Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Police department to continue using two officers per arrest and motorcycles for traffic control.
The Montville Township Police Department will work to implement a number of staffing recommendations resulting from a year-long study highlighting the department’s strengths and weaknesses. Township Administrator Victor Canning addressed all 21 of the suggestions made by Matrix Consulting Group, the California company which conducted the study at Tuesday's township committee meeting. High among those recommendations was increasing patrol staffing levels to 22 officers. Canning said he and Police Chief Richard Cook would ideally like more officers on patrol but that uncertainty over next year’s budget makes that a lofty goal. The department will also service two suggestions – further defining the patrol sergeant role and authorizing a …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Construction work on Route 80 bridge could slow down traffic.
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Montville police are warning motorists to expect some traffic delays over the next week on Changebridge Road, near the Route 80 bridge, beginning on Thursday. Montville Township Police Capt. Ed Rosellini said construction activities are taking place on the road and motorists are instead advised to use Horseneck Road to Hook Mountain Road as a detour. Starting Thursday, work will commence from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Traffic will be limited to one lane during these times.
Friday, August 31, 2012
Police said two cars crashed at intersection.
Montville police said injuries were reported after a two-car crash Thursday afternoon. Police and the Montville Township First Aid Squad responded around 3 p.m. at the intersection of Route 202 and the ramp for Route 287 North. One vehicle was driving straight while the other was making a left turn on to 287, according to Capt. Ed Rosellini. He said both vehicles had a green light. No further information was immediately available. Patch will have updates on this story.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Police said man ran outside Hook Mountain Road home when he heard resident's voice.
Montville Township Police are still investigating what they described as a possible attempted burglary at a Hook Mountain Road residence Tuesday. Police responded to a 911 call by the female resident of the home at about 9:10 a.m. The resident said she was home alone when she thought she heard her husband, who comes in and out of the house throughout the day, enter from the lower level of the home. The woman yelled to who she believed to be her husband from the upper level of the home and looked through the doorway to the lower level and saw a man who was not her husband running toward a doorway, police said. Police said the resident saw the man run out the back door and called police. The man was described to be a light-skinned Hispanic …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Crash occurred Thursday afternoon in front of Montville Bagels & Delicatessen.
Two people were injured in a two-vehicle accident in front of Montville Bagels & Delicatessen on Changebridge Road Thursday afternoon. The accident was reported shortly before 2:30 p.m., police said. The accident scene was cleared by about 3:15 p.m., police said. The two injured were transported to Morristown Medical Center. The extent of their injuries was not immediately know. The accident remains under investigation, police said.
Monday, June 11, 2012
Police said two-year-old child was not restrained in vehicle.
A two-year-old passenger and 49-year-old passenger of a motor vehicle involved in a head-on collision on Hook Mountain Road Friday were transported to Morristown Medical Center with head injuries, police said. The extent of the injuries was not known. The two-year-old was found to have not been restrained in the vehicle, police said. Montville Township police Capt. Ed Rosellini said the accident occurred around 2:48 p.m. and involved drivers Ronald Cook, 37, of Golden, CO, who was driving a Toyota Highlander, and 36-year-old Eleazar Valencia, of Pacific, WA, who was driving a Ford Explorer. Rosellini said both drivers initially claimed the other driver crossed the double yellow line and struck their vehicle. An investigation revealed Cook …
Officer was actively seeking vehicle involved in narcotics transactions when crash occurred.
The Montville police officer who broke his hip after crashing his patrol car into a tree on Upper Mountain Road Sunday morning is recovering from his injuries at Morristown Medical Center, according to police. "[Ptl. Louis Violante] was operated on for his injuries and is recovering as we speak," Capt. Ed Rosellini said Monday. Rosellini said Violante was on duty and attempting to locate a vehicle involved in narcotics transactions when he went off the roadway and struck a tree. The crash occurred just after 1 a.m. Violante has been a patrol officer with the department for seven-and-a-half years and the vehicle sustained significant damage to the front end. Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that police were in…
Police said driver struck lawnmower landscaper was riding on.
A landscaper who was working on Cheryl Road, near the intersection of Flanders Drive, was sent to Morristown Hospital Monday morning after being injured in a motor vehicle accident around 10:14 a.m. Police said in the accident, the landscaper, who was not named, was riding a lawnmower that was struck by a 17-year-old Pine Brook teen. No further information was available on the cause of the accident or if any charges were levied. The Montville Township Volunteer First Aid Squad transported the landscaper to the hospital. Patch will have updates on this story.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Police said man allegedly admitted to driving after drinking.
A 56-year-old Montville man was charged with DWI on May 30 after police said he allegedly drove to the Montville Public Safety Building while under the influence of alcohol to report a letter he received from his apartment complex. Richard Dickau arrived at the police station shortly before 11 a.m., police said, and asked to talk to an officer about the letter. Police said they smelled alcohol on his breath and Dickau allegedly admitted to having drank alcohol before driving to the police station. He was arrested at the police station and later released after being issued summonses. Also from the Montville Township Police Department For questions on this blotter, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Police said video surveillance led to arrest of 21-year-old.
A 21-year-old Towaco man was charged with fraudulent use of a credit card and theft of a credit card on May 25 after Montville police said an investigation revealed he allegedly stole the credit card of a parent of his friend on May 14. Alexander Strassman was sent to the Morris County jail in lieu of $2,500 bail with no 10 percent option. Police said the credit card was reported stolen by the parent, who allegedly suspected Strassman's involvement. Over $500 was spent on the card at various local stores, police said, including the purchase of an iPod and personal pizza at Target in Fairfield, clothing at the Willowbrook Mall, flowers at a local Exxon and purchases at 7-Eleven. Police examined video surveillance from nearly all of the …