Police & Fire Top Stories

January 18, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ – The Roxbury Police Department on Friday said goodbye to Patrolman Silvio Valdes, one of its most beloved officers, who retired after 27 years in law enforcement. Members of the department lined up outside of the police station in Ledgewood at 4 p.m. to bid farewell to Valdes in a ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - A "very serious" car crash that took place at about 9 a.m. prompted police to close a portion of Howard Boulevard in Roxbury this morning. Roxbury police said the road will be closed between Route 46 and the ramp to Route 80. They said the closure, announced at about 9:15 a.m. is ...

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MOUNT ARLINGTON, NJ - Students and staff of Mount Arlington schools were among many who paid tribute today to law enforcement - especially to the borough's injured officer, Mount Arlington Police Sgt. James Distasio. To participate in National Law Enforcement Day, students designed and decorated ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – If karma is real, good things are coming to a Roxbury woman whose initiative returned a Succasunna man's lost wallet and helped police find the youths who stole money from it. The woman, who asked to remain anonymous, said she was in her car outside Valley Pharmacy in Succasunna on ...

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MOUNT ARLINGTON, NJ - The Mount Arlington police officer struck by a vehicle Tuesday evening was identified today as Sgt. James DiStasio. The Morris County Prosecutor's Office revealed DiStasio's name in an afternoon press release, but added it is not going to say much else about the incident ...

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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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