Police Blotter

Media Release:

IR#2019-015060 Date: 08/02/2019 Time: 0108hrs.

Incident: Armed Robbery

Location: Mt. Hope Rd.

Personnel Involved: RTPD/MCSO

Authority/Reviewed by: Chief McParland

Rockaway Twp. Police Dept. is investigating an alleged armed robbery that occurred on Friday morning, 08/02/2019 on Mt. Hope Road.

The victims reported that three actors, who were armed, entered the residence through an unlocked rear door while the residents were in their kitchen. The victims further reported that cash was stolen from one of the victims’ wallets. The victims further reported that the actors then fled through the rear door and left the scene.No injuries were reported and it is not believed that there exists any danger to the public at this time. Assisting with the investigation is the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Unit.This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is requested to contact Det. Brock at the Rockaway Twp. Police Department at 973-625-4000 or Morris County CrimeStoppers at 973-COP-CALL (973-267-2255). 

 

On 08/01/2019 a 51 year old male from the Bronx NY was arrested and charged with forgery and identity theft following an investigation by patrol officers. He was processed and released on a summons with a future court date.

On 08/02/2019 a 38 year old male from Orange was arrested on an outstanding warrant from Essex County. He was lodged in the Morris County Correctional Facility awaiting a transfer to Essex County Jail.

On 08/02/2019 a 41 year old male from Newark was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana (under 50 grams), drug distribution, and possession of drug paraphernalia following an investigation by patrol officers. He was processed and released on a summons with a future court date.

On 08/04/2019 a 39 year old female from Ogdensburg was arrested for shoplifting merchandise from Walmart. She was processed and released on a summons with a pending court date.

On 08/11/2019 a 23 year old female from Parsippany was arrested and charged with shoplifting merchandise from JC Penneys. She was processed and released on a summons with a pending court date.

On 08/21/2019 a 26 year old male from Yonkers NY and a 43 year old male from the Bronx NY were arrested and charged with shoplifting merchandise from the Michaels store. They were additionally charged with receiving stolen property and possession of an anti-shoplifting device. Both individuals were processed and released on summonses with pending court dates.

On 08/23/2019 a 41 year old male from Netcong was taken into custody from the Sussex County Jail on an outstanding contempt of court warrant from this jurisdiction. He was processed and remanded to the Morris County Correctional Facility pending a future court appearance.

On 08/24/2019 a 75 year old male turned himself in on an outstanding contempt of court warrant. He posted ten percent bail and was released with a future court date.

On 08/25/2019 a 37 year old male from Flanders was arrested for driving while intoxicated following a motor vehicle stop. He was processed and released to a responsible adult with a future court date.

On 08/27/2019 a 19 year old male from Rockaway, a 20 year old male from Rockaway, and a 18 year old female from Morris Plains were found to be in possession of marijuana (under 50 grams) when officers checked a parked vehicle at Mt. Hope Pond. All three were also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and later released after processing with future court dates.

On 08/30/2019 a 33 male from Rockaway Township was arrested for driving while intoxicated following a motor vehicle stop. He was processed and released to a responsible adult with a future court date.

On 08/30/2019 a 22 year old male from Rockaway Township was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated following a motor vehicle crash involving a downed utility pole. He was processed and released to a responsible adult with a pending court date.

On 09/02/2019 a 41 year old female from Dover was arrested and charged with shoplifting from Walmart. She was released with a future court date after being processed.

On 09/08/2019 a 21 year old female from Dover was arrested for shoplifting from Walmart. She was released with a future court date after being processed.

On 09/08/2019 a 50 year old male from Flanders was charged with invasion of privacy and hindering after an investigation at the White Meadow Lake Clubhouse. He was sent to the Morris County Correctional Facility pending a detention hearing.

On 09/09/2019 a 31 year old male from Ogdensburg was arrested by the New Jersey State Police on an active contempt of court warrant out of this jurisdiction. He was sent to the Morris County Correctional Facility pending a detention hearing.

On 09/09/2019 a 46 year old female from Dover was taken into custody by the Morris County Park Police following a motor vehicle stop in Denville. She was turned over to this jurisdiction on an outstanding contempt of court warrant. She was able to post 10% of the monetary bail and was released with a future court date.

On 09/13/2019 a 28 year old female from Randolph was arrested and charged with shoplifting from JC Penney’s. She was released after being processed with a future court date.




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