Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Police directed traffic during outage lasting a few hours.
The traffic light at Olcott Square, the main hub of downtown Bernardsville where Route 202 (Mine Brook Road) intersects Anderson Hill Road and Mount Airy Road, was turned off for several hours Wednesday. The light was out from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Police were at the busy intersection directing traffic while the light was off. The light was turned off to allow repairs, according to borough police. The work is part of scheduled upgrades, said police Chief Kevin Valentine. Olcott Square is a main route leading to Bernardsville from Basking Ridge, and also to Mendham in Morris County.
Friday, May 3, 2013
Traffic delays reported in Bernardsville, Bernards Township after driver smashed into telephone pole, police said.
A 63-year-old man was resuscitated on the scene of an early-morning Route 202 crash in Bernardsville Friday where police said he was found without a pulse and not-breathing inside his smashed pickup truck. Eugene Henry, of Wallkill, N.Y., was transported to Morristown Medical Center by the Bernardsville First Aid Squad after officers administered CPR and used a cardiac defibrillator to revive him, according to Police Chief Kevin Valentine. Henry was found unconscious in the driver's seat of the heavily damaged 2011 Chevrolet pickup truck after Valentine said he apparently smashed into a telephone pole in front of the Somerset Hills Bank near North Finley just after 6 a.m. No other vehicles were involved in the crash. Bernardsville Police …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
But no more incidents reported as of end of last week.
Bernardsville Police still were seeking the culprit or culprits who damaged more than 40 mailboxes total in the Bernardsville mountain area in late March and early April. However, no similar incidents had been reported as of late last week, said Police Lt. Demmings Hoadley. The second, most recent spree of mailbox vandalism on Bernardsville mountain apparently occurred overnight from April 2-3, according to reports from Bernardsville Police, who are asking residents' assistance in finding a culprit or culprits. Eighteen mailboxes reportedly were smashed overnight on Chapin Road, Dryden Road, Post Kunhardt Road, Ballantine Road and Mine Mount Road, Hoadley said. Hoadley then said police had no leads and are asking residents to call in any …
Friday, April 5, 2013
Somerset County prosecutor's office say thieves can target vehicles with key fob starters.
Following two reported thefts of luxury vehicles from Bernardsville mountain at the end of March, the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office has issued warnings to all residents in Somerset County to stress vehicle security and to avoid leaving key fobs in or nearby vehicles with start buttons. The first theft reported in Bernardsville was a Jeep Grand Cherokee, locked but with a key fob inside, was reported at about 3 a.m. on March 27 from the driveway of a home on Mount Harmony Road, Bernardsville police said in March. The second theft reportedly took place between 7 p.m. on March 27 and 8 a.m. on March 8, when a 2012 Lexus SUV RX350 valued at about $50,000 was taken from the driveway of a home on Overleigh Road, Bernardsville police said. …
Police have no suspects after 18 mailboxes smashed overnight Tuesday into Wednesday.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Bernardsville, Bernards, joining county in extra enforcement during April for drivers using cell phones while driving.
The Bernards Township and Bernardsville police chiefs have said they are joining Somerset County's Distracted Driving campaign with education and added enforcement to remind drivers to put down cell phones while driving this month under a program called "Put It Down 2013." April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month across the country, and Somerset County Prosecutor Geoffrey D. Soriano and the Somerset County Traffic Safety Alliance are making the program aimed at preventing drivers from being distracted by calls or texts a priority, the prosecutor's office said. As part of the initiative, officers will be on patrol especially looking for violations related to distracted driving in both Bernardsville and Bernards, as elsewhere in Somerset …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Police urge residents to lock all vehicles and not leave keys or key fobs inside.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Police still searching for culprit or culprits and ask public's help.
Officials still trying to set value on metal cut out and removed while pool was closed for season.
Bernardsville police are still looking into — and waiting for a final tally of the value of stolen metal — after the discovery that someone had entered the Bernardsville pool sometime between February and early March and made off with pipes and other equipment made of copper. Copper pipes were removed from electrical connectors at the pool, and cut out of the bathrooms of the closed facility, said Bernardsville Patrol Officer Brian Kelly. A pump with copper pieces also was removed, he said. Police have no idea if the thieves hit the facility more than once, but the facility apparently was burglarized some time between Feb. 4 and March 4, Kelly said. It appears the pool property was entered through a hole cut in the fence, most likely at …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
5 people injured in crash, transported to hospital.
A Bedminster teen was ticketed for careless driving after she collided with a Bernardsville First Aid Squad ambulance near the train station off Mine Brook Road, according to a borough police report. The crash resulted in five people, including two in the car and three volunteers with the Bernardsville First Aid Squad, being transported to Morristown Medical Center, according to authorities. The report also said Paige L. Arace, 17, who was driving a Jetta southbound on Mine Brook Road while the ambulance was heading northbound, told police that as she was about to turn left into the train station, she noticed a pickup truck behind her with its own emergency lights activated. Arace then attempted to turn into the train station, the report …