Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Purchases of more than $1,500 were made with the card in the tri-boro area and Wayne.
A Kinnelon man was charged with credit card fraud and theft by deception on Friday after police said an investigation revealed he had stolen and used the credit card of his roommate. Matthew Supel, 20, was sent to the Morris County jail in lieu of $20,000 bail, according to Kinnelon police Lt. John Schwartz. Police said the credit card was reported stolen on Feb. 5 around 3:30 p.m. The owner came into the police station and said that he had paid off the balance of his Citi card on November 10, 2012, but that he had received information indicating $1,569.29 had been charged on the card. Police found that the charges were made throughout the tri-boro and in Wayne, Schwartz said. "Detectives were able to secure video of the suspect making …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Police said wife called after her husband did not return home Saturday.
The body of a 51-year-old Kinnelon man was found by rescue volunteers and West Milford police in the woods of the Apshawa Preserve Saturday night after the dog he had gone hiking with earlier that day led authorities to him. The man, Bjoern Waalberg, was dead when police arrived on the scene just after 7 p.m. when they were notified by Waalberg's wife that he had not returned home, Lt. John Matarese of the West Milford Police Department, said. The cause of his death is still under investigation and Matarese could not comment on whether Waalberg's death appears to be suspicious. Matarese said Waalberg's wife had asked officers to check the parking area of the Preserve for her husband's vehicle. The Apshawa Preserve parking area is located …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Police said Oakland man admitted to drinking.
An Oakland man was charged with drinking in his car after police said they found several cans of Natural Light beer scattered throughout his Honda Wednesday morning. Henry Pascual, 40, was arrested for DWI, consuming alcohol in a motor vehicle, having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, reckless driving and issued summonses for failure to produce documents and not having liability insurance. Pascual's car was stopped by Ptl. Mark Ehrenburg on Route 23 North around 11:30 a.m., according to a report released by Kinnelon Police Lt. John Schwartz. Ehrenburg smelled alcohol on Pascual's breath, Schwartz said, and saw the beer cans in the car before Pascual allegedly admitted to drinking. Pascual also allegedly failed several field …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Homeowner who reported window damaged also had items stolen from car this month.
Footprints were found in the snow near a Lincoln Road home where police said an alleged attempted burglary may have taken place Sunday. Officers responded to the home around midnight after the homeowner said they were out for the night and came home to find a rear window damaged, Lt. John Schwartz said. "Officers found fresh footprints in the snow and determined that the rear window was pried open," Schwartz said. No items were taken from the home and Schwartz said it did not appear as though anyone had actually entered the house. Schwartz said the owner of the home was one of 12 Kinnelon residents who reported their vehicles burglarized on Jan. 7. Several of the burglaries were located within the same area of the borough, with some …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Police issued more than 1,700 summonses, animal incidents and burglaries included in report.
Kinnelon police issued more than 1,700 summonses in 2012, according to an annual report provided to borough officials. Councilman Gary Moleta read statistics from the report during a recent Kinnelon Council meeting. The meeting prior, Mayor Robert Collins praised the police officers for their work on a daily basis and particularly during Superstorm Sandy. "This year had its challenges," Kinnelon Police Chief John Finkle said. According to Moleta, 111 adults were arrested last year while 27 juveniles were arrested. Below is information on arrests and incidents included in the annual report, as presented by Moleta.
Monday, January 7, 2013
Police said cash, bags, GPS units were stolen.
Several vehicles were apparently burglarized overnight Monday in the north side of Kinnelon, according to police. By Monday afternoon, Kinnelon Police Lt. John Schwartz said seven car burglaries were reported in the area, although he said there may be more victims who were not yet aware that their items had gone missing. On Monday, Schwartz said police found a snowboard on a resident's lawn that did not belong to them. "Whether it's related to the burglaries or not, we don't know," Schwartz said. The burglaries were reported on Lincoln Road, McKinley Drive and Foothill Drive. Foothill Drive and the other two roads are separated by Kinnelon Road. Items taken included GPS units, bags, wallets, cash and loose change. Schwartz said all of the …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Nineteen-year-old driver charged with DWI.
A Kinnelon man was arrested on DWI and drug charges after he crashed his car on Brush Hill Road Tuesday, according to police. Lt. John Schwartz said officers found suspected synthetic cathinones, also known as bath salts, in his car. Kenneth Waldrop, 19, was charged with underage consumption of alcohol, possession of controlled dangerous substances and issued several motor vehicle summonses, including for DWI. Schwartz said Kinnelon Police Sgt. Joseph Napoletano responded to the scene where a motor vehicle crash was reported on Brush Hill Road around 8:45 a.m. He saw a 2002 Lincoln four-door that was partially off the roadway with heavy front end damage and Waldrop standing next to the car. Waldrop told Napoletano that he had lost control …
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Police advise motorists to seek alternate route.
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Sunday, December 30, 2012
Fayson Lakes Road, in Kinnelon, was closed Sunday night after a tree came down on the road. The road was closed between Boonton Avenue and Glendale Terrace beginning at about 8:30 p.m. and until further notice, according to a Nixle alert sent out by the Kinnelon Police Department. Patch will have updates on this story.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Two local teens suffered minor injuries.
Kinnelon Police Lt. John Schwartz said speed appears to have been a factor in a rollover crash on Fayson Lakes Road Sunday night that left two teenagers with minor injuries. According to Schwartz, the crash happened just before 9 p.m. near the intersection of Clubhouse Trail. The 17-year-old driver from Butler, who was not named because he is a juvenile, was allegedly speeding when the car, a Chevy four-door, rolled over. He and the car's passenger, a 17-year-old from Bloomingdale, were able to get out of the car and were standing on the side of the road when police officers arrived. Schwartz said the teens had minor injuries to their hands which were treated by Tri-Boro First Aid Squad volunteers, but that both refused to be transported …
Home deemed safe after early morning blaze.
A Foothill Road home that was on fire in the early morning hours Thursday has since been deemed safe by fire officials, according to Kinnelon Police Lt. John Schwartz. Schwartz said two residents of the home were inside when the fire was reported at 3:52 a.m. When Kinnelon Volunteer Fire Co. firefighters arrived at the scene, flames could be seen coming from the second floor. "The residents were already out of the house," Schwartz said. Schwartz said the fire appeared to have started in the area of a gas-burning fireplace in the master bedroom, although fire officials are still working to determine how the fire ignited and spread. Firefighters and police were on the scene for about two hours. No injuries were reported and no other damage …