Police & Fire

August 20, 2018

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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DENVILLE, NJ - Morris County law enforcement authorities are offering a reward up to $1,000 for information related to the theft of a "unique" ring in Denville. The reward, being offered by Morris County Crimestoppers, relates to the theft of a gold Cartier "Love" ring that was taken out of the ...

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MOUNT OLIVE, NJ - A Ledgewood man gave Mount Olive police a phony name when he was pulled over Wednesday, but his true identity was found later when his fingerprints were scanned, police said. The man, Edwin Trocheenomarsdo, 30, was stopped while he was driving on Route 46 in Budd Lake at 11:25 ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury Police Sgt. Steve Curtiss doesn't like to be in the spotlight. Allie Urban knows him and knows that. But she figured he deserved a little public recognition for his good deed during a recent snowstorm. So, with a click of a Facebook button - and the typing of a few words ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Fire did extensive damage to a trucking garage in the Landing section of Roxbury today, prompting a heavy response by area fire departments. The incident took place, in 20-degree weather, at the Prince Trucking facility at 145 Center St. Smoke was reported coming from the top of ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury should consider installing a flashing light in front of the fire station in Succasunna, says a member of the township council. Roxbury Councilwoman Jaki Albrecht, who made the suggestion at a recent council meeting, said such a light would come in handy when members of ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The end is coming for the old firehouse on Main Street in Port Morris. If all goes as planned, the place that Roxbury Fire Co. 2 called home for many decades has about a year left. Then, sometime in 2019, heavy equipment will tumble the building to make way for new homes to be ...

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DENVILLE, NJ - A Succasunna woman faces several charges, including driving while intoxicated, for parking a vehicle in the fast lane of Route 10 last weekend, police said. The woman, Kimberly Peslak, 26, came to the attention of police when someone called their dispatcher on Dec. 2 to report "an ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ – A building in an office complex on Route 10 was being used to grow marijuana police said today, announcing the arrest of eight people they said were involved in the operation. Authorities said they seized about 266 marijuana plants as well as marijuana “ready for packaging and ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - If you think Thanksgiving Day egg nog is disgusting and only bearable with a good dose of cognac, rum, bourbon (or all three), go for it. But keep this in mind: Law enforcement  will be conducting a driving while intoxicated checkpoint in the township this month. The announcement, ...

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ROXURY, NJ – The generosity started early today outside the Ledgewood Walmart. By 9:30 a.m., Roxbury Company 2 Fire & EMS had already collected two shopping carts full of donations in its annual food drive. Braving temperatures that struggled to reach 30 degrees, the fire and rescue ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – Citations were presented this week to two Morris County police dogs that helped authorities find and arrest four men accused of breaking into a Ledgewood business in August. The citations were presented Nov 1 by state Assemblyman Anthony Bucco (R-25) to Morris County Sheriff’s ...

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HOPATCONG, NJ – A Roxbury man faces drug and disorderly conduct charges after exhibiting “extremely odd behavior” Sunday that included spitting into an electrical outlet, laughing like a comic book villain and attempting to escape police custody, police said. The man, Jack Henlzer, 30, of ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A former doctor, whose license was stripped in 2004 after a drug possession conviction, was practicing medicine in Roxbury and his boss knew it, authorities said Tuesday. The former doctor, Paramjit Singh, was charged with one count of third-degree practicing medicine without a ...

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MOUNT OLIVE, NJ - A Roxbury High School graduate and Roxbury first aid squad member has been hired as Mount Olive's newest police officer, one month after another Roxbury alumni followed the same route. The new policeman, Matthew Anderson, graduated from Roxbury in 2008, said the Mount Olive ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A serial criminal, who convinced a 78-year-old Kenvil woman to give him more than $30,000 for roof repairs she didn’t get, was arrested last week by Roxbury police following a dramatic foot chase, police said. The man, Sonny Stanley, 43, of Gutenberg, was charged with obstruction ...

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