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Authorities Reveal Name of Injured Mt. Arlington Officer

December 12, 2018

MOUNT ARLINGTON, NJ - The Mount Arlington police officer struck by a vehicle Tuesday evening was identified today as Sgt. James DiStasio.

The Morris County Prosecutor's Office revealed DiStasio's name in an afternoon press release, but added it is not going to say much else about the incident for now - including the extent of the sergeant's injuries or the names ...

Mount Arlington Officer Struck by Vehicle

MT. ARLINGTON, NJ - A borough police officer was injured Tuesday evening when he was struck by a vehicle, according to officials.

The incident took place around 7 p.m. on Howard Boulevard near the Exxon Station. A source said the officer was struck while directing traffic and suffered major head trauma, information that could not be confirmed. A tweet by the New Jersey Fraternal Order of ...

Roxbury Police to Help Seniors, Disabled With Smoke/CO Detector Checks

ROXBURY, NJ – Having dealt recently with the death of a senior citizen who succumbed to carbon monoxide poisoning, Roxbury police today offered to help elderly and disabled residents check their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.

The police department said an officer will check the units’ expiration dates, assist with testing them and change their batteries if necessary.

Roxbury Police Probe Succasunna Vehicle Burglaries

ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury police are investigating a number of vehicle burglaries that took place early Saturday in Succasunna.

The early morning incidents took place on Meeker Street, according to police. They said the incident involved five vehicles.

Police did not reveal what was taken from the vehicles, if anything, or if they had any suspects. Officers at the scene said at least ...

Up to $500 Fine for Passing Roxbury Firetrucks, Ambulances on Main Street

ROXBURY, NJ – Motorists who pass a firetruck or ambulance entering or leaving the firehouse in Succasunna will face fines of up to $500, thanks to a new Roxbury ordinance.

The ordinance, approved recently by the Roxbury Mayor and Council, is an attempt ensure the safety of fire and first-aid crews coming and going at the Roxbury Chemical Engine Co. 1 facility on Main Street.

The ...

'Kind Hearted' Roxbury Patrolman Buys Bikes for Pedaling Commuter

ROXBURY, NJ – Struck by the determination of a man who rides a bicycle to work each day on Route 46 in all types of weather, a Roxbury policeman has so far purchased the fellow two replacement bikes.

The generosity of the officer, Roxbury Police Patrolman Silvio Valdes, was heralded today by the police department on social media. Noting Valdes is retiring soon after 25 years on the job, ...

Roxbury Cops Team with Claus

ROXBURY, NJ – In addition to fighting crime, Roxbury police will also be battling Christmas Day disappointment this year, it was announced today.

To bolster the effort, the department has partnered with Santa Claus, said the department.

 “The police department will be assisting Santa with delivery of gifts this year,” the police said on their Facebook ...

Roxbury Cops Cover Hopatcong as Boro Man Fights Robot

ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury police found themselves covering two towns Tuesday while their Hopatcong colleagues spent seven hours dealing with a terroristic threats suspect who refused to surrender even when approached by a robot, police said.

“When our guys were tied-up,” they took calls for us,” said Hopatcong Police Lt. Meghan McCluskey. “We had three Hopatcong ...

Morris County Police Dogs Get On-the-Spot Medical Help

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morris County has developed a first-of-its-kind program to offer medical support and care for police dogs working with the county Sheriff’s Office in critical situations.    

The dogs will receive treatment from a specialized group of tactical medics who make up the Office of Emergency Management’s Special Operations Group.

“We have our ...

Lou Bizzari: Seven Decades of Service to Roxbury

ROXBURY, NJ – A road in Ledgewood is being named in honor of Louis Bizzari, Jr., a man who became a member of the Roxbury Fire Department 70 years ago and continues to serve the township.

The Roxbury Mayor and Council voted Tuesday to erect on Mt. Arlington Road a “street honor blade” sign that will bear Bizzari’s name. The town officials passed a resolution that also ...

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