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Police & Fire

May 21, 2022

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Police are requesting the public's assistance in locating a woman who is missing. The woman, identified only as "Caren" by police, was last seen walking out of the JCC on Northfield Avenue in West Orange on Friday, May 20 at around 11 a.m. She was wearing a white ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The bravery and initiative displayed April 1 by Roxbury Patrolman Brad Keyes when he thwarted a carjacking in progress was a stunning act of heroism, said his boss on Tuesday. In fact, Roxbury Police Chief Dean Adone said he’s never seen anything like it in his two decades in ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Shoppers are being evacuated from stores at Roxbury Mall in Succasunna, including The Home Depot, Ramsey Sports and ShopRite due to a gas leak. The leak was the result of a fork-lift accidentally hitting a gas line shortly before 5 p.m., according to emergency radio ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury Police Chief Dean Adone on Tuesday praised five of his officers for their role in arresting three Illinois men on charges related to forgery, counterfeiting and money laundering. The police department said Roxbury Police Detective Sean Gaffney and Detective Scott Weaver ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury Fire Official Michael Pellek was on hand recently when a program he is involved with, the Morris County Juvenile Firesetter Prevention Program, received $500 from the New Jersey Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI). The Morris County ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – (Updated version) A Roxbury teenager on Friday found himself in the middle of a frightening incident in Randolph involving an attempted bank robbery, a stolen car, an automobile crash, a thwarted carjacking and a massive law enforcement response. 18-year-old Joseph Sargenti said he ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - (Updated 12:15 a.m.) A vehicle traveling eastbound on Route 46 on Tuesday morning slammed into a tractor-trailer that was crossing the highway as it left a fuel station in Ledgewood, resulting in the death of a former Roxbury student, according to officials. Roxbury Mayor Jim Rilee ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A fundraiser last week by the Roxbury High School Interact Club raised about $2,200 that will be given to members of the Roxbury Police Department, said Roxbury Rotary Club Member Steve Alford. The Interact Club, the Rotary Club’s arm in the high school, raised the money by asking ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A former Ledgewood resident attending college in Florida earlier this month threatened to kill a person and “shoot up” the school, according to police. The man, Eli Altman Johnson, 23, a student at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, made the threats on Feb. 3, police said. He was ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The township is planning to spend about $1.2 million for a new fire engine, one that would replace two that have been in service since the late 1990s. Roxbury Township Manager John Shepherd’s proposed 2022 capital budget, now being reviewed by the township council, includes ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The approach of tonight's snowstorm has spurred some creative writing by local and county officials who – while urging preparedness – are mixing their warnings with a little humor. Morris County Office of Emergency Management Director Jeffrey Paul is clearly having fun with his ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The manager of a hotel in Budd Lake placed his guests “in imminent danger” Sunday by failing to call 9-1-1 to report elevated carbon monoxide levels in the building, an incident that eventually drew a number of first responders including some from Roxbury, and sent one guest to the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The disbanding of the Morris County Park Police means the county's 24 county Park Police officers are now members of the county Sheriff's Office. They received their new badges this week. The change was approved two months ago by the county commissioners and county Park ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - A 6-year-old boy from Budd Lake died from injuries sustained Thursday evening in a multi-car crash on Route 80 in Roxbury and police are seeking help finding the driver of a vehicle that left the scene. The incident took place at about 7:45 p.m., according to New Jersey State ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – On Dec. 19, wailing sirens and honking horns made it obvious Santa, riding a firetruck, was in the neighborhood. Izabella Brooks of Succasunna, like many other Roxbury parents, thought she was ready. Unlike some, who waited at home for the festive fire engine to pass, Brooks ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Former Roxbury Police Chief George Fenske, who died at 88 on Dec. 16, is remembered as a man who made a big mark on the town through years of public service. Fenske not only spent 27 years with the police department but also about 20 with the school district, first as a bus driver ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Standing today before a crowd of well-wishers outside police headquarters, retiring Roxbury Police Chief Marc Palanchi bid farewell. He did so with a 26-minute-long, deeply emotional reflection on the many joys and sorrows experienced during 27 years in uniform. Repeatedly saying ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury police are asking the public to help them find the driver of a white business van that hit a bicyclist Thursday in Succasunna and left the scene. Police said the incident took place at about 5 p.m. near the Beechwood Drive intersection with Hillside Avenue. They described ...

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ROXBURY, NJ -_ Elementary and middle school students and their families will have a special opportunity to explore the wide world of work, all while enjoying hands-on activities, games and giveaways, at an event taking place in Roxbury on Oct. 24. The event, called Career Carnival for Kids, will ...

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ROXBURY, NJ ­– Police this week asked residents for assistance in finding some boys riding bicycles in a foolishly unsafe manner throughout the township. Today the police warned residents to stop being fools themselves if they encounter the young cyclists. “Our previous post about kids riding in ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — Roxbury Police Detective Lt. Dean Adone, a Roxbury resident since 1988 and member of the police department since 1999, will be the township’s next police chief. Adone, who will replace current Roxbury Police Chief Marc Palanchi when Palanchi retires, was chosen by Roxbury Township ...

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ROXBURY, NJ ­– The owner of a Roxbury tree service attempted in April to blow up a pickup truck — owned by the boyfriend of his former wife — said authorities Friday.  The man, Arbor Barber Tree Service owner Devin Markowitz, stuck into the truck's gas tank a fuse attached to a lit cigarette, ...

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MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. — Exactly a week after Ida's remnants brought to New Jersey heavy rain, tornadoes and severe flooding, the SOMA area is bracing for more rain and the potential for further flooding and storm damage today. SOMA and the surrounding areas are facing the threat of more ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — Roxbury Police Chief Marc Palanchi has informed the township he wants to retire soon, capping a law enforcement career in the township that's spanned nearly three decades. Palanchi, 54, confirmed his retirement plan as did Roxbury Township Manager John Shepherd and Roxbury Mayor ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – A Morristown man accused of beating to death a 3-year-old boy last week was arrested Tuesday, according to authorities. They said the man, Edwin Urbina, 27, "was taken into custody without incident outside the Morris County Records and Administration Building" in Morristown.

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – Morris County law enforcement personnel are asking the public to help them find a Morristown man who they believe beat to death his girlfriend’s 3-year-old son last week. The man, Edwin Urbina, 27, faces charges of first-degree murder, second-degree endangering the welfare of ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — (Updated) A county corrections officer, noted for his LGBTQ advocacy and community outreach efforts, is among three men facing drug-related charges by Roxbury police. The man, Morris County Corrections Officer Anthony Perez, 35, was charged in Landing on Aug. 5, according to ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — Residents of the Lake Hopatcong area had the chance Wednesday to meet local police, fire and rescue personnel and see the state-of-the art equipment they use. The opportunity came at a “Safety Meet” at the Lake Hopatcong Foundation (LHF) Environmental and Cultural Center in ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — Contractors should be wary about responding to text messages for home improvement projects, according to the Roxbury Police Department. The department said it was notified Monday about "an old scam that has resurfaced." It said the scam targets house painters and other ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — A Roxbury man, accompanied by a Paterson woman, robbed a Leonia resident who was beaten and knocked-out with a drug on June 27, according to police. The man, Emin Goroveci, 35, of Succasunna, faces charges of first-degree robbery, third-degree theft and third-degree theft of a ...

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