Police & Fire

May 15, 2021

ROXBURY, NJ — A Roxbury police chief who was killed in a 1929 motorcycle accident is among the law enforcement officers honored this week for losing their lives in the line of duty. On the rainy night of April 11, 1929, former Roxbury Police Chief Fred Plumstead died while riding his town-issued ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — Roxbury Animal Control Officer Sue Blanchard is thanking township firefighters for rescuing a Succasunna cat that scrambled up a tree Monday and refused to budge even after a windy night aloft. A cat that climbs a tree will usually find its way back down. But Blanchard said she and ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — A fire damaged a recently-renovated home in Succasunna on Tuesday, but the quick response of Roxbury police, fire and emergency medical workers likely saved the structure and perhaps its occupants, said a neighbor. The fire took place at the 6 Alcott Way home of Catherine and Harry ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – People in the area, including members of the Roxbury Rotary Club, are chipping-in to help those displaced last week by a house fire in Ledgewood, an incident that nearly claimed several lives. The March 12 fire was mentioned in a statement by Roxbury Police in which Roxbury Police ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — Roxbury Police Chief Marc Palanchi on Monday congratulated three of his officers for likely saving the lives of several people at a structure fire last week. Referring to the efforts of Sgt. Ken Rocco, Patrolman Jon Edmunds and Patrolman Nick Ponomarev, the chief said the officers ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - There should be enough bipartisan support in the state Legislature to "fix" the new marijuana legalization law which contains a provision that prohibits police from notifying parents when minors are caught with cannabis or alcohol, said state Sen. Anthony Bucco, who represents Roxbury ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury police officers who anticipated earning some easy overtime last year by patrolling outdoor events, such as Olde Suckasunny Day, were out of luck. COVID-19 forced the cancelation of most Roxbury events of that nature, including the annual Horseshoe Lake Beach Blast, the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – They’re bright and colorful. Dogs find them irresistible. One might help save your life someday. These are three good reasons to love fire hydrants and – if you’ve got the equipment and a strong back - to join the fledgling “Adopt a Hydrant Challenge” effort in Roxbury. By doing ...

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MOUNT OLIVE, NJ - No evidence suggesting arson or other suspicious activity was found during a probe of the fire that destroyed the Longhorn Steakhouse in Mount Olive on Jan. 19, authorities said today. However, although the investigation into the blaze is complete, a cause has yet to be ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - A 71-year-old man who was crossing Route 10 in Succasunna on Thursday evening was struck by a vehicle that left the scene, said Roxbury police. The incident took place at about 6:30 p.m., said police. They said the man was using the crosswalk to traverse Route 10 West near South ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury High School graduate Tyler Fehsal was recently sworn-in as a police officer in Camden County, fulfilling a career goal she set in high school, according to relatives. Fehsal graduated Jan. 14 from the Camden County Police Academy and is currently in the department's agency ...

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MOUNT OLIVE, NJ - (Updated 11:15 a.m.) The Longhorn Steakhouse restaurant in Mount Olive was destroyed this morning by a major fire and an investigation into its cause is underway, said fire officials. Roxbury firefighters assisted those from Mount Olive and elsewhere in battling the 3-alarm ...

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Rockaway Twp., NJ - (UPDATE: The girl described in this article has been found and is unharmed, according to the Morris County Prosecutor's Office) Authorities are asking for the public's assistance in finding a 13-year-old girl from Rockaway Township who has been missing since Dec. 21. The ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Hoping to lift the COVID-dampened spirits of Roxbury residents, township fire and first-aid volunteers will be driving Santa around town, but the big guy won't be giving out hugs, handing ot toys or signing autographs. All three fire and EMS companies in the township have announced ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury resident Anthony LaManna is Mount Olive's newest police officer, it was announced today. LaManna is a 2011 Roxbury High School graduate and the son of Lawrence and Susan LaManna. He was released from the 3-month-long Mount Olive Police Department Field Training Program ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – He lied to a clerk in Tennessee when he tried to get a driver’s license. That, according to Tennessee authorities, is what led to the arrest of Richard Allen Ziegler on charges of engaging in multiple sex acts with children in Roxbury almost four decades ago. They said the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – While living in Roxbury in the 1980s, a Tennessee man engaged in “multiple sexual acts” with two children as young as 10 years old, according to authorities. The man, Richard Ziegler, 70, was charged with first-degree Aggravated Sexual Assault, three counts of second-degree Sexual ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Berkshire Valley Road in Roxbury was temporarily closed to traffic Friday morning after a crane truck slammed into the Dover and Rockaway River Railroad overpass. The incident, which happened at about 9 a.m., left the vehicle - owned by JK Crane of Kenvil - laying on its driver's ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - With football season about to begin, members of Roxbury Company #1 Fire and EMS participated in athletic injury training this week. Roxbury High School Athletic Trainer Joe Koch met with members of the department for their yearly review of football injuries, said Roxbury Chemical ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Mayor Bob DeFillippo plans to publicly commend two Roxbury police officers and one from Mount Arlington for joining to help a woman seriously injured after being hit by a vehicle this summer. The actions of Roxbury Police Sgt. Kenneth Rocco, Roxbury Police Cpl. Erik Henriksen and ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A 76-year-old Roxbury resident, whose wife of 42 years died this summer, was really impressed with the conduct of two Morris County Sheriff’s Officers during his visit to the county building to probate his spouse’s estate, according to the Sheriff's Office. In fact, the man - ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — Police are investigating the Tuesday death of a Roxbury man who fell into Lake Hopatcong. Roxbury Police Department Spokeswoman Jennifer Dillard said the department received a call at 5:53 p.m. about the incident. The caller reported "a male in the water" in the area of King's Road ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — A Ledgewood woman, whose home was destroyed Saturday by a fire, said today she is overwhelmed by the amount of support she’s receiving from friends and neighbors. She's also deeply thankful for the bravery of a Roxbury policeman who entered the burning house to save the family ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Tropical Storm Isaias took a toll on travel and electrical service in Roxbury, flooding roads, downing trees and cutting power - at least temporarily - to nearly 70 percent of the township, according to Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) and authorities. The utility said ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — Investigators plan to return Saturday to the scene of a Thursday night fire that destroyed two liquid glue tanks at Holland Manufacturing in Succasunna, said Roxbury Fire Investigator Mark Sylvester Although the probe will continue, Sylvester said it appears some type of mechanical ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury resident Tyler Bartol became a Morris County Sheriff’s Officer this week, one of two recruits whose Basic Police Training Class was interrupted for 10 weeks during the COVID-19 pandemic. Bartol, and fellow newcomer Michael Smith of Jefferson, were officially sworn-in to ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A private memorial service for Amani Kildea, the adopted son of Redeemer Lutheran Church Pastor Tom Kildea, is scheduled for Monday as authorities continue investigating the cause of the 20-year-old’s Black man's death and activists allege a lynching. In-person attendance at the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Quinnipiac University recently gave some Facebook praise to Brendan Dillon, a first lieutenant with Roxbury Fire and First Aid Co. 2 and one of a group of Quinnipiac students who recently formed the school’s first student-run emergency medical service. Dillon, 21, lives in Mount ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Santino Crosson, a 17-year-old from Randolph who went missing June 10, was found - alive and safe - in Tarrytown, NY, said officials today. Crosson  was found June 13 by the New York State Police said County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Acting ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ - The public is being asked to help find a Randolph teen who was last seen Wednesday. The missing person, 17-year-old Santino Crosson, was last seen around 6 p.m. walking toward Morristown on Sussex Turnpike, according to his family and friends. They said Crosson possibly was ...

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