Police & Fire

December 11, 2018

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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,” ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Thomas Kolding, a 15-year-old from Mountain Lakes who left home Oct. 30, has been found, said authorities today. In a brief joint statement that offered no details about the matter, Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp, Mountain Lakes Police Chief Shawn Bennet and Morris ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Students at St. Therese School in Succasunna had an exciting morning Wednesday as a U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) helicopter landed in the school parking lot. It wasn’t a raid or emergency landing. It was a pre-arranged visit; a community outreach effort by the DEA as part of ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A Roxbury woman stole more than $150,000 from her Mount Olive employer over a 5-year-period, according to police. The woman, Angela Messina, 53, of Landing, was arrested Monday by Mount Olive police following an 8-month-long investigation, police said. They said Messina was charged ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morris County authorities are seeking help in finding a 15-year-old Mountain Lakes boy who has been missing since Oct. 30. In a statement, Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp and Mountain Lakes Police Chief Shawn Bennett  said the boy, Thomas Kolding, who lives in Mountain ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ – A local news reporter who died Oct. 14 after being struck by a car in Randolph got out of an Uber or other rideshare vehicle before reaching her Randolph residence, police said today. The woman, Lindsay Ireland, 26, had been at a Hopatcong restaurant with the family members ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Many dogs who are surrendered to the animal shelter not once, but twice, don’t get another chance. But a dog named Boomer not only got a second chance – he is helping Morris County residents in an important way. After 14 weeks of training, Boomer is now a certified Morris County ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ - Lindsay Ireland, a reporter who worked for several TAPinto.net sites and the Daily Record, died early Oct. 14 after being struck by a vehicle in Randolph, police said. The incident took place on Route 10 in the early morning, said Randolph Police  Lt. Christopher Guiliani said ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - (Editor's Note: Police now say the woman was found and the wallet was recovered) Roxbury police are seeking information relating to the theft of a wallet that was accidentally left at a Succasunna garage sale on Saturday. Police said the incident happened at a house on Sunnyview ...

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WHARTON, NJ - An investigation aided by Roxbury police led to the recent arrest of a Mine Hill man accused of stealing property worth more than $4,000 and a Mine Hill woman found to be in possession of the stolen goods, police said. The man, Christopher Courter, 36, was arrested Sept. 26 and ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury Fire Company 1 in Succasunna is hosting a vendor fair in November, something organizer Jennifer Markle hopes will be a successful fundraiser for the group of volunteer first-responders. Markle, a Succasunna resident who has been a firefighter with Company 1 for almost 10 ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - All Roxbury residents are being asked to sign-in to a new “smart” 911 database, especially those who rely solely on cell phones and do not have “copper-wire” home phones. The new system, unveiled in May by Morris County, allows emergency first-responders to associate addresses with ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A Roxbury moving company was one of 29 named today by the state as the target of an undercover sting operation into unlicensed movers. The company, Avelar Trucking & Moving of Landing, describes itself online as being “fully insured and licensed.” However, state Attorney ...

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MOUNT OLIVE, NJ - A Succasunna woman called 911 more than 20 times on Monday then spit on and kicked police who came to the Budd Lake apartment from which she made the calls, police said today. The woman, Shealyn Curley, 27, faces charges of aggravated assault on a police officer, throwing ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Two 15-year-old Roxbury boys with behavioral problems, who ran away from a residential facility last Friday, were found today in New Brunswick after they called relatives. The boys, Jason Stevens and Matthew Canfield, left the Bonnie Brae residential school for boys in Basking ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – In an effort to stop drivers from passing fire trucks and ambulances returning to firehouses, the township will establish official no-passing zones in front of the buildings, paint warning lines on the roads there and teach firefighters to use reflective “paddles” to hold ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Over the past month, there has been a rash of early morning motor vehicle burglaries and thefts across Morris County, with the burglars and thieves at work while most residents are asleep, according to Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon. Most of these incidents are occurring ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury’s longest-serving firefighter, Lou Bizzari of Ledgewood, will be honored in May with a special sign on the road where he lives. Bizzari is 90 and he’s been a Roxbury firefighter for 69 years. The erection of a “street blade” on Mt. Arlington Road would take place to ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Former law enforcement officers working as security personnel in Roxbury schools will be permitted to carry handguns on the job under a policy approved recently by the school board. Only security officers who meet state qualifications, including State Police review, will be allowed ...

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HACKETTSTOWN, NJ - A Roxbury woman grabbed a knife and waved it around during a 2 a.m. dispute outside a Hackettstown pub before being tackled and disarmed, police said. The woman, Alana Mitchell, 22, of Succasunna, ended up being charged with aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for an ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Raising money for children with illnesses, 45 teams of all ages faced off at Horseshoe Lake Park on Saturday at the Roxbury PBA’s wiffleball tournament. It was the thirteenth installment of the popular event. The tournament this year is raising money for fourth grader Matthew ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - People continue to leave their cars unlocked and thieves continue to find out, according to Roxbury police. The department said it is investigating several thefts of items that were taken from vehicles left unlocked. The incidents took place on Laurie Road, Rogers Drive and Arnold ...

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