Police & Fire

December 13, 2018

DENVILLE, NJ – After 31 years in the Denville Police Department and 11 years as its chief of police, Chief Christopher Wagner will retire effective Jan. 31, 2019. He shared the news with the Denville Town Council at its meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 11. Wagner tendered his written notice to ...

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DENVILLE, NJ – The annual end-of-year “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” statewide campaign begins Friday, Dec. 7 and will continue through Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. During that time, the Denville Township Police Department, along with state law enforcement officials, will be cracking down on drivers ...

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DENVILLE, NJ –The Denville Town Council celebrated police officer Michael Weldon's promotion to sergeant with an Oath of Office swearing-in ceremony during the council’s meeting on Nov. 20. Born and raised in Denville, Weldon attended Denville public schools and graduated from Morris Knolls High ...

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DENVILLE, NJ -- Denville Police Department has reported that the Shoppes at Union Hill now are accessible. There was a gas leak, which has been contained. Certain stores might remain closed, however.   TAPintoDenville.net is a member of the New Jersey Press Association and is a hyperlocal ...

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DENVILLE, NJ -- Denville Police Department has reported the temporary closing of all stores at the Shoppes at Union Hill due to Denville Fire Department activity on Nov. 16. There is no access to the entire complex. Updates to the status will be shared as they become ...

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DENVILLE, NJ – The Denville Police Department issued the following weather advisory on Nov. 15: “During [t]he season's first winter storm … , we would like to remind everyone to drive extra cautious if you need to travel during the storm. Remember to drive at a slower/safe speed, give yourself ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -- Thomas Kolding, a 15-year-old from Mountain Lakes who left home Oct. 30, has been found, said authorities today. In a brief joint statement that offered no details about the matter, Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp, Mountain Lakes Police Chief Shawn Bennet and Morris ...

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MOUNTAIN LAKES, NJ -- Law enforcement officials have stated that Thomas Kolding, the missing 15-year-old from Mountain Lakes, has been seen in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on the corner of Race and 5th Streets, at approximately 3 p.m. the afternoon of November 3. Thomas Kolding, who lives with ...

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DENVILLE, NJ -- The Denville Police Department issued the following traffic advisory on Nov. 7: "The Morris County School of Technology (400 East Main Street, Denville) will be holding an open house for prospective students this evening from 6pm to 8pm. As such, residents in the area should ...

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MOUNTAIN LAKES, NJ - Thomas Kolding, who lives with his parents in Mountain Lakes is still missing, said Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp. In a press release, the Prosecutor's Office as well as Mountain Lakes Police Department continue to ask for the public's help locating ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morris County authorities are seeking help in finding a 15-year-old Mountain Lakes boy who has been missing since Oct. 30. In a statement, Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp and Mountain Lakes Police Chief Shawn Bennett  said the boy, Thomas Kolding, who lives in Mountain ...

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Denville, NJ – The Denville Police Department issued the following advisory regarding traffic delays during the Halloween Parade scheduled to start at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30: “The Denville Fire Department Halloween Parade is Tuesday, 10/30/18 beginning at 6pm. Starting at 5:30pm Second ...

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ -- As a result of the recent domestic threats and attacks, Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon issued the following statement on Oct. 28: "In light of the recent mail bombing attempts, and following the horrific acts of murder and terrorism in Pittsburgh, I have asked that we ...

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DENVILLE, NJ - More than 50 agencies responded to the massive fire in Dover, New Jersey, that destroyed six businesses and 10 apartments and displaced 80 residents. The Denville Fire Department was among the group of firefighters who responded to help contain the blaze. Thirty-eight additional ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ - Lindsay Ireland, a reporter who worked for several TAPinto.net sites and the Daily Record, died early Oct. 14 after being struck by a vehicle in Randolph, police said. The incident took place on Route 10 in the early morning, said Randolph police  Lt. Christopher Guiliani said ...

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DENVILLE, NJ – The last day of National Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 13, and the Denville Volunteer Fire Department will culminate the occasion with an open house at the Main Street Firehouse (2 Indian Road) on Saturday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. This year’s theme is “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware ...

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DENVILLE, NJ – The Denville Police Department had conducted an intensive investigation regarding multiple motor vehicle burglaries and motor vehicle thefts that have occurred over the past two months. Specifically, the follow occurred: On the morning of 7/25/18, the Department responded to ...

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DENVILLE, NJ - Police are offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information about those involved in a rash of vehicle burglaries, and two thefts, that took place in Denville this summer. The first incidents took place during the evening of July 24, police said. They said at least seven vehicles ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Over the past month, there has been a rash of early morning motor vehicle burglaries and thefts across Morris County, with the burglars and thieves at work while most residents are asleep, according to Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon. Most of these incidents are occurring ...

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  DENVILLE, NJ - As part of its investigation into a series of vehicle burglaries, and the theft of one vehicle, Denville police are asking people with security cameras to give them a hand. The police department said the incidents being probed took place at night in the Shongum Road section ...

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DENVILLE, NJ - Grabbing a mallet as a weapon, a Sewell, NJ man assaulted ans stole the vehicle of someone who gave him a ride away from St. Clare's Hospital in Denville this week, police said. The man, Michael Romeo, 31, faces charges of carjacking, motor vehicle theft, unlawful possession of a ...

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  DENVILLE, NJ - A Pennsylvania woman's erratic driving in Denville - possibly related to her use of a cellphone while behind the wheel - led to a number of charges including cocaine possession, police said. They said the woman, Maryah Yost, 43, of Clearfield, Pa., was pulled over at 8:21 ...

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MOUNT OLIVE, NJ - A Denville woman nearly struck a parked police car while driving while intoxicated through a Mount Olive hotel parking lot before heading onto Route 80 last week, according to police. When she was later pulled over, the woman, Colleen Perry, 46, was charged with driving while ...

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DENVILLE, NJ - Morris County law enforcement authorities are offering a reward up to $1,000 for information related to the theft of a "unique" ring in Denville. The reward, being offered by Morris County Crimestoppers, relates to the theft of a gold Cartier "Love" ring that was taken out of the ...

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DENVILLE, NJ - Police credit donated ice rescue equipment with the successful rescue Thursday of two people and a dog from Cedar Lake. The ice rescue suits were donated by nearby lake community groups and other Denville civic organizations, police said. Without the equipment, and the "heroic ...

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DENVILLE, NJ - Vehicles weighing more than seven tons (14,000 pounds) are being banned from using a bridge that spans NJ Transit tracks in Denville, police said. The bridge, on Franklin Avenue between Palmer Road and Astro Place, was recently found by New Jersey Transit to suffer from ...

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DENVILLE, NJ - A Dover man, stopped by police on Route 80 this week, was found to be holding a "large sum" of money, various drugs including oxycodone and drug paraphernalia, police said. The man, Joan Santana-Suarez, 35, was pulled over due to moving violations, including speeding and failing ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Two members of the Denville Police Department were among four law enforcement officers honored Friday for helping people in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. Denville Police Officer Kristian Sandman and Denville Police Officer Peter Grawehr were praised by Morris County ...

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DENVILLE, NJ - A local man who broke into a township residence last week and walked off with more than $200 was caught on camera and subsequently arrested, said police. The man, Patrick Lake, 31, faces charges of burglary, theft and criminal mischief due to the Jan. 6 incident, police said. They ...

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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 ...

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