Police & Fire

December 13, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Dunellen man employed as a school custodian was arrested today on charges of inappropriately touching a six-year-old girl, authorities said. Arnoldo Veliz-Chamale, 61, of Dunellen, was charged today with one count of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, and two ...

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EAST HANOVER, N.J.- The East Hanover PBA are collecting toys for their Annual Holiday Toy Drive. To support their efforts, donations of new, unwrapped toys and games can be dropped off at the Police Department, 2 Deforest Avenue. Donations will be collected until Sunday, December 16. All donations ...

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J.- What if no one answered the call? A question that never should have to be answered. This is a great opportunity to serve the community called home. All training costs are covered by the department. Interested applicants must be 16 years old or older.  Please contact ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morris County has developed a first-of-its-kind program to offer medical support and care for police dogs working with the county Sheriff’s Office in critical situations.     The dogs will receive treatment from a specialized group of tactical medics who make up the Office of ...

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EAST HANOVER, N.J.- East Hanover Police and Fire responded to a report of smoke coming from the second floor of a home on Mckinley Avenue. Sargent McPartlandandSargent McCoy arrived at the location along with Captain Ambrose.  The officers kicked in the front door and rescued the elderly home ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Some students were still being held at Livingston schools after 7 p.m. on Thursday after snow quickly accumulated during rush hour, according to Livingston police, who are still working vigorously to help drivers navigate the snow and get home safely. “Everybody’s safe, it’s ...

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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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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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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Township police continue their investigation in to four separate reports of a naked man exposing himself outside residences throughout the township. Police confirmed an incident that occurred on Sept. 14 involves the same man as the most recent incident, which occurred ...

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MORRISTOWN, 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 him. According to ...

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MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J-Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Mountain Lakes Police Chief Shawn Bennett areseeking the public’s assistance in locating a 15 year old male from Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, who has been missing since October 30, 2018. Thomas Kolding, who lives in Mountain ...

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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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MONTVILLE, NJ – Many dogs who are surrendered to the animal shelter not once, but twice, don’t get another chance, but Boomer not only got a second chance – he is helping Morris County residents in an important way. After 14 weeks of training, Boomer is now a certified Morris County Sheriff’s ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ—The annual event known as Fright Factor, sponsored by the charity Halos for Angels, kicked off its season on Friday, October 6. In attendance at the ribbon cutting ceremony were Florham Park Police Officers Dan Braico, Karl Svenningsen, and Brian Sampson, who cut the ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A Montgomery High School teacher who lives in Hillsborough has been arrested and faces charges of sending nude photos of herself and sexually-explicit messages via social media to a Montgomery High School student over a period of several months. Michelina Aichele, 29 of ...

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EAST HANOVER, N.J.- On Tuesday, September 25, Morris County Crime Stoppers released a  photo and description of an suspect in an alleged criminal sexual contact incident at a local business. According to the East Hanover Detective Bureau, the rapid assistance of the public led to the the ...

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Late in August, a meeting was requested  by Thomas Ace Gallagher, to gather law enforcement, community leaders, educators, and public officials, to discuss content for the soon to be launched Morris Area Coalition For Education And Positive Choices on-line home. Gallagher did not expect what ...

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EAST HANOVER, N.J.-Smiles were wide, laughter was loud and the feeling of joy was in the air as Superintendent Natalie Bartlett, East Hanover Chief of Police Chris Cannizzo, and the faculties of all East Hanover schools welcomed their students back for the new year. The students filed into their ...

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CEDAR KNOLLS, N.J.- Long-time member and Emergency Medical Technician Shirley Bergen received a certificate of appreciation for her participation in  “Partner in Mentoring Students in Career and Technical Education Programs,” from the Morris County Vocational School District.   Bergen was ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa reported that the district is still considering school safety procedures for the upcoming school year, including possible armed Class III officers in every school. If the school district hired Class III offices for every school, LaSusa ...

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MORRIS COUNTY, N.J.- Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp announces that Kevin O. Ruiz, aka “Star,” agetwenty-five (25), of Paterson, New Jersey, has been sentenced to New Jersey State Prison. Ruiz was previously convicted for his role in a profitable drug distribution operation in which ...

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ROCKAWAY, N.J.- On Wednesday, August 15, 2018, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office hosted “The OpioidCrisis: Engaging the Community” as the second of four events this year under New JerseyAttorney General Gurbir Grewal’s “21-County, 21st Century Community Policing Project”. The Community ...

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Florham Park, N.J., August 9, 2018 — Drugged driving in fatal New Jersey crashes has increased significantly over the last decade, according to a new analysis by AAA Northeast. Cannabinoids and narcotics were the categories of drugs most commonly detected in fatally injured drivers. For its ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ- The Florham Park Police Department hosted its Annual National Night Out Event. Behind the walls of Borough Hall, hundreds of people gathered to enjoy free food, activities, and stations ran by FPPD, which all promoted the importance of community safety.    National Night Out is ...

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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 between 2 a.m.

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J.- This Wednesday, August 1, join the Florham Park Police Department invites you to come to Holy Family Church parking lot at 7 pm for ice cream and a great time of community. Presented by the Florham Park Police Department and Office of Emergency Management.  

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EAST HANOVER, N.J.- On Tuesday, July 17th 2018, in the middle of  summer vacation, some of the most important people to our community were spending their summer day training for a real life crisis. Thirty  staff members of the East Hanover School District, including the Districts Principals, ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township police are seeking help in identifying three unknown individuals who caused thousands of dollars worth of damage to the back of Lafayette School on July 12. Security cameras captured photos of the vandals during the 3 a.m. mischief behind Lafayette School, where a ...

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J.-Last monthe the Florham Park Police Department graduated 25 middle school students from its first Junior Police Academy Class. The 25 cadets attended a rigorous 1-week program that included daily physical training & military drill in addition to presentations and ...

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ROXBUTY, NJ - Raising money for children with illnesses, 45 teams of all ages faced off at Horseshoe Lake Park on Saturday at the Roxbury PBA’s wiffleball tournament. It was the thirteenth installment of the popular event. The tournament this year is raising money for fourth grader Matthew ...

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