Saturday, April 27, 2013
Mendham Borough Fire Department, First Aid Squad and Police Department invite residents to ‘Emergency Services Day’ on April 28.
- POLICE & FIRE
Saturday, April 27
The first responders of Mendham Borough want residents to learn about Mendham’s team of emergency services volunteers and professionals as part of Emergency Services Day on April 28. Held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the fire house located at 24 East Main, the program will allow guests of the Mendham Fire Department, Mendham First Aid Squad and Mendham Police Department to ask questions of the responders about their work. Firefighters and EMT's will walk the public through presentations, demonstrations, and safety tips. Volunteer sign ups will be available as well. In addition, the Police Department will host an Open House at the Police Headquarters, Cold Hill Road, Mendham.
Friday, April 26, 2013
RX medication drop off locations at the Mendham Borough PD, Chester Township PD, Mendham Township PD, Randolph Municipal Building and Morris Plains Stop & Shop.
The Chester Township Police Department, Mendham Township Police Department, Mendham Borough Police Department and the Morris County Prosecutor's Office will participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration-National Take Back Initiative from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The medications can be dropped off at the Chester Township Police Department located at 1 Parker Road (behind the Municipal Building), the Mendham Township Police Department at 3 Cherry Lane, Brookside, the Mendham Borough Police Department at 3 Cold Hill Road South, Mendham, Stop & Shop at 245 Littleton Road, Morris Plains, and the Randolph Township Municipal Building, 502 Millbrook Road, Randolph. Operation Takeback is a national initiative that encourages individuals to …
Friday, March 1, 2013
Governor says shared service should start in his hometown.
As part of his town hall meeting in Montville on Wednesday, Governor Chris Christie spoke about the need for increasing shared services and the money if would save the taxpayers. Christie said to those assembled he needed to look no further for an example than his hometown of Mendham. "Where I live, I live in Mendham Township, inside Mendham Township is Mendham Borough for reasons that I can never understand," Christie said. "I say I live in Mendham, 'Township or Borough?' Whats it matter? There is 8,000 people between the two towns." Christie has been a longtime resident of Mendham Township and last March hosted a breakfast fundraiser for the township library. "In my town they have two old, decaying libraries," Christie said. "Mendham …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Borough police say resident took her eyes off the road.
- POLICE & FIRE
Thursday, February 28
A 68-year-old Mendham Borough woman flipped her car on Tempe Wick Road just before 9 p.m. on Monday night, according to Mendham Borough Police Chief Pasquale Libertino. Eileen Nittolo lost control of her vehicle because she took her eyes from the roadway, Libertino said. Nittolo's car went off the roadway and struck a tree before overturning, the chief said. “There were no injuries,” Libertino said. “But summons were issued for careless driving and driving while suspended.”
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Mendham Borough Police Chief Pat Libertino said he expects things to 'get worse before they get better.'
The police chiefs in the areas hit by burglars over the last few months met Monday with representatives of the Morris County Prosecutor’s office to share enforcement ideas and coordinate on a solution, police said. According to Mendham Borough Police Chief Pat Libertino, whose department hosted the meeting that included Chiefs Steve Crawford from Mendham Township, Wayne Martini from Chester Township, Andre Kedrowitsch from Chester Borough and Acting Harding Officer In Charge Sgt. Mark Giansanti the discussion was illuminating. “This is much bigger than I think any of us knew,” Libertino said. “The prosecutor sent two investigators and an assistant prosecutor to talk to us, so they are serious about this.” There have been reports of …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Area police chiefs to meet Monday to discuss recent burglary surge in the region.
The police chiefs in the areas hit by burglars over the last few months are meeting Monday to share enforcement ideas and coordinate with members of the prosecutor's office on a solution, police said. "Hopefully we will have good news to share after that," Mendham Borough Police Chief Pat Libertino said. There have been reports of burglaries in Randolph, Morris Township, Chatham and the Somerset Hills area, police said. Bernardsville Police Chief Kevin Valentine sent a letter to residents on Thursday regarding the recent spree. Libertino told residents to lock their doors and set their alarms, as some homes were being hit (one across the street from the Mendham Borough Police station) while the residents were out running errands. And …
Monday, October 8, 2012
Checkpoints and patrols are coming over the next three months.
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, October 8, 2012
The Mendham Borough Police Department have announced they will be engaged in enhanced enforcement of DWI laws over the next three months. "The Mendham Borough Police Department want to remind everyone that drinking and driving is dangerous and illegal," said Sergeant Patrick McNicol. According to McNichol, the Borough will be conducting a "Sobriety Checkpoint" and "DWI Patrols" in an effort to curb drunken driving. The Department will be utilizing their Drunk Driving Enforcement Funds to staff the checkpoint and patrols.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Number of daytime break-ins on the rise throughout Morris County.
Mendham Borough Police Chief Pat Libertino is trying to be as proactive as possible when it comes to warning residents about the growing trend of daytime burglaries that seem to be happening almost daily in and around Morris County. Libertino encountered unlocked doors in Mendham residences while looking for the perpetrators and urged residents to make sure their doors and windows were locked even if they were only stepping out for a moment. Libertino is walking the line of informing the public while not interfering with an ongoing investigation, but insists that there are steps being taken. "We are working on things and coming up with ideas," Libertino said. The burglaries were initially linked to the James Bond Gang. However, officials …
Monday, October 1, 2012
String of burglaries in the area has area police on alert.
A string of burglaries in Mendham, Chester and surrounding communities may be executed by the same crew. Or they may not. The burglaries could be related to one another. Or they may not be. There is even one theory that they could be linked to a 30-year-old spate of burglaries. That falls under probably not. But while police work to find those responsible, they are reminding residents that they need to take precautions to protect their belongings. "Set your alarm and lock your doors," said Mendham Borough Police Chief Pat Libertino. According to Libertino, the burglaries are happening during the daytime and are happening in a very short span of time. "People are gone for a couple hours and that is all the time it takes," Libertino said. "…
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Cause of the accident in the parking lot of the Kings shopping center under investigation.
An 80-year-old woman was hit by a car in the parking lot of the Kings shopping center shortly after 9 a.m. Thursday morning. The incident was a little more than a hundred yards from the crosswalk where a woman struck two people this summer. "This a hard lot to figure out," said one Mendham resident who declined to give his name. "If you are next to an SUV you can't see people walking behind you." Mendham Borough Police, Mendham First Aid Squad and Atlantic Health Paramedics responded to the scene. The victim was transported to the Morristown Medical Center for treatment. Due to her patient status her name was not released. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.