Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Tuesday night brush fire spreads behind county park's pavilion.
A late Tuesday night brush fire scorched 1.5 acres of land at Schooley’s Mountain Park, requiring multiple fire companies to respond and cut down the flames, Washington Township police said. After 10 p.m. police received a report of a possible brush fire at the county park on East Springtown Road, Adams said. Cpl. Lucas Allen, Sgt. Jeffrey Almer, Officers Scott Meyers and Phil Seabeck responded to the area prior to firefighters arriving on the scene, Adams said. The fire was spreading through brush at the top of the hill behind the Schooley’s Mountain Park pavilion, nearly a quarter mile into the woods with no access, Adams said. Schooley’s Mountain Fire Company, Long Valley Fire Company and Fairmount Fire Company all responded to the …
Friday, March 8, 2013
21-year-old was uninjured in early morning wreck, police report.
A Washington Township woman was drunk when she struck a utility pole early Thursday morning, Lt. Art Adams said. Officer Robert Brobst responded to Rt. 46 near Drakestown Road just after 2 a.m. to find a single-car crash, with the vehicle facing the wrong way in the right lane of the eastbound direction, Adams said. The driver, Jessica Cillo, 21, was traveling east on Rt. 46 when she hit a utility pole and spun her vehicle in the opposite direction, Adams said. An investigation revealed Cillo was intoxicated while driving, Adams said. The car’s airbags did not deploy and Cillo was uninjured, Adams said. Cillo was charged with driving while intoxicated, failure to maintain lane, and reckless driving. For questions about this post, email …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Hackettstown woman stopped for motor vehicle violation had illegal drugs in car and warrant for defrauding bank, police report.
A motorist's broken license plate light led to her arrest by both the Hackettstown and Washington Township police departments on charges of drug possession and stealing from a bank, authorities said. Megan Harvey, 26, of Hackettstown was stopped Saturday night by Hackettstown Police for the motor vehicle violation, Sgt. Darren Tynan said. During an investigation, police learned Harvey was in possession of two suboxone pills, two hypodermic needles and three empty heroin wrappers, Tynan said. When Hackettstown Police arrested her, they learned Harvey had a warrant out for her arrest in Washington Township. On multiple occasions Harvey made fraudulent ATM deposits at the Tri-Co Bank on Rt. 46 in Washington Township, then withdrew the funds, …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Netcong man sustained minor injuries Tuesday night on Pleasant Grove Road, police report.
A Netcong man crashed into a utility pole and snapped it Tuesday night on Pleasant Grove Road, sustaining minor injuries, Washington Township Lt. Art Adams said. Tyler Darling, 28, “failed to negotiate” a bend in the road and lost control of his vehicle, which went off the roadway and struck a utility pole, Adams said. Darling was wearing a seatbelt, and the vehicle’s airbags were deployed, Adams said. The Netcong resident complained of pain to his lower leg but refused medical treatment, Adams said. Jersey Central Power & Light responded to the scene and turned off power to the downed pole, and Verizon was contacted to replace the pole, Adams said. As of 11 a.m. Wednesday traffic was still alternating in that section of the road, Adams …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Chester man left roadway and smashed someone's garage door, police report.
A Chester man was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated after crashing his vehicle into a Coleman Road home early Saturday morning, Washington Township Police Lt. Art Adams said. Police initially responded to a reported vehicle rollover on the roadway just after midnight Saturday, Adams said, and arrived to find the car had crashed into the garage door of a home on the road. When police arrived, they found Andrew Dourgarian, 25, standing outside his vehicle uninjured, Adams said. Significant damage to the car and garage door were found by the officers, Adams said. Dourgarian refused medical attention from the Long Valley First Aid Squad, but was found to be under the influence of alcohol, Adams said. Dourgarian was taken to …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Newark man smashed windows, took money from A&P Liquors on Rt. 46, police report.
A Newark man was caught in the act of allegedly burglarizing the A&P Liquor store on Rt. 46 Thursday morning, Long Valley Police Lt. Art Adams said. Responding to a report of a burglary in progress, Officer Scott Myers saw the front doors of the liquor store and its neighboring business, Shades Hair Salon, smashed in, Adams said. Myers then saw Alan Cotugno, 32, inside the liquor store, Adams said. When Cotugno spotted Myers, he fled to the rear of the store, with the officer giving chase, Adams said. Cotugno made his way back to the front of the store where he exited, only to be met by Myers and other officers responding to the scene, Adams said. Cotugno was subdued and arrested. A large, undisclosed amount of cash was found on Cotugno, …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Dover man had sexual contact with minor in South Carolina, police report.
A routine motor vehicle stop led Washington Township Police to an arrest warrant for a man who allegedly had sexual contact with a minor, Lt. Art Adams said. Just after 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Officer Michael Hade stopped a white van on Route 46 for a motor vehicle violation, Adams said. While speaking with a passenger in the vehicle, Hade discovered the man provided false identification, Adams said. Edwin Cabrera-Canales, 25, of Dover was then taken to police headquarters for further investigation, Adams said. At that point it was learned Cabrera-Canales had an active criminal sexual conduct with a minor warrant out of Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office in South Carolina. Cabrera-Canales was lodged in Morris County Correctional Facility …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Hackettstown and Mansfield residents charged, more arrested expected as probe continues.
Two men were arrested for allegedly stealing tens of thousands of dollars worth of copper from a Long Valley business, Lt. Art Adams said. Christopher Burk, 40, of Hackettstown, and Michael Fisher, 40, of Mansfield, were both charged with theft and conspiracy to commit theft. Members of the Washington Township Police Department made the arrest after an investigation revealed Burk and Fisher were allegedly entering the Thomas & Betts facility on Schooley’s Mountain Road in the overnight hours and stealing large amounts of cable, which contained copper, Adams said. The company estimated the loss at more than $30,000, Adams said. Neither man had any connection to the business, Adams said. Both men were taken to the Morris County Correctional …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Califon teens accused of damaging six vehicles in Washington Township.
Two Califon teens allegedly went on a car-damaging spree resulting in their arrest and criminal charges, Washington Township Police Lt. Art Adams said. The male teens, 13 and 15 years old, whose names will not be released due to their ages, were arrested Dec. 22 by Det. Thomas Falleni for criminal mischief, Adams said. Between the hours of 10 p.m. on Oct. 30, 2012, and 8 a.m. Oct. 31, 2012, the teens allegedly damaged six vehicles parked on Pershing Avenue, Second Street and School Street in Califon, Adams said. One of the vehicles had racial slurs scratched into its hood, Adams said. The total damage to the six vehicles is estimated at $10,000, Adams said. For questions about this post, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Warren County man arrested on Route 46, police report.
A Warren County man was arrested for possession of heroin after Washington Township Police stopped him for speeding, Lt. Art Adams said. Stas Allen, 20, of Washington Township (Warren County), was pulled over on Route 46 for going over the speed limit just after noon last Wednesday by officer Michael Thompson, Adams said. When Thompson was speaking with Allen, he noticed marijuana on the floor of the vehicle, and glassine baggies used to package heroin, as well as a clear straw, Adams said. After Allen was taken out of the vehicle, Thompson found the man had heroin on him, as well as marijuana, Adams said. Thompson also found a pipe used to smoke marijuana, empty heroin folds and straws used to snort drugs, Adams said. Allen was charged …