Roxbury Grad Becomes Newest Mount Olive Police Officer

September 15, 2017

MOUNT OLIVE, NJ – Roxbury High School graduate Gregory Slinger became Mount Olive’s newest police officer this week, according to the Mount Olive Police Department.

Slinger was released from field training and assumed full patrol duties, said the department. Mount Olive Police Chief Stephen Beecher noted that all police academy graduates must complete the field training ...

Prosecutor, Montville P.D. Still Hoping to Find Missing Man

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Authorities are still hoping somebody will come forward with information about a Montville man who disappeared 33 years ago, they said today.

Thursday marks the 33rd anniversary of the disappearance of the man, Edward DuBarry, then in his mid-thirties, from Montville, said the Morris County Prosecutor's Office. The office, in a statement said police and ...

Roxbury Firehouse Flooded With Donations for Texas Hurricane Victims

ROXBURY, NJ – People from Roxbury and beyond are responding enthusiastically to a Roxbury fire station's collection of donations for Hurricane Harvey victims.

Roxbury Chemical Co. 1 Fire Chief Kyle Hoffman and firefighter/EMT Mike Kovach said they were overwhelmed by the number of items brought to the Succasunna firehouse since the facility became a drop-off place Aug.

Roxbury Settles Drug Snitch Lawsuit for $121,000, Denies Wrongdoing

ROXBURY, NJ – The township agreed recently to pay $121,000 to a Rockaway Township woman to settle a federal lawsuit in which she claimed she was falsely arrested after rebuffing the sexual advances of a former Roxbury policeman.

The settlement was far less than the $2 million sought by the woman, Angela Schaeffer, in her 2015 lawsuit, filed by Sparta lawyer Jeffrey Patti. The ...

Mississippi 18-Wheeler Chase Yields Man Sought for Roxbury Car Theft

ROXBURY, NJ – A Nevada man who was arrested in Mississippi last month after trying to run from police in a stolen tractor-trailer swung through Roxbury beforehand and stole an Audi from a Ledgewood used car lot, according to police.

The man, Jason Wright, of West Wendover, Nevada, faces Roxbury charges of burglary, theft and criminal mischief in addition to charges in Utah for ...

DNA Samples Could Solve 2009 Death of Roxbury Councilman's Daughter

Poteau, OK – The father-in-law of Roxbury Councilman Jim Rilee’s deceased daughter told police he believes his son and wife were responsible for the woman’s death eight years ago, according to court records.

The statement recently prompted a judge to allow the taking of DNA samples that could help solve the case, now being labeled a murder by authorities.

The DNA was to be ...

Grant Money to Fund Roxbury Co. 3 Firehouse Upgrades

ROXBURY, NJ – Some long-sought improvements to the Roxbury Fire and First Aid Company 3 firehouse are in the wings, thanks to a grant of nearly $80,000.

“It’s basically an old building and it needs a lot of renovation,” said Roxbury Fire Company 3 Chief Sammy Manganella. “We applied for the grant and it was approved and so we’re moving forward with ...

Driver of Car that Crashed in Roxbury Charged with Aggravated Assault

ROXBURY, NJ - A motorist who crashed Wednesday in Kenvil while being followed by state troopers was charged with aggravated assault and other crimes, police said today

The driver, Michael Gill, 39, of Oxford, also faces charges of eluding police and assault by motor vehicle, according to State Police Trooper Alejandro Goez. Gill's passenger, Casey Giles, 38, of Bridgewater, was also ...

Car Being Chased by State Police Crashes in Roxbury

ROXBURY, NJ – A high-speed chase along Route 46 through Roxbury ended abruptly in Kenvil today when the eastbound vehicle being pursued by State Police smashed head-on into a pickup truck.

The white car, its front-end substantially damaged, was quickly surrounded by state troopers with guns drawn, said witnesses. Within minutes of the event, which took place at about 1:30 p.m., many ...

Four Police Officers Among 12 Carbon Monoxide Victims in Mount Olive

MOUNT OLIVE, NJ - Twelve people, including four police officers, were rushed to hospitals on Monday after becoming victims of carbon monoxide poisoning at a house in the Budd Lake section of Mount Olive, according to a fire officials.

The incident took place at a house at 3 Fennimore Court, said Flanders Fire Co. 1 Firefighter Doug Fenichel, a public relations specialist, in a statement. He ...

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