Thursday, February 28, 2013
Mase Road home broken into this week, cops say.
Jefferson Township police are searching for a possible burglar who made off with very valuable goods, Capt. Eric Wilsusen said. A resident of Mase Road reported Monday someone forced their way into his home through the front door while the house was unoccupied between 5 a.m. and 3 p.m., Wilsusen said. Two shotguns and two rifles were missing from an unlocked cabinet when the homeowner returned, Wilsusen said. No arrests have been made, and the incident is still under investigation. Anyone with information or knowledge of the situation is asked to call Jefferson Township police at 973-697-1300. For questions about this post, email email@example.com.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Sparta resident arrested in Jefferson for having metal knuckles, warrants in four towns, police report.
A Sparta man was arrested for having multiple warrants and an illegal weapon, Jefferson Township Police Capt. Eric Wilsusen said. Frank Kane, IV, 24 of Sparta was stopped in his vehicle during a routine patrol on Feb. 10, Wilsusen said. Officer Chris Quidort found Kane to have warrants out of Kinnelon, Hopatcong, Mount Olive and Andover, Wilsusen said. During Kane’s arrest, Quidort found a set of metal knuckles in the vehicle, Wilsusen said. Kane was then charged with possession of a prohibited weapon and later turned over to Kinnelon Police Department. For questions about this post, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Four Plainfield men were arrested early Wednesday morning on burglary and theft charges, police report.
Four Plainfield men were arrested Tuesday night after Jefferson police found stolen car batteries in their vehicle, Capt. Eric Wilsusen said. Just before midnight the police department received a report of a suspicious vehicle leaving Sar's Auto Wreckers on Schoolhouse Road, Wilsusen said. With details of the vehicle's description and license plate number, patrol was able to locate the car on Berkshire Valley Road a short time later, Wilsusen said. During an investigation it was revealed the car's four passengers allegedly stole approximately 50 car batteries and four aluminum rims from Sar's, Wilsusen said. Jose Rodriguez, 36; Abismael Perez, 22; Oscar Nataren, 24; and Leonel Rodriquez, 22, were all charged with burglary, theft, …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Jefferson Council meeting to be preceded by budget discussion.
The Jefferson Township Council has a varied agenda set for its Wednesday, Feb. 27 meeting, with the swearing in of new police and rescue squad members. The Mayor and Council will introduce and swear in William Carroll and Timothy Hecht as the township’s newest police officers, and residents Christina Gracia and Sal Jensen as its newest Rescue Squad members. The governing body will also have a proclamation and resolution for the town’s newest Eagle Scout, Michael Thomas Staples. Prior to the regular meeting, the group will discuss the communications and technology portion of the municipal budget, as well as going through line items for the recreation department, the agenda states. A resolution is also on the table for the governing body to …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Jefferson Police Sgt. Robert Bush advises residents to stay off the roads Wednesday night.
Jefferson Police Sgt. Robert Bush advises motorists to stay off the slippery roads Wednesday night, as the winter storm caused hazardous driving conditions throughout the township. "The schools are closed and a lot of people are off work, so the best thing to do is stay home," he said. "There's no reason to be out there if you don't need to be." As of 5:30 p.m., Bush said there were three motor vehicle accidents, all involving two cars colliding at a stop sign or while making a turn. The accidents occurred in both parts of the township, on Legion Road, Espanong Road, and Route 15, Bush said. He said all incidents were minor and no injuries were reported. Bush said the only road that was closed was East Shawnee Trail around 5 p.m. because …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
47-year-old resident charged with DWI and endangering the welfare of a child.
A Jefferson woman was arrested last Saturday after she allegedly drove drunk with her three children in the car, police said. Constance Richards, 47, was charged on Dec. 8 with DWI, endangering the welfare of a child, refusal to submit to a breath test, reckless driving, failure to remain in lane of travel and expired driver's license, Capt. Eric Wilsusen said. Police conducted a motor vehicle stop of Richards over on Cozy Lake Road after her vehicle swerved in between lanes on Berkshire Valley Road and Cozy Lake Road, Wilsusen said. Wilsusen said Richards failed to cooperate with the Breathalyzer test. It was determined Richards was driving under the influence while her children were in the car, Wilsusen said.
Friday, December 14, 2012
28-year-old township resident also had three outstanding arrest warrants, cops say.
A Jefferson man who had several outstanding warrants was arrested when he was caught with pot after getting into a three-vehicle car accident last week, police said. David Walsh, 28, was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, and later released pending a Municipal Court date, according to Capt. Eric Wilsusen. Police first responded to the accident at the intersection of Berkshire Valley Road and Lavina Trail on Dec. 5 when Walsh collided into two cars when making a left turn on to Berkshire Valley Road, Wilsusen said. Wilsusen said the accident was minor and no injuries were reported. During the course of the investigation, police discovered Walsh had numerous outstanding warrants, and also was in possession of two …
Jefferson resident charged with DWI, leaving the scene and failure to report an accident.
A township woman was allegedly drunk when she crashed into a guard rail and fled the scene last month, Jefferson Police said. Robin Nilon, 40, was charged with DWI, leaving the scene and failure to report an accident, according to Capt. Eric Wilsusen. Police first responded on Nov. 16 to the McDonald's on Route 15 South on a report of an intoxicated female, Wilsusen said. Wilsusen said the officers saw Nilon's car parked crooked with a flat tire, a white streak down the side and a missing mirror. After further investigation, officers determined Nilon allegedly drove drunk and hit a guard rail on Route 15 North before she went to McDonald's, Wilsusen said. No injuries were reported from the accident, he said. Nilon was later released …
Recent rash of car burglaries not believed to be connected, cops say.
Police believe a recent rash of car burglaries where more than $1,000 worth of items were stolen are not connected. On Nov. 26, a resident on Homestead Road reported his laptop was missing from his car, and his jacket was taken from inside the vehicle and put on the side of his yard, Wilsusen said. On that same day, a resident on Long Road reported her car had been entered and about $650 worth of office equipment and merchandise were stolen, Wilsusen said. Several days later, another car burglary occurred on Nov. 29 while a resident was parked in front of the Ding Dong Deli, Wilsusen said. The resident went inside of the deli, and came out several minutes later and found her Droid Razor cell phone and wallet missing, totalling $375, …
More than $10K worth of items taken in two incidents not believed to be connected.
More than $10,000 worth of jewelry was reported stolen from two township homes in the past month, Jefferson Police said. Both incidents are not believed to be connected, Capt. Eric Wilsusen said. An Edison Road home was burglarized Nov. 14 sometime between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. and a gold ring worth $500 was stolen, Wilsusen said. Wilsusen said the home was locked, but there were no signs of forced entry, so it is unclear how entry was gained into the home. A resident reported on Dec. 1 having about $10,000 worth of jewelry missing from her Mill Street home, Wilsusen said. Wilsusen said the resident was in the process of moving and only noticed the missing jewelry once she moved out of the township, so it is unclear when the theft occurred.