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September 27, 2022

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - The Morris County Sheriff’s Office has recently received multiple notifications from members of the public who have been targets of a phone scam. The phone calls are from the phone number 973- 291-2679, and an individual identifying themselves as “Sgt. Joe Caruso from the Morris ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Township Police officers’ gear now includes a technology advancement. The officers started wearing body cameras on their chests in August to aid in law enforcement. “The cameras were mandated by the state legislature late in 2020,” said Police Chief Andrew Caggiano. “It ...

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BOONTON, NJ – Montville Township Police Chief Andrew Caggiano and county officials announce the arrests of five individuals after fleeing from a stolen high-end motor vehicle that became disabled while eluding police.   At approximately 5:43 a.m. on Sept. 9, the Montville Township Police ...

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TOMS RIVER, NJ – Marine Corps veteran and Montville Twp. Police lieutenant Joseph Casha died Sept. 3. He was 84. Born in Beacon, NY, Casha grew up in Nutley. After his discharge from the Marine Corps, he was a jazz musician and a member of the “Fireballs” with actor Joe Pesci, according to an ...

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WAYNE, NJ – A high speed chase in and around Wayne ended when the suspect vehicle “intentionally rammed” a Wayne Police car and struck several other vehicles. As soon as the car came to a stop, all the doors flew open and five suspects took off running. The following is based on a statement ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – In the interest of informing the public about what is being done about public safety following a rash of brazen crimes in the town, Police Chief Andrew Caggiano spoke at the Aug. 23 Montville Township Committee meeting. He was introduced by Mayor Frank Cooney. “Auto thefts and ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Corporal Bob Blasi retired from the Montville Township Police Department recently, after 35 years of service. The long-serving officer says he feels his biggest accomplishment is his 14 years as a DARE educator. DARE stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education, and is a ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ - Montville Police sent out a Nixle alert on Thursday afternoon in an effort to locate a vehicle after an attempted car theft. "Montville Police are currently looking for a dark gray Audi SUV Q7 or Q8 in the area of Tara Ln and Pine Brook Rd, occupied 4X,car theft," the alert ...

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MORRIS PLAINS, NJ - Someone broke into the Morris Plains Pharmacy on Monday morning August 1, said police. According to reports, at 5:55am, a suspect entered the pharmacy.  Surveillance video showed the suspect trying to locate the cash register before leaving. According to reports, the suspect ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – A car crash on Tuesday completely shut down Route 46 in both directions. According to Montville Township Police Chief Andrew Caggiano, on July 26 at 5:56 PM, a vehicle traveling west on Rt. 46 left the roadway and struck a utility pole in front of 12 Rt. 46 (the former Pine Brook ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Township Police Chief Andrew Caggiano released the following statement about the accident near Chapin Road Wednesday evening: “On July 13, 2022 at 6:03 p.m., the Montville Township Police Department responded to the scene of a motor vehicle crash involving a ...

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DENVILLE, NJ - A police chase of a stolen vehicle early Tuesday resulted in a fiery crash into a utility pole, the arrest of three Essex County juveniles who ran from the scene and the escape of two other people who were in the car, police said. The incident began at about 4 a.m. when Denville ...

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - "According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), more fires are reported on Independence Day than any other day of the year, with more than half of those fires caused by fireworks. Added to fires are injuries," said government officials in a message today. To ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Officer Scott McGowan was sworn in as a sergeant at the May 24 Montville Township Committee meeting. Patrolman Jared Piwowarski was sworn onto the force at the same meeting. McGowan grew up in Montville Township and attended Hawthorne Christian Academy where he graduated in 2004.

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - The Parsippany Police Department along with the Morris County Prosecutor's and Sheriff's departments are seeking help from the public in locating a 52 year old missing person from Parsippany.  The man was last seen on Sunday afternoon and is considered a possible endangered person.

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PARSIPPANY, NJ – County authorities are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a 52-year-old man from Parsippany who went missing on Sunday. Christopher Kaliszuk, who resides at 8 Mountain Meadow Circle, was last seen at 12:30 p.m. on May 22 as he left for a walk, possibly to a nearby ...

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ -  The Morris County Gun Buy Back Program has resulted in the surrender of 674 firearms, announced Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Morris County Sheriff James Gannon, Chief of Detectives Christoph K. Kimker, Mount Olive Police Chief Stephen Beecher, Parsippany-Troy ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - The NJ State Police have released the name of the driver who died in a head-on crash Saturday morning in Parsippany. The collision took the life of Angelo F. Atienza, 29, of Lake Hiawatha. The fatal accident occurred in the early morning hours of Saturday, May 14 on Rt. 80 ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy visited the Hackensack Fire Department Monday morning to announce the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program. The grant will help local and regional fire departments provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning and sanitation equipment, ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The students of Montville Township High School were systematically cleared one-by-one by police officers to end the lockdown and shelter-in-place that occurred on May 12, a necessary process that kept some students in their classrooms for nearly seven hours.  Here is an update on ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Today, May 12, at approximately 11:30 a.m. Montville Township High School initiated a lockdown, according to Superintendent of Schools Dr. René Rovtar. The school had received information that there may have been a threatening person outside of the building on or near the campus.

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MADISON, NJ - The Police Unity Tour Chapter I began its long trip to Washington, D.C. from Florham Park around noon on May 9, passing through Madison along the way. The annual Tour consists of hundreds of police officers, most on bicycles or motorcycles, making the trek to the capital. Its ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A police chase has resulted in a fatal car crash in Glen Ridge on Tuesday, law enforcement officials confirmed. To quell the amount of car thefts in New Jersey, the Attorney General has stated that police officers can resume police pursuits, after years of halting to the ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy and Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin announced that $10 million will be invested in automated license plate recognition technology to aid in reducing auto theft crime in the state. Platkin also announced a reversal in the office’s refusal to allow pursuit ...

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MARLBORO – A $10 million investment in automated license plate recognition (ALPR) technology has been announced by Governor Murphy's Office. The Governor, along with Acting Attorney General Platkin made the announced on Friday April 29. The investment is aimed at reducing violent crime and motor ...

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MT. HOLLY, NJ — The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for all of New Jersey on Thursday, April 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. A Fire Weather Watch will remain in effect on Friday, April 29, from morning to evening, in anticipation of gusty winds and dry conditions. The ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – On April 15 at 6:00 a.m., the Montville Township Police Department responded to the scene of a vehicle crash in the area of 122 Main Road. Responding officers learned that a blue SUV and a gray van were stealing catalytic converters from the yard at 144 Main Road. Employees arrived ...

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DENVILLE, NJ – A Pennsylvania man this week attempted to steal $8,600 from a Denville woman by engaging in what is known as a “grandparent scam,” police said. The man, Alvaro Guzman-Sanchez, 45, of Sherandgar, Pa., called the woman and said her granddaughter needed the money to pay legal fees ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The Morris County Sheriff's Office has received multiple calls from residents regarding a Grand Jury scam that is hitting the area, said the sheriff's office. According to authorities, the phone calls come from a 973-520-7696 phone number and reference Grand Jury summonses and ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Chamber of Commerce held its awards ceremony March 25, honoring Det. Scott McGowan with its Public Safety award, and Det. Sean Regan with its Citizen of the Year award. Det. Scott McGowan McGowan has been an officer for 13 years, said Mayor Frank Cooney ...

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