Monday, May 13, 2013
Lake Shore Drive near Rockledge Road affected.
A tree fell on power lines near Lake Valhalla Sunday night and crews were working in the area for most of Monday, police said. The tree took out the wires around 10 p.m. on Lake Shore Drive near Rockledge Road, Capt. Rudy Appelmann said. Montville Township police and Jersey Central Power & Light responded to the scene.
Monday, February 18, 2013
North Bergen man turned over to Morris County Jail on burglary, theft charges.
Joel Batista, 30, of North Bergen, was charged with burglary and theft Friday, after Montville police found him on Pine Brook Road while investigating reports of a suspicious vehicle and an attempted burglary in the neighborhood, police said. Police were responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle with two men in it parked on Pine Brook Road late Friday afternoon, when reports of an attempted break-in, as well as a confirmed burglary on Horseneck Road, were also received. Police said Batista was found on Pine Brook Road, in an area where they also discovered a house with a damaged front door, which appeared to have been partially pushed in. Further investigation located the vehicle, with a second man waiting in it, who was taken into …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Police said woman's credit cards, other items were stolen after pry marks were found on the front door.
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Monday, February 4
Montville Township police are investigating the apparent burglary of a Pine Brook apartment in which a purse and credit cards were reported stolen on Jan. 16. Capt. Rudy Appelmann said the value of the purse is about $200, including items inside that were taken. Police responded to Rachel Gardens to investigate and Appelmann said officers saw pry marks on the front door of the apartment. The purse appeared to be the only thing missing from the residence and the residents said they were out of the apartment for about an hour between 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. Chase Bank had contacted the resident whose purse was taken to alert her of suspicious charges on her credit card. Appelmann said police took photos at the scene and canvassed the area, …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Police said cash was stolen after office window was broken.
Montville Township police are investigating an apparent burglary in which cash was stolen from the Green Clean car wash in Pine Brook on Sunday. The business was broken into by pushing an air conditioning unit through an office window, Capt. Rudy Appelmann said. Appelmann said the business owners realized the money, of which the amount was not known, was stolen around 8 a.m. The alleged burglary occurred some time overnight between when the business closed and when the owners arrived on Jan. 27. While the owners reported cash stolen, Appelmann said other valuable items went undisturbed, including a Blackberry cell phone and boombox. "They took an undetermined amount of cash and nothing else," Appelmann said. The owners of the car wash use …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Coyotes in Montville 'not unusual,' but could become an issue if they are near people.
Montville police responded to a call from a Kanouse Lane resident who said they saw coyotes near their home Tuesday morning. The call came in around 8 a.m. While it was not confirmed that the animals the resident saw were, in fact, coyotes, or how many there were, Capt. Rudy Appelmann said residents have been known to confuse coyotes with other animals. "More than likely, it was a fox," he said. This is not the first time a resident said they saw a coyote in Montville. Last year, Appelmann said police responded to a report of coyote sightings near Pyramid Mountain. When asked whether coyote sightings are common for this area, Appelman said "it's not normal, but it's not unusual. They avoid people." Coyotes mostly poke around garbage, …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Men allegedly admitted to attempting to steal used cooking oil from two Pine Brook businesses.
Three men were arrested in Montville after allegedly attempting to steal used cooking oil from two Pine Brook businesses on Oct. 5, according to Montville police Capt. Ed Rosellini. Omar Juarez, 46, of Newark, Danny Avilez, 34, of Clifton, and Reinaldo Ramirez, 25, of Newark, were charged with two counts each of theft, trespassing and conspiracy to commit theft. Around 9:30 a.m., a patrol officer stopped a truck leaving Tiffany's Restaurant, on Route 46. The men allegedly admitted taking grease from Tiffany's and earlier that day from Don Pepe restaurant, Rosellini said. The men were arrested and transported to the Montville police station. This was not the first time theft of used cooking oil was reported from Tiffany's and nearby …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Money raised will support Montville Police Explorers program.
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Thursday, September 20, 2012
The Montville Police Explorers will be hosting a comedy show fundraiser next week to benefit the program. The dinner and comedy show will feature Johnnie O, opening for Otto and George, and will be held at the Lake Valhalla Club on Sept. 27 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Only 200 tickets will be sold for $60 each and tables will seat ten. Open bar is included in the cost of the ticket. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by check made out to Montville Police Explorers, 360 Main Road, Montville, NJ 07054, attn: Frank Cooney. For more information, contact Cooney at 973-417-9719.
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Officer breaks hip in overnight accident on Upper Mountain Avenue.
An on-duty Montville Police officer crashed his patrol car into a tree on Upper Mountain Avenue early Sunday morning, breaking his hip, but he did not sustain life-threatening injuries, according to Lt. Letitia Huffstutler, of the Montville Township Police Department. Louis Violante, 33, a patrol officer of seven-and-a-half years, was driving the vehicle when it hit the tree shortly after 1 a.m., Huffstutler said. He called in his own injury and was transported to Morristown Medical Center, she said. The cause of the accident has not yet been determined and the vehicle has sustained severe damage to the front end, Huffstutler said. The scene was cleared by about 2:15 a.m., she said.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Jason Fennes remained in jail in lieu of $100,000 bail for alleged sexual assault of student.
A former William Mason School first-grade teacher was working at a private school until a couple of weeks before his arrest Monday for allegedly sexually assaulting one of his students in Montville Township in 2005, the private school confirmed Tuesday. Jason Fennes, 37, of Boonton, worked as a first-grade teacher at Cedar Hill Prep School in Somerset from September 2010 until a couple of weeks ago, according to a Cedar Hill Prep official, who declined to comment further. Meanwhile, Fennes has been removed from the MTC Rebels Track Club program, an independent club where he had been listed as a director, in light of the charges, club director Angelo Harasts said Tuesday. Harasts said he could not see any way Fennes could be involved going …
Monday, March 5, 2012
First-grade teacher charged with sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a child.
A former first-grade teacher at William Mason School was arrested Monday afternoon and charged with sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child for allegedly abusing a girl who was in his class in 2005, authorities said. Jason Fennes, 37, of Boonton, was arrested at the Morris County Prosecutor's Office on the second-degree charges and was scheduled to appear in court Monday afternoon. Fennes worked in the district from September 1998 until he resigned in June 2010, according to district Superintendent Dr. Paul Fried, who started in the district the month after Fennes resigned. Fried said the district was aware of an investigation because it was required to submit documents to the prosecutor's office. He said the district …