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A Driving Tour of Montville's New Speed Limits

August 16, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – On Aug. 13, Montville Township administration posted on social media new speed limits that the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders had voted into effect at their July 25 meeting for Main Road-Route 202 in Montville Township.

The reaction, to say the least, has been confusion, with commenters joking that they may as well pre-pay for their speeding tickets now because ...

Montville Police Explorers Return from Competition with Three Trophies

MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Township Police Explorers Post 805 returned from their national competition in West Lafayette, IN July 21 with three third-place finish trophies.

The Police Explorers placed third in three simulated scenarios: crime scene investigations, emergency first aid, and traffic stop, according to Explorer Captain Alexander Benno.

“Practical scenarios are ...

Car Stolen and Other Vehicles Entered in Valhalla Area of Town

MONTVILLE, NJ – On July 30, the Montville Township Police Department responded to a report of a stolen vehicle on Glenwood Drive, according to police spokesman Capt. Andrew Caggiano. The vehicle, a 2014 Lexus, was stolen from the driveway sometime overnight between July 29 and July 30.  Caggiano said the vehicle has not been recovered at this time. 

According to ...

Fire at Towaco Business

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Towaco Volunteer Fire Department responded to a fire at Dan Como and Sons landscape supply in Towaco on July 18 where the company’s mulch grinder machine had caught fire, according to Chief Kenneth Breeman.

Three engines responded to the fire at the business, located off of Jacksonville Road, at approximately 10 p.m., where the machine had ignited. Employees had ...

Car Accident Damages Utility Pole; Closes Jacksonville Road

MONTVILLE, NJ – Jacksonville Road was closed in Towaco for half of Saturday and on Sunday when a Nissan Pathfinder left the roadway at #31 and struck a utility pole.

The car was traveling on Jacksonville just after 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, according to police spokesman Capt. Andrew Caggiano. Police received the report of the accident, near Marguerite Lane, at 4:09.

The driver ...

Burglary Suspect Arrested in Pine Brook

MONTVILLE, NJ –  A burglary suspect was arrested in Pine Brook on Wednesday, according to Montville Township Police Chief Rudy Appelmann.

On July 18 at 2:24 p.m., Montville police received a report of a burglary to a residence on Crescent Road in Pine Brook. Officers responded to the residence and obtained a description of the suspect. Sergeant Ian Jacobsen, Patrolman ...

New Montville Township Police Officer Sworn In

MONTVILLE, NJ – Mayor Richard Conklin swore in new Montville Township police officer Bradley Meece at the July 17 township committee meeting.

Patrolman Meece grew up in Pequannock and attended Pequannock High School, according to Montville Township Police Chief Rudy Appelmann, who introduced Meece.

Meece was captain of his football team and then attended Rowan University and William ...

Car Hits Bicyclist in Montville on Monday Evening

MONTVILLE, NJ - Taylortown Road was closed for a period of time on Monday evening after an adult bicyclist was hit by a Jeep Renegade, according to Montville Township Police Capt. Andrew Caggiano.

Caggiano said the accident occurred around 7:45 p.m. on July 16 between Rt. 202 and West Lake Drive on Taylortown Road. The rider of the bicycle was injured and air lifted to ...

Man Drowns in Pine Brook

MONTVILLE, NJ – Chief Rudy Appelmann said an unidentified man drowned in the Rockaway River at about 12:30 p.m. on Thursday behind 331 Changebridge Road in Pine Brook, according to NorthJersey.com. The Parsippany Rescue and Recovery team and Morris County Sheriff's Office were on scene with police and fire departments from Montville and Pine Brook, according to the article.

However, ...

Fairfield Police Investigate Driveway Assault on Horseneck Road

FAIRFIELD, NJ -  Fairfield police are investigating a reported attack on a woman in the driveway of her Horseneck Road home Thursday evening.

According to police, at approximately 9:51 p.m. the Fairfield Police received a 911 call regarding an unknown suspect who assaulted the homeowner while she was exiting her vehicle in the driveway.  Police report, "The victim screamed for ...

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