Wednesday, January 23, 2013
64-year-old was struck near Yacenda Drive in Parsippany last month.
A 64-year-old Morris Plains man has been identified as the pedestrian who was struck and killed on Route 10 in Parsippany last month. Richard Oberst, whose last known address was in the Mountain Club condominiums on Route 10, was struck by a vehicle on Dec. 22 on Route 10 westbound near Yacenda Drive at about 2 a.m. Oberst was transported to Morristown Medical Center by Parsippany Volunteer Ambulance and paramedics from St. Clare’s Hospital, where he later died from his injuries, Sgt. Yvonne Christiano said. According to a police statement, the driver of the vehicle that hit Oberst stopped at the scene and no charges have been filed. Police ask anyone with information regarding the incident or who witnessed the incident to contact Officer …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Emergency management tips, advice and storm prep help from local police.
Hurricane Sandy is not expected to make landfall until Monday, but it could hit New Jersey as early as late Sunday night. If you are lucky enough to have the means to prepare in advance, emergency management officials recommend that you do what it takes as soon as you can to get ready before the storm arrives. The first thing, officials say, is to have an emergency preparedness kit on hand. A few easily obtainable items (for most people) can make all the difference in the aftermath of a severe storm. Families should consider what is unique to their situation and adjust their kits accordingly. Do you have pets? A baby still on formula? Anyone in the family taking medication? Make sure to plan for that and add the necessary items to your kit…
Monday, October 15, 2012
Warren Township resident tells judge he planned to start job on Wall Street Monday.
Bail for the so-called dapper bandit, the Warren Township man accused of robbing several Morris County banks, will remain at $500,000, a state Superior Court judge ruled Monday afternoon. Judge Robert Gilson presided over a bail review hearing at Morris County Courthouse for David G. Carroccia, 28, who is charged with four counts of robbery in connection with bank robberies this summer in Parsippany, Lincoln Park and Mount Olive, plus an attempted robbery at a Kinnelon bank, according to Morris County Prosecutor Robert Bianchi. Carroccia may also face separate charges stemming from other robberies in Somerset and Monmouth counties, according to Assistant Morris County Prosecutor Julie Serfess. This was Carroccia's fourth arrest, according …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Bail for Parsippany resident, a suspected illegal immigrant, remains at $1 million, judge orders.
Bail remains at $1 million for a Parsippany man accused of stabbing his wife to death at a Lake Hiawatha restaurant Friday in an incident that has stunned the community. In Morris County Superior Court Wednesday afternoon, Superior Court Judge Stuart Minkowitz maintained the bail initially set for Jiu Jian Zheng, 42. Zheng has been charged with first-degree murder, fourth-degree unlawful possession of a weapon and third-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. The charges carry a potential life sentence in prison. The body of Zheng's 34-year-old wife, Yun Fei Lin, was found in the kitchen of Kazumi Sushi. Zheng told police when he was arrested Friday night that his wife's stab wounds were self-inflicted, Assistant Prosecutor …
Sunday, October 7, 2012
'You don't hear about that kind of thing happening here,' one area merchant said.
Those who live and work in the area of Lake Hiawatha's Kazumi Sushi restaurant, where authorities say a woman was stabbed to deathby her husband, remained stunned on Saturday. Steve Conte, owner of Funnybooks Comics and Stuff, which sits aross North Beverwyck Road from the crime scene, said the incident is out of character for the neighborhood. "You don't hear about that kind of thing happening here," he said. "Here, you see robberies, burglaries. But a murder? I am just shocked and sad." The Morris County Prosecutor's Office said Parsippany resident Jiu Jian Zheng, 42, was charged with first-degree murder and weapons offenses in the killing of his 34-year-old wife, Yun Fei Lin. Conte said he did not know the couple, who also lived in …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Police investigating incident at Plaza West Deli as a bias crime.
A swastika was found painted on the marquee sign for Plaza West Deli Sunday afternoon, Parsippany Police said. The establishment has been known for years as a restaurant offering kosher specialties on Route 10. Police said Officer Paul Levi responded after receiving a report of graffiti on a business sign. Upon arrival, Levi reported seeing an orange swastika painted on the Plaza West sign, which is about 15 feet back from Route 10 West. The crime is being investigated as a bias crime, Police Chief Anthony DeZenzo said. The swastika was on the west side of the sign, facing away from oncoming traffic, police said. The symbol, employed in Nazi Germany in the 1940s and seen by many as being anti-Semitic or hateful toward Jewish people, was …
Friday, September 14, 2012
23-year-old woman's vehicle left roadway, struck tree and caught on fire Thursday night, police say.
Parsippany Police have identified the woman killed in a car accident on Route 10 Thursday night. Police say 23-year-old Katelyn Ackerman, of Lake Parsippany, was pronounced dead at Morristown Medical Center as a result of the incident. According to police, Ackerman was driving along Route 10 when her car left the roadway, struck a tree near Powder Mill Road and caught fire. Responders were called to the scene just after 7 p.m., after passing motorists reported an occupant was trapped inside a 2006 Chevy Cobalt that was on fire. Police said the engine fire was extinguished by passing motorists who stopped to render assistance with their own extinguishers. Police are investigating what caused the vehicle to leave the roadway. Ackerman was …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Authorities investigating whether Brooklyn resident is connected to other recent heists.
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Wednesday, September 5, 2012
A New York man was apprehended in Hudson County shortly after robbing a Parsippany bank Wednesday morning, the Morris County Prosecutor's Office said. Stephen L. Smith, 29, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was charged with robbery and theft after allegedly robbing the PNC Bank at 1142 Route 46 West in Parsippany at about 10:50 a.m., the prosecutor's office said. A weapon was not shown during the robbery, the prosecutor's office said. Witnesses described the alleged robber as a black male, approximately 5-foot-10 with a thin build wearing a black baseball hat and a gray hooded sweatshirt, the prosecutor's office said. Secaucus Police conducted a motor vehicle stop on Route 3 of a 2005 Black Audi A6 with New York license plates driven by a man who fit the…
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Minor injuries sustained in accident near Route 10.
A three-car accident on Tabor Road near Route 10 has snarled Tuesday's rush-hour traffic. One lane remained blocked as crews cleared the vehicles from the scene following the 5:30 p.m. accident. An officer on the scene said details on the crash were not immediately available, but said there were minor injuries with several individuals complaining of "aches and pains, but refused medical treatment." Patch will have more when information is released.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Area first responders provide demonstrations at Mennen Arena.
A large crowd gathered in front of and inside the Mennen Arena in Morris Township for the celebration of National Night Out Tuesday evening. The event, part of America's nationwide fight against crime, included fire, police and safety equipment from all over Morris County. Also part of the event was the third installment of the Parsippany Police Community Partnership Program. Demonstrations of police dogs, martial arts and all manner of weapons and tools used by law enforcement, fire personnel and EMTs were given throughout the evening. Children were treated to giveaways, facepainting, hot dogs and games presented by the different organizations.