Peapack and Gladstone Incidents- Week of 10/30/17-11/05/17
Monday 10/30/17 11:14 AM - Police reported a tree down on Highland Avenue near #65. A large tree fell across the roadway due to rain/high winds. The Peapack-Gladstone DPW was dispatched and responded to cut the tree up and removed it from the roadway. Traffic was temporarily diverted from the Matheny Medical and Educational facility onto Blair Drive until the roadway was reopened.
Monday 10/30/17 12:22 PM - A tree limb was reported down in the roadway on Mosle Rd near St. John’s Drive. Police and the Peapack-Gladstone DPW responded and were able to remove the limb which was blocking a lane of travel.
Tuesday 10/31/17 10:41 PM - Police were dispatched to a Gladstone residence for a report of criminal mischief. The homeowner reported his house had been struck by eggs and he witnessed a vehicle leave the area at a high rate of speed. Officers checked the area, but were unable to locate the vehicle. There was no damage to the residence.
Tuesday 10/31/17 11:33 PM - 21 year old Jade D. Mendes of Newark was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated. Police were alerted by NJ Transit employees that a vehicle was travelling adjacent to the railroad tracks on the gravel embankment in the area of Park Avenue. The vehicle was heading toward the Peapack Train Station. Cpl. Owen Duff responded to the area and was able to locate the vehicle which had stopped about a quarter of a mile south of the Park Ave. bridge. Train service was stopped while Cpl. Duff made contact with Mendes. Mendes was unsure of how she ended up where she was. She was placed under arrest at that time and transported to Police HQ where Cpl. Duff determined that Mendes was intoxicated. Mendes was charged with Driving While Intoxicated and further charges are pending.
Wednesday 11/01/17 2:45 PM - A representative from a Gladstone business came to Police HW to report theft of over $200,000.00. The incident involved hacking of an email account and is under investigation.
Wednesday 11/01/17 3:15 PM - Police were dispatched to Holland Avenue for a report of criminal mischief. Cpl. Scanlon responded to what was once the Somerset County DPW yard. There were images spray painted on a tree in the lot. The Peapack-Gladstone DPW was contacted as they currently maintain the property. PG DPW workers responded and removed the paint from the tree.
Thursday 11/02/17 2:42 PM - Officers were called to a Gladstone residence for a suspicious person on a motorcycle taking pictures in the area. Police located the individual on the motorcycle who explained he was taking pictures of the river adjacent to the caller’s residence. After verifying what the West Orange resident claimed, he was permitted to leave without further action.
Friday 11/03/17 1:00 PM - A Gladstone residence came to Police HQ to report a suspicious vehicle. The homeowner advised Police that he received notice from his home security system that a vehicle was in his driveway. The resident provided pictures of a pick-up truck which was parked in his driveway. There was a phone number on the side of the vehicle which the homeowner contacted, but the individual who answered became nasty and hung up the phone. Ofc. Adam Caruso responded to the residence and conducted a check of the home. Nothing was found to be missing or out of place. The matter is being investigated further.
Friday 11/03/17 4:15 PM - Police, along with the Peapack-Gladstone First Aid Squad, were dispatched to a Gladstone residence for a report of a 28 year old make having an allergic reaction. Officers responded and located the victim. Shortly after the PG First Aid Squad arrived and assumed patient care. The victim was transported to RWJB-Somerset for further evaluation.
Saturday 11/04/17 5:26 PM - Officers received a call from a Gladstone resident stating that her 28 year old grandson was “out of control.” Officers could hear a male screaming in the background. Police arrived and met with the female caller. Cpl. Owen Duff spoke with the male party who stated that he simply wasn’t getting along with his grandmother, but there was no altercation of any kind. As both parties refused any further police involvement, officers went clear.