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Thursday, May 23, 2013
Authorities say no evidence of break-in at Long Meadow Road residence.
Two people were found dead inside a Long Meadow Road home in the Smoke Rise section of Kinnelon, acting Morris Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp said Thursday afternoon. The two residents, who have yet to be identified, were found dead by police at 8:01 a.m. Thursday, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office said in a written statement. “As a precautionary measure, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, Special Emergency Response Team (SERT), responded to the scene and cleared the residence without incident,” they said. Police have found no evidence to suggest a break-in, Knapp said Thursday afternoon. A heavy police presence could be seen at the home at 252 Long Meadow, which is owned by John Paul and Joann Jones, according to NorthJersey.com. The …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Georgios Spyropoulos was charged with conspiracy to commit murder after police said he tried to hire a hitman to kill his uncle, the owner of the famous Tick Tock Diner.
The manager of the Tick Tock Diner charged with hiring a hitman to kill his uncle is free after posting $600,000 bail Tuesday, NorthJersey.com reported. Georgios Spyropoulos, 45, of Clifton, was charged with conspiracy to commit murder, attempt to commit murder and unlawful possession of a weapon in April. He pleaded not guilty to the charges. In an effort to advance himself financially, Spyropoulos hired a man who turned out to be a confidential informant for the state police, to kill his uncle Alexandros Sgourdos, co-owner of the famous Clifton Diner. A trooper played a would-be assassin after authorities began investigating Spyropoulos. The trooper was told by Spyropoulos to make his uncle's body disappear, so any ensuing investigation …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Caleb Lawrence McGillvary, 34, charged with killing Joseph Galfy of Clark.
Caleb Lawrence McGillvary, dubbed "Kai the Hatchet-Wielding Hitchhiker," was arrested Thursday evening at the Greyhound Bus Terminal in Philadelphia by members of the Philadelphia Police Department, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow said. McGillvary has been charged with the murder of Joseph Galfy, Jr., 73, which allegedly occurred in Clark on May 12. McGillvary will be processed in Philadelphia and returned to New Jersey in the coming days. His bail was previously set at $3 million, and he will be lodged in the Union County Jail in Elizabeth, Romankow said. "I am grateful for the overwhelming response and dedicated effort by the public and law enforcement that led to this arrest," Romankow said. "I believe that everyone is a …
Man was on the bridge over the Passaic River near Hobson Avenue.
A Chilean man was killed Tuesday night when he was struck by a NJ Transit train on a bridge over the Passaic River. Nelson Felipe Guerra Concha, 35, was in New Jersey visiting family in Little Falls, said Nancy Synder, a spokesperson for NJ Transit. Concha was struck shortly before 7 p.m. by a train on the Montclair-Booton line. The bridge is located near Hobson Avenue. Concha was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:10 p.m., Wayne Police Lt. Paul Dring reported in a news release. Service was temporarily suspended on the Montclair-Boonton line after the accident. The NJ Transit Police Department, with the assistance of the Wayne Police Department, is investigating the incident, Dring said.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Rockaway man charged with running marijuana production facility after he called police to report finding his wife dead in their home.
A Rockaway Township man was charged with maintaining a drug production facility Tuesday when he called police to his Sanders Road home after finding his wife dead inside, authorities said. The cause of death of Donna Kent, 56, was under investigation Wednesday, but Acting Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp said an autopsy showed no indication of foul play. When police arrived at the house -- spurred by a 911 call from the woman's husband -- they smelled marijuana and applied for a search warrant, Knapp said in a release. Police found 30 pot plants in the house, Knapp said, some of which were hidden behind false walls. Also, $10,000 cash, a handgun and two shotguns were found in the home, Knapp said. "It included a lighting system, an …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The National Transportation Safety Board recommends reducing the limit. Some say it would save lives. Others say it's unreasonable.
One drink could be the standard for drunken driving – at least for some people if the National Transportation Safety Board has its way. On Tuesday, the NTSB recommended states lower the blood-alcohol threshold for driving under the influence from 0.08 percent to 0.05 percent. What do you think? Is this a reasonable proposal? According to a 2011 Mothers Against Drunk Driving report, the latest available data shows New Jersey ranked 31st out of 51 states (including the District of Columbia) in drunken driving injuries and deaths. That year, there were 193 DUI fatalities, MADD said. About 10,000 deaths nationwide a year are related to drunken driving. The NTSB says the lower limit would save 500 to 800 lives a year. Officials at the American …
'MedReturn' units allow prescription drug disposal at police departments.
Thanks to county law enforcement, there's now a permanent option for those who need to safely dispose of prescription drugs. The Community Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Morris will thank Morris County law enforcement for giving citizens a safe and secure place to dispose unwanted or expired prescription drugs with a luncheon at noon Friday at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s School of Pharmacy in Florham Park. There are now 16 "MedReturn" stand-alone units around the county into which expired or unused meds can be dropped. The units are firmly fixed to a secure surface in a police station, where they are monitored 24/7 and are checked regularly, with the items collected then properly destroyed. For further information about the event, …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Another Trooper, a Bloomingdale resident, also agreed to forfeit job for role in Atlantic City caravan.
A New Jersey State Police sergeant has received probation for his role in the March 2012 unauthorized escort of a high-speed sports car caravan to Atlantic City. Sgt. First Class Nadir Nassry, 48, of Phillipsburg, pleaded guilty to a fourth-degree charge of tampering with records and received a judgment from Middlesex County Superior Court Judge Bradley J. Ferencz mandating one year of probation and 75 hours of community service. Also facing charges is 29-year-old Joseph Ventrella, a seven-year state trooper from Bloomingdale, who reportedly was part of the caravan. In pleading guilty, Nassry admitted that he used black electrical tape to change the numbers on the license plates of his trooper car to conceal his participation in the …
Malfunctioning refrigerator causes blaze that spreads to the outside of the building.
Butler firefighters quickly extinguished a fire at Jiggs Corner Music Saloon Monday morning, authorities said. The Butler Police Department received numerous calls at about 11 a.m. about a fire that broke out at the bar, Capt. Ciro Chimento said. Emergency personnel discovered a refrigerator unit malfunctioned and caught on fire. The flames spread to the outside of the building. The Butler Fire Department brought the fire under control within minutes. Several neighboring businessmen battled the blaze with fire extinguishers before the fire department responded to the fire. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire was being investigated Monday afternoon. Bartholdi Avenue was closed to traffic for a half hour while authorities …