Friday, May 17, 2013
Mt. Olive Police report a man in his late-30s approached two girls inside Dunkin' Donuts, then again in parking lot.
A man driving a black sedan in Flanders is being sought by Mt. Olive Police after two teen girls said he tried to lure them into his vehicle, authorities are reporting. The girls, ages 13 and 14, whose names have been withheld, said a man approximately 35 to 40 years of age approached them inside the Dunkin’ Donuts on Rt. 206 in Flanders about 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, and attempted to engage them in conversation, Officer Michael Russell said. The teens did not reciprocate or interact with the man, Russell said. When the girls left after making their purchase, the man, now in his vehicle, tried talking to them again, Russell said. He offered them a ride home, Russell said, but the girls refused. The man, driving what is believed to be a …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Search for man called off after investigation reveals incident never happened, authorities report.
The search for a man who allegedly tried luring a teen boy into his car recently has ended, but not because he was found. Mount Olive police reported Wednesday that a claim made Friday by a 13-year-old boy from the Flanders section of Mount Olive was false. New Jersey State Police assisted in the initial investigation by creating a composite sketch of the man who the Flanders boy said tried to lure him – a white male in his 40s with a buzz cut driving a white van – and released it to the public and media on Monday. “While this event has been determined to be false, the Mt. Olive Township Police Department encourages all parents and caregivers to discuss safety and stranger issues with their children,” Officer Michael Russell said. “The …
Monday, May 6, 2013
13-year-old Mt. Olive resident said a stranger in a van lied to him, tried getting him into car, police report.
Mount Olive police are searching for a man who they said tried to lure a 13-year-old boy on Friday. Officers responded to the area of Vista Drive in Flanders at 3:20 p.m. where the teen told police he was walking home from his bus stop when a white van pulled up to him and stopped, Officer Michael Russell said. The teen told police the man driving the van said the boy’s parents were in a car crash, and offered to drive him to the hospital, Russell said. The boy refused to get into the vehicle and the suspect drove away, Russell said. The teen went home and immediately told his father about the luring attempt, who then reported it to police, Russell said. Mt. Olive Police have released a New Jersey State Police composite sketch of the …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Monday afternoon brush fires scattered along train tracks at International Trade Center.
About five acres of land were affected Monday afternoon when brush fires singed various parcels of land at the International Trade Center, according to Mt. Olive Police. Multiple firefighting agencies responded to the area after 911 calls were made regarding flames between Love Lane and Waterloo Valley Road, Officer Michael Russell said. The cause of the fire is still undetermined, Russell said. The blaze battle went on for most of Monday afternoon, with nearly a dozen agencies responding, including: The New Jersey Forest Fire Department declared fire danger status "high" Tuesday morning, as conditions remained dry in the area. Rain is not forecast for the area until Friday, April 12.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Family more than halfway to goal less than 24 hours after donation page was created.
Amy Bonner Langdo, the aunt of a 7-year-old boy who, along with a 52-year-old man perished in a Flanders fire early Monday morning, thanked the donors and their generosity for the financial help that has poured in. Langdo launched a Give Forward page late Monday to help the surviving family members with the costs of burials and future living arrangements. As of 3 p.m. Tuesday, $10,861 had been donated. To visit the Give Forward page directly, click here. “The family members would like to thank everyone for their generous donations so far. Please give us the strength to go on. Cris and Hesham will be missed greatly and never forgotten. They both had smiles that could turn gray skies blue,” Langdo said on the Give Forward page Tuesday. …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Hackettstown resident wanted by Warren County Sheriff's Office.
A Hackettstown man created a disturbance in a business and was subsequently arrested for contempt of court, Mt. Olive Police Cpl. Eric Anthony said. Robert Kennedy, 48, was charged with disorderly persons and contempt of court Saturday after police found him inside a business at Equity Plaza on Rt. 46 in Budd Lake, Anthony said. When patrol arrived they observed Kennedy inside the business and he appeared to be intoxicated and creating a disturbance, Anthony said. After speaking with Kennedy, patrol learned he was wanted by the Warren County Sheriff’s Office for a violation of a Superior Court order, Anthony said. Kennedy was arrested and turned over to the custody of the sheriff’s office and lodged in the Warren County Correctional …
Friday, January 4, 2013
Budd Lake 19-year-old charged with aggravated criminal sexual contact, child endangerment.
A Budd Lake 19-year-old has been arrested and charged with aggravated criminal sexual contact for an alleged incident with a 15-year-old girl, Mt. Olive police said. Sergio Barba, 19, allegedly sexually assaulted a 15-year-old female between July 1 and Aug. 31, 2012, Cpl. Eric Anthony said. Mt. Olive police launched an investigation on Jan. 2, resulting in the arrest of Barba the following day, Anthony said. Barba was lodged in the Morris County Correctional Facility in lieu of $75,000 bail with no 10-percent option. The teen was charged with aggravated criminal sexual contact and endangering the welfare of a child. Mt. Olive police were assisted in the investigation by the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office. For questions about this post, …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Hackettstown man had criminal warrant out of Washington Township, Mt. Olive police report.
A Hackettstown man with a warrant out of Washington Township was arrested in Budd Lake when police stopped the vehicle he was driving on a routine license plate check, Cpl. Eric Anthony said. Germain Edmondson, 29, was arrested for an outstanding warrant from Washington Township for receiving stolen property, Anthony said. Edmondson was pulled over on Route 46 when Officer Stan Pych learned the vehicle being driven belonged to a driver with a suspended license, Anthony said. The owner of the vehicle was the passenger at the time of the stop, while Edmondson drove, Anthony said. Edmondson was arrested and turned over to Washington Township police. For questions about this post, please email email@example.com.
Friday, September 28, 2012
Family court judge says alleged perpetrators need to remain in juvenile detention center.
Two teenage males accused of raping a female peer will remain at Morris County Juvenile Detention Center instead of being released to house arrest, Judge Michael Paul Wright ordered Thursday, according to a report on nj.com. The boys, ages 16 and 15, whose names are not being released because they are juveniles, were arrested Saturday, Sept. 15 by Mt. Olive police after the victim's mother called authorities out of concern. Read the initial report on Patch here. After a police investigation, it was alleged the female victim had been sexually assaulted while being severely incapacited by alcohol, police said. For the full story on nj.com, go here. Morris County Assistant Prosecutor Samantha DiNegri told Judge Wright the alleged victim was …
Monday, September 17, 2012
Entry was gained through roof while store was closed over the weekend.
More than $100,000 in jewelry was stolen from Kay Jewelers in Flanders on Sunday after entry was gained through the roof while the store was closed, according to Mount Olive Township police. Police received a “frantic” phone call Sunday morning at about 11:15 a.m. from a Kay Jewelers employee who said the store at the ITC Crossing on International Drive had been burglarized, Cpl. Eric Anthony said. The employee told police there was no electricity in the store, and the alarm system was no longer working, Anthony said. When police responded it was determined the safe was broken into and items were stolen, Anthony said. Police also determined entry was gained through the roof of the mall complex sometime between 4 and 11 a.m., Anthony said. …