Police & Fire

April 12, 2021

DENVILLE, NJ -- Saint Clare’s Health Denville Hospital announced that it experienced a fire from an air handler on Mon Apr 12. The morning fire impacted one portion of one building, according to the statement. "As required, some patients were transported to other areas of the hospital, and ...

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DENVILLE, NJ -- Many kinds of heroes have been praised and recognized in and around Denville Township. In March, married couple and Denville residents, Wharton Police Detective Richard Ornelas and Detective Sergeant Christina Kovacs of the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, were on a vacation with ...

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DENVILLE, NJ – The Denville Police Department announced the implementation of the Special Needs Registry to help first responders identify and assist individuals who may be challenged with developmental disabilities such as autism, dementia, Down Syndrome or any other identified special need(s).

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NEW JERSEY — The New Jersey State Police is looking for individuals to join its force.  The agency offers more than 120 career paths with specialized training opportunities. State Troopers earn an annual starting salary of almost $65,000 with pension, health and life insurance benefits for ...

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Police are reminding motorists to not be a "distracted driver".  Distracted driving is a dangerous epidemic on America's roadways, say police. Statistics from the Office of the Attorney General show that from 2012 to 2016, ...

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NEW JERSEY — Earlier this week, Gov. Phil Murphy signed three bills to legalize recreational marijuana use in the Garden State and establish a regulated cannabis market within the next six months. Shortly after, the New Jersey State Policemen's Benevolent Association (PBA) issued a statement, ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Police have identified the two bodies found in Boonton Pond. According to Acting Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, Chief of Detectives Christoph Kimker, and Town of Boonton Captain Stephen Jones, ...

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BOONTON, NJ -- An investigation is underway following the discovery of two bodies submerged in a pond on Feb 23, announced Acting Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of Detectives Christoph Kimker, and Town of ...

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DENVILLE, NJ - JCP&L/First Energy is reporting that telephone scammers are posing as a JCP&L employee demanding immediate payment from customers. According to the utility company, a telephone caller poses as an electric utility company employee. The caller threatens to shut off the ...

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NEW JERSEY — The threat of Trenton protests on Jan. 17 looms, following a massive insurrection at the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. last week. Gov. Phil Murphy and Colonel Pat Callahan, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, said Monday that New Jersey authorities are prepared and on ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy mourned the death of New Jersey native Brian Sicknick - a Capitol Hill police officer who was killed during Wednesday's attack on the US Capitol - during his visit to the Historic Somerset County Courthouse Friday where he swore in Somerset County Commissioners ...

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NEW JERSEY — An investigation is currently ongoing after a bomber, later identified as Anthony Quinn Warner, 63, reportedly set off an explosion in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, on Christmas morning. New Jersey officials said the bombing, which injured at least eight people, killed Warner and ...

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DENVILLE, NJ – The Denville Police Department, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, and the Morris County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a fatal hit-and-run motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian that occurred last week in Denville on Thur Dec 24. At approximately 10:21 ...

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – Motorists are reminded that law enforcement officials throughout New Jersey are cracking down on drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs as part of the annual end of year “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” statewide campaign. Launched last week, and continuing through Jan. 1, ...

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DENVILLE, NJ – A team of assessors from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) will examine all aspects of the Denville Township Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services on Mon., Nov. 16, Chief Frank Perna announced in a ...

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – With 640 vehicles stolen in Morris County from 2018-2020 – and the vast majority of them with the keys in the car – law enforcement is once again asking residents to lock their cars and remove the key fobs from their vehicles. The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy began his Fri., Sept. 18, COVID-19 press briefing on a somber note by expressing his outrage over two gunmen who fired on the home of two Camden County police officers while their newborn baby was inside. The gunmen shot at the officers’ home in Camden late Tuesday ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -- Jose Elizondo-Mena, 51, of Dover, New Jersey, has been arrested in the homicide of a male identified as C.R.R, announced Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Acting Chief of Investigations Chris Kimker, and Deputy Chief Jonathan Delaney of ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Township Police Chief Andrew Caggiano confirmed that 19 suspects have been arrested in the township for ATM fraud in what has become a tri-state nightmare for Santander Bank. The bank, located in Towaco on Main Road and all over New Jersey, New York and Connecticut, has ...

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DENVILLE, NJ -- Maintaining law and order in Denville Township sounds tough for some, but for Police Chief Frank Perna, such a duty has been enjoyable since being sworn in on Feb. 1, 2019. “I am very fortunate and blessed to be the eighth police chief of the Denville Township Police Department,” ...

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DENVILLE, NJ -- The Morris County Prosecutor's Office and the New Jersey Attorney General's Office invites the Denville community to participate in a virtual community forum on the Use of Force by Police Officers. The forum will take place on Fri., July 24, from 3-5 p.m. According to officials, the ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -- Vehicle owners are reminded to remove valuables and lock their vehicles, even while at home, says Morris County Sheriff James Gannon. Sheriff Gannon noted that burglaries of vehicles in Morris County have decreased by 43 percent in the first six months of 2020 from the same ...

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BOONTON, NJ -- The Denville Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad assisted with a multi-alarm fire at 207-209 William St. just after 10 p.m. Friday night. The fully involved fire resulted in the injury of one resident but no fatalities. The fire started on the back porch of one of the homes ...

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BOONTON, NJ -- Police are asking the community for help in locating a 25-year-old male from Boonton Township. According to Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Acting Chief of Investigations Christoph Kimker, and Boonton Township Police Chief Michael Danyo, ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy is hailing a new directive that requires hundreds of law enforcement agencies across the state to reveal the names of cops who have been reprimanded or fired as “a step forward for transparency.” The order from Attorney General Gurbir Grewal’s office will require ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -- Santino Crosson, a 17-year-old from Randolph who went missing June 10, was found - alive and safe - in Tarrytown, New York, said officials on Sun., June 14. Crosson was found June 13 by the New York State Police said County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp, Morris County Prosecutor’s ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ - The public is being asked to help find a Randolph teen who was last seen Wednesday. The missing person, 17-year-old Santino Crosson, was last seen around 6 p.m. walking toward Morristown on Sussex Turnpike, according to his family and friends. They said Crosson possibly was ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy closed out his daily COVID-19 press conference on Fri., May 29, with comments about the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white police officer in Minneapolis kept his knee on Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes. "George Floyd should be alive ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – Morris County officials are warning residents that criminals have been using the COVID-19 pandemic to carry out a new type of scam – posing as contact tracers to steal money or personal information. Contact tracing is the process of identifying people who have come in contact ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -- The 2020 Morris County Park Junior Police Academy has been canceled for this summer, announced the park police department. "It's with great disappointment and regret that we announce the cancellation of this year's Junior Police Academy. Besides the obvious reason of the ...

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