Peapack and Gladstone Incidents- Week of 10/16/17-10/22/17
Monday 10/16/17 8:44 AM - Police reported a two car, rear end motor vehicle crash on Rt. 206 near Pfizer Way. The crash occurred when a Budd Lake man took his eyes of the traffic in front of him and struck a Ford van. Both vehicles sustained moderate damage, but were driven from the scene. No one was injured and no summonses were injured.
Monday 10/16/17 9:13 PM - Police, along with the Peapack-Gladstone First Aid Squad, responded to a Peapack residence for a report of an elderly male experiencing difficulty breathing. It was determined that the victim’s oxygen machine was not hooked up properly. The PG First Aid Squad was able to correct the problem and cleared without further action.
Monday 10/16/17 11:55 PM - Officers were called to a Gladstone residence for a report of someone trying to open the front door. The female caller advised dispatch that she believed she heard someone trying to enter through the front door of the home. Det. Paul Morris and Cpl. Owen Duff responded and conducted a search of the home around surrounding area. There was no sign of forced entry to the home nor was anyone located in the area.
Tuesday 10/17/17 7:42 AM - Police reported a call for a dispute at the Peapack Sunoco on Rt. 206. Sgt. Stephen Ferrante responded and spoke with the caller upon arriving. The caller/business owner advised that he has been having issues with a construction crew parking their personal and work vehicles in his parking lot over the past several days. When he confronted one of the individual’s this morning he claimed the driver of the vehicle, a Parlin resident, opened the vehicle door striking the business owner. The Parlin man stated that the business owner began to yell at him. Not wanting confrontation, he ignored the owner. It was reported that the owner then opened the vehicle door. The Parlin resident said that he reached out and closed the door. Video of the parking lot failed to show the incident. Both parties refused to sign any complaints. The construction crew was advised not to park in the lot unless to frequent the business.
Tuesday 10/17/17 4:28 PM - Police located a Bronx, NY man in Liberty Park drinking alcohol. 21 year old Kevin Barreto was issued a summons for violation of the Peapack and Gladstone Borough Ordinance for possessing and consuming alcohol in the park.
Thursday 10/19/17 11:00 AM - Police reported multiple first aid calls in Natirar Park during the Skylands Conference Cross Country Meet. The Peapack-Gladstone First Aid Squad, who had members on location for the event, treated and transported multiple individuals throughout the course of the Meet.
Friday 10/20/17 3:45 PM - Police received a report of a theft from a Gladstone business. The business owner advised Det. Paul Morris that she received a call from an individual claiming to represent a power company. The caller claimed that the business had not paid their electric bill and that the power was going to be shut off unless $823 was provided via money cards. The business owner responded to a convenience store, purchased the cards, and paid the individual. A short time later, the business owner realized that this was a scam. In the event you have an incident you feel may not be legitimate, Police ask that you contact them prior to sending any money.
Friday 10/20/17 9:26 PM - 25 year old Jorge A. Veliz-Palencia of Chester, NJ was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated. Ofc. Adam Caruso stopped a vehicle driven by Veliz-Palencia on rt. 206 for speeding. Once behind the vehicle, Ofc. Caruso witnessed the silver Suzuki cross over the fog line. After stopping the vehicle, Caruso detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from within the vehicle. Valiz-Palencia failed field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest. He was transported to Police HQ where he was processed. Veliz-Palencia’s blood alcohol level was 0.14%. He received summonses for Speeding, Reckless Driving, and Driving While Intoxicated.
Sunday 10/22/17 1:33 PM - Police, along with the Peapack-Gladstone First Aid Squad, responded to a Gladstone residence for a report of a 25 year old male having a diabetic emergency. Cpl. Owen Duff provided glucose to the victim who was in and out of consciousness. Within a few minutes the male was responsive and was evaluated by the PG First Aid Squad. Eventually the male refused further medical attention.