Tuesday, January 29, 2013
No injuries reported, cause remains under investigation.
The Parsippany-Troy Hills Volunter Fire Association extinguished a car fire just before 1 p.m. Tuesday on Smith Road, just south of the Littleton spur, Parsippany Police said. Officer Earl Kinsey said a man driving a 1999 black Toyota Camry reported exiting Interstate 80 onto Smith Road and hearing a loud noise before seeing smoke and flames. When Police Officer Michael Ruggier, Parsippany Volunteer Ambulance and District 6 firefighters arrived at the scene, they found the Camry's passenger compartment filled with smoke and saw fire coming from the vehicle engine, Kinsey said. The driver, Kinsey reported, had already left the vehicle prior to Ruggier's appearance. The fire was quickly extinguished and there were no reported injuries, …
The Bank of New York on Route 46 received a bomb threat via phone Jan. 21.
A reported Jan. 21 bomb threat at a township bank turned up nothing suspicious, according to Parsippany Police. The incident occurred at the Bank of New York at 1719 Route 46, said PPD spokesperson Ptlm. Earl Kinsey. At about 11:20 a.m., police officers, the Parsippany-Troy Hills Volunteer Fire Association and the Morris County Sheriff's Department Bomb Squad went to the bank to check out news of a threat called in by telephone, he said. The spokesperson said common areas of the bank were searched for possible threats at the time, however, bank officials did not want the building evacuated. Kinsey reported that nothing was found during the search and that an investigation is ongoing.
Monday, December 3, 2012
Fire District 6 says no one was hurt in the incident, which remains under investigation.
Guests were forced to evacuate a Parsippany hotel thanks to an early-morning blaze Sunday. Parsippany Police, the Parsippany-Troy Hills Fire Association District 6 and other responders were on the scene of a two-alarm fire at the Budget Inn on Route 46 East just after 3:30 a.m. Sunday, said District 6 Fire Chief Ron Dimaggio. The chief told Patch that firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke at the hotel. He said the flames—and eventual damage—was restricted to the laundry room and laundry area of the facility. He said officials do know that the smoke's source was a load of towels burning in a clothes dryer. "The night manger was doing laundry," said Dimaggio. "The incident is still under investigation. There is no arson involved, we just…
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Woman with a history of dementia found uninjured after she went missing from her senior living center.
An elderly woman thought to be missing Wednesday night was found in short order, Parsippany Police report. At about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, police responded to Troy Hills Center on Reynolds Avenue after getting word of a missing woman with a history of dementia, according to a police statement. Multiple emergency response groups were involved in the search. Joining the police were the Parsippany Volunteer Ambulance, Rescue and Recovery and Parsippany Troy-Hills Fire Association District 6, said department spokesperson Patrolman Earl Kinsey. "Within 20 minutes, the woman was located by Parsippany Rescue and Recovery on Schindler Court, where she was sitting at the edge of a yard," said Kinsey. The woman was taken to St. Clare’s Hospital in …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Police say alleged wrong-way driver was cited for traffic offenses.
Parsippany Police say a head-on vehicle collision on Littleton Road near Marcella Road Tuesday night sent one man to the hospital for evaluation. The crash involved two vehicles, including one driven by 53-year-old Jaime Johnson of Michigan, police said. According to the police report, an investigation showed that shortly before 9:46 p.m., Johnson was traveling south on northbound Littleton Road after allegedly making an illegal left turn, causing a collision between him and another vehicle. Parsippany Troy-Hills Volunteer Fire Department District 6 and Parsippany Volunteer Ambulance were called to the scene, police said. Johnson was transported by ambulance to Morristown Medical Center for evaluation, police said. Johnson was issued …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
JCP&L crew has completed repairs.
A Jersey City Power & Light crew reports electricity has been restored in the area near Noble Street and Kings Court, where downed power lines ignited a tree Tuesday afternoon. According to firefighters from Parsippany-Troy Hills Fire District 6, gusting winds knocked down electrical wires that sparked against a tree in a wooded section of Noble Street, creating flames and smoke. The JCP&L crew shut off power and trimmed back the singed tree. Electricity was restored just after 4 p.m. Parsippany Police have reopened the section of Noble Street near the wooded area. No injuries were reported, but a JCP&L crew member warned residents to be mindful of trees overhead when winds are excessive. If you hear the sound of cracking tree limbs, he …