155 Powerville Road Boonton Township NJ 07005
Chief Michael Danyo
On Friday March 8th, 2019 at 2:35pm this agency responded to a report of a school bus crash in front of 38 Valley Road. At this time, it appears the crash occurred after the driver experienced a medical episode. There were 18 children on the bus at the time of which 6 were transported to Morristown Medical Center with minor injuries. CPR was performed on the driver at the scene before they were transported to Saint Clares Denville for treatment and is currently in critical condition.
Invasion of Privacy
On Friday, March 01 2019 patrols responded to a suspicious incident at a local business. An investigation lead to the arrest of Phillipe Leger (32) of Denville. He was charged with Invasion of Privacy and Hindering Own Prosecution before being released pending a future court date.
Disorderly Person Investigation Leads To Warrant Arrest
On Friday, March 01 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.
BOONTON TOWNSHIP POLICE CONCLUDE DWI SAFE DRIVING INITIATIVE
During the month of December, 2018 the New Jersey Department of Highway Traffic Safety issued grant funding to the Boonton Township Police for their annual holiday “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” safe driving campaign. During these safe driving crackdown the state requests that departments conduct increased enforcement activity in an effort to curb drunk driving as well as other hazardous driving behaviors.
In your travels you may have noticed an increased police presence on the streets of Boonton Township last month. This is because the state grant money allowed the Boonton Township Police Department to add 110 man hours of additional road patrol during the dates of December 7th, 2018 through January 1st, 2019. Over this time our officers conducted an additional 174 motor vehicle stops. Throughout the grant period the Boonton Township Police Department made numerous criminal arrests including 3 arrests for drunk driving, 3 arrests for controlled dangerous substances, 2 fugitives were apprehended with active criminal warrants, as well as several other criminal arrests. In addition there were 63 summons issued for various moving and equipment violations. This activity was in addition to the police work which this department conducts each and every month of the year while helping to keep the residents of Boonton Township safe.