Police Blotter: Week May 4-May 8

The Police Blotter column features items as reported by Highland Park Police spokesperson Capt. Scott Golden 

 Pedestrian hit by car on Raritan Avenue

A local woman was taken to the hospital after being hit by a car on Raritan Avenue early Wednesday evening, May 6, 2015. The accident victim’s injuries are not considered life-threatening. No charges have been filed in the accident.

A Highland Avenue resident, she was crossing the street near North 11th Avenue around 8:40 p.m., when she was hit by a gray 2012 four-door Honda, whose driver remained on the scene and called 9-1-1. According to the police report, the individual who was struck was crossing outside the marked crosswalk, while traffic had a green light.

Power outage on Lincoln Avenue raises concerns about untrimmed trees

Some trees on Lincoln Avenue will be getting a trim, thanks to a power outage on Tuesday evening, May 5, 2015. Some fallen branches on top of power lines sparked concerns over the potential of an electric fire. Power lines run between the back yards of houses along Lincoln and Grant avenues, passing through the boughs of several trees as they go

Police took a call from a Lincoln Avenue resident at 6:48 p.m. May 5, 2015, who reported that the lines were smoking and shooting sparks, prompting police to notify not only Public Service Electric & Gas Co., but the Fire Department as well.

Patrolman Sean Bibby, dispatched to the scene, reported that a power transformer had blown, cutting power to three homes on Lincoln Avenue and three more behind them on Grant Avenue. PSE&G reset the transformer and restored power by about 8:15 p.m.

A spokeswoman for Public Service Electric and Gas Co. said Thursday that the utility plans to trim the trees to head off future such problems, but no exact date has been set.

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