Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The tires were stolen last Friday and may be connected to similar incidence back in March and in nearby towns
Last Friday night, several car tires were stolen from parked vehicles in Morristown, said Morristown Police. Around 11:30 p.m. police got reports of stolen tires off of a Honda parked on Hill Street and an Acura parked on Franklin Place. Both cars were put on cinder blocks and the wheels were removed. Morristown Police Detectives are exploring links between similar thefts that happened on March 17 in the same area and the investigation is ongoing. They are working with other police departments that have seen similar incidents. Police are asking residents to keep their eyes open report all suspicious activity. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Detective Teddy Jones of the Morristown Police Department (973) 292-6642. Also, …
Friday, March 15, 2013
Police seeking witnesses to crash that claimed life of Hamburg man near Morristown Medical Center.
A 33-year-old Hamburg man was struck by a driver and killed on Madison Avenue in Morristown Thursday night. John Pirres was crossing the street near 65 Madison Avenue around 7:30 p.m. when he was struck by a 2011 black Dodge Durango, according to a release sent by Acting Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp's office. Pirres was transported to Morristown Medical Center and died there shortly after. Officers were able to identify the driver at the scene, but Knapp's office asked for help from the public in providing information about the crash. No charges have been filed. Anyone who witnessed the event is asked to contact Lt. Stephen Wilson of the Morris County Prosecutor's Office at 973-285-6212 or Sgt. Tyrone Jackson of the Morristown …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Prosecutors will recommend a sentence of three years probation when Michael Conway is sentenced next month, according to news reports.
A Morristown teen who was charged in April with lying to police about whether he was present during the robbery of a Morris Township teen who later committed suicide pleaded guilty Monday to a charge of obstruction of justice, according to a Daily Record report. Michael Conway, 19, who was facing an unrelated charge of possession of a BB gun for a separate incident in August, also pleaded guilty Monday to a charge of harassment in connection with that arrest, the report says. The prosecution is recommending a sentence of three years probation when Conway is sentenced March 15, the report says. Police had questioned Conway about the robbery of 15-year-old Lennon Baldwin in the Century 21 parking lot in March, which preceded Baldwin's …
Monday, February 11, 2013
A Morris Township man was charged with breaking into the Morristown lodge, according to NJ.com.
A caretaker at the Morristown Masonic Center fought off a man who police said broke into the lodge carrying containers of gasoline with plans to set the lodge on fire, according to a news report. Police charged John Mowbray, 50, of Morris Township with aggravated arson, burglary and simple assault in connection with the incident, and Mowbray was taken to the Morris County jail on $100,000 bail, according to NJ.com. The caretaker, who suffered minor injuries, called police around 10:35 p.m. Friday to report the alleged burglary, and was fighting with Mowbray when police arrived and then took Mowbray into custody, the report says. Police are asking anyone with information to call Detective Dennis Bergman at 973-292-6643.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Occupants of two vehicles needed to be rescued after live wires fell on Washington Street, which remains closed between Kahdena Road and Western Avenue; in a separate incident, a bucket truck ran into lines near the Morris County Courthouse.
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Tuesday, November 6, 2012
In a span of less than a half-hour, a garbage truck and a bucket truck each struck and brought down power lines in two unrelated incidents about a half-mile apart on Washington Street and Western Avenue Tuesday morning. The garbage struck first hit power lines on Washington Street near the corner of Mills Street at about 8:30 a.m., a Morristown police officer on the scene said. The truck knocked down three utility poles and power lines, which remained active on the ground as of about 9 a.m. The lines fell on two vehicles where the occupants needed to be pulled out by utility workers who were passing through the area, the police officer said. Power in that area of Mills Street had gone out as a result of the incident. Shortly after the …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
A 14-year-old girl reported being followed on Speedwell Avenue Tuesday, according to police.
A 14-year-old told Morristown Police she was followed Tuesday afternoon by a Jeep Cherokee while walking home on Speedwell Avenue. According to a press release issued by Capt. Steven Sarinelli Thursday morning, the report filed Wednesday afternoon claims a black Jeep drove slowly behind the teen as she walked home at about 5 p.m. on Oct. 23. The teen then noticed two Hispanic males crossing Speedwell Avenue and one of them yelled "get her," according to the press release. She then began to run toward a family member’s home near Fredrick Street. The teen was not certain if the Jeep and men that allegedly shouted "get her" were associated. She described the men as two older Hispanic males with dark hair, wearing jeans, light-colored, hooded …
Friday, October 19, 2012
15-year-old female was followed Thursday afternoon from Morristown High School to area of Burnham Park, according to police.
Morristown and Morris Township Police are conducting a joint investigation after a 15-year-old girl said a man followed her on her way home from school. According to a press release issued Friday by Morristown Police Capt. Steven Sarinelli, at about 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, the girl was approached outside Morristown High School by who the alleged victim described to police as a well-dressed, pale-skinned Hispanic male with a heavy accent who was in a blue or black pickup truck that had landscaping equipment in the back and was parked on Early Street. The truck was further described by the teen as having two large headlamps on its roof. The teen told police man whistled at her from his vehicle and followed her as she was walked from Mills …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Sand used to dry up spilled gas on Madison Avenue.
No one was injured Wednesday when a tractor trailer had a fuel spill on Madison Avenue, just over the Morristown border in Morris Township. The tractor trailer appeared to have been leaking for a while, as a strong gas smell and slick of spilled fluid was evident in several areas of town, including Franklin Street and near the I-287 off ramp on South Street. The bulk of the spill, however, occurred on Madison Avenue at Pitney Place shortly before 5 p.m., ironically near several gas stations. Police from Morristown and Morris Township, and fire crews from Morristown, Morris Township and Whippany reported to the scene, as sand was spread out on the roadway to clean up the gas. Traffic delays were minor as cones were placed on the road to …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Alleged victim says Danny's Pub patron attacked him and ran off, according to police.
A man standing outside Danny's Pub early Sunday morning told police a bar regular pulled out a knife, stabbed him and ran off. Speaking to Officer Eric Petr through a translator, the victim, who has not been identified by police, said he was outside the bar smoking a cigarette at about 2 a.m. A man walked out of the bar, pulled a knife and stabbed the man in the left forearm, according to police. The man then ran away in the direction of South Street, according to the report. The victim, however, could not provide a written statement to police due to his intoxicated state at the time, police said. The victim told police he did not know the man's name but had seen him at the bar a number of times, according to the report. He was described …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Group of Canadians get into altercation with two local men shortly after being denied entry into Dark Horse Lounge.
A group of Canadian men were upset when they were not allowed into a DeHart Street bar at closing time and then got into an altercation nearby with at least two other men over the weekend, Morristown Police said. Shawn Nagy, 34, and Brandon Magliclic, 25, both of Ontario, Canada; Christopher Lloyd, 21, of Morristown; and Brendan McCloskey, 22, of Morris Township, were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct Sunday at about 1:30 a.m. Morristown Officers Eric Petr and Brian LaBarre were conducting property checks shortly before bars were to let out for the evening when they observed an altercation in front of the Dark Horse Lounge. The officers were informed that four men, who said they were in town from Canada, had tried to get into …