Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Fire that caused $250K worth of damage does not appear suspicious, police said.
Jefferson Township police are investigating the cause of a garage catching fire on Highland Road Sunday. According to Capt. Eric Wilsusen, police responded to the home to find flames and smoke coming from the garage. The owner of the home had told officers that he returned home and opened the garage to find fire inside. Jefferson Fire Department Co. 1 and Co. 2, the MFAS and the West Milford Fire Department responded to the scene and put out the fire. No injuries were reported, but a car parked in the driveway sustained damage from the flames and water, Wilsusen said. The estimated value of the damage is $250,000. While the fire is still under investigation by Det. Steve Muller, Wilsusen said the cause does not appear to be suspicious at …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Jefferson man charged with aggravated assault.
A Jefferson man was charged with aggravated assault, in addition to DWI, after police said he kicked an officer on Dec. 21. Dean Dooley, 54, was issued summonses on several motor vehicle violations in addition to being charged with DWI, assault and resisting arrest, according to a press release sent by Jefferson Township Police Capt. Eric Wilsusen. Wilsusen said Dooley was stopped on Route 15 by Cpl. Bryan Christie for allegedly driving erratically. "Cpl. Christie determined that the driver was possibly intoxicated and upon his arrest he became combative and kicked Cpl. Christie," Wilsusen said. Dooley was transported to the police station where bail was set at $20,000 with no 10 percent option. In lieu of bail, Dooley was transported to …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Two firefighters rescue woman after she drove into Lake Hopatcong.
NORTH JERSEY -- The woman who drove her car into a lake Thursday night may not have survived if it wasn't for the two rescuers' quick response and her stroke of luck that night. The two Hopatcong firefighters who saved the woman—whose identity police have not released—said she's "lucky" to be alive after being trapped in her car in the freezing cold Lake Hopatcong for at least 15 minutes after hitting a guard rail. When the two rescuers, Billy Long and Robert Tallaksen, first arrived to the scene on Hopatcong Street they saw the car on its side in the water, unsure of the woman's condition. "At first, I thought it was a good possibility that she wouldn't be alive because more than three quarters of her car was submerged," Tallaksen said. …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Susan and Gary Kolb to decide this week if they will forfeit animals or risk them being killed.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
- Sue Toth
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Susan Kolb can’t understand why Jefferson Township wants to make her give up her dogs, Jumba and Imani. She said her 19-year-old son, Arthur, who is severely autistic, doesn’t understand it, either. “It’s a proven fact how much animals can help autistic people,” Kolb said. “Arthur isn’t really capable of holding long conversations, but he can have a friendship with an animal. He isn’t able to have that with his peers. “How can I teach Arthur that there is justice in the world when we moved here and now his dogs are being taken away,” she said. Kolb would like the township to understand that she has no reason to own dogs that would harm anyone. “I’m married, I have a business, I like to cook, I have the blessing of a wonderful son, does …