Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Items stolen include a wallet and cash, a car stereo and a GPS unit.
Morris Township Police report a burglarized vehicle was discovered outside of a Sussex Avenue business March 13. According to a department statement, a 1999 Dodge Dakota was reportedly hit sometime during the overnight hours. The car was found with its side window smashed, police said, and had several items missing, including a wallet, cash, a car stereo, and a GPS system. A police investigation into the incident is underway. Morris Township Police remind residents not to leave valuables in vehicles and to secure items when leaving them outside. Motorists are warned to oark in well-lit areas when possible, or in an area covered by a motion light. If you note any suspicious activity, you are asked to call 9-1-1. Additional crime prevention…
Monday, March 18, 2013
Almost $50K paid out for weapons, including assault weapons, handguns, rifles.
The Morris County Gun Buyback Amnesty Program held last weekend resulted in the surrender of 600 weapons and paid out a total of more than $49,000, according to Acting Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp. At a news conference Monday at the county's Public Safety Training Academy in Parsippany, Knapp and other law enforcement officials hailed the buyback, which was held Saturday at two county locations: St. Paul Inside the Walls in Madison and St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Morristown. At the event, county residents were encouraged to surrender their unwanted weapons confidentially in exchange for cash payouts ranging from $250 for an illegal assault weapon to $25 for an inoperable weapon to zero for a BB gun. Those who chose to relinquish their …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Event takes place March 15 and 16 in Madison and Morristown in effort to get weapons off of the streets.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Thursday, March 14
The New Jersey Attorney General, the Morris County Prosecutor's Office and other area law enforcement agencies will offer a gun buyback amnesty program this week that will allow county residents to turn in their unwanted guns to the police with no questions asked. According to a statement from the prosecutor's office, the initiative is designed to remove dangerous weapons from the streets. The program will accept firearms from residents—even juveniles—without requiring the disclosure of names or other personal information. The gun buyback is scheduled for Friday, March 15, at St. Paul Inside the Walls, 205 Madison Ave., in Madison, and Saturday, March 16 at St. Peter's Episcopal Church at 70 Maple Ave. in Morristown. The event on both days…
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Morris County residents are invited to come, learn and share ideas about making schools safer.
Since the Newtown shootings, school safety has been on the minds of many throughout the nation and here at home. In an effort to generate community discussion on the topic, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office wants to get citizens talking. In partnership with the East Hanover School District, the New Jersey Department of Education and the Morris County Superintendent of Schools, the prosecutor's office is sponsoring a Morris County School Safety and Security Summit. The event is scheduled for next Tuesday, Feb. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy at 500 W. Hanover Ave. in Parsippany. “Community-wide partnerships and efforts that focus on leveraging all of our support systems, both in the educational …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Officials ask citizens to assist in clearing local hydrants.
With heavy snow blanketing the area Friday and Saturday, the Morris Plains Fire Department needs residents' help. Officials are asking citizens to help keep fire hydrants accessible. Residents are requested to shovel out the fire hydrant nearest to their home. Officials say this will make hydrants easier for emergency responders to find and use in the event of a fire.
If you can't park in your driveway, police say winter storm parking rules apply to you.
Morris Plains Borough Police have issued a reminder for residents: Because of the winter snow storm affecting the area, special parking rules are in place. Plowing and sanding of borough streets is difficult when vehicles park haphazardly on both sides of the streets, leaving narrowed roadways that restrict traffic and make it difficult for emergency vehicles to do their work, said a police statement. Police said that if it is possible, the best course is to park in one's own driveway during inclement weather. To help the borough provide improved snow plowing and sanding service to citizens and unrestricted access of emergency vehicles, police ask people who cannot park in their driveways to follow the law during and after the storm's …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The governor's office says to eat and drink with care.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The Christie Administration and Health Commissioner Mary O’Dowd urge all residents to throw away any food that may have come in contact with flood or storm waters and individuals that have suffered power outages should keep their refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible to maintain the cold temperature. Commissioner O'Dowd urged all residents to dispose of any perishable food that may have been above 40 degrees for two hours or more. Food will stay cold in the refrigerator for about four hours if it is unopened. A full freezer will keep the temperature for approximately 48 hours (24 hours if it is half full) if the door remains closed. However, food above 40 degrees for 2 hours or more must be discarded. "Perishable food …
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.