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​Failure to Stop Finds Party With Active Warrants
On May 29, 2022 patrols were monitoring traffic in the area of Four Corners when a vehicle was observed entering the intersection without stopping. The resulting motor vehicle stop found that the driver, Joseph Yannacci (45) of Rockaway Township had active traffic warrants out of West Milford and Haledon. Mr Yannacci was placed under arrest and transported back to police headquarters for processing. He was then released pending future court dates.

Noise Complaint Leads to Arrest
On May 18, 2022 patrols responded to a noise complaint in the area of Rock Lane. Upon the arrival of patrols an investigation was conducted which resulted in the arrest of Mohammad Emera (46) of Boonton Township for Simple Assault. Mr Emera was transported back to police headquarters where he was processed and released pending a future court date.

Cell Phone Violation Turns Up Multiple Warrants​
On March 21, 2022 patrols conducted a motor vehicle stop in the area of Powerville Road. After making contact with the driver, identified as Erin Allred (32) of Morristown, an investigation found that she had two outstanding traffic and criminal warrants out of Hanover and Morris Township. Ms Allred was placed under arrest and transported back to police headquarters where she was processed and released pending future court dates. She was also charged by this agency with Driving While Suspended, and Use of Handheld Device While Driving. 


​Suspect Arrested for Assault at Local Business
On February 22, 2022 patrols responded to a local business to investigate a report of an assault on an employee there. An investigation revealed that Charles Jackson (41) of Landing had assaulted an employee during an incident on the property. On March 3, 2022 patrols were able to make contact with Mr Jackson and placed him under arrest for Aggravated Assault. He was transported back to police headquarters where he was processed and released pending a future court appearance.


Welfare Check Leads to Arrest​
On February 15, 2022 patrols responded to a residence in the area of North Main Street to assist with a welfare check. A resulting investigation lead to the arrest of Marcus Weatherford (35) of Boonton Township. Mr Weatherford was transported back to police headquarters where he was processed and charged with Criminal Mischief and Simple Assault. Mr Weatherford was then released pending future court appearances. 


Man Charged After Knock Out Punch​

​On November 15, 2021 patrols responded to Saint Clares Denville in response to an assault which had occurred at a business in Boonton Township. An investigation revealed that Dylan Martell (24) of Dover had struck the victim unprovoked once in the face and knocked him unconscious. The victim suffered serious injury as a result. Mr Martell was arrested a short time later and charged with Aggravated Assault. He was then lodged in the Morris County Correctional Facility pending a future court appearance. 


Drunk Driver Found After Failing to Maintain Lane ​

On August 6, 2021 patrols observed a vehicle travelling on Powerville Road which failed to maintain it's lane. After conducting a motor vehicle stop and making contact with the driver, identified as Michael Joyce Jr (39) of Far Hills, an investigation revealed that he was operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol. Mr Joyce was placed under arrest and transported back to police headquarters where breath testing revealed his blood alcohol level to be more than twice the legal limit. Mr Joyce was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Failure to Maintain Lane, Careless Driving, Reckless Driving, and Unregistered Vehicle, before being released pending a future court appearance. 


Missing Man Arrested After Entering Home

​On August 1, 2021 officers responded to a call of a missing person in the area of Twin Hills Drive. After an exhaustive search officers located the man, identified as Munir Hussein (54) of Boonton Township in the basement of a local residence dressed in clothing which he had taken from the home. After being cleared by emergency medical personnel Mr Hussein was arrested for Criminal Tresspass and Theft by Unlawful Taking before being released pending a future court appearance.    ​​


Hit and Run Driver Charged
On June 24, 2021 following a lengthy investigation by the Boonton Township Police Department Detective Bureau, Ramon Rios (76) of Boonton, was identified as the suspect in the April hit and run crash involving three bicyclists, was formally charged. He was charged with Leaving The Scene of an Accident involving Serious Bodily Injury (x3), Assault by Auto (x3), Reckless Driving, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, and Failure to Report an Accident before being released pending a future court appearance.


​Police Locate Missing Person With a Warrant

​On June 3, 2021 patrols were attempting to locate a male party who had gone missing from a local business. The party, Alexandro Kluginiotis (30) of New Providence was later located in another town. A subsequent investigation revealed Mr Kluginiotis to have an active criminal warrant from the Morris County Prosecutors Office. He was arrested on the warrant and turned over to the Morris County Prosecutors Office pending a future court date. 


Wanted Man Found at Local Business

On June 1, 2021 patrols received information that a wanted party was at a local business. After responding to the area, patrols located Mr Piotr Porowski (45) of Oak Ridge and made positive identification of him as the wanted party. He was arrested on the outstanding criminal warrant and brought back to police headquarters for processing. He was then turned over to the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office and lodged at the Middlesex County Correctional Facility pending a future court date.


Littering Violation Leads to Arrest
On May 14, 2021 officers were conducting routine patrols in the area of Boonton Avenue when they observed the passenger of a motor vehicle throw an object out the window. Patrols then initiated a motor vehicle stop and made contact with both the driver and passenger. An investigation lead to the passenger of the vehicle, identified as Robert Hill (54) of Boonton, turning over numerous empty folds of heroin which he had concealed on his person. Mr Hill was placed under arrest and transported back to police headquarters where he was processed and charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was then released pending a future court appearance.


​Random Plate Check Turns Up Wanted Man
On April 26, 2021while conducting routine patrol in the area of Kingsland Road, patrols conducted a random plate check on a vehicle which returned an active criminal warrant out of Sussex County for the registered owner. Patrols then initiated a motor vehicle stop and upon making contact with the driver, Christopher Camisa (37) of Ogdensburg, identified him as the wanted party. Patrols placed Mr Camisa under arrest and took him back to headquarters for processing. Mr Camisa was then taken into custody by the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office and transported to the Morris County Correctional Facility pending a future court appearance.


Homeless Man Charged with Lewd Behavior
On March 22, 2021 officers received a complaint of lewd behavior by a man at a local business. After conducting an investigation, a homeless man identified as Kurt Holloway (32) was charged with Lewdness and Offensive Touching. Mr Holloway has a future court date for his charges.

Man Arrested After Attempting to Evade Police on a Motorcycle
On March 21, 2021 officers were conducting a speed enforcement post in the area of Boonton Avenue when they observed a motorcycle traveling above the posted speed limit. When officers attempted to conduct a motor vehicle stop the driver failed to stop and then attempted to evade officers. He was located a short time later with the assistance of the Town of Boonton Police. The driver was identified as Michael Serven (53) of Boonton. He was transported back to Police Headquarters where he was charged with Eluding, Speeding, Failure to Stop for Police (x2), Careless Driving (x2), Reckless Driving (x2), Failure to Observe Stop Sign (x3), Failure to Signal Turn (x3) and Failure to Yield. Mr Serven was then released pending future court appearances.

Car Stop Leads to Warrant Arrest
On March 7, 2021 officers conducted a motor vehicle stop in the area of Valley Road. During the course of the investigation, it was determined that the driver, Abraham Jawara (56) of Brooklyn NY had an active criminal warrant out of New York City. Mr Jawara was then placed under arrest and transported back to police headquarter before being charged by this department with Unregistered Vehicle, Uninsured Vehicle, Unlicensed Driver, and Unclear Plate. He was then transported to the Morris County Correctional Facility pending extradition to New York City.

Warrant Arrest
On February 25, 2021 officers were conducting routine patrol in the area of Rockaway Valley Road when they observed a vehicle which was known to be driven by a party with an active warrant. After the vehicle parked and the driver exited officers made a positive identification of Mr Jason Fragomeni (48) of Boonton. Mr Fragomeni was arrested on the outstanding criminal warrant and transported back to police headquarters where he was later turned over to officers from Morristown Police and lodged in the Morris County Correctional Facility pending a future court date.

Complaint Leads to Arrest for Assault
On February 19, 2021 a party reported to patrols that they had been assaulted. An investigation resulted in the arrest of Dylan Roosma (20) of Boonton Township. He was transported back to police headquarters where he was charged with Simple Assault and released pending a future court date.

Burglary Suspect Arrested After Month Long Investigation
On February 19, 2021 Boonton Township Police arrested Patrick Ryan (30) of Fairfield CT with a burglary from a motor vehicle which had occurred in the Township in January of 2021. Similar incidents also occurred in various jurisdictions throughout Morris and Sussex Counties. An investigation by the Boonton Township Detective Bureau was conducted which ultimately led to Mr Ryan being charged with Burglary, Theft By Unlawful Taking, Credit Card Theft, and Criminal Mischief. He was being housed at the Morris County Correctional Facility at the time of service with these charges. 

Car Stop Leads to Suspected Shop Lifter
On February 13, 2021 patrols conducted a motor vehicle stop on Elcock Avenue. After speaking to the driver, identified as Francisca Medina (33) of Flushing NY, officers conducted a probable cause search of the vehicle which turned up almost 100 gift cards. When questioned about the gift cards Ms Medina admitted to taking them from a Walmart without paying. During the stop Ms Medina also provided officers with identification documents which displayed conflicting information. Ms Medina was arrested and transported back to police headquarters where she was charged with Receiving Stolen Property, and Exhibiting False Documents. She was released pending a future court date.


​Investigation Leads to Arrest of Wanted Bank Robber
On December 31, 2020 members of the Boonton Township Police Department assisted the NYPD/FBI Joint Bank Robbery/Violent Crimes Task Force, and NYPD Fugitive Division, arrest George Martin (31) of Parsippany on an outstanding criminal warrant for bank robberies he conducted in New York City. An investigation by the Boonton Township Police Detective Bureau determined that Mr Martin was staying at a residence within the Township. A joint effort with the NYPD was put together and Mr Martin was located and placed under arrest without incident. He was lodged at the Morris County Correctional Facility pending a future extradition hearing with New York.

Motor Vehicle Crash leads to DWI Arrest

On November 15th, 2020 patrols were dispatched to a report of a motor vehicle crash in the area of North Main Street. Upon arrival in the area patrols located a single vehicle which had crashed into a rock wall and become disabled. Upon speaking to the driver, Charles Travers (39) of Richmond Hill GA, patrols detected the odor of alcoholic beverage on his breath. After conducting Field Sobriety Tests it was determined that Mr Travers was intoxicated and placed under arrest. Back at headquarters Mr Travers underwent breath testing and was ultimately charged with DWI, Failure to Maintain Lane, and Careless Driving before being released pending a future court date.


Motor Vehicle Stop Leads to Double Heroin Arrest
On November 10th, 2020 patrols were monitoring traffic in the area of Boonton Avenue and Sheep Hill Road. Upon observing a vehicle committed a moving violation a traffic stop was conducted. A subsequent investigation, which involved the help of the Morris County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit, turned up almost 100 folds of suspected heroin. Both the driver, identified as Christopher Faccibene (52) of Morris Plains, and Eric McDermott (53) of Boonton Township were arrested and brought back to police headquarters for processing. Mr Faccibene was charged with Heroin Possession and released pending a future court date. Mr McDermott was charged with Heroin Possession, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Hindering before being lodged at the Morris County Jail pending a future court hearing.

Suspended Driver Found in Possession of Heroin

On November 2, 2020 patrols conducted a motor vehicle stop on a vehicle in the area of Sheep Hill Road. A subsequent investigation revealed that the driver, identified as George Martin (31) of Parsippany NJ had a suspended driver's license, an active criminal warrant out of Newark and was also in possession of multiple folds of suspected heroin. Mr Martin was arrested, charged with Driving While Suspended and Possession of Heroin before being remanded to Morris County Jail pending a bail hearing.


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155 Powerville Road Boonton Township, NJ 07005

Chief of Police, Thomas L. Cacciabeve