Police & Fire

October 19, 2018

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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ROXBURY, NJ – More than 20 teams have signed-up so far for the Roxbury PBA’s annual wiffleball tournament and its co-organizer, Roxbury Police Patrolman Brian Feeney, expects there will be more. The July 14 tournament, the 13th, is taking place at Horseshoe Lake Park in Succasunna. The event, ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - South Orange-Maplewood school officials are defending their lack of candor about a former Maplewood teacher's aide who was charged with several lewd acts involving minors, including sexually assaulting them in a Roxbury supermarket last year. A June 19 report on NJ.com about the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - When Bruce Springsteen sang "Someday we'll look back on this and it will all seem funny," he was talking about forbidden high school love, not forbidden high school motorcycling. Years from now, the kid who rode a dirt bike through the halls of Roxbury High School today might be ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The driver of a school bus involved in a crash on Route 80 last week that killed two people faces two counts of second-degree vehicular homicide/death by auto, it was announced today. The driver, Hudy Muldrow, 77, of Woodland Park, attempted to make an illegal U-Turn on the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - (Updated 5:30 p.m.) A fatal accident on Route 80 in Mount Olive at about 10:20 a.m. - one that involved a loaded school bus from Paramus - forced the closure of the highway, prompting Roxbury police to warn drivers to stay away from the area much of the day Thursday. A witness said ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – After initially finding no cause for charges, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office is taking another look at the actions of a former Roxbury teacher’s aide accused of picking up a misbehaving 6-year-old pupil, holding him upside down and shaking him. The prosecutor’s office ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – A woman who was a passenger in a Roxbury car crash that followed a police chase in August is on the lam and was named Hunterdon County's "Fugitive of the Week" authorities said. The woman, Casey Giles, faces charges of theft by unlawful taking in Hunterdon, according ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Police said they found 107 bags of heroin in the possession of two women with Flanders addresses when they stopped a car on Route 80 in Roxbury for a traffic violation recently. The women, Pamela Looney, 60, and Allison Knoedler, 32, were charged with possession of heroin, ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury Police Department today used social media to send a message to Roxbury High School students attending the June 11 senior prom, urging them to "make good decisions." Using its Facebook page, the department reminded prom-goers that its officers were once in their shoes ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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