Police & Fire

June 1, 2020

ROXBURY, NJ – Monique Ferguson, of Wharton, warned her son and husband they really shouldn’t be out on the Landing Park athletic field to practice the boy’s football throws. It was Saturday. The weather was beautiful. But the field was closed. Justin, 16, is the varsity quarterback at his ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Police this week said they were investigating “a possible attempted theft” in Succasunna and urged residents to lock their cars and homes. But that doesn't mean the town is unsafe, according to a new report. Roxbury is one of the top 50 municipalities in New Jersey when it comes to ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A Roxbury resident last week gave $10,500 in cash to a person who claimed to be a courier for a bail bond company but was actually part of a scam, police said today. The incident, which took place April 24, was a prime example of something called the “Bail Bond Scam,” police said.

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ROXBURY, NJ - Police are asking the public for help in finding a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run accident. The incident took place Tuesday at about 10 p.m. in Succasunna, police said. They said a car that was parked in the area of Corn Hollow Road and Hawthorne Drive was struck by another ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ – A Randolph man stole an appliance from the township recycling center and then destroyed it in front of town employees while yelling at them, said authorities. The man, Richard Mariano, now faces charges that include violating Gov. Phil Murphy’s emergency orders related to the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – “Kai,” a police dog owned by Morris County Sheriff’s Office Detective Cpl. Michael McMahon, a Roxbury resident, is now “America’s Top Dog.” The duo won A&E Network’s “America’s Top Dog” competition, a victory televised on March 18, the season finale. McMahon and his 4-year-old ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – People who call for fire, police or emergency medical services are being asked to inform dispatchers if they think they’ve come in contact with the coronavirus responsible for the current COVID-19 outbreak. They’re also being asked to go one step further if they are quarantined in ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - A Catholic high school teacher and volleyball coach engaged in sexual acts with two underage students over the course of about five years, according to the Morris County Prosecutor's office. The man, Carlos Franco-Leon, 42, of Rockaway Township, engaged in the illegal behavior ...

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Morristown, NJ – Morris County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Section Detective Cpl. Michael McMahon, a Roxbury resident, and his police dog named Kai, brought the national spotlight to the agency recently by setting two speed records to advance to the finals of the A&E Network’s “America’s Top Dog” ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Police are urging Roxbury residents to warn “family, friends and seniors in the area” about several phone scams in which the callers pretend to be related to Amazon. In an alert recently published on social media, Roxbury police said they’ve received reports from several township ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - A construction worker at the site of the new Shops at Ledgewood Commons in Roxbury was flown off the site in a medical helicopter today after he fell through a hole in a roof and suffered "major trauma." The man, identified by colleagues at the scene as Jesus Garcia of New York ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The Roxbury Police Department, on Friday, bid farewell to one of its beloved veterans as Detective Sgt. Kevin Carroll began his retirement. Carroll was honored with a traditional police “walk out” ceremony that took place at the police station and was attended by a crowd of ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The National Weather Service has issued a "dangerous snow squall" warning for an area that includes Roxbury Township. The NWS said the squall entails "extremely poor visibility in heavy snow and blowing snow" with wind gusts up to 30 mph. It is expected to pass by about 9:30 ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Motorists should avoid the Netcong area this morning as firefighters from across the region, including Roxbury, are battling a major fire there. According to emergency radio transmissions, the fire is at a 3-story building on Main Street, occupied by a laundromat and dry cleaning ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A puppy donated to the Morris County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Section now bears a name that honors a police officer killed in Roxbury eight years ago. The 5-month-old female Belgian Malinois, one of two puppies donated to the Sheriff’s Office, is now named JoJo in honor of Mount ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Thanking all who attended a farewell ceremony today, Roxbury Police Patrolman Thomas Denicola said he decided to retire early to focus on fighting the cancer he acquired while guarding Ground Zero as a U.S. Marine on 9/11. The 47-year-old Roxbury resident, who is married and has ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A Mount Olive man and a Parsippany man, both in their early twenties, face numerous hallucinogen distribution charges following a joint investigation by police from Roxbury and Mount Olive along with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, it was announced today. The men, Thomas ...

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ROXBURY - An online fundraiser is gathering money for the family of a former Roxbury High School student who died Oct. 18 in a car crash on Route 80 in Parsippany-Troy Hills. The GoFundMe site for Julia Wells, 20, was launched Saturday and raised more than $2,050 by today. Its organizers, Amber ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A number of fundraisers - including an impromptu comedy show - have been launched on behalf of a Succasunna man whose house caught fire last week leaving him and his dog temporarily homeless. The man, John MacDonald, 42, of 45 Paul Drive, was at home with his dog, Chloe Lynn, when ...

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MOUNT OLIVE, NJ – An online fundraiser has been launched on behalf of a Roxbury man killed Sept. 29 when a Budd Lake woman pulled in front of him as he drove his motorcycle on Route 46. The man, John Zaki, 47, of Landing, died at Morristown Medical Center after being airlifted following the 2 ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The driver of a car involved in a Sept. 24 in a fatal Ledgewood car accident has been declared brain-dead and his organs will be donated to people “in need of a second chance of life,” according to a relative. The driver, Vincent Borny, will be taken off life-support equipment on ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The brother of a man killed Tuesday in a Ledgewood car crash has an idea about what happened, but he's asking for help from witnesses. The man, Arizona resident Tom Borny, said people who saw what happened can email him at tomborny@yahoo.com. “I don’t know much (about how it ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A Stanhope man died and two other people were injured today in a motor vehicle accident in Roxbury, an incident that happened at about the same time a fire hydrant was ruptured across town in another motor vehicle accident, said officials. The fatal crash, which occurred at about ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A GoFundMe site raising money for the family of Jason Gil, a former Roxbury High School student who drowned in a Lake Hopatcong boating accident this month, has reached more than $30,000, triple the amount sought when it was established. The fundraiser was created by Gil’s ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Probable scam artists, claiming to be a legitimate paving company selling "overstock" asphalt for driveway work, are soliciting Roxbury residents, police said today. Members of the organization are "going door to door" in the township offering to pave driveways, said Roxbury police ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Residents of Port Morris had a little party on Tuesday to celebrate their historic hamlet, chat with each other, mingle with first-responders and welcome newcomers. Although it wasn't officially part of the nationwide National Night Out effort, the Port Morris gathering took place ...

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MOUNT ARLINGTON, NJ - A GoFundMe site raised nearly $6,000 in two hours today for the family of Jason Gil, a Mount Arlington man who apparently drowned Saturday evening in Lake Hopatcong after falling off a pontoon boat. The "Gil Family Grievance" page, created by Gil's friend Morgan Laidlow, ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – Two law enforcement officers who helped solve the 2002 Funcoland video game store murders in Roxbury – along with many other big Morris County cases over the years – were among three veteran county Sheriff’s Office officers who retired this week. Sheriff’s Office Chief Edward ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The Roxbury Rotary Club today honored 91-year-old Roxbury firefighter Louis Bizzari for his lifetime of service to the community by presenting him with one of the organization's most important awards. The club named the Ledgewood resident a Paul Harris Fellow, an award that bears ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – As it’s done in the past, the Roxbury Police Department today reached out on social media in an attempt to dissuade residents from using illegal fireworks in July 4 celebrations. In a Facebook post, the department took an empathetic approach – acknowledging law-abiding citizens ...

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