Fugitive Wanted By Boonton Township Police Arrested:
On April 20 2019 patrols received a call from Byram Township Police that Mr Thomas Ackerman (36) of Netcong had been arrested by their agency on an outstanding criminal warrant out of Boonton Township. Mr. Ackerman was wanted by Boonton Township Police for failing to appear on charges relating to drug possession after fleeing from a traffic stop in 2014. Patrols then proceeded to Byram Township where they took custody of Mr Ackerman and brought him back to headquarters for processing. Mr Ackerman was processed and the Boonton Township Police Department and was then subsequently transported to the Morris County Correctional Facility pending a future court date.
On April 18 2019 patrols stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation as it travelled on Powerville Road. Upon stopping the vehicle, it was found to be driven by Julian Billa (18) of Boonton, and also occupied by Aaron Corea-Gamez (19) of Boonton. Subsequent investigation lead to the discovery of numerous vaping pens containing THC oil. Both parties were then placed under arrest and transported back to police headquarters. Mr Billa was charged with Tinted Windows, and Possession of Marijuana (Under 50 Grams). Mr Corea-Gamez was charged with Possession of Marijuana (Under 50 Grams). Both were released pending a future court appearance.
Traffic Stop Leads to Recovery of Marijuana and Over One Hundred THC Vials:
On April 7 2019 patrols conducted a motor vehicle stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation in the area of Boonton Avenue. Upon conducting a motor vehicle stop the vehicle was found to be operated by Mr Frank Bolcar (58) of Parsippany. While patrols spoke with Mr Bolcar he began exhibiting suspicious behavior and the Morris County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit was called in for assistance. Upon their arrival the K9 produced a positive hit for contraband within Mr Bolcar’s vehicle. A probable cause search of the vehicle found 13 sandwich baggies containing suspected marijuana, 117 vials of THC oil, and various materials commonly used to package CDS. Mr Bolcar was then placed under arrest, transported back to police headquarters and charged with Failure to Signal Turn, Possession of CDS in a Motor Vehicle, Possession of Marijuana (Over 50 Grams), Possession with Intent to Distribute, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia before being released with a future court date.
Assault Call Leads to Warrant Arrest:
On March 30 2019 officers were investigating a report of an assault at a local business. Officers with the Boonton Township Police Department made contact with a vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle and began speaking with the occupants. While speaking with one of the passengers, identified as Ahmad Mitchell (24) of Ledgewood, it was discovered that he had an active criminal warrant for weapons related charges. Mr Mitchell was taken into custody and later released pending a future court date.
Disorderly Person Investigation Leads To Warrant Arrest:
On Friday, March 1 2019 patrols responded to a report of a woman yelling in the parking lot of Saint Clares Hospital. Upon arrival a witness pointed out a vehicle leaving the parking lot. Patrols stopped the vehicle and found the rear seat passenger, Jennifer Paulson (33) of Belvidere to not be wearing a seatbelt. Subsequent investigation lead to the discovers of an outstanding criminal warrant out of Pohatcong. Ms Paulson was arrested and after posting bail was released pending a new court date.
Intoxicated Driver Charged with Assault By Auto:
On Friday, February 22 2019 patrols responded to a call for assistance on a hit and run out of the Town of Boonton. The offending vehicle was located after getting into another crash with the same vehicle in Boonton Township. The driver was found to be David Donnelly (55) of Dover. He was arrested and charged with Assault by Auto While Intoxicated. Mr Donnelly is also facing additional charges in the town of Boonton.
Driving Under The Influence:
On Friday, February 22 2019 patrols conducted a motor vehicle stop in regards to a headlight being out. While speaking to the driver, Stephen Lorig (55) of Whippany patrols were able to detect signs of intoxication. Mr Lorig failed field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest. Back at headquarters Mr Lorig refused breath testing. He was then processed, charged with Driving while Intoxicated, Refusal to Submit to Breath Testing, Failure to Maintain Lamps and released to a friend pending a future court date.
On Thursday, February 21 2019 patrols were responding to the scene of a motor vehicle accident. While on scene contact was made with Gary Krensel (60) of Elkins Park, PA. It was discovered that Mr Krensel had two outstanding warrants, one traffic out of Bordentown and one criminal out of Glouster City. Mr Krensel was arrested, processed, and released pending new court dates.
Driving Under The Influence:
On Sunday, February 02 2019 patrols received a call for car which had crashed into the guardrail in the area of Powerville Road and Kincaid Road. Upon arrival patrols found the vehicle which was occupied by Shawn Ramnarain (28) of Boonton Township. Mr Ramnarain failed Field Sobriety Tests and was arrested by patrols. Back at headquarters he refused breath testing, and was charged with DWI, Refusal to Submit to Breath Testing, Open Container in Motor Vehicle, Careless Driving, Reckless Driving, Failure to Possess License, Failure to Possess Registration Documents, Failure to Possess Insurance Documents. He was then released to his mother pending a future court date.
On January 26, 2019 at approximately 6:30pm officers from this agency responded to a report of an erratic driver called in by Denville Police on Rockaway Valley Road. A vehicle matching the given description was located and stopped on Valley Road for a motor vehicle violation. While speaking to the occupants of the vehicle, officers developed probable cause to believe there was narcotics in the vehicle. A subsequent search of the vehicle turned up marijuana, THC oil, and paraphernalia. The passenger of the vehicle, Rebecca Gagnon of Springfield New Jersey claimed ownership of the contraband and was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana (Under 50 grams) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Ms Gagnon was released pending a court appearance.
Warrant Arrest on Suspended Driver:
On January 17, 2019 at approximately 4:30pm an officer with this agency stopped a motor
vehicle on Rockaway Valley Road for expired registration. Further investigation revealed that the driver, Lariza Rodriguez-DeChacon of East Orange New Jersey had a suspended license as well as an active traffic warrant for operating while suspended. Ms Rodriguez-DeChacon was arrested for the active warrant and issued summons for Driving While Suspended, Expired Registration, Unlicensed Operation, and Expired Inspection. She was released pending court appearances.
On January 10, 2019 at approximately 7:00pm officers from this agency responded to a report of a disabled motor vehicle on Powerville Road. Upon arrival to the scene it was apparent that the vehicle had been disabled as the result of a motor vehicle crash. Officers suspected the driver, Kevin Graves of Kinnelon, to be intoxicated. Mr Graves refused to cooperate with field sobriety tests at the scene and was arrested for driving while intoxicated. Back at headquarters Mr Graves further refused breath testing. Mr Graves was issued summons for DWI, Refusal, Failure to Maintain Lane, Window Tint, Littering from a Motor Vehicle, Careless Driving, and Reckless Driving. He was then released to a responsible party pending a court appearance.
155 Powerville Road Boonton Township NJ 07005
Chief Michael Danyo