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Police & Fire

September 10, 2021

PARSIPPANY, NJ – Montville Twp. Police Det. Scott McGowan was among the 29 officers who participated in the first Morris County School Resource Officer Tactical Emergency Casualty Care Program for Morris County law enforcement officers last week. The program was run by the Morris County Office of ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ –  On Monday, Sept. 13, the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) will examine all aspects of the Montville Police Department’s Public Safety Emergency Communications Center’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services Chief Andrew ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Police Department has been receiving numerous reports from residents regarding fraudulent unemployment claims filed using their Social Security number or personal information. You may be a victim of unemployment identity theft if you received: · Mail ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Three Montville Township Police officers will not be criminally charged as a state grand jury has voted at the conclusion of its deliberations regarding the death of Kevin Cruz, 25, of Black River, N.Y., who was struck by a tractor trailer and killed during an encounter with the ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Police Department became re-accredited, according to Program Manager for the NJ State Association of Chiefs of Police, Harry Del Gado, who called MTPD one of the best police departments in the state of NJ. Speaking at the July 20 Montville Township ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – An Amazon delivery truck struck a tree and caused a minor brush fire on Thursday afternoon, injuring the driver. The delivery truck swerved off the road and struck the tree at the corner of Peace Valley and Pine Brook Road around 3:30 p.m. July 22, according to Towaco Fire Chief ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Authorities are warning the public to beware of a phishing scam in which the fraudster poses as a state agency seeking to “validate” your driver’s license. The Westfield Police Department on Tuesday posted a screenshot of the text message in which the fraudster first identifies ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – A female walking near the train tracks sustained serious injuries Thursday evening when she was struck by a train. Montclair-Boonton train 1079 had departed Hoboken at 4:32 p.m. on its way to Hackettstown when it struck a female juvenile pedestrian at about 5:48 p.m., NJ Transit ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Two police officers were honored with Public Safety Awards at the 2019 Montville Twp. Chamber of Commerce Awards, held June 4, 2021 due to COVID. “All too often, we hear of conflict between officers and civilians,” Mayor Frank Cooney said when he introduced Patrolman Joe LoGrasso ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – For the 30th year running, responders from Montville Township Police participated in the Special Olympics Torch Run, bringing the special symbol through the township. Nine participants ran, while three were on bicycles, according to Police Chief Andrew Caggiano. Patrolmen Danzi ...

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NEW JERSEY - Now that state lawmakers have passed measures to create a marketplace for recreational marijuana in New Jersey, the big challenge for local police departments is how to enforce these new regulations and to educate people about the seismic shift in thinking. Sayreville Police Chief ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Township Police Chief Andrew Caggiano is proud to announce that Patrolman Patrick Johnson, Patrolman Kevin Hagen and Patrolman Alexander Benno graduated from the Morris County Police Academy on May 27, 2021. They completed the 20 weeks of academy training and will now ...

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TRENTON — No seatbelt? “No excuses,” according to New Jersey state officials who are ramping up seat belt checks beginning May 24 through June 6.  That means any motor vehicle passenger caught without a seatbelt starting Monday will be issued a citation by local, county and state law agencies.

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Five-year-old Gracie Ferluge was named honorary police chief and had a proclamation named in her honor recently, Police Chief Andrew Caggiano said. A parade of police cars in the fall delighted the young girl, who has been diagnosed with neuroblastoma, Caggiano said. Caggiano’s ...

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - Approximately 631 pounds of unwanted, unused or expired medications were collected during the 2021 Operation Take Back.  The goal is to encourage the public to anonymously turn over unused, unwanted, or expired prescription medicine for proper disposal. Morris County ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A two-phase investigation by the Paterson Police Department’s Narcotics Division into drug activity in the area of Godwin Avenue and Auburn Street led to 15 arrests on Monday. According to Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale, the first phase commenced at approximately 10:00 a.m.

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MONTVILLE, NJ - Law enforcement use-of-force data, including statistics from Montville, is now publicly available as part of a new statewide dashboard that debuted Tuesday. The Use of Force Dashboard tracks more than 3,000 New Jersey use-of-force cases from October through February as part of a ...

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TRENTON, NJ  – As distracted driving continues to claim more lives on New Jersey roadways than any other risky driving behavior, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division of Highway Traffic Safety (“HTS”) announced the launch of a statewide public awareness campaign aimed at providing ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Township Police Department has reported that on March 16, 2021 at 5 p.m., police responded to a residence on High Mountain Drive for a report of a residential burglary. The homeowner reported that someone forced entry into the home between 4 to 5 PM. A blue Mercedes ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Two Lazar Middle Schoolers recently made a substantial donation to the Montville Township First Aid Squad from a fundraiser they conducted by themselves, painting artwork. Charvi Kanna and Anya Sinha, both seventh graders at the school, spent last summer painting cards and works ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Newly sworn-in Montville Township Police Patrolman Robert Manieri was introduced at the Feb. 9 Montville Township Committee meeting. “Ptl. Manieri is 24 years old and grew up in Nutley, NJ,” Police Chief Andrew Caggiano said at the meeting. “He attended Nutley High School and ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ - The Montville UNICO Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, has partnered with the Montville Township Police Explorers to raise funds to supply the Montville Police Department with sophisticated camera equipment to be placed strategically throughout the community in order ...

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NEW JERSEY — The threat of Trenton protests on Jan. 17 looms, following a massive insurrection at the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. last week. Gov. Phil Murphy and Colonel Pat Callahan, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, said Monday that NJ authorities are prepared and on high ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Officers responded Sunday afternoon to a fatal accident that shut down all lanes of Route 46. Montville Township Police responded to a motor vehicle accident on Rt. 46 west, where a vehicle crashed into the Pine Brook Motel just after 3:30 p.m. Jan. 3, according to Police Chief ...

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DENVILLE, NJ – The Denville Police Department, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, and the Morris County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a fatal hit-and-run motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian that occurred last week in Denville. At approximately 10:21 p.m. on Dec 24, ...

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MAHWAH TOWNSHIP, N.J. – Montville Township Police aided in an arrest investigation of two men after they led a trooper on a vehicle pursuit and one of the men pointed a gun at the trooper. On Sunday, Dec. 13, at approximately 11:08 a.m., a New Jersey State Trooper attempted to stop a Jeep ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Towaco Volunteer Fire Department celebrated its 100th anniversary Nov. 15 with a quiet proclamation-filled gathering at the station. “Normally this would have been a dinner-dance, gala-filled event,” former department commissioner and current Township Committee Member Richard ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – A major structure fire had five fire companies busy for four hours, according to Towaco Volunteer Fire Department Chief Kenneth Breeman. The call came in just after 10 a.m. Monday morning Nov. 2, that 10 Gunther’s View was involved. “The fire was on the third floor and attic,” ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – With 640 vehicles stolen in Morris County from 2018-2020 – and the vast majority of them with the keys in the car – law enforcement is once again asking residents to lock their cars and remove the key fobs from their vehicles. The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Intelligence ...

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NEW JERSEY — Halloween weekend saw mostly compliance with coronavirus restrictions across the state with a few notable outliers, according to New Jersey State Police Superintendent Col. Patrick Callahan on Monday. “I thank the overwhelming majority of you who celebrated safely and especially ...

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