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School "Wear Blue Day" to Help Roxbury Cops Ride Unity Tour

February 22, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury police are nearing their goal of raising enough money to send 17 officers to the Police Unity Tour bicycle ride in May, an effort that should get a big boost March 3 when township schools will chip in with a “wear blue day” fundraiser.

As of Wednesday, the department’s Police Unity Tour “team page” showed that nearly $25,000 had been ...

Roxbury Students Help Police Honor Fallen Former Lieutenant

ROXBURY, NJ – Seventeen Roxbury police officers want to honor a departed colleague by riding in an upcoming charity bicycle tour, and students at Roxbury High School today launched an online fundraising campaign to help them do it.

The gofundme.com page, created by the Roxbury High School Interact Club, seeks to raise $10,000, to sponsor the 17 officers hoping to ride in the annual ...

Roxbury Cop Makes Reluctant Plea for Bike Tour Sponsors

ROXBURY, NJ – To honor a former colleague who died last year while participating in the annual Police Unity Tour bicycle event, 17 members of the Roxbury Police Department are hoping to participate in this year’s ride.

That's more riders than ever before, and that's creating a problem for Roxbury Police Patrolman Silvio Valdes, who’s trying to find sponsors ...

Roxbury's Kirk Keyes Awarded for Phone Aid During Childbirth

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Roxbury Fire Department First Assistant Chief Kirk Keyes, who works as an emergency services dispatcher for Morris County, was awarded Wednesday for helping - over the phone - a Chatham couple deliver a baby.

Keyes was one of six communications center officers presented by the county freeholders with awards.

According to the county, Keyes fielded a 9-1-1 ...

Police: Roxbury Woman Planted Pills on Sparta Student

SPARTA, NJ – A Succasunna woman last month planted pills in the backpack of a Sparta High School student and then, hiding her phone number, texted the school to say the student was using and selling the drugs on school property, police said.

The woman, Beth Weickert, never admitted her actions when questioned, but evidence developed by police led them to file charges against her on ...

School Bus Fire in Roxbury Forces Route 206 Closure

ROXBURY, NJ - (Updated 3 p.m.) Authorities were forced to shut down Route 206 in Roxbury for several hours Tuesday when a school bus from Green Brook caught fire as it was headed to a bus repair shop in Mt. Olive.

Nobody was injured and nothing was suspicious about the incident, said Roxbury Police Spokeswoman Jennifer Dillard. She said the driver was the only person in the ...

In Charging Morris County Homeowner, Cops Warn About Underage Drinking Parties

MORRIS TWP., NJ – A Morris Township homeowner allowed about 30 people below the legal drinking age to drink alcoholic beverages in his house on Jan. 20, knowing that the party-goers were underage, police said.

The man, William Stitt, was charged with making his property available for underage consumption of alcohol, a disorderly person offense, said Morris Township Police Cpt. Mark ...

Cops Give the Skinny: Booms from Picatinny

ROXBURY, NJ - Police today assured residents that explosions heard and felt throughout the area are nothing to worry about, just routine tests taking place at Picatinny Arsenal.

The testing of armaments, explosives and other things that make noise is routine activity at the military complex, situated in Jefferson and Rockaway Township, police said. Nevertheless, local authorities sometimes ...

A Roxbury Shrug to Much Ado About Lines of Blue

ROXBURY, NJ – There are a number of issues that could keep Roxbury Public Works Director Richard Blood awake at night; equipment breakdowns, winter storm forecasts, that angry guy who keeps calling about potholes.

Concern about the legality of the blue and red lines painted down the middle of Main Street in Succasunna wasn’t one of them.

So when he learned Wednesday that two ...

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