Published: May 15, 2012
The Bernardsville Police Department is investigating a burglary and theft that was reported at the Somerset Hills Country Club between 3 and 5 am on May 11. The police department was summoned to an alarm at that location. Upon investigation, it was discovered that several trophies had been stolen from the clubhouse. Investigation at the scene revealed that the unknown suspects also removed three motorized service carts from the clubhouse, which were later found abandoned on a nearby street.
Reported stolen were one silver plated trophy and seven sterling silver trophies.
The trophies included a footed punch bowl with lions masks and drop handles; a Gorham sterling silver 9-inch diameter bowl engraved “Somerset Hills Country Club Green Committee Club”; a medium-size bowl with wooden base engraved “Somerset Hills Country Club Nine Hole Championship”; a Tiffany sterling reproduction 1700 Boston bowl engraved “Somerset Hills Country Club Ladies Golf Championship.”
Additionally, a sterling Reed & Barton 16-inch tray with Chippendale rim engraved “Somerset Hills Country Club Ladies Golf Championship”; a silver-plated tray engraved “NJ State Championship” with gadroon edge and open handle; one medium size urn engraved “Somerset Hills Country Club”; and one sterling silver urn with two handles, 4-pint capacity, engraved “Belcher-Hardin Somerset Hills Country Club Senior Bowl.”
All of the pieces are engraved with multiple names and dates.
Anyone having information about the whereabouts of any of these items is asked to contact Chief Kevin Valentine or Sergeant James Smith of the Bernardsville Police Department at 908-766-0037 or Somerset County Crime Stoppers Tips Line at 888-577-TIPS.
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