Peapack and Gladstone Incidents- Week of 10/23/17-10/29/17
Monday 10/23/17 9:23 AM - Police were called to an apartment on Main Street for a report of a dispute. Det. Anthony Damiano arrived and spoke with the caller. The female explained that she sublets a room to another woman who is continually allowing other individuals to stay in the apartment. As there was no physical altercation between the two parties, the caller was informed that she needed to contact the owner of the apartment complex and handle the matter as it is a landlord-tenant civil matter.
Monday 10/23/17 2:18 PM - Police, along with the Peapack-Gladstone First Aid Squad, responded to Gill St. Bernard’s School for a report of an individual with a head injury. Officers arrived to find the victim, a 52 year old male, in the care of the school nurse. It was reported that the victim fell 4-6 feet off a ladder. The victim was found disoriented wandering the campus. The male had a wound to his head. He was unable to answer questions and when he did respond, answers were not relevant to questions he was being asked. After checking vitals, it was determined that medevac would be called to transport the victim to the hospital. The Peapack-Gladstone Fire Department responded to assist with a landing zone. Atlantic Air 3 arrived and flew the victim to Morristown Medical Center for further evaluation.
Tuesday 10/24/17 10:23 PM - Police reported the arrest of a 22 year old Westfield man for a traffic warrant out of Chester Municipal Court. Jyoron N. Cogdell was stopped when a random check was conducted on the license plate of his vehicle. Cpl. Thomas Scanlon stopped the vehicle and arrested Cogdell for the warrant after verifying his identity. Cogdell was transported to Police HQ where he was processed and released.
Wednesday 10/25/17 2:32 PM - Officers responded to a Gladstone residence for a report of a suspicious incident. The caller told Police that a male in a neon shirt and black hat was seen walking around a neighbor’s residence. The reporting party was able to provide a license plate for a vehicle the individual left the area in. Cpl. Owen Duff tracked the plate back to a 32 year old male from Roselle. After a brief investigation it was determined that the individual was an employee with JCP&L and was checking meters in the area.
Friday 10/27/17 6:43 AM - Police, along with the Peapack-Gladstone First Aid Squad, were dispatched to a Gladstone residence for a report of bleeding. Det. Anthony Damiano responded and found a juvenile female who had accidentally stabbed herself in the wrist while cutting food. The wound was not actively bleeding at that time. Det. Damiano bandaged the wound. The female eventually refused further medical assistance and was transported to the hospital by a parent.
Friday 10/27/17 10:09 AM - Police reported they were called to a Peapack residence for a missing person. The missing female had left her residence earlier in the morning and sent text messages to her husband which led him to believe she was possible suicidal. With the assistance of Somerset County Communications, the female’s cellular company was able to locate her approximate location in Bernards Twp. Bernards Twp officers responded to the area and were able to locate the female unharmed.
Friday 10/27/17 3:50 PM - Police reported a two car, rear-end motor vehicle crash on Main St near Railroad Ave. Both vehicles were heading northbound approaching Railroad Ave when an uninvolved vehicle, in front of both involved vehicles, slowed to enter a driveway. The rear vehicle, driven by a Peapack residence, did not realize the vehicles in front of him were slowing. He struck a vehicle driven by a Franklin Park resident. Both vehicles sustained minor damage. A passenger in the front vehicle complained of neck pain, but refused medical attention. The operator of the rear vehicle was issued a summons for Careless Driving.
Saturday 10/29/17 8:46 PM - Police reported a two car, rear-end motor vehicle crash on Rt. 206S at Holland Avenue. A vehicle being operated by a Warren man was stopped for a red light on Rt. 206 at the intersection of Holland Avenue when his car was struck by a vehicle driven by a Scotch Plains man. Both vehicles sustained minor damage and were driven from the scene. No injuries were reported and no summonses were issued.