 8/8/17 2:36 PM - Police, the Peapack-Gladstone First Aid Squad, and Medics from RWJB-Somerset were dispatched to a Gladstone residence for a report of an elderly female possibly having a stroke. The victim was reportedly experiencing slurred speech and general weakness. Police arrived and monitored the patient until the arrival of the PG First Aid Squad and eventually Medics. The victim was transported to Morristown Medical Center by the PG First Aid Squad.

Tuesday 8/8/17 3:50 PM - Police were called to the Gladstone Post Office for a report of a suspicious vehicle. The caller informed officers that the vehicle, a red SUV, was occupied by three males. One of the individuals in the vehicle entered the Post Office attempting to sell picture frames. He left when no one was interested in purchasing any frames. He would later return asking if anyone located an envelope full of cash. When informed that no one had, the male then searched through the garbage prior to leaving. Police checked the area, but were unable to locate the vehicle.

Tuesday 8/8/17 11:11 PM - Police arrested 50 year old Tony Nathan of Franklin Park, NJ for a warrant out of West Windsor Municipal Court. Nathan’s vehicle was stopped for an equipment violation on Rt. 206. When Ofc. Adam Caruso checked Nathan’s driver’s license, he found the traffic warrant. Nathan was placed under arrest, transported to Police HQ in Peapack, processed, and released. Nathan was issued a summons for Driving While Suspended.

Wednesday 8/9/17 8:17 AM - Police reported a car/deer motor vehicle crash on Willow Avenue near Branch Rd. The vehicle was travelling westbound on Willow Ave when a deer ran into the roadway in front of the vehicle. The vehicle sustained moderate damage as a result.

Wednesday 8/9/17 5:00 PM - Officers were dispatched to a Gladstone residence for a report of a theft. Cpl. Thomas Scanlon responded and spoke with the caller who informed him that she witnessed a UPS truck pull up and deliver a package to a neighbor’s home. Minutes later a white van pulled up. A Hispanic male exited and walked to where the packages had been delivered. The witness claimed the male picked up the packages and ran back toward the van. The witness yelled and pursued the male. The Hispanic male reached the van and tried to load them into the van. One of the boxes was dropped onto the roadway and left behind as the van pulled away. The vehicle headed southbound on Mendham Rd. The homeowner was contacted and advised that he was not expecting any packages to be delivered to his home. The matter is currently being investigated. The white van was described as an “extended” type panel van with small windows in the rear and a sliding door on the passenger side. The first three characters of the license plate are believed to be “XDG.” The van was had a name on it, however the witness could only see the “LLC” portion. Anyone with any information on the incident or the involved vehicle, please contact Peapack and Gladstone Police Department at 908-234-0626.

Wednesday 8/9/17 8:05 PM - Police responded to a Peapack residence for a report of a domestic altercation. The female caller informed officers that her husband hit her with his vehicle. The female was very uncooperative and refused to allow officers to access any injuries. The Peapack-Gladstone First Aid Squad responded to evaluate the female party. The female then refused medical attention. At that point, the female stated that she was unharmed and that she made up the entire claim. The female then advised that she wanted to go to the hospital. The PG First Aid Squad transported her to Morristown Medical Center.

Thursday 8/10/17 1:10 PM - Police were dispatched to a Main Street address for a report of a dispute. Sgt. Stephen Ferrante and Ofc. Merkle, Far Hills PD, responded and located the involved juveniles. The caller claimed to have been pushed by one of the other juveniles. Witnesses stated that no such incident occurred. The juveniles were brought to their parents, who were advised of the incident.

Thursday 8/10/17 7:02 PM - Police arrested 48 year old Jose J. Serna of Mamaroneck, NY for a $350.00 traffic warrant out of Woodbridge Twp Municipal Court. Cpl. Thomas Scanlon stopped a vehicle being operated by Serna on Main Street for Speeding. A check of his NY Driver’s license showed the warrant. Serna was placed under arrest, transported to Police HQ in Peapack where he was processed and released. Serna was issued summonses for Driving While Suspended, Speeding, and Maintenance of Lamps.