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A Montgomery Police Officer and EMS Help Deliver a Baby Boy in Belle Mead, Fire at a Local Church, and Traffic Report

By Barbara A. Preston | Posted February 15, 2024


Montgomery Police and Montgomery EMS responded to a Belle Mead residence for the report of a pregnant woman in labor on January 30 at approximately 10:02 am. Upon arrival, Officer Carolyn LaRue located the patient. She and Montgomery EMS members delivered the baby boy inside the residence.  The newborn and his mother were transported by Montgomery EMS to St. Peter’s Hospital.


A Montgomery police officer and EMS helped to deliver a baby boy in a Belle Mead home. (WIX Stock photo)


Fire at Princeton Christian Church

Montgomery Fire Companies 1 and 2, police, and Montgomery EMS responded to the Princeton Christian Church on Cherry Valley Road for a fire on February 11 at 2:44 am. Upon arrival, an active fire was located in front of the church. Firefighters extinguished the flames, and reported damage to a trash receptacle and a fence, however there was no damage reported to the structure of the church. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Montgomery Township Fire Marshall Office.


Construction Vehicle Stolen from a Route 206

On February 12 at 9:15 am, Montgomery police responded to the Montgomery Place shopping center on Route 206 in Belle Mead for a report of a stolen construction vehicle. Police met with the victim who reported a theft of a backhoe from the parking lot. The theft occurred between January 30 and February 9.  The backhoe was parked in the lot for snow removal. The detective bureau is investigating.


Unconscious Man Found in Belle Mead Vehicle

Montgomery police responded to the area of Belle Mead-Griggstown Road near Bunker Drive for the report of an unconscious male in a vehicle on February 13 at 1:53 am. Police located the vehicle, occupied by David Briggs, 65, of Belle Mead. During the course of the investigation, police determined Briggs operated the vehicle after consuming alcoholic beverages. Briggs was subsequently arrested for Driving While Intoxicated and transported to police headquarters for processing. Briggs was issued motor vehicle citations for Driving While Intoxicated, Reckless Driving, and Careless Driving. Briggs was released and is scheduled to appear in Montgomery Municipal Court. 


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Outstanding Warrant

On February 12 at 12:20 pm, Montgomery Police Officer Jesse Peterson stopped a vehicle on Great Road operated by Julian Cooper, 27, of Hamilton for a motor vehicle violation.  During the course of the stop, Officer Peterson determined Cooper had an outstanding warrant from Millstone Township for failing to appear.  Cooper was released on his own recognizance and given a new court date from Millstone Township Municipal Court.  Cooper was issued a motor vehicle summons for maintenance of lamps and is scheduled to appear in Montgomery Municipal Court.

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