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Roxbury Detective Helps in Netcong/Mt. Olive Heroin Bust

April 19, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ - Information gathered by a Roxbury detective led to the arrest this week of three area residents police say were involved in heroin distribution in the area, police said today.

Roxbury Police Detective Jack Sylvester developed information and signed search warrants that led to the arrests in Netcong and Mount Olive of Murad Malone, 52, of Budd Lake, Debra ...

Roxbury Fire Department Honors Former Chief for 50 Years of Service

ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury Fire Department recently honored former Fire Chief Steve Chapkovich for half a century of service.

Chapkovich, 73, of Succasunna, said he joined Roxbury Fire Co. 1 shortly after moving to Kenvil from Mine Hill in the late 1960s. "I was 21 years old," he said, noting that his father, grandfather and uncle were all firefighters. "It just ...

Roxbury Police Chief Warns: Zero Tolerance for Threats

ROXBURY, NJ – Following up on Tuesday’s arrest of two Roxbury High School students, Roxbury Police Chief Marc Palanchi today said the days of “working with parents” whose children make threats are over.

If a student makes a threat against a Roxbury school or another student, even if it's not real, police will no longer show restraint, said the chief in a post on ...

Cops: Suspect in Late-Night Roxbury Quarry Search Nabbed in Morristown

MORRISTOWN, NJ - A man accused of recently leading police on a late-night foot-chase into a Roxbury cement plant was arrested Sunday in Morristown after again trying to flee, police said.

The man, Michael Raymond, 41, was nabbed by Morris County Park Police on Sunday afternoon, said Park Police Lt. Chris List. He said Raymond is the man who evaded police on March 28 when he ran into the County ...

Roxbury Man Killed in Parkway Crash

ROXBURY, NJ - A Roxbury man died Tuesday after the van he was driving crashed into concrete lane dividers on the Garden State Parkway on the Driscoll Bridge, police said.

The man, David Sayers, 53, of Landing, was headed north on the highway when the incident took place at about 12.24 p.m., said New Jersey State Police.

They said the Ford Econoline being driven by Sayers ...

Two Roxbury Teens Arrested After Snapchat Threat to High School

ROXBURY, NJ - Two Roxbury High School students were arrested Tuesday on multiple criminal charges after being taken into custody for a social media post in which they "implied acts of violence against the high school," police said.

Authorities were first alerted to the threats at about 1:43 p.m., said police, who said they "immediately launched a full investigation." They ...

Easter Sunday Assault Suspect Leaves Roxbury, Crashes in Netcong

ROXBURY, NJ – A Florida man committed an assault at a Roxbury hotel on Easter Sunday and then tried to elude police before crashing in Netcong and getting arrested, according to police.

The man, Louis Johnson, 34, of Jacksonville, Florida, now faces several criminal charges - including assault and eluding law enforcement – as well as about a dozen motor vehicle offenses, ...

Man Ditches Cops in Late Night Roxbury Quarry Run

ROXBURY, NJ – Aided by a drone and a hovering helicopter shining a spotlight, police on Wednesday night searched the Kenvil section of Roxbury for a man on the run who escaped after sprinting into a Kenvil sand quarry.

The search began at about 11 p.m., after a motorist refused to stop when Morris County Park Police Officer Anthony Brunone tried to pull him over on Route 46 for a ...

Roxbury Police Warn About Car Thieves

ROXBURY, NJ - Citing some recent vehicle thefts, Roxbury police are urging people to remove valuables from their cars and trucks, and to lock their doors, even when parking at home.

Police said two vehicles were stolen in the township Sunday night. "One vehicle was stolen from Melissa Lane and the other off Valley Road, which is off of South Hillside Aveune," said the ...

Unapologetic Driver Crashes Into Roxbury Business

ROXBURY, NJ - It was bad enough that a car jumped a curb and smashed into the Empower Nutrition store in Kenvil today. But what also seemed to bother shop owner Emedin Rivera was the rudeness of the wayward motorist.

He said the person who accidentally drove her Toyota Camry through his plate glass storefront at about 2:45 p.m. showed no sign of remorse or embarrassment. In ...

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