Police & Fire

May 28, 2020

MONTVILLE, NJ – Two car thefts in the township have the Montville Township Police Department asking residents – once again – to please lock their cars and remove all keys and key fobs from their vehicles. Police Chief Andrew Caggiano said that on Tuesday, May 26 between 1 and 7 a.m., a 2018 Jeep ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Police Department announced its policy on birthday and special occasion parades following a letter from the state restricting graduations and so-called “wave parades.” Residents had been a little confused about whether birthday parades, in which the family ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Township Police Chief Andrew Caggiano is warning residents about a scam being perpetrated against people in New Jersey. “This has not happened to Montville residents, but we want the public to be aware of this scam,” he said. “Immediately call the police at 973-257-4300 ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Life-long Montville resident and Morris County Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Corrections Corporal Deanna Cucci retired April 30 after a stellar 25-year career that included arranging a myriad of volunteer programs for inmates and helping to oversee the Sheriff’s Labor Assistance ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Towaco residents were very surprised to see five police cars chasing a motorcycle up and down Pine Brook Road in Towaco Friday night. It was Lincoln Park Police pursuing a Towaco resident who they arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated. Lincoln Park Police stated that ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Two people were arrested in the Jade Mountain condominium complex in Towaco after Montville police officers saw them walking there in the middle of the night and determined they had stolen items out of cars in that area, police stated. Patrolman Bradley Meece was driving through ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Police Chief Andrew Caggiano wanted to remind residents of some safety tips for riding bicycles and walking along township roads as they get out of their homes to enjoy some fresh air and get a break from self isolation during the COVID-19 crisis. Bicycling: Any person riding ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville resident and Paterson Police Officer Francesco Scorpo died Easter Sunday from complications related to COVID-19, Paterson officials announced April 12. He was 34 years old. Officer Scorpo joined the Paterson Police Department on July 20, 2015, and had served in both the ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Police Department is now live, on your computer and television screen. The department, desiring to bring the community together, announced the launch of their new YouTube channel, Montville Township Police Department. The first video, featuring Montville ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – In this time of social distancing, birthday parties are not allowed, so when the birthday of the son of a local law enforcement officer came up, the Montville Township Police Department decided to help celebrate with a police parade. Patrolman Brian Crownover, Sergeant George ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Township Police Chief Andrew Caggiano is advising residents to keep an eye on their mailboxes since thieves have targeted mail – not only mail dropped off, but outgoing mail. The thefts, occurring throughout the township, involve thieves driving throughout town, ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – More than 500 Pine Brook residents were without power on March 26 at approximately 2:30 p.m. after a car hit a utility pole on Changebridge Road near Gathering Road. Police Chief Andrew Caggiano confirmed that the accident caused the power outage and that there were no injuries, ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ - The Montville Township police department sent out a nixle alert on Monday advising residents about door to door coronavirus testing. "There is no door to door coronavirus testing," the alert said. "Other towns and police agencies have reported being hit with these type of scams, ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Police Chief Andrew Caggiano announced some operations modifications for the Montville Township Police Department during the state of emergency. “I want to ensure the public that these modifications are being put in place to protect the public while at the same time protecting my ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – With more than 60 car thefts in the township over the past two years, and some potentially used in violent crimes, Montville Twp Police Chief Andrew Caggiano has had enough and has been pivotal in convening an auto theft task force designed to stop a persistent trend in car thefts ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Township Police are warning residents not to allow strangers into their homes after residents were scammed Thursday afternoon as part of a burglary. Police reported that a residence on Marts Lane had had items stolen after a man told residents there that his company had ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ - The Montville Township Police Department responded to a residence on Patrick Court in Montville on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 11 p.m. to investigate a burglary, according to Chief Andrew Caggiano. Caggiano reported "the suspect(s) entered into the residence and went through various ...

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LONG HILL, NJ – A Pine Brook man was found unresponsive Wednesday morning in Gillette, Long Hill Township Police are reporting. Police in the Gillette area of Long Hill investigated a report of an unresponsive male at approximately 9:55 a.m. in the Kings Supermarket parking lot, according to Lt.

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MONTVILLE, NJ - There were “a load of” police, emergency and crime units on Waughaw Road in Towaco on Sunday, Feb. 2, according to an eyewitness at the scene. The Morris County Prosecutor's Office confirmed that its office, along with the Morris County Sheriff's Office and the Montville Township ...

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HANOVER, NJ – The Montville Township First Aid Squad held its installation dinner on Jan. 11 at the Hanover Manor, installing the following officers: Vicki Klein – President Paul Van Steyn – Vice President Judy Caggiano – Treasurer Julie Ballentine  - Corresponding Secretary Juliana ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ –  The Montville Township Police Department has become a drop-in center for people who are struggling with drug addiction and need guidance and support in accessing help. Starting Dec. 16, the department became the 13th agency to become a part of PAARI in Morris County, which ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ – Holmdel police are reporting that pursuit of ski-mask wearing car thieves driving a car stolen from Montville resulted in a chase in their town, resulting in a crash and foot chase with two of the four thieves eventually being arrested. An innocent driver was injured as a result of ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Mayor Richard Conklin swore in Montville Township Police Officer Joseph Colella at the Dec. 10 Montville Township Committee, after Police Chief Andrew Caggiano introduced him to the committee. “Patrolman Joseph Colella is a lifelong resident of Montville Township and he graduated ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ – Montville resident and New Jersey State Park Police Lt. Thomas Norton was discussing staffing schedules in the park police offices at Liberty State Park when the “frantic call” from Jersey City Police came over the radio. It was, Norton said, a plea for help from the city’s police ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Police officers in Montville are given a reprieve from strict uniform code by Chief Andrew Caggiano in November when they donate to charity and mark “No Shave November.” Normally the male officers are only allowed to grow mustaches, but for No Shave November, beards are allowed ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – When residents visit the businesses in Towaco Center on Nov. 15, they’ll see an increased police presence, but it may not be for the reason they think. Montville Township Police are trying to educate drivers – as well as pedestrians – on the laws of pedestrian crossings, in an ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Carbon monoxide detectors save lives, and the chiefs from two towns are encouraging residents and business owners to make sure their systems are in top form after a carbon monoxide event in town had a safe outcome due to the devices. On Thursday, Nov. 7 at about 1:30 p.m., Pine ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ— A car fire in Montville was quickly extinguished Friday morning. At approximately 10:15 a.m. on Nov. 8, police officers responded to V&V Recycling Center, also known as Garden State Recycling, on Route 202 for a car fire, according to Police Chief Andrew Caggiano. Vehicles ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – A team of assessors from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) will arrive on Nov. 4 to examine all aspects of the Montville Township Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services. “Verification by the team that ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – A vehicle was stolen overnight in Montville Township, and social media was ablaze with reports of suspicious activity across the township, including one homeowner who posted security camera video of a potential thief entering her car. A 2019 Mercedes was taken from a driveway on ...

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