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Coke and Weapons Charges Filed Against Newark Man in Roxbury

April 1, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ – A Newark man found in Roxbury with a lot of cocaine, a lot of cash and handgun loaded with hollow-point bullets was arrested and placed in the Morris County jail this week, authorities said Friday.

The man, Terrance Clemens, 41, was charged with first-degree possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, said Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp and Roxbury Police ...

Pennsy Man Charged with Picatinny Bribes

NEWARK, NJ – A Stroudsburg, Pa. man working for the federal government accepted bribes in connection with renovation projects at Picatinny Arsenal and Fort Dix, said law enforcement officials.

The man, Kevin Leondi, 56, faces up to five years in prison and fines of up to $250,000 if convicted, said acting U.S. Attorney William Fitzpatrick.

He said Leondi was arrested Wednesday at ...

Amphibious Vehicle Sinks in Roxbury Pond During Deer Rescue

ROXBURY, NJ – An amphibious vehicle worth about $100,000 and owned by Morris County sank in the middle of a shallow Roxbury pond Sunday morning while being used to rescue a deer that fell through the pond’s thin ice.

The Hydratrek vehicle, being driven by Morris County Director of Law and Public Safety Scott DiGiralomo, took on water and sank soon after coming close to the deer ...

"George to the Rescue" TV Team Unveils Roxbury Home Upgrade

ROXBURY, NJ – The crew of the “George to the Rescue” television program on Monday unveiled the improvements it made, using local contractors, at the Succasunna home of Levi Spencer, a boy born with spina bifida.

As Roxbury police blocked off a section of Condit Street, a crowd that included those contractors - as well as public officials - gathered at the Spencer home for the ...

Empty Gas Tank Thwarts Man's Attempt to Escape Police

DENVILLE, NJ - After being awakened by police as he slept in his car early Monday, a Florham Park man banged his vehicle into a police car, led officers on a high-speed chase and was eventually arrested in Boonton when he ran out of gas, police said.

The man, Christopher Iossa, 18, was found to be asleep inside a 2015 Ford Mustang parked alongside Route 46 at 4:39 a.m., said police. They said ...

With Jewelry In Denville, It's Criminality One Month; Honesty the Next

DENVILLE, NJ - One month after arresting suspected jewel thieves, Denville police encountered just the opposite this week: A person who found jewelry and did the right thing.

Police said a Denville resident came across a piece of jewelry on the sidewalk and, instead of feeling lucky and pocketing the item, brought it to the police station. Police said the item was found on, or close to, Feb.

Roxbury Official's "Nitro Circus" Son Helps Spina Bifida Kid Hang with Wheelchair Athlete

ROXBURY, NJ –  Thanks to a Roxbury Township official and his high-flying son, a Succasunna boy with spina bifida saw last weekend that being unable to walk doesn't mean a person can't soar.

Roxbury Construction Official Rod Schmidt and his son - "Nitro Circus" daredevil Brandon Schmidt- pulled a few strings and helped 4-year-old Levi ...

Woman Smells of Weed, Comes to Cops Seeking Man Who Smells the Same

DENVILLE, NJ – A Paterson woman showed up smelling like marijuana when she came to the Denville police station recently to meet an acquaintance who, earlier in the day, was charged with drug possession after his marijuana fragrance raised an officer’s suspicion, police said Wednesday.

The woman, Malikata Horton, 27, came to police headquarters on Feb. 26 to see Nathanial Tullies, ...

67 Years After Her Season in Pro Baseball, a Morris County Grad Gets an Award

ROXBURY, NJ – Lois “Tommie” Barker, a Roxbury High School graduate who went on to play in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, was honored recently by the Ledgewood-based chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).

Barker, 93, was presented with the DAR’s “Women in American History Award” in recognition of her contribution to ...

NBC Picks NJ Family for Home Renovation Show

ROXBURY, NJ – “George to the Rescue,” an NBC television program in which "deserving people" get home renovations, will be helping the parents of Levi Spencer, a Succasunna boy with spina bifida.

In a Jan. 11 letter to Roxbury Township Manager Christopher Raths, “George to the Rescue” (GTTR) producer Andrew Scerbo said the show’s host, George ...

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