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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
Marine Corps Reservist Accused of Raping Girl, 6, in Morris County

Marine Corps Reservist Accused of Raping Girl, 6, in Morris County

Long Branch man, 26, was employed as home health care aide at time of arrest, prosecutor says.
Parsippany Woman Smashed Bar Patron's Face With Beer Bottle, Cops Say

Parsippany Woman Smashed Bar Patron's Face With Beer Bottle, Cops Say

Verbal dispute inside Main Event led to physical altercation Friday morning, police report.
400 Gallons of Diesel Spilled, Spread Over 2 Miles In Rockaway River

400 Gallons of Diesel Spilled, Spread Over 2 Miles In Rockaway River

Recovery and cleanup effort to take days, Office of Emergency Management reports.
Parsippany Police Department Promotes 7 Officers to Sergeant

Parsippany Police Department Promotes 7 Officers to Sergeant

Authorities will now become supervisors of patrol and other units on the force.
Investigation Continues in Single-Car Crash That Killed Randolph Teens

Investigation Continues in Single-Car Crash That Killed Randolph Teens

No new information on whether charges will be brought against driver in fatal July 26 accident.
$1,500 Worth of Beatz by Dre Headphones Stolen from Radio Shack, Cops Say

$1,500 Worth of Beatz by Dre Headphones Stolen from Radio Shack, Cops Say

Male duo broke into Rt. 46 store early Wednesday morning, police report.
Parsippany Sgt. Says He Was Passed Over For Promotion, Sues Department

Parsippany Sgt. Says He Was Passed Over For Promotion, Sues Department

Supervising officer under internal affairs investigation after assisting subordinates in filing complaints against colleague, report says.
Ex-Morris Clerk Victim in Murder-Suicide, Prosecutor Says

Ex-Morris Clerk Victim in Murder-Suicide, Prosecutor Says

John Bramhall fatally shot his wife, Joan, before turning the gun on himself inside their Denville home, prosecutor said.
Former Morris County Clerk Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide: Report

Former Morris County Clerk Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide: Report

The bodies of Joan and John Bramhall were found Thursday in their Denville home, according to report.
Funds Redistributed from Bankrupt Bulletproof Vest Manufacturer

Funds Redistributed from Bankrupt Bulletproof Vest Manufacturer

Division of Consumer Affairs to Distribute $173,000 to law enforcement agencies, from bankrupt manufacturer of defective bulletproof vests.
Man, Woman Found Dead in Morris County Home

Man, Woman Found Dead in Morris County Home

Preliminary investigation indicates no threat to the community, prosecutor said.
$24K Grant Gives Parsippany Cops Extra Manpower for DWI Crackdown

$24K Grant Gives Parsippany Cops Extra Manpower for DWI Crackdown

Additional patrols will begin during national campaign in August, be in effect until end of year.
Bedroom Ransacked in Pigeon Hill Home Burglary, Cops Say

Bedroom Ransacked in Pigeon Hill Home Burglary, Cops Say

Amount of goods stolen still undetermined, police report.
Morris Sheriff's Office Undergoing Staffing Analysis

Morris Sheriff's Office Undergoing Staffing Analysis

Company conducting analysis to see where efficiencies can be gained, report says.
Verbal Argument Leads to Heroin, Stolen Car Parts Bust, Cops Say

Verbal Argument Leads to Heroin, Stolen Car Parts Bust, Cops Say

Parsippany men sparring over cigarettes end up in jail, police report.
Parsippany Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Sexually Abusing Boy

Parsippany Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Sexually Abusing Boy

Keith Harp pleaded guilty to sexual assault after molesting child over six-year period, report says.
Luring Attempt in Rainbow Lakes Investigated by Police

Luring Attempt in Rainbow Lakes Investigated by Police

Girl, 15, was jogging on Maple Avenue when approached by middle-aged white man, police report.
Bail Drops to $500K for Mt. Olive Woman Accused of Murdering Ex-Cop

Bail Drops to $500K for Mt. Olive Woman Accused of Murdering Ex-Cop

Defendant's attorney sought reduction to quarter-million dollars for March slaying.
Wife Files Temporary Restraining Order Against Morris County Sheriff

Wife Files Temporary Restraining Order Against Morris County Sheriff

Diana Rochford had filed for divorce in June from Sheriff Edward Rochford.
Community Mourns Loss of Beloved Teens Killed in Car Crash

Community Mourns Loss of Beloved Teens Killed in Car Crash

Randolph Township Schools offer grief counseling; fundraising launched for one family.