The Chatham Borough Police Department and the Internal Revenue Service would like to again remind citizens that the IRS does not conduct any business over the telephone and they will not call or leave messages. They also would like to remind you that IRS representatives do not and will not under any circumstance come to your home.

  • The IRS only communicates through registered mail delivered by US Postal service carriers. If you receive this type of call your best course of action is to hang up. If someone comes to your home claiming to be from the IRS, do not open the door and call the police immediately. For more information, you can visit the IRS website at https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/how-to-know-its-really-the-irs-calling-or-knocking-on-your door-0.
  • The Chatham Borough Police Department would like to remind you that members of the police department do not call your home or place of business asking for donations. Be alert and stay safe
  • On August 7th, 2018 at approximately 10:50 AM, Sergeant Rick Jaremba arrested Joseph Ruggiero, age 27, from Morristown, New Jersey on an active contempt of court warrant issued by the municipality of Montville. Sergeant Jaremba saw an unoccupied running car parked on the shoulder of Main Street and stopped to investigate. A customary license plate check indicated that the owner’s driver’s license was suspended. The check also uncovered the contempt warrant. A short time later, Mr. Ruggiero returned to the vehicle and was placed under arrest. He was transported to police headquarters for processing. Unable to post bail, Mr. Ruggiero was turned over to members of the Montville Police Department.

All persons charged with an offense are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.