Police Blotter

NOTE: We are required by the Rules of Court to include herein a statement explaining that the charges are merely an accusation and that the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

December 2020

On 12/10/21 at 1:11 PM, two Hispanic males entered Nordstrom Rack, located at 362 Chimney Rock Road and shoplifted 17 pair of designed sunglasses valued at $1,397.31.  The subjects were confronted by store security and fled the store without paying for the sunglasses.  Store security followed the subjects outside where the subjects dropped the sunglasses and fled in a vehicle. The sunglasses were recovered. This case is still under investigation.

On 12/10/21 at 7:31 PM, 3 black males entered Macy’s, located at the Bridgewater Commons Mall.  Each of them selected cosmetic gift sets with a total value of $3,536.00.  They concealed them in laundry style bags and fled out of the store into an awaiting vehicle and fled the area.  This case is still under investigation.

On 12/11/21 at 8:00 AM, the same 3 black males that shoplifted from Macy’s on 12-10-21 entered Macy’s, located at the Bridgewater Commons Mall.  Each of them selected cosmetic gift sets with a total value of $1,419.00.  They concealed them in laundry style bags and fled out of the store into an awaiting vehicle and fled the area.  This case is still under investigation.

On 12/11/21 at 8:38 PM, Kathryn Dipietro, a 27 year old female from Sussex, NJ, shoplifted 10 cosmetic items from Nordstrom Rack, located at 362 Chimney Rock Road.  She hid the items in a sweatshirt and paid for some other items she had selected.  She was confronted by store security and returned the stolen items.  She was charged with shoplifting.

On 12/12/21 at 6:28 PM, two Hispanic females walked into Ulta Beauty located at 352 Chimney Rock Road and shoplifted $607.00 worth of perfume and fragrances and immediately left the store without paying for the items.  This case is still under investigation.

On 12/16/21 at 12:21 PM, a white Ford Econoline Van was taken from the Home Depot parking lot located at 400 Promenade Boulevard.  The vehicle was locked and the operator of the vehicle was in possession of the keys.  This case is still under investigation.

On 12/24/21 at 2:08PM, Lucas Kidder, an 18 year old male from Plainfield, NJ,  was arrested and charged with shoplifting after he went to Macy’s, located in the Bridgewater Commons Mall and shoplift clothing items valued at $173.49. 

On 12/26/21 at 8:28 PM, Sidney Wright, 24 year old male from Princeton, NJ, was arrested for DWI after being involved in a motor vehicle crash.  He was also issued summonses for Careless driving and Failure to maintain his lane.

November 2020

On 11/06/21 at 3:00 PM 2 suspects attempted to shoplift several power tools that were secure in storage bin at the Home Depot located at 400 Promenade Boulevard.  A heavy set black male removed bolt cutters out of his pocket and cut the locks to storage bin and removed the power tools and placed them in a shopping cart.  The male then gave the shopping cart to a black female accomplice.  They both walked to garden center and the male engaged in a conversation with a cashier, the female walked out of the store with the merchandise.  Once outside of the store personnel from Home Depot Loss Prevention confronted them.  The suspects left the shopping cart full of the stolen items and fled on foot and then fled in a BMW SUV.  This case is still under investigation.   

On 11/07/21 at 1:15 PM Kayla Salgado-Rengifo 22 year old from Fanwood, NJ was arrested for shoplifting from Macy’s Department store located at the Bridgewater Commons Mall. 

On 11/11/2021 at 9:01 PM, 2 black males and 2 black females, no further description, walked into Nordstrom Rack located at 362 Chimney Rock Road and quickly began to select 3designer sweaters, 1 blazer, 1 jacket, 4 pair of Rayban sunglasses and a Nike backpack.  One of the male suspects took all of the items and placed the sunglasses in the back pack and then walked out of the store without paying for any of the items.  This incident is still under investigation.

On 11/12/21 at 1155 AM, 1 white male and 1 white female entered Nordstrom Rack and shoplifted several pieces of jewelry.  When they were approached by security they fled the store without paying for the items.  This case is still under investigation.

On 11/20/21 at 2:10 hours a passerby notified Somerset County Communications of a possible intoxicated driver.  The driver of the vehicle in question was driving without any of the vehicle’s headlights on, was swerving and struck the median on Route 22 West. Officers from the Green Brook Police Department located the vehicle and then notified the Bridgewater Police Department.  Officers from the Bridgewater Police spoke with the driver of the vehicle, Romero Jackson, 50 years old, from Cartersville, GA.  Jackson was arrested and charged with DWI, and Careless driving.