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Driver crashes into fire hydrant; take hydrant with him

PARSIPPANY — Parsippany-Troy Hills Patrol Officer J. Garza responded to a residence on Edwards Road regarding property damage.

Upon his arrival he determined that a motor vehicle crash had taken place and the vehicle had fled. He determined that the unknown vehicle had crashed into the victim’s mailbox and that a fire hydrant was also struck. The Officer was unable to locate the struck fire hydrant.

Officer Garza followed the fluid trail from the crash to a residence on Norman Avenue. After a brief investigation he located the vehicle involved, a 1999 Nissan Quest, parked at the residence.

While there, Officer’s also located the missing yellow fire hydrant lying among garbage cans. They also determined that the crash occurred at approximately 1:00 a.m. and the driver was Domingo Moreno, 27, Parsippany.

Mr. Moreno was located at a nearby diner and placed under arrest. He was transported back to Police Headquarters were he was processed.

While there, he was charged with one count of 3rd Degree of Criminal Mischief ; one count of 4th Degree Hindering Apprehension; one count of 4th Degree Tampering with Physical Evidence; Failure to Report an Accident (Traffic Offense); Unlicensed Driver (Traffic Offense); Careless Driving (Traffic Offense) ; Reckless Driving (Traffic Offense)
and Failure to Maintain Lane (Traffic Offense).

Editors Note: A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite this accusation, the defendant is presumed innocent until he or she is proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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Frank L. Cahill
Frank L. Cahill
Publisher of Parsippany Focus since 1989 and Morris Focus since 2019, both covering a wide range of events. Mr. Cahill serves as the Executive Board Member of the Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce, President of Kiwanis Club of Tri-Town and Chairman of Parsippany-Troy Hills Economic Development Advisory Board.
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