MONTVILLE, NJ – As a follow-up to last night’s breaking news regarding the police incident at the Longview at Montville Townhomes, Montville police dispatch received a 9-1-1 call from Eugene Drive from someone stating the Montville police were trying to enter their house.
According to the report provided by Captain Rudy Appelmann, the caller said he was preparing to defend himself. At that time, additional patrolmen went to the residence, but were unable to make contact with the caller after multiple attempts. Montville officers secured the area around the residence and requested assistance from the Morris County Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team.
Residents in the immediate area were asked to temporarily evacuate until the situation was under control.
After exhausting all efforts to contact the resident, officers made entry into the residence and found the 37-year-old male caller alone in the house. The male was arrested without incident for an outstanding traffic warrant issued by Montville Municipal Court and transported to St. Clare’s Hospital for evaluation.
Appelmann recognized the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office and the Montville First Aid Squad for their “professional and much appreciated assistance” in this incident.
“There was no specific officer that handled the call,” Appelmann said. “The collective efforts and training of the group prevailed.”