Police & Fire

Police: Pharmacy Thief Returns to Store, Nabbed by Off-Duty Officer

38489d08dac1674f35a2_Capture.PNG
38489d08dac1674f35a2_Capture.PNG

DENVILLE, NJ - Instead of finding himself at the corner of happy and healthy, a man accused of stealing merchandise from a local Walgreens found himself in handcuffs recently, thanks to an alert off-duty Denville police officer, police said.

Denville police said they'd been investigating a shoplifting that took place on Dec. 19 at the Walgreens at 22 West Main St. The probe led them to identify the thief as Bernard Christian, 48, of Linden. They said Christian, joined by an unidentified woman, stole about $150 worth of merchandise and fled.

The whereabouts of Christian and the woman remained unknown until Jan. 1, police said. On that day, Christian decided to return to the pharmacy, according to police.

Sign Up for E-News

He picked a bad time to do so, as an off-duty Denville police officer happened to be in the store and recognized Christian.

"As the off-duty officer walked towards the front door, he confirmed Christian's identity and took him into custody," police said. "However, the female fled the scene."
Police said Christian was found to be in possession of "several stolen boxes of medication from Walgreens and a number of other stores and a crack pipe."

After being charged, Christian was placed in the Morris County jail, police said.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Denville

Immaculata’s Tashawn Bower (’13) Heads to NFL Conference Final with Vikings Teammates

January 19, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Just five years removed from an outstanding football career at Immaculata High School, defensive end Tashawn Bower and his Minnesota Vikings teammates are one step away from Super Bowl LII, thanks to what has been dubbed the “Minnesota Miracle.”

It was to be the final play of the game; the Vikings were on the short end of a 24-23 score in last Sunday’s ...

Tickets on Sale Now- Comedy Night Fundraiser for Randolph Regional Animal Shelter

January 18, 2018

Tickets on sale now- limited number!!

www.randolphregionalanimalshelter.org/events.html

Comedy Night Fundraiser benefiting the Randolph Regional Animal Shelter

Hosted by TV host, Comedian & Best Selling author Justin Silver!
- featuring Jessica Kirson, Luis J. Gomez, Yannis Pappas

​50/50 and silent auction!

Thursday, February 22
Doors open 7:30pm -- Show ...

Arrest Made in Morris Township Park and more in this Week's Police Blotter

January 17, 2018

MORRIS COUNTY PARK POLICE  BLOTTER 12-26 through 12-31, 2017

12/26: ARREST FOR NARCOTICS: Officers executed a motor-vehicle stop for an equipment violation in Randolph. An investigation led to Kevin Hurtado-Guiterrez, age 18, of Wharton, to be charged with Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substances (suspected Xanax and Marijuana), Obstruction of the Administration of Law, and Hindering ...

Upcoming Events

Sun, January 28, 3:00 PM

Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown, Morristown

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra: Winter Festival ...

Arts & Entertainment

Thu, February 1, 7:00 PM

Temple B'nai Or, Morristown

Keepers of Jewish Excellence Book Series Presents ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

Sat, February 3

New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble, Summit

NJDTE Summer Dance Intensive & Young Dancers ...

Arts & Entertainment

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 010

On this week’s AtlantiCast, we take you to the groundbreaking for an expansion to Morristown Medical Center, introduce you to the newest babies of 2018 at Atlantic Health System and share some must-see winter weather tips!

 

The Unquiet Grave by Sharyn McCrumb

The Unquiet Grave by Sharyn McCrumb (Atria Books, 2017)

 

Sharyn McCrumb is, quite simply, an American gem, and one of my favorite authors. From her books set in Appalachia with strange characters who remind us of our pioneer past, to St. Dale, a masterpiece about the legendary car racer, Dale Earnhardt in McCrumb's NASCAR series, McCrumb's poetic language and attention to ...

Maisie Dobbs by Jacquelline Winspear

Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear (Soho Press, 2003)

In the song “The Schuyler Sisters” from the Broadway musical Hamilton, sister Angelica sings, “ I've been reading 'Common Sense' by Thomas Paine. So men say that I'm intense or I'm insane, You want a revolution? I wanna a revelation . . .” because she and her sisters are “looking for a mind ...