Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The tires were stolen last Friday and may be connected to similar incidence back in March and in nearby towns
Last Friday night, several car tires were stolen from parked vehicles in Morristown, said Morristown Police. Around 11:30 p.m. police got reports of stolen tires off of a Honda parked on Hill Street and an Acura parked on Franklin Place. Both cars were put on cinder blocks and the wheels were removed. Morristown Police Detectives are exploring links between similar thefts that happened on March 17 in the same area and the investigation is ongoing. They are working with other police departments that have seen similar incidents. Police are asking residents to keep their eyes open report all suspicious activity. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Detective Teddy Jones of the Morristown Police Department (973) 292-6642. Also, …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
John Pirres, 33, was a learning disabilities specialist at Fairleigh Dickinson University's College at Florham.
A 33-year-old man who died after he was struck by an SUV as he crossed Madison Avenue in Morristown last week was a learning disability specialist at Fairleigh Dickinson University's College at Florham. John Pirres, a hiker and published poet, worked at the school the past five years after graduating from the university, according to his obituary. Pirres lived in Bridgewater most of his life until moving to Hamburg four years ago. He was a member of Church of the Redeemer in Morristown and volunteered at The Eric Johnson House in Morristown, part of New Jersey AIDS Services, his obituary says. Funeral services were Wednesday at Church of the Redeemer. Those who knew Pirres described him in tributes online as a selfless mentor, hard worker…
Friday, March 15, 2013
Police seeking witnesses to crash that claimed life of Hamburg man near Morristown Medical Center.
A 33-year-old Hamburg man was struck by a driver and killed on Madison Avenue in Morristown Thursday night. John Pirres was crossing the street near 65 Madison Avenue around 7:30 p.m. when he was struck by a 2011 black Dodge Durango, according to a release sent by Acting Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp's office. Pirres was transported to Morristown Medical Center and died there shortly after. Officers were able to identify the driver at the scene, but Knapp's office asked for help from the public in providing information about the crash. No charges have been filed. Anyone who witnessed the event is asked to contact Lt. Stephen Wilson of the Morris County Prosecutor's Office at 973-285-6212 or Sgt. Tyrone Jackson of the Morristown …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Two officers also promoted, four recognized for 'extraordinary service,' chief honored
Tuesday was a special evening for the Morristown Bureau of Police. Not only were seven new police officers sworn into duty and two officers promoted to sergeant at Town Council's meeting, four officers were recognized for “extraordinary service,” and the chief was honored for 30 years of service to Morristown. Families and friends crowded into the council chambers to see the seven officers take their oaths. The seven officers are Michael Alberto, James Green, Emmanuel Maragonis, David Gizzi, Diego Alvarado, Darius Harrison and Robert Edwards. Chief Peter Demnitz, who said that he considers his officers as an “extended family,” thanked the mayor and council for putting “seven cops on the street.” The seven positions, long vacant, were …
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Morristown police say they will investigate Friday's event from two MHS students.
Morristown police said they are asking the public for any information regarding a report from two Morristown High School students who said that a suspicious man had offered them a ride in his pickup truck on Friday evening. According to police, the two students reported what they considered a suspicious incident at about 7:30 p.m. on Friday near 14 Early Street. The students, males who are 14 and 16 years old, said they were walking to a sporting event at the high school when a male sitting in a parked newer pickup truck, white with orange lettering on the side, offered them a ride, according to a police report. The man also made a comment about food the students were carrying, according to information from Morristown police. The male did …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Prosecutors will recommend a sentence of three years probation when Michael Conway is sentenced next month, according to news reports.
A Morristown teen who was charged in April with lying to police about whether he was present during the robbery of a Morris Township teen who later committed suicide pleaded guilty Monday to a charge of obstruction of justice, according to a Daily Record report. Michael Conway, 19, who was facing an unrelated charge of possession of a BB gun for a separate incident in August, also pleaded guilty Monday to a charge of harassment in connection with that arrest, the report says. The prosecution is recommending a sentence of three years probation when Conway is sentenced March 15, the report says. Police had questioned Conway about the robbery of 15-year-old Lennon Baldwin in the Century 21 parking lot in March, which preceded Baldwin's …
Monday, February 11, 2013
A Morris Township man was charged with breaking into the Morristown lodge, according to NJ.com.
A caretaker at the Morristown Masonic Center fought off a man who police said broke into the lodge carrying containers of gasoline with plans to set the lodge on fire, according to a news report. Police charged John Mowbray, 50, of Morris Township with aggravated arson, burglary and simple assault in connection with the incident, and Mowbray was taken to the Morris County jail on $100,000 bail, according to NJ.com. The caretaker, who suffered minor injuries, called police around 10:35 p.m. Friday to report the alleged burglary, and was fighting with Mowbray when police arrived and then took Mowbray into custody, the report says. Police are asking anyone with information to call Detective Dennis Bergman at 973-292-6643.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Morristown resident initially stopped for driving without headlights on.
A Washington Avenue resident was nearly three times over the legal limit when she was pulled over for driving without headlights on early Thursday morning, Morristown Police said. Jessica Stender, 25, of Morristown, was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, driving without headlights and careless driving at about 2 a.m. According to a report filed by Officer James Krauss, a vehicle was observed driving without its lights on in the area of Morris Street near Spring Street. Near the Morristown Diner, Krauss activated his overhead lights for a motor vehicle stop, ultimately stopping in the lot of Morristown Tire—at Morris and Pine streets—after first striking the curb, according to the report. Krauss in his report said the …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Randolph 21-year-old accused of simple assault.
Despite officers being in plain view, police say a bar patron punched another in the face over the Thanksgiving holiday. Jennifer Coreas, 21, of Randolph, was arrested and charged with simple assault just after 1 a.m. Nov. 22. According to a police report filed by Officer Brendan Briscoe, police were patrolling the area near DeHart and South streets when a woman approached him and said an unknown female had assaulted her inside The Dark Horse Lounge. As Briscoe continued to take the woman's information, she pointed to another female—later identified as Coreas—and said, "that is her," referring to the person she said had assaulted her in the bar, the report said. Briscoe then approached Coreas and asked her to stay where she was while he …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Morristown man was nearly twice the legal limit, according to police report.
A Morristown man was nearly twice the legal limit when he struck a parked car and fled the scene Saturday evening, police said. Jose Rosales, 31, of Speedwell Avenue, was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, being an unlicensed driver, having an open container of alcohol in his vehicle, failure to exhibit an insurance card, leaving the scene of an accident and failure to report an accident shortly after 5:30 p.m. on Saturday. According to Officer Adam Khoudja's report, another driver called 911 after he witnessed Rosales' vehicle—a green Ford Escort—hit a parked vehicle on Western Avenue and continue driving. When Khoudja arrived to where both vehicles were driving, he put on his police vehicle's overhead …