Rockaway Meadow Field Day 2013

Rockaway Meadow Field Day 2013

Rockaway Meadow opens the school year with a wonderful fall field day filled with games and exercise.

FBCC raises money during “Annual Fall Yard Sale”


Reverend Dr. Stacie Turk, Senior Pastor of First Baptist Community Church, Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce President Robert Peluso (holding Robert, Jr), Dr. Louis Valori, Retired Sergeant of Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department and Karen DeChristopher during the “Annual Fall Yard Sale” on Saturday, October 5

Nelson rescues baby from car crash

policecarOfficer Brian Conover responded to the area of 79 South Powdermill Road to investigate reports of a vehicle crash at 12:38 p.m. on Friday, October 4.

Councilman Jonathan Nelson was first at the scene, and observed a baby restrained in the back seat of the car.

He ran to the car, opened the door and safely removed the baby.  During the crash the radiator bursed, and steam was pouring out of the hood of the vehicle.

Upon Officer Brian Conover’s arrival he observed a 2002 Lexus ES3 with heavy front end damage near the passenger side fender.

His crash investigation revealed that the vehicle nelsonwas traveling south on South Powdermill Road when it struck a curb, left the roadway and crashed into a tree, Officer Earl Kinsey said.

The impact was severe enough to rip the passenger side front tire off of the vehicle and deploy the front airbags.

Par-Troy EMS responded to the scene to evaluate the 62 year old female driver and the two year old rear seat passenger who was properly restrained, but they declined to be transported to the hospital for further evaluation.

The driver of the vehicle was issued a summons for Careless Driving.

Pedestrian Accident at New Road

policecarOfficer Steve Miller responded to the area of Route 46 at the intersection of New Road at 6:10 a.m. on Saturday, October 5  to investigate multiple reports that a pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle at that intersection.

Upon his arrival, the roadway was closed to all traffic by Officer Miller. Additional officers responded for traffic control as a Par-Troy EMS unit and Paramedics from St. Clare’s Hospital arrived and began treating the seriously injured pedestrian who was identified as a 30 year old male Parsippany Resident.

Officer Miller’s investigation revealed that the pedestrian was crossing Rt. 46 in the crosswalk from the north side of the road to the south side of the road with the right of way. By the time he reached the middle lane of Route 46 East, Route 46 traffic now had a green light. Due to the time and day of the crash, traffic was very light and there were no vehicles stopped at the light on Route 46 while it was red.

A 1995 Toyota Camry being operated by a Lake Hiawatha resident was traveling at highway speed when it struck the pedestrian. The pedestrian was treated and transported to Morristown Hospital where he remains stable condition post-surgery.

The Morris County Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene to take laser measurements and Montville officers as well as NJ DOT units also assisted with traffic control. Parsippany District 5 Fire and Parsippany Rescue and Recovery also responded to assist with lighting. The eastbound lanes of travel were closed for approx. one hour.

No charges have been filed at this time. The incident is still under investigation by Officer Miller. Anyone who may have witnessed the  crash should contact Officer Miller at or call us at (973) 263-4300.

Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany Foundation’s Grand Tasting Event

Many of us have known a friend or relative nearing the end of life due to cancer or another serious chronic illness. This is a time of unthinkable sadness for the family but at this time, the family’s primary goal is to ensure that their loved one is able to spend his/her last days in comfort.

Many studies have demonstrated that inpatient hospice care and palliative care programs improve the quality of life for the patient and the patient’s family.

Nancy and Skippy Weinstein have recognized the need for such a facility in Morris County. Through their generosity, they are working with Morristown Medical Center to establish the Weinstein Family Inpatient Hospice and Palliative Care Center. This center will help those patients with chronic or life-limiting illness to live as comfortably as they can, for as long as they can, by featuring  an 11 bed Impatient Hospice and Palliative Care Center at Morristown Medical Center. This special area will be designed to look and feel like a private home.

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany discovered that additional funding is needed before the Weinstein Family Inpatient Hospice and Palliative Care Center will become a reality. A committee of the Club’s officers met and determined, that they would make funding for this center the primary focus of the 2013 Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany Foundation’s Grand Tasting Event. The event, which will be held on Thursday, October 17, 2013, from 6:30-9:30p.m., at Hanover Manor, 16 Eagle Rock Acvenue, East Hanover , will include: hors d’oeuvres; a dinner buffet; fine wines;, gourmet beers; single malts; select spirits; silent auction; and much more. Tickets are $50 per person and may be purchased online at or by check payable to Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany Foundation, P.O. Box 5342, Parsippany, New Jersey 07054, or may be purchased at Liquor Outlet Wine Cellars, 289 Myrtle Avenue, Boonton, New Jersey.

Liquor Outlet Wine Cellars has generously partnered with the Kiwanis Foundation to conduct this wine tasting for many years. Liquor Outlet joins Kiwanis in supporting fundraising projects that make an impact and better the quality of life for our community.

“As a member of Kiwanis International, one of our club’s goals is to “Give primacy to the human and spiritual, rather than the material value of life”, so this fundraising event ties in with the objectives of our organization. Although I lead this project, without the assistance of several of our club members, this Grand Tasting event could not be as successful. This is a cause that affects each one of us. I am hoping that we will get a great torn-out at this event and help to make the Weinstein Family Inpatient Hospice and Palliative Care Center a reality. “, said Michael Mulhaul, chairperson of the Kiwanis Club’s Grand Tasting.

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany is a 501C3 foundation. Its approximately 60 club members meet on Thursday morning at the Empire Diner, Parsippany. The club members join with the Weinstein Family in inviting you to attend this grand tasting event. It is an opportunity for you to socialize, meet new people and give back to the community.

Lim honored by Craftsman Farms

jasminelimJasmine Lim, Business Administrator for Parsippany-Troy Hills Township was honored by the Craftsman Farms Foundation.

The Stickley Museum’s Design for Living Gala will be held on October 5 at the Mountain Lakes Club, Mountain Lakes.

The gala will honor Assemblywoman Betty Lou DeCroce and Jasmine Lim, business administrator for the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills, both of whom have been steadfast friends of the museum for many years. It will also honor the memory of the late Alex DeCroce, who served as a museum trustee for 10 years.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to publicly acknowledge our appreciation for these individuals who have played a leading role in the Stickley Museum’s success story,” said Heather Stivison, the museum’s executive director. “The support and assistance of both Jasmine Lim and Betty Lou DeCroce, and of Alex DeCroce until his passing last year, have been critical to the Stickley Museum’s remarkable transformation from a property slated for development into a thriving cultural and historical center.”

Lim describes her relationship with Craftsman Farms and the Craftsman Farms Foundation as both “longstanding and multi-faceted.”

“I was the business administrator when the township acquired the Farms,” she explained.

As a part of the process Lim prepared the successful Green Acres application to acquire the farms and she was involved in nominating it onto the National Register of Historic Places and its designation as a National Historic Landmark.

Negotiated and prepared the township’s first agreement with the Craftsman Farms Foundation to manage the farms.

Lim also served as interim administrator for Craftsman Farms in 1991 for approximately six months. During that time, she prepared a successful application to the Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund for the Main Log House.

Parsippany man charged in carjacking attempt

delta_gasA Parsippany man was charged with attempted carjacking after he allegedly entered a car at the Delta Gas Station, 132 Route 46, BuddLake and threatened to kill the driver, Mount Olive Township police said.

Andrew Sichko, 36, 270 Baldwin Road, was charged with robbery, attempted robbery, attempted carjacking, possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a syringe, and tampering with evidence.

On Sunday, September 29, at 10:32 a.m., police responded to the reported carjacking in the parking lot of the Delta Gas Station. Upon arrival on the scene, police learned that Sichko jumped into the passenger side of a vehicle that was stopped while filling up, and told the driver to drive or he would kill her. Sichko told the victim he had a knife and would use it if the victim was not cooperative, police said.

When the victim began to yell for help, Sichko exited the vehicle and ran behind the Days Inn Hotel.

Sicko was found behind the hotel and identified by the victim, according to police.

He was arrested and bail was set at $75,000 with a 10 percent option.

Sichko is being held in the Morris County in lieu of bail pending a court appearance.

Editors Note: A charge is merely an accusation, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

Police looking for burglars who broke into garage

policecarParsippany Police are looking for the public’s help finding the people responsible for a burglary Monday, September 30.

Sgt. Edmund Ailara and Officers Matthew McAuliffe and Joseph Kornas responded to an Old Bloomfield Avenue home on a call about a burglary that had just occurred, police said.

When they got to the home, a resident said he’s seen a silver, convertible Ford Mustang in his driveway, police said. Two males were standing near the vehicle, and another wearing a red sweatshirt and black jeans, about 20 years old, was existing the window of the home’s garage, police said.

All three met fled in the Mustang toward New Road, police said.

Nothing appeared to be missing from the garage, police said. A description of the vehicle and the men was set to police departments in surrounding towns and the New Jersey State Police, but officers didn’t turn it up, police said.

While canvassing the area, McAuliffe also found someone had attempted to enter another home on Warrior Way, police said. A screen had been damaged, but no one had successfully entered the home, police said.

Police are asking anyone with information on the incident to contact Detective Joseph Puso at (973) 263-4315 or email

“Autumn in the Valley” Historic House Tour

The Washington Township Historical Society’s annual historic house tour, “Autumn in the Valley”, will be held on Saturday, October 5 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

In honor of the Washington Township’s 275th anniversary of its first permanent settlement in 1738, this year’s tour is a walking tour of homes and the Zion Lutheran Church on Schooley’s Mountain Rd. in the section known at one time as German Valley.

Fogarty’s Barn on W. Maple Street was built by a local builder, Isaac Horton, in the 1880s and was owned at one time by a local teacher, Charles Hendershot. Converted into a home in the 1970s, the post and beam construction was exposed and the original stable windows are still in place.

Built in 1818, Dr. Samuel Willet’s home on Schooley’s Mountain Road is an eclectic mix of Gothic and Italianate styles. Visitors to the home still can use the original doorbell and enter walking across wide-planked floors of pumpkin pine.

The Dufford House was built in 1872 and was first owned by Henry P. Dufford. Mr. Dufford, who married Sarah Elizabeth Weise, devised a method of constructing an ‘aqueduct’ to bring water down Schooley’s Mountain to be used by several homes in the area.

One of the two homes never before on the tour was at one time the home of Irving Buchanan and his family. Mr. Buchanan was president of the local school board for many years. Recently renovated, the home retains the charm of its earlier years.

The other home never before on the tour was built as a parochial (private) school during the mid 1800’s. Rev. James Knox of the German Valley Presbyterian Church established the school through funding by the local school board and tuitions.

The Zion Lutheran Church on Schooley’s Mountain Road was consecrated on November 25, 1832 and its spire remains an iconic landmark in the valley. The optional luncheon for the tour will be held in the new hall where several local historic artifacts from the collection of the Washington Township Historical Society will be on display. Visitors will also be able to enjoy a tour of the church itself.

Visitors on the tour are encouraged to stop in the local businesses on the tour route including The Little Cake Bakehouse which will feature German chocolate cupcakes for the occasion.

To kick off the tour weekend, The Americana Troupe will perform a free concert at Zion Lutheran Church on Friday, October 4 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the house tour the next day will be available that evening.

The day of the tour the Garden Club of Long Valley will be selling heirloom and award winning bulbs at the museum. They have chosen bulbs that are not found at local retailers and were specially selected for years of success in Long Valley gardens. All are deer resistant and there is a variety across the season of bloom.

The Museum Store will be selling new items which include pottery pitchers to commemorate the 275th anniversary of Washington Township and the new Images of America book, Washington Township, Morris County, as well as notecards made of paintings done by a past resident, Jean Marshall Edwards.

House tour tickets are $20.00 each. To purchase tickets by mail make a check payable to the Washington Township Historical Society (WTHS). Please also include a self addressed stamped envelope and mail to: WTHS, PO Box 189, Long Valley, NJ 07853. Tickets may also be purchased in the museum any Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Friday, October 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. Tickets will go on sale October 5, the day of the tour, at 10:00 a.m.

For more information, please call (908) 876-9696.

Body found in parked car at County library

Acting Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp announces a multi-jurisdictional investigation involving the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, the Morris County Park Police, the Hanover Township Police Department, the Morris Township Police Department and the Morris County Sheriff’s Office regarding the circumstances surrounding the death of an adult man found in a car in the parking lot of the Morris County Library.

The identity of the individual is being withheld pending positive identification and notification of the next of kin.

At this preliminary stage there does not appear to be any evidence of foul play. No further information will be released pending completion of an autopsy.

Any inquiries can be directed to First Assistant Morris County Prosecutor/SDAG Thomas Zelante at (973) 285-6252 or

Mayor’s Left-Turn Attempt Causes Another Vehicle to Crash

Mayor James Barberio. File Photo

Parsippany Mayor James Barberio’s attempt to make a left turn Monday morning, September 30,  at 10:56 a.m., caused another vehicle to crash and injured one person, according to a police report.

Barberio was making a left from the northbound lane of Littleton Road to get onto Park Road according to the police report.

The other driver, Herman Myrick, 48, Union, was driving a white Mitsubishi in the left lane of Littleton Road southbound.  The vehicle is owned by Pebco, LLC.

Myrick told police that Barberio seemed to hesitate in making the turn because he “started then stopped and then started again into (his) left turn before clearing the intersection.”

Myrick “veered to the right” to avoid Barberio, went onto the curb and then the front lawn at the home of 918 Littleton Road before hitting a traffic light and street sign, according to the police report.

Alcohol and drug tests were not administered and there there were no charges or summonses issued.

C&L Towing towed Myrick’s car from the scene.


Agnes Hogan’s Reading Garden at Northvail

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Some of the books donated by Northvail PTA in memory of Agnes Hogan

Northvail School created a Reading Garden in Agnes Hogan’s memory.  Mrs. Hogan was the Media Secretary for many years.  She was dedicated to providing a scholastic environment for the students.

Mrs. Hogan was an esteemed colleague always willing to help the children and staff and a lifelong reader.

Miss Laura Centurrino, a second grade teacher, received a District Mini-Grant and used the funds to give Northvail’s courtyard a wonderful make over.

She was able to use some of the funds to purchase bushes, flowers and pavers to create a special corner reserved for Mrs. Hogan.

The PTA provided a sign in the garden that reads, “Mrs. Hogan’s Reading Room.” They also generously collected funds to purchase books. Mrs. Hogan’s family donated books as well.

To further add to the Media Center’s collection, Mrs. Connie Marchese, Northvail’s Media Specialist, placed a bookplate inside each donated book stating, “In memory of Agnes Hogan.”

With the addition of the reading garden,  Northvail will continue Mrs. Hogan’s work. She was a remarkable woman who is as remembered for her calm and loving smile that always lit up the media center.

Now in her memory there is a pleasant place for the children and staff to sit and relax with a good book.


History Grants Available in Morris County

The Morris County Heritage Commission has received a grant of $18,684 from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the New Jersey Department of State, to provide re-grants for local history projects and General Operating Support to history organizations and other non-profit groups that have a history-based project.

The re-grant program supports a variety of efforts to increase the appreciation, knowledge and preservation of Morris County’s history, with awards ranging from $1,000 to $5,000, said Peg Shultz, Heritage Commission archivist and acting director.

Completed applications are due October 30 and the awards will be announced the week of December 15.

Eligible history projects include exhibit and collections catalogs, organizational and information brochures, exhibit-mounting materials and the conservation of photographs and documents, Shultz said. Funds may also be used for consultants to prepare historic site and organizational long range, strategic and A.D.A. compliance plans and historic site nominations.

Shultz said Morris County organizations having historic collections or archives but whose activities are not history-based are also encouraged to apply for history project funds.

History project grants are not intended for building rehabilitation, preservation or other work on historic buildings, Shultz said. These projects may be eligible for funding through the Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Fund.

General operating support grants are intended to assist organizations in meeting expenses necessary to keep a site open to the public. Shultz said these costs can include insurance, heat, electric and other utility bills and the costs associated with maintaining a security system and an Internet presence.

General operating support proposals must demonstrate how the applicant will be able to continue and/or improve the level of service offered to visitors if funding is granted. Get more information and download a copy of the application guidelines and application.

Application materials are available online on the Heritage Commission Web site,, by e-mail at and by calling Shultz at (973) 829-8117.

The Morris County Heritage Commission is an advisory body of the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

In-Person Voting Underway for Special and General Elections

voteIn person voting is now underway at the office of the Morris County Clerk for registered Morris County voters who will not be able to get to the polls for next month’s special U.S. Senate election or the November 5 general election or both.

Joan Bramhall, Morris County Clerk, said in-person voting is being conducted in the County Clerk’s Office for the October 16 special U.S. Senate election from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. weekdays through Wednesday, October 9 and also on Friday, October 11.  County offices will be closed Monday, October 14, in observance of Columbus Day.

Bramhall said her office will have extended voting hours for that special election from 8:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 10; from 8:00 a.m. until noon on Saturday, October 12; and from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 15.

The County Clerk’s Office is also accepting applications by mail for a civilian absentee ballot for the special election until Wednesday, October 9.

The special election October 16 is to fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant following the death earlier this year of Senator Frank Lautenberg.

In-person voting is also underway in the County Clerk’s Office for the Nov. 5 general election Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. until Thursday, October 31.  Extended voting hours for the general election will be 8:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 1; from 8:00 a.m. until noon on Saturday, November 2; and from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Monday, November 4.

In-person voting is permitted under New Jersey statutes, and a registered voter does not have to give a reason for his or her in-person vote, according to Bramhall.

The Morris County Clerk’s Office is on the first floor of the Administration and Records Building, 10 Court Street, Morristown.

Additional information about voting may be obtained by calling the election department of the Morris County Clerk’s Office at (973) 285-6066 or online by clicking here.

School of Technology Named 2013 National Blue Ribbon School

MCST_LogoThe Morris County School of Technology (MCST) has been designated as a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School, announced today by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

The school is one of nine public schools in New Jersey and 286 schools nationwide to be selected for the Blue Ribbon Award this year.

As a National Blue Ribbon School, Morris County School of Technology is being recognized as an “Exemplary High Performing School” for its overall academic excellence. A school earns this designation when students perform at very high levels as measured by state assessments or nationally-normed tests.

“This is a very prestigious honor and accomplishment for our school. Our academic excellence reflects the support and commitment of the entire school community – students, families, staff, administration and other stakeholders,” said Superintendent Scott Moffitt.

Representatives from MCST will attend a national recognition ceremony in November in Washington, DC.

Founded in 1982, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes public and private elementary, middle, and high schools where students perform at very high levels or where significant improvements are being made in students’ academic achievement. A National Blue Ribbon Schools flag has become a mark of excellence in education recognized by everyone from parents to policy-makers in thousands of communities.

The Morris County School of Technology offers programs for Morris County high school students, including Career Academies, Share Time Programs and Share Time Programs for students with special needs.

For additional information, call the Morris County School of Technology at 973-627-4600 ext. 277 or visit the school’s website, Morris County School of Technology is located at 400 East Main Street

This is Dallas… Dallas is a bundle of pure sweetness!

dallasDallas has not had the greatest life thus far. She was left at a shelter when she was only six weeks old along with her siblings with a slim chance of making it out alive. The over pet population problem down south is just awful. The shelters are so overwhelmed and over burdened with so many unwanted dogs down there that because of a lack of space and loving homes, they only get 72 hours before they are euthanized.

Dallas and her siblings were one of the lucky ones that made it out because FHDR brought them up to New Jersey to live in foster homes. They were given a chance for a better life. Dallas was quickly adopted by a lovely family and we thought Dallas had found her furever home. Sadly, Dallas’s family could no longer care for her, so due to no fault of her own, Dallas is in search of a family or person to love her again.

Dallas is almost two years old and she is housebroken, healthy, spayed and up to date on all vetting. She is so loving and playful. She loves everyone….she is great with kids, loves other dogs and is ok with cats. This affectionate pup loves to give hugs and puppy kisses to everyone she meets. She is a happy go lucky pup with lots of energy with a tail that is always wagging.

Dallas likes to jump, run, fetches, plays frisbee, plays hide and go seek with her toys and she enjoys frolicking in water. She would be a wonderful companion for an active family that likes to run or hike. She loves the great outdoors! We think Dallas would be a good candidate for agility training too. And, we should mention that Dallas knows basic commands like….sit, stay, paw, down and come.

Dallas can’t wait to find her furever home! Can it be with you? If you have a furever home for this pet, please e-mail and request an adoption application.

Parsippany resident pleads guilty to aggravated manslaughter

kasumiActing Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp announces that Jiu Zian Zheng, 43, Parsippany pleaded guilty today to Aggravated Manslaughter in connection with the death of his wife, Yun Fei Lin, 33, on October 5, 2012 at Kazsumi Sushi restaurant, located at 81 North Beverwyck Road, Lake Hiawatha. He also pleaded guilty to Aggravated Assault with a Weapon in connection with an attempted assault on Ren Lin, the victim’s business partner.

In pleading guilty, the defendant admitted that he stabbed his wife, recklessly causing her death under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life.

The defendant was arrested on October 6, 2012 and charged with Murder, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon. Bail was set at $1,000,000 cash by the Honorable Philip J. Maenza, J.S.C.  Defendant was unable to post bail and was remanded to the Morris County Correctional Facility. The Aggravated Assault charge was added to the Accusation, following a continued investigation.

Under the terms of the plea agreement to a charge of First Degree Aggravated Manslaughter, amended from Murder, the State will recommend that the defendant be sentenced to 20 years in State Prison, subject to the No Early Release Act.  This will require that the defendant serve 85 percent of his sentence prior to parole consideration. With regard to the Third Degree Aggravated Assault charge, the State will recommend a sentence of 5 years to run concurrent to the Aggravated Manslaughter count.  The remaining charges of Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon will be dismissed at sentencing.

Assistant Prosecutor/SDAG Julie Serfess represented the State in the plea agreement.

The Honorable Stuart A. Minkowitz, P.J.S.C. presided over the plea. The defendant remains in the custody of the Morris County Correctional Facility pending sentencing, which is scheduled for November 22, 2013.  An ICE detainer has been lodged as the defendant is here illegally from China.

Acting Prosecutor Knapp thanks the Parsippany Police Department, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Section, the Montville Township Police Department, the New Jersey State Police, the Glen Rock Police Department, and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit who assisted in the investigation and resolution of this matter.

Any inquiries can be directed to First Assistant Morris County Prosecutor/SDAG Thomas Zelante at (973) 285-6252 or

More residential burglaries

oldbloomfieldavenueSergeant Edmund Ailara and Officer Matthew McAuliffe and Joseph Kornas responded to an Old Bloomfield Avenue residence on Monday, September 30 at 1:14 p.m. to investigate a report of a burglary that had just occurred.

Upon their arrival at the home, the officers spoke with the resident who stated that he saw a silver convertible Ford Mustang parked in his driveway.

Two black males were standing near the vehicle and another black male wearing a red sweatshirt and black jeans and approx. 20 years old was exiting the window of his garage.

The suspects got into the Mustang and fled towards New Road. The entry into the garage appears to have been made through an unlocked window.

There did not appear to be anything missing from the garage and the living area of the home is not accessible from the interior of the garage.

A description of the vehicle and the suspects was transmitted to surrounding towns as well as the NJSP with negative results. While canvassing the area, Officer McAuliffe also found that an attempt was made to gain entry into another home on Warrior Way. A screen had been damaged, but entry into that home was not gained. Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact Detective Joseph Puso at (973) 263-4315 or email us at