Other NJ News

Former Rumson High School Student, 19, Arrested Possessing MSR-15 Patrol Rifle, Silencer, Explosive Chemicals

d8d937920340dbfd6685_Reynolds-MUG-3.jpg
Maximilien R. Reynolds, 19, from Rumson Credits: Facebook/Public Domain
d8d937920340dbfd6685_Reynolds-MUG-3.jpg

MONMOUTH, N.J. -  A former Rumson high school student was arrested in Ithaca New York. Maximilien R. Reynolds, 19, was charged with Possession of an Unregistered Destructive Device/Silencer, False Statement in Acquisition of a Firearm and False Statement in Required Firearm Record. Specifically, he is alleged to have possessed an MSR-15 Patrol Rifle, 300 rounds of ammunition, a bulletproof vest and and bomb making equipment as well.

The charges are contained in a complaint that include frightening possibilities. Authorities began a review of the situation on March 7th after a tip from a Walmart employee. The employee indicated that purchases were made by Reynolds with a gift card that appeared suspicious. The employee was following advice being shared by all law enforcement officials, "if you see something, say something'. In this instance it was very useful to FBI Special Agent Bomb Technician D. Acquavella who went to investigate. What he discovered on Dryden Road in Ithaca New York that day may have saved countless lives.

Ithaca Police Department and SABT Acquavella went to the subjects apartment at about 2PM that day. He wasn't there but his girlfriend was there. Inside, the concerns increased immediately. Reynolds had earlier purchased firearms ammunition, hacksaw blades, knives and other items that tipped off the Walmart employee. Reynolds, who had previously been enrolled at Cornell, according to investigators, was on temporary leave of absence and taking classes at Tompkins-Cortland Community College. He had previous contact with Ithaca Police Department in June of 2016 when he was detained under Section 941 of the New York State Mental Hygiene Law.

Sign Up for E-News

His apartment "was in severe disarray, with random piles of clothing, food, laboratory glassware and other items strewn about. What appeared to be mathematical writings were written on the west facing windows of the apartment in red ink. Some food was present on the bed..." according to the filed charges.

"FBI Special Agent Joel Mercer observed in plain view...a bullet resistant vest. Strewn throughout the apartment in plain view were numerous items of camouflage or military style clothing as well as tactical type items, such as knives, flashlights and what appeared to be a military style gas mask."

The agents were initially in discussions with the subjects girlfriend but then waited for Reynolds to return home. He did and they had an extensive discussion. 

Evidence of opened shotgun shells were in the apartment as well as mortar rounds commonly used for reloadable fireworks. At this point the evidence ran darker as they discovered dangerous devices in the apartment. "The alleged destructive device clearly appears to have steel or lead shot similar to that used in shotgun shells affixed to the outside of the mortar round using black colored tape to hold it in place, as the outline of the small shot spheres is visible through the tape on the outside of the device. The explosive powder lift charge normally present in the bottom of the mortar round in question has been removed...which would cause it to explode and propel the attached shot outwards as fragmentation.. Consumer fireworks do not normally have fragmentation, which is designed to inflict injury or death."

During the investigation, they also discovered the silencer, ballistic body armor, a gas mask, a metal pipe with one endcap and numerous containers of chemicals used in the manufacture of homemade explosives. the report also states that they located "numerous ball bearings of numerous sizes that could be used as fragmentation of shrapnel in an explosive device."

His lawyer, Ray Schlather, argued in U.S. District Court in Syracuse on Friday that Reynolds suffers from "a huge paranoia of the world beyond him" and is dedicated to "protecting himself from that world," according to the Cornell Daily Sun, a student newspaper.

The lawyer said Reynolds has been diagnosed with schizoaffective bipolar disorder with paranoid features, the paper reported. U.S. Magistrate Judge Therese Wiley Dancks ordered that he undergo evaluation to assess his competency to stand trial.

Reynolds faces up to 40 years in prison.

 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Nutley

TAPinto Nutley is Proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of the 20th Nutley Chamber of Commerce 5K

April 21, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - TAPinto Nutley is proud to be a platinum sponsor of the 2018 Nutley Chamber of Commerce 5K. Now in its twentieth year, proceeds from the event will benefit local veterans organizations. 

At this time there are still opportunities for Silver and Bronze Sponsorships. Bronze sponsorships are $50. 

For more information regarding the 5K Fun Run and Kids Fun Run, ...

DPW Electronics Recycling Day Saturday, April 21, 2018

Mayor Dr. Joseph Scarpelli announces Nutley DPW Computer and Electronics Recycling Day.

Saturday, April 21, 2018
9:00am - 1:00pm
Municipal Parking Lot 8 
(William Street - behind Woroco gas station)

ACCEPTABLE ITEMS

Computers and Laptops
FAX Machines
Microwaves
Monitors
Printers
Scanners
Stereos and Speakers
Televisions
VCR and DVD Players

For ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_fbe8747f0cfb39a8174e_library_nutley_bingo_april_2018_b

Mon, April 23, 9:00 AM

Nutley Public Library, Nutley

Nutley Public Library Reading BINGO (all day)

Education

Carousel_image_86a969eef49a99188b9b_mountainside_logo_meridian

Mon, April 23, 7:00 PM

Hospital Auditorium, Glen Ridge

Tour of the Birthing Center

Health & Wellness

Carousel_image_33457b2c6f6e9ac74eca_library_nutley_postcard

Tue, April 24, 9:00 AM

Nutley Public Library, Nutley

Nutley Public Library Reading BINGO (all day)

Education

Carousel_image_55658f15772db1bdb9ff_kelly_mark

Tue, April 24, 6:00 PM

The Venetian , Garfield

Prepared. For Life Dinner with Captain Mark Kelly

Other

Carousel_image_2ad95f5ff89abfd6eaa5_library_nutley_bingo_april_2018_a

Wed, April 25, 9:00 AM

Nutley Public Library, Nutley

Nutley Public Library Reading BINGO (all day)

Education

Carousel_image_c73e643803185b3e5a92_mountainside_logo_lockup

Wed, April 25, 7:00 PM

Hospital Conference Room 2 (Ground Floor), Glen Ridge

Becoming a Parent

Health & Wellness

A Snapshot of Autism Spectrum Disorder in New Jersey

April 10, 2018

April is Autism Awareness Month. Here are some facts about Autism, which affects 1 in 41 children in New Jersey.

Nutley Public Schools Calendar Update March 23

Dear Nutley Parents,

Please be advised that at this point in the school year, the Nutley Public Schools have used six emergency closing days, two more than our allotted four.

Although we, along with many other New Jersey school districts, have asked Governor Murphy to waive the two days we closed due to the States of Emergency, we have not received exemption thus far.

As per the school ...

On3

More than 1800 Apply to First Class at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University in Nutley

April 17, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - 1872 applications were received to be a part of the first class at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University where the first class of 55 students will start July 9.

Those students will be a part of the plan to address the shortage of physicians in New Jersey and forge a new path in medical education that addresses profound changes in health ...

Hackensack Meridian Health establishes $100 million endowment for Seton Hall Medical School in Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ - The Hackensack Meridian Health Board of Trustees recently voted to establish a $100 million endowment fund for scholarships to Seton Hall Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine on the On3 campus in Nutley and Clifton NJ. The endowment will ensure top students can afford a medical education according to co-CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health Robert C.

Columbia H.S. Students Walkout of School on Friday as Part of National April 20 Protests

April 20, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - More than 200 students from Columbia High School (CHS) participated in a protest on Friday morning, one of many school walkouts planned nationwide to mark the anniversary of the 1999 Columbine High School school shooting, and to advocate for gun violence prevention legislation.

Students begin exiting the CHS building at about 10 a.m., with student leaders, who were ...

Parkland student survivors bring anti-gun violence message to Newark

High schools students from across Newark converged at Science Park High School on Saturday for a forum against gun violence featuring Jaclyn Corin and Alfonso Calderon, both survivors of the Parkland Massacre in Florida. 

The forum, which was attended by hundreds of Newark youth, was designed to allow New Jersey students to dialogue and develop coalitions in New Jersey and across the ...

Watchung Borough Council Votes to Close Library

April 21, 2018

WATCHUNG, NJ  - The Watchung Borough Council voted on Thursday night, before packed chambers and over 500 watching on Facebook live,  to close the Watchung Library and explore redevelopment of the library site on Stirling Road.

After years of discussion and debate, the council decided not to renovate the existing library or construct a new library. Mayor Stephen Pote ...

Amazon Works to End Stigma of “Free and Reduced” Meals at School

FLORENCE, NJ – There is a widely unknown problem in schools all over America: a stigma among many children who are eligible for free or reduced lunch.

Rather than face the peer pressure of receiving breakfast or lunch through this federal program, many choose to remain hungry.

To help eliminate the practice, Amazon has partnered with Share our Strength’s “No Kid ...

Surf City Hotel's Application Rejected By the Surf City Land Use Board for Outdoor Dining

April 17, 2018

SURF CITY - There has been a lot of positive change going on at the Surf City Hotel the last two years and especially this off season. New owner Greg Gewirtz, his wife Colleen and other family members have been working hard completing renovations to improve the hotel, bar, liquor store, restaurant and night club.

The owners were hoping those improvements would include approval to set ...

Nutley Police Department Blotter April 14 to 20, 2018

April 21, 2018

The Police Blotter is compiled each week by Det. Sgt. Anthony Montanari of the Crime Intelligence Public Information Division of the Nutley Police Department.

Please note:  All parties placed under arrest have been assigned a court date and remain innocent until proven guilty of those charges at their respective hearing

Anyone who has information about any crimes can send a (non ...

How Can Sports Therapy Loosen Up Winter Muscles?

Whether you are new to the gym or a seasoned athlete, the winter weather can affect your body. In these cold conditions, muscles are forced to work harder to complete tasks. This extra effort can result in muscle soreness and damage to tissue. While you may not be able to avoid the cold, preventive measure can help avoid discomfort and injury. Learning and implementing sports therapy techniques, ...

Pro Staff Institute announces partnership with Uber Health

NUTLEY, NJ - Pro Staff Institute is proud to announce their participation in Uber Health, a new transportation program designed to provide transportation to patients. Pro Staff Institute is the first physical therapy center in the nation to leverage Uber Health, and joins over other 100 health care organizations in the U.S., including hospitals, clinics, rehab centers and senior care ...

Why “Can’t" is Not Allowed in My Therapy Room

Many of us enter therapy struggling with external locus of control. We blame partners for dysfunctional relationships, accuse the universe of conspiring against us, or suggest demons assume command of our behavior. When these premises arise in therapy, I strive to help clients accept responsibility for their behaviors. Finding the word “Can’t” most often used by clients to avoid ...

The Other Way NFSB Feeds Families

I remember how my teenage pride swelled the first time a friend confided in me for emotional support. Before long, my phone was clogged nightly as friends tapped my unearthed talent to lament breakups, or collapse under academic expectation. Because therapy was in the shadows then, and often thought of as a crutch for the “sick” or the “weak,” parents never sought ...

Nutley Public Library May 2018 Events

The Nutley Free Public Library has a calendar full of events and programs for May 2018

Tuesday, May 1 at 2:00 Tuesday Afternoon Book Club at Nutley Parkside Apartments.  The Nutley Public Library hosts a monthly book discussion at the Nutley Parkside Apartments, 7 William Street, the first Tuesday of each month.  The book discussed will be On Chesil Beach by ...

Jane Stuart Jazz Quartet Performs 'Hooray For Love' at the Nutley Public Library

Enjoy a concert by the Jane Stuart Jazz Quartet on Saturday, April 28th at 2:00 p.m. This local and popular jazz ensemble will perform a new program, Hooray for Love! Jane brings her own unique jazz style to songs and celebrations of love. Enjoy standards such as The Best is Yet to Come, Hello Young Lovers, and Love Dance as well as a fun sing-along. Jane ...

The Women Artists of Nutley Exhibit at the Nutley Public Library

 Enjoy an exhibit of new works by members of The Women Artists of Nutley in the gallery and display case of the Nutley Public Library during the months of March and April. Acrylic, gouache and watercolor paintings as well photography, pastels and drawings by these talented women will be featured.

Women’s History Month is celebrated in the United States in March every year. This art ...

Tickets Now Available For Walking In Faith Fashion Show

Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci is proud to Announce the “Walking in Faith Fashion Show” to benefit Nutley’s 12th Annual Relay For Life.  At 6:00 p.m. on May 11, 2018 the door will open at the Department of Parks and Recreation located at 44 Park Ave, for a larger than life fashion show including cancer survivors, family, friends, supporters, volunteers and ...

Plans Underway for “Project Earth Day”

Nutley Parks & Recreation’s 11th  Annual Earth Day Celebration showed that the environmental movement is alive and well and that people of Nutley are engaged in making their communities healthier, safer and cleaner.  A community clean-up project is being planned for “Earth Day 2018”.  Earth Day began officially on April 22nd, 1970, when Earth Day founder ...

Commissioner Tucci Announces Cheering Registration Now Being Accepted For 2018 Season

Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci and the Nutley Department of Parks and Recreation are preparing for another season of Recreation Sports. 

Cheerleading applications are currently being accepted at the Recreation Department, located at 44 Park Ave.  Practice will begin mid to late summer for the Cheerleading Program.  Online registration is now available ...

The Jaffe Briefing - April 20, 2018

OUR TAKE ON THE NEWS IN NEW JERSEY

ON THE ROAD - It looks like a State Police trooper is going to have to head to the bars to pick up chicks, indicted yesterday for intentionally pulling over women in a desperate attempt to land dates. Internal affairs learned the Trooper was pulling over two lovely ladies at the end of 2016, threatening to arrest them if they didn't hand over their ...

The Issue of Alternatives to Elected School Boards

April 13, 2018

The time of electing local school boards should come to an end. According to the National School Boards Association, “the local school board is a critical public link to public schools. Whether elected or appointed, school board members serve their communities in several important ways. First and foremost, school boards look out for students. Education is not a line item on the school ...

Letter to the Editor: Don't Complain. Vote!

Don’t Complain; Vote!

It’s no secret that people have strong feelings about what’s happening in our country. It’s also true that much of politics is local. In November, NJ-11th District residents will have the opportunity to choose a new congressional representative who will not only serve as a critical check on the federal level, but also determine how our distract ...

New Jersey’s Out-of-Network Bill is a huge blow to the middle-class

As Trenton currently looks to balance the budget, once again it’s our state’s hardest working citizens who will be left holding the bag. This time, though, it will be the hardworking office and ancillary staff from our small business private medical practices.  A bill called “The Out-of-Network Consumer Protection Bill” A-2039/S-485 looks poised to make ...

Team Veronica Holds "Be the Match" Drive

April 22, 2018

Team Veronica is coming to a town near you!

Veronica, is a seven year old, who needs a bone marrow transplant. 

Be The Match is a national registry for finding a match(es) for a bone marrow transplant. It is a simple swab test of the inside of your mouth. 

On Mon., April 23, Be The Match, will be at the Bayonne Fire House from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Elise Johanssen of Be The Match ...

12th Annual Coffee and A Cause 'Friendraiser' at the Salvation Army, May 3

The Salvation Army will celebrate its 12th Annual Coffee & a Cause “friendraiser” on Thursday, May 3rd 2018.

The Salvation Army came to Montclair in 1891, a time when the community was coming into its own. As times changed so did the needs of the community.  In the late 1970’s The Salvation Army expanded the scope of services it provided and developed a social ...

A Walk in the Park, 2018

A Walk in the Park, 2018

“A Walk in the Park” is a tour sponsored by the Nutley Historical Society that will be held on Sunday, May 27.  The tour, led by Nutley Museum director John Simko, begins at 9:00 a.m. at the Mud Hole (near the intersection of Passaic and Vreeland avenues) and travels along the Third River.  Mr. Simko will talk about the river’s role in ...

Retro Review: Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo

Retro Review: Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo (Citadel Press, 1970)

 

How does a reviewer do justice to a book called “the great American novel”? I first read Johnny Got His Gun during the Viet Nam war, when young people, nationwide, were protesting fighting in a war that was a senseless waste of life; a war in which the United States had no business participating.

The Truth About My Reading

The Truth About My Reading

I didn't get my Composition and Literature teacher at Montclair State College at all. A crusty old man with a dour disposition, Mr. Smith always seemed angry and rude. He appropriately intimidated freshmen, even me, an English major, who found this common core course beneath my dignity. Frankly, as a graduate of Highland Park High School, and a survivor of Mrs.

The German Girl

The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa (Washington Square Press, 2016)

For each of the twelve million victims murdered during World War II there is a gutwrenching story to be told. I have read hundreds of memoirs, biographies, plays, and novels that recount the stories of the martyrs; some are exceptional, some are fair. The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa, an award-winning journalist, ...

Obituaries

Jul 21, 1966 - Apr 6, 2018
Sheila Rossi (nee Borges) 51, of Nutley, NJ died peacefully on April 6, 2018. Visitation will be ...
Read more
- Mar 14, 2018
Past Deputy Grand Marshall of St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Merchant Marine veteran James J.
Read more