Monday, May 13, 2013
Have you seen a bear in your neighborhood? Tell us in the comments section or send a photo to Kim@Patch.com.
Morris Township Police reported last week that black bears were spotted in the area. Last Friday morning, two black bears were seen crossing Columbia Road. Monday morning, a Patch reader sent in a photo of a bear spotted on his property. In the photo, the bear is on the deer fence gate of a home on Washington Valley in Morristown near The Seeing Eye. Police say that this is normal because the bears are migrating toward the Great Swamp for food this time of the year. Residents should secure their garages to avoid any unwanted confrontation with the bears, police said. Police added that bears are generally afraid of humans and travel to this area quite frequently. Because of this, you do not need to call the police when you see a bear, …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Residents don't need to notify police unless the bear becomes aggressive or damages property.
There have been sightings of a black bear roaming through Morris Township over the past two days, said township police. Friday morning, two were seen crossing Columbia Road. Police say that this is normal because the bears are migrating toward the Great Swamp for food this time of the year. Residents should secure their garages to avoid any unwanted confrontation with the bears, police said. Police added that bears are generally afraid of humans and travel to this area quite frequently. Because of this, you do not need to call the police when you see a bear, unless it becomes aggressive toward humans or domestic animals or causes property damage. For more information go to the Morris Township website at www.MorrisTwp.com or the Department …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Follow the posted detours for the time being
Morris Township Police announced that Normandy Heights Road will be closed Friday for most of the day. The road will be closed from Columbia Road to Woodruff Road for construction from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Follow posted detours.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
The deadline is May 1 for those applying for patrol officer
Want to serve your community and be a part of the Morris Township Police Department? Now's your chance. The department is accepting applications for the position of patrol officer. Download the forms from the website and submit them to police headquarters. The application deadline is May 1. Any questions can be directed to the Office of the Chief at 973-326-7470. Please be advised that the Morris Township Police Department will not accept resumes or interest letters except during this open application period. Any documents we receive regarding your interest in becoming a member of our department will not be kept or considered when we announce position openings. The Morris Township Police Department is a New Jersey Chief's test …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
There was also a report of theft and burglaries.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Kim Tran
Wednesday, April 17
Morris Township Police said there were two cars stolen from residents' driveways on Friday. "At this point we are working under the assumption that they are related," said Capt. Richard Ferrone, when asked if these incidents may be connected and if they are connected to the recent string of car thefts in Franklin Lakes that occured last Friday as well. A Wood Road resident and a Normandy Boulevard resident both woke up to find their vehicles missing. The Wood Road resident had a black 2012 BMW SUV that was unlocked. The Normandy Boulevard resident had a white 2011 BMW SUV. Morris Township police believe the cars were taken between 8 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. Early Saturday morning, officers responded to a Gaston Road residence where a burglary…
Monday, April 8, 2013
Morris Township is celebrating Emergency Services Day on April 13 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at their police headquarters—49 Woodland Ave.
The various emergency services of Morris Township will be hosting Emergency Services Day, at the Morris Township Police Headquarters, on Saturday, April 13 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Residents and members of the Morris Township area community can tour police headquarters, and see the various pieces of equipment that will be on display. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet the various members of police and fire departments, the Morris Minutemen and members of the Office of Emergency Management, who see to the safety and well being of Morris Township on a daily basis. "Members of all of the agencies represented will be on hand to meet and greet people," said Captain Rich Ferrone of the Morris Township Police Department. "We will also …
Friday, April 5, 2013
The burglaries happened on Thursday at homes on Western Avenue, Brigade Hill Road and Columbia Road. If you have any information or noticed something suspicious, contact the police.
Detectives from the Morris Township Police Department are investigating three residential burglaries. The single family homes were burglarized on Thursday, April 4 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Western Avenue, Brigade Hill Road and Columbia Road. Police say that preliminary reports indicate all three homes were entered through unlocked doors or windows with the target being valuables from the master bedroom. The Morris County Sheriff’s K9 and Crime Scene Services assisted in the investigation. Anyone with information on this matter or who may have seen something suspicious in the area is asked to contact the Morris Township Detective Bureau at 973-326-7480. Residents are reminded to always leave their home looking like it’s occupied. …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Morris Township resident returned home to find jewelry also missing.
A Pine Tree Lane residence in Morris Township was found to be burglarized Thursday, with bedrooms ransacked and cash and jewelry stolen, according to Morris Township police. Police Chief John McGuinness said the homeowner returned to the house just after 6:30 to find a rear window pried open where it appeared as though a person or people had entered (the window is low to the ground). McGuinness said that the person or people "took their time inside, almost every drawer was opened and emptied." About $1,100 in cash and jewelry has been reported stolen at this time. The Morris County CIS and K-9 units responded to assist police with the investigation. McGuinness said around the same time, a homeowner from Kennedy Road reported someone …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Morris Township also saw similar tire thefts Sunday night.
Wheels and tires of cars were stolen in four different locations in Morristown on Sunday, according to Morristown Police Department Capt. Steven Sarinelli. The incidents happened on Hill Street, Ford Avenue, Franklin Place and Sunset Place. Sarinelli said the cars from which the wheels were stolen were placed on cinder blocks after 1 a.m. Morristown police officers and officers from the Morris County Sheriff's Department responded to the locations to investigate. Similar thefts were reported in Morris Township also on Sunday night, Sarinelli said. The Morristown and Morris Township Police Departments are working jointly in the investigation of the thefts. Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Teddy Jones of the Morristown Police…
Monday, February 11, 2013
Police said valuable items were taken from James Street neighborhood.
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, February 11
Morris Township police are asking residents to lock their cars and remove valuable items to prevent them from being stolen following the thefts of several vehicles in the James Street neighborhood on Friday night. According to an alert sent through the township's Nixle system, officers responded to the neighborhood after items were reported stolen. Capt. Richard Ferrone said police believed the apparent thefts happened between midnight and 5 a.m. "The items taken from the unlocked cars ranged from loose change to woman's purses," he said. "Residents are reminded not to leave valuables in their vehicles and to secure them when leaving them outside." As a precaution, Ferrone said residents should try to park in a well-lit area or one covered…