Police & Fire

January 23, 2019

MOUNT OLIVE, NJ - Police are warning anglers and others to "avoid a tragedy" and stay off the untrustworthy ice on Budd Lake. The warning came this afternoon, a day after Mount Olive police responded to a report of five people "trapped on the lake," police said. They said the four officers who ...

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TRENTON, NJ – In 2016, 53 people in New Jersey loss their lives in a fire and another 239 sustained injuries from deadly blazes. Legislation sponsored by state Assembly members Annette Quijano, Joe Danielsen and Annette Chaparro hopes to prevent such deaths and injuries as part of the “New Home ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Morristown Police are alerting residents that eight blue United States Postal Service collection mailboxes have been vandalized. According to police, the mailboxes were damaged and/or pried open during the first week of January. There is reason to believe that mail was possibly ...

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - The Morris County Prosecutor's Office has released images of the suspect in relation to the armed robberies. The assailant is described as a black male, thin build, approximately 20- to-25 years old, carrying a black handgun. He was wearing black pants, a black and white top, ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Law enforcement authorities are investigating two armed robberies, announced  Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp. Both incidents occurred on January 10, 2019. Police have stated that at approximately 12:13 a.m.,  officers were dispatched to the Exxon Gas Station, ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Looking for a new job in the new year? The Morristown Police Department as well as the Morris Township Police Department are hiring.  The Morristown Police Bureau has two openings; Class II Special Police Officer and Class III Special Police Officer and the Morris Township ...

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EAST HANOVER, NJ - There was a fatal fire in East Hanover on January 4th, where the two residents of the home perished in the flames; said Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp. According to the Prosecutor's Office, the investigation revealed that Robert Dundermen (age 78) and Cynthia ...

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BOONTON, NJ -- The Town of Boonton Police Department is asking for the public's assistance to help locate a missing 53-year-old town resident.   Sean Stohl was reported missing on Nov. 21 by an acquaintance who last reported seeing him on Nov. 19 at his residence. Stohl has had no contact with ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - As you head out to your New Year's Eve celebration tonight, take into consideration that 6 p.m. on December 31 to 6 a.m. on January 1 are the most dangerous hours of the year to drive or ride in a car on our nation’s roadways. If possible, avoid being on the road during that ...

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MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ -  Morris Township police officer, Kojo Yeboah was patrolling Normandy Heights Road where recent vehicle burglaries and thefts have been occurring when he saw a car parked on the side of the road with its lights on, said police. The officer approached the car and immediately ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - On Saturday night, police responded to a call that a patron at R.D. Bender's Bar had been stabbed in the finger with a dart, according to the Hawthorne Police Department.  When the police arrived at 9:43 p.m., the suspect had fled but his friend, Patrick Brennan, a 52 year old man ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morristown Public Safety Director Michael Corcoran has confirmed that  Morristown Police Chief, Pete Demnitz has been suspended and placed on paid administrative leave. Corcoran declined to provide additional information regarding the suspension. "In his absence, Captain ...

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MORRIS PLAINS, NJ - As the holiday season comes upon us, and with the rise of online retail giants like Amazon, it has become important to make an effort to protect yourself from “Porch Pirates.”  Police say thefts of packages from front porches are a problem during the holiday season.  As the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Dunellen man employed as a school custodian was arrested today on charges of inappropriately touching a six-year-old girl, authorities said. Arnoldo Veliz-Chamale, 61, of Dunellen, was charged today with one count of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, and two ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - A six foot tall toy soldier statue that was being used as a decoration for the Christmas Festival on the Morristown Green has been stolen, said the Morristown Police Department.  According to authorities, the incident occurred at 1am on December 9th and was reported by the ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morristown Police Bureau has two openings; Class II Special Police Officer and Class III Special Police Officer. Duties and responsibilities for the Class II Special Police Officer, according to the Town website, include, but not be limited to: performing traffic control, ...

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MENDHAM, NJ - Delbarton student and Mendham resident, Luke McChesney had just been dropped off by the Delbarton school bus when he was hit by a vehicle, said his mother, Deborah McChesney. According to Deborah McChesney, her 14 year old son, Luke,  was in the crosswalk by the Kings Shopping ...

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MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - A home on Rolling Hill Drive in Morris Township recently reported packages stolen from their home, said police.  The Morris Township Police Department is advising residents to remove packages quickly. If it's not possible to bring packages in as soon as they are delivered, ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Natalia E. Zyga of Rockaway Township and Ryan J. Nilsen also of Rockaway Township have been arrested on drug related charges in connection with the distribution of controlled dangerous substances, announced Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp. According to authorities, On ...

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MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Attention motorists....there will be milling on West Hanover Avenue Eastbound between Burnham Road and Route 202/Speedwell Avenue. The Morris Township Police Department has set up detours between 9am - 4pm. Motorists are asked to plan an alternate route if ...

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MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ -  Are you purchasing gifts over the internet for the holidays? Looking for a safe place to do the exchange? The Morris Township Police Department wants residents to be safe when picking up items purchased over the internet so they created an "Internet Purchase Exchange ...

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FLEMINGTON, N.J. – Police officers here and across the state are now restricted from asking you certain questions because of  a directive issued by state Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal. Grewal’s policy – which applies to all state, county and local law enforcement agencies – also limits the ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Commuters traveling into Morristown should avoid Ridgedale Avenue, say Morristown Police. According to the police department, Ridgedale Avenue in Morristown is closed both directions due to an accident. Motorists are being detoured to Abbett Avenue and East Hanover ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Don't give criminals a gift during the holiday season, lock your doors say police. According to the Morris Township Police, vehicles in the Normandy Park area (Plymouth, Humphrey and Normandy Blvd East) were entered.  One resident is reporting that items from their car were ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Town of Morristown has announced that leaf collection will take place on Sunday Nov. 18. Morristown residents will not be allowed to park on 13 streets from 7am - 3pm. "We thank our residents for their cooperation during the collection times", said Town officials. There ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Town of Morristown has announced that leaf collection will take place on Sunday Nov. 18. Morristown residents will not be allowed to park on 11 streets from 7am - 3pm. "We thank our residents for their cooperation during the collection times", said Town officials. There ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Snow conditions have resulted in numerous crashes, disabled vehicles and impassible roads in and around Morristown, stated the Morristown Police.  According to police, Route 287 northbound has been shut down to two lanes due to a vehicle fire. As a result, roads in Morristown are ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Law enforcement officials have stated that Thomas Kolding, the missing 15 teenager from Mountain Lakes, has been found. According to police, he is safe. Kolding has been missing since October 30. Law enforcement confirmed that he traveled by train from Denville to Newark – Broad ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris Plains Police Department will be sitting down with community over coffee this Saturday November 11 from 9am - 12noon at the Stop & Shop. The police department is supporting the Interfaith Food Panty so the officers ask that you bring a donation if you plan to stop ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Thomas Kolding, who lives with his parents in Mountain Lakes is still missing, said Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp. In a press release, the Prosecutor's Office as well as Mountain Lakes Police Department continue to ask for the public's help locating him. According to ...

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