Thursday, May 9, 2013
Victims' relatives said Christopher Hoppe in 2008 left their loved ones like animals on Knoll Road.
The conviction of a Parsippany man who killed two men riding a bicycle in 2008 was upheld by an Appellate Division panel Thursday, the Daily Record reported. Chrisopher J. Hoppe, now 25, is serving 12 years in Burlington County's Garden State Youth Correctional Facility. In 2009, Hoppe, a Parsippany High School alum who worked as an auto mechanic, entered a guilty plea for two counts of death by auto in the killings of 19-year-old Carmelo Garcia Lopez and Ivan Canuto de la Cruz. The two had been riding a bicycle along Knoll Road in Lake Hiawatha when Hoppe reportedly was driving in the wrong lane at a speed nearly 40 mph faster than the posted 25 mph speed limit. After hitting the duo, Hoppe left the scene and allegedly waited nearly five …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Some friends and loved ones of Andrew Quinn took to the Internet to pay tribute.
The loss of 22-year-old Andrew Quinn, the Parsippany Hills High School and Cornell University graduate killed early Saturday after being struck by a vehicle driven by a still-unknown motorist on New York City's West Side Highway, is a difficult one for those who loved him. Many have taken to social media to recall a man who, according to his brother Jeff Quinn, who told NJ.com, "He excelled in all areas." One old friend posted a photo of her and Quinn from third grade on Instagram with a caption: "Thank you for everything you did for me during our wonderful friendship. You will never be forgotten. RIP Andrew" Other remembrances appeared on Twitter: Quinn served as president of Par Hills' senior class in 2008. His Legacy.com obituary …
Monday, March 11, 2013
Andrew Quinn, 22, was walking to his NYC home when struck by a car on the West Side Highway.
A 22-year-old man from the Morris Plains section of Parsippany was fatally struck by a vehicle in a hit-and-run accident early Saturday along the West Side Highway in New York City, according to a report in the New York Post. At approximately 3 a.m., Andrew Quinn, a 2008 graduate of Parsippany Hills High School, reportedly was crossing West 23rd Street on foot when he was hit by a southbound car that kept going. He was taken to New York's Bellevue Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. While at Parsippany Hills High, Quinn spent his senior year as class president. Mount Tabor Volunteer Fire Department Capt. Bryan Crawford, who was a friend of the young man, told Patch that Quinn was a member of the school's marching band and …
Friday, January 4, 2013
Police are looking for a gray compact car that struck a pedestrian Friday afternoon.
Parsippany Police are seeking a vehicle that hit a pedestrian in Lake Hiawatha and took off late Friday afternoon. According to Lt. Jay Weiners, a motor vehicle crash took place around 4 p.m. at the intersection of Lake Shore Drive and Roosevelt Avenue. The lietutenant said Par-Troy EMS checked out the victim, who complained of pain, but was not transported to a hospital. Weiners said the hit-and-run vehicle is described as a gray compact car that may have sustained front-end damage. He said authorities are asking the community to contact Parsippany Police with any information at 973-263-4300.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
The following arrest information was supplied by the Parsippany Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.
The Parsippany Police Department dealt with two reported cases of drivers leaving motor vehicle accident scenes on New Year's Eve. According to police spokesperson Patrolman Earl Kinsey, the first incident involved a reported hit-and-run crash near a home on Ronald Avenue in Lake Hiawatha. At about 2 a.m., Officers Ronald Carrozzino and Thomas Dinkelspiel responded to the scene and began a search for a vehicle fitting a police description of one believed to have veered off the road and into the porch of a Ronald Avenue home. Carrozzino spotted the vehicle in the parking lot of the North Beverwyck Road 7-Eleven at Lake Shore Drive. According to the police report, the vehicle's front driver's side had fresh damage. Officer Dinkelspiel went …