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Par-Troy Police Charge Peeping Tom a Month After Crime

PARSIPPANY — You would think it was Halloween. Well, it wasn't yet, but on Wednesday, October 12, Mr. Carlos A. Anchaluisa, 26, Elizabeth, left work from a Nissan dealership on Route 23.  He was on his way home, at approximately 9:22 p.m., when he...

Stabbing at Hilton Hotel During “Chiller Theatre”

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PARSIPPANY — On Sunday, October 30, 2022, at approximately 12:18 p.m., Parsippany Police responded to the Hilton Hotel, One Hilton Court, on a report of a stabbing during the “Chiller Theatre” event. David C. Knestrick, 47, of Norwalk, Connecticut was arrested in connection with a...

Parsippany Rescue and Recovery Installs New Executive Board; Honors Members

PARSIPPANY — Parsippany-Troy Hills Mayor James Barberio installed the new officers of Parsippany Rescue and Recovery on Friday, September 23 at a dinner held at Hanover Manor. The new officers are Billy Sanford, President; Rafael Ortiz, Secretary; Andrew Ludwig, Treasurer and Jack Giannetti, Sergeant At...

Five Arrested After Fleeing From Stolen Porsche

MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Chief of Detectives Christoph K. Kimker, Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon, Montville Township Police Chief Andrew Caggiano, and Boonton Police Department Officer in Charge Christian Trowbridge, announce the arrests of five individuals after fleeing...

Stolen Car Chase Leads Police on Massive Manhunt

MORRIS COUNTY — The Town of Boonton Police Department, New Jersey State Police is assisting the Montville Township Police Department with an ongoing investigation. Their investigation led to an area being search in Parsippany at the Jersey City Reservoir Property and Interstate 287 Southbound. Multiple...

Morris County Observes International Overdose Awareness Day

PARSIPPANY — With heart-wrenching personal stories, parents who lost loved-ones to overdoses and recovering addicts today joined Morris County and state officials, as well as nonprofit groups to observe International Overdose Awareness Day, as drug related deaths continued to surge around the nation. The annual event,...

Ex. RLVFC Chief Doug Reighard Retirement Party

PARSIPPANY — The Rainbow Lakes Volunteer Fire Company (Parsippany Fire District Two) hosted a retirement party for Ex. RLVFC Chief Doug Reighard recognizes him for his years of dedicated volunteer service and outstanding leadership, on Friday evening, June 24. Earlier in the day, the members...

Parsippany Man Sentenced to 78 Months in Prison for Role in Cocaine Trafficking Conspiracy

PARSIPPANY — According to U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger, a divorced Parsippany man was sentenced to 78 months in prison for his role in a Passaic County cocaine distribution conspiracy, according to U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger. (Click here to read a related story) Victor...

‘It Only Takes Seconds:’ Numerous Cars Vandalized in Lake Parsippany

PARSIPPANY — Make sure you lock your cars. Don't leave valuables in your car. Make sure you remove your key pods. Parsippany Focus was informed by a resident residing in the area of Everett Road and Singac Court that a number of cars were vandalized...

Ajaco Towing Gives Back to the Community

PARSIPPANY — A local Parsippany business, Ajaco Towing gives back to Parsippany. AJACO provided vehicles and their facilities to Parsippany District 5 Fire Department to perform vehicle extrication training as they always extended a hand to emergency services. They work closely side-by-side during major incidents and...

House Fire on Tarn Drive

PARSIPPANY —  A house fully engulfed with flames at 47 Tarn Drive was reported at approximately 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 21. Parsippany Fire Districts 1, 2,3, 4 and 6 were dispatched as well as Denville Fire Department. Parsippany Rescue and Recovery arrived to board...

Report of Collapse at Travel Lodge

PARSIPPANY — Emergency vehicles are responding to Travelodge, 626 Route 46 east, on the report of a partial collapse of several first-floor balconies. Requests for busses to remove and relocate people. Parsippany Rescue and Recovery, Parsippany-Troy Hills Fire Department District 5, Parsippany Office of Emergency...

FREE Disaster Preparedness Training Class

PARSIPPANY — Flash flooding, wind storms, blizzards, and power outages have wreaked havoc in our township over the years, and we remember the wrath of Hurricanes Irene and Sandy. In fact, we have had a Federal Disaster each of the past four years. Would you...

Fire District 3 Holds Installation Dinner

PARSIPPANY — Lake Parsippany Fire District 3 held its Installation Dinner of Officers on Saturday, April 9 at the Birchwood Manor. Officers installed were Chief Bill Bilgeshouse, Deputy Chief Matthew Topolewski III, Captain Paul Shannon, and Lieutenants Ken Nolan and Bob Lambert. Lake Parsippany Volunteer Fire...

Missing Person from Care-One Found Deceased; No Foul Play

PARSIPPANY — Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Chief of Detectives Christoph K. Kimker, Parsippany-Troy Hills Acting Police Chief Richard Pantina, and Morris County Sheriff James Gannon announce that a person who was initially reported missing in Parsippany-Troy Hills, was later found deceased. On Friday,...

Patient From Care One Wandered; Found Dead

PARSIPPANY — A man who wandered out of CareOne, on Friday night was found dead on Saturday, authorities confirmed. John Eschenbach walked away from the Care One facility located at 100 Mazdabrook Road in Parsippany sometime Friday evening. His body was found on Saturday morning. It...

Two Armed Robberies at Route 46 Gas Stations Within Minutes

PARSIPPANY — Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Chief of Detectives Christoph K. Kimker, and Parsippany-Troy Hills Acting Police Chief Richard Pantina announce an active investigation into a pair of armed robberies that occurred in Parsippany-Troy Hills on Friday, January 21, and are seeking information...

19-Year-Old Assaulted, Robbed at Gunpoint on Christmas Eve

PARSIPPANY - Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Chief of Detectives Christoph Kimker, and Parsippany Police Department Acting Chief Richard Pantina, announce the arrest of Earl L. Kelly, 36, of Hamilton. Kelly has been charged with four counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault, in violation of N.J.S.A....

Update: Massive Fire in Green Hill Plaza

PARSIPPANY — Early morning fire was reported at approximately 12:45 a.m., on Tuesday, January 4, a multi-alarm fire in the Green Hill Plaza, Parsippany Road. Witnesses at the scene said it started in Joseph's Pizzeria.  Reports that the rear of Joseph's Pizzeria collapsed.  The...

Happy New Year; Focus Presents 2021 in Review

PARSIPPANY — Parsippany Focus recaps the top stories from the previous year. The top stories of 2021 are: James Carifi Awarded 1 Million Dollars in Settlement Against Township of Parsippany Captain James Carifi settled a 10-year lawsuit with the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills and held a press...