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Lake Parsippany resident struck on Lake Shore Drive

PARSIPPANY-TROY HILLS — Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department, Morris County Prosecutors Office and the Morris County Crime scene units remained on the scene of a pedestrian struck and killed on Lake Shore Drive in the vicinity of Hamilton Road. Police activity started approximately 8:15 p.m. on Sunday,...

Lake Hiawatha woman kidnapped herself; locked herself in trunk; arrested and released

PARSIPPANY — The Parsippany–Troy Hills Police Department was requested to respond to a Calumet Avenue residence in Lake Hiawatha for reports of a possible missing person, at 8:10 p.m., on Tuesday, September 22 Upon their arrival, Police Officers were met by a third-party individual who...

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...

Accidental death in Wawa parking lot

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On Sunday, October 5 at 5:18 p.m., Parsippany-Troy Hills Police responded to the Wawa gas station, 350 New Road, for a missing person reported by the Vernon Police Department who had information that the person may be in the area. With a description of the...

One dead in early morning accident on Route 80

PARSIPPANY — New Jersey State police say one person is dead following an accident on the I-80 Sunday morning, October 22. The incident happened on the westbound side near mile marker 46 in Parsippany-Troy Hills around 3:30 a.m. A Honda Accord collided with a Nissan Pathfinder,...

Missing Teenager Found: Tyler Jase Bautista missing from Denville was found

DENVILLE — The Denville Police Department states Tyler was found safe. Tyler Jase Bautista, 14; Asian male; 5'2" tall; weight 100 pounds; black, straight hair, last seen wearing a black t-shirt with "Rock & Roll" printed on front, dark blue shorts with a white stripe on the...

Fire in air conditioning unit on Vail Road causes damage

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PARSIPPANY — A fire at 474 Vail Road occurred on Saturday, October 21 at approximately 5:45 p.m. Lake Hiawatha Volunteer Fire Department District 4 and Parsippany-Troy Hills Fire Department District 6 were on the scene. Boonton Rapid Intervention Crew also responded, and Parsippany-Troy Hills Fire District...

HOAX: Crime scene at Volunteers Park

Parsippany Focus was informed by a source close to the investigation the incident was a prank. Parsippany Focus was at Calumet Avenue when the road was closed off and investigation was being conducted at a residence on that street. Parsippany Focus will be requesting official reports from the...

Breaking News: Stabbing on Troy Road; One Dead; One In Custody

PARSIPPANY — Parsippany Focus is at the scene of 59 Troy Road. Initial reports indicate one man is dead and a suspect was transported to Morristown Medical Center after an apparent knife fight Sunday morning. Parsippany-Troy Hills Police responded to the homicide call at 9:02...

Truck Hits Power Lines; Transformers Caught on Fire in McDonald’s Dumpsters

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PARSIPPANY — A Knight Transportation Trailer being towed by a local tow truck was exiting the Morris Hills Shopping Center (near the Marshalls exit) and knocked down electrical wires and telephone poles. The transformers landed in the enclosed wooden garbage area in the McDonald's...

Driver Crashes Into Concrete Sign; Continues on Route 46 lands in Median

PARSIPPANY — Mildred Fornes, 59, was traveling Route 46 East when she failed to maintain lane striking the concrete island at the entrance to Intervale Gardens, on Friday, May 15 at 7:28 p.m. She continued driving the vehicle striking a fire hydrant causing the hydrant...

Early Morning Rescue at Arlington Shopping Plaza

PARSIPPANY — If you were driving in the Arlington Shopping Plaza on Saturday morning, you must have seen all the emergency vehicles blocking off the road leading to Home Depot. Parsippany Rescue and Recovery requested Parsippany-Troy Hills Volunteer Fire District 5 for help in rescuing...

Reports of Stabbing in Mill Run Apartments

PARSIPPANY — Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department was notified at approximately 4:30 a.m. on reports of a stabbing in the Mill Run Apartments, on Harry and Judy Drive, off Route 10 in the Powdermill section of Parsippany.  Morris County Prosecutor's Office and The Morris County...

Lake Hiawatha Resident Charged with Terroristic Threats During an Emergency

PARSIPPANY — Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and Colonel Patrick J. Callahan, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police announced enforcement actions including coughing and spitting assaults and noteworthy violations of Governor Murphy’s Executive Orders. “We’re cracking down on those who jeopardize public health and...

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...

Update on Route 80 accident killing Pennsylvania man

PARSIPPANY — Jonathan Santiago, 27, was fatally struck after exiting his 2014 Honda Accord on Interstate 80 near mile marker 46.8. On Sunday morning, around 3:24 am, the pedestrian accident occurred, which involved Santiago from West Lawn, Pennsylvania who slammed into a guardrail and exited his vehicle to examine the damage. Once...

Barberio arrested for Marijuana

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BOONTON TOWNSHIP — James R. Barberio, 22, Lake Hiawatha, was arrested and charged with 2C:35-10A(4) possession of less than 50 grams of Marijuana, 2C:36-2 use or possession with intent to use and 39:3:33 display of unclear or indistinct license plates on Friday, December 22 at 10:24...

28-Year-Old Man Charged with Human Trafficking, Sexual Assault, Promoting Prostitution, Criminal Coercion & Terroristic Threats

PARSIPPANY — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Acting Chief of Investigations Christoph Kimker and Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department Chief Andrew Miller, announce the arrest of Mcquacy Goodridge, 28, West Orange. Goodridge has been charged with four counts of Human Trafficking, in violation of N.J.S.A....

James Carifi Awarded 1 Million Dollars in Settlement Against Township of Parsippany

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PARSIPPANY — In the Parsippany-Troy Hills Council Chambers, on Monday, December 20, 2021, Former Parsippany-Troy Hills Captain James Carifi held a press conference after settling with the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills for 1 Million Dollars, in a case that was originally filed in 2011. The...

Police Investigate Death of Teenage Girl on Route 80

PARSIPPANY — The New Jersey State Police are investigating the death of a 15-year-old girl who entered Route 80 in Parsippany on foot and was struck by an unknown vehicle Tuesday morning at approximately 3:30 a.m. The Morris County girl walked on to the road and...