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Almost half of all teen driver and passenger fatalities involved speeding. Slow down to save a life. #teendriversafety #...
06/01/2021

Almost half of all teen driver and passenger fatalities involved speeding. Slow down to save a life. #teendriversafety #jerseydrives

Almost half of all teen driver and passenger fatalities involved speeding. Slow down to save a life. #teendriversafety #jerseydrives

05/25/2021

April 2021 Press Release:

Officers handled over 3,200 incidents in April, 2021. Officers responded to 41 calls assisting the First Aid Squad and 12 calls assisting the Fire Department. 23 motor vehicle crashes were investigated. The remaining incidents consisted of both dispatched and self-generated duties conducted by Officers, such as; traffic enforcement, property/business/area checks, community policing actions, school posts, administrative tasks, among other assignments.

Three arrests were made, including but not limited to; Disorderly Conduct, Obstruction of Justice, Driving While Intoxicated, Reckless Driving, and S*xual Assault.

Notable Incidents:

On April 15, 2021, CPD Officers responded to a residence in Chester Twp. on the report of a possible act of domestic violence. Upon arrival, contact was made with both adult male and female parties involved. While attempting to ascertain the details of the case, the 33-year-old male party, who appeared intoxicated, became increasingly agitated, uncooperative, and was acting in a disorderly manner. The subject then began to approach Officers in an aggressive manner, and he was subsequently placed under arrest for Obstruction of Administration of Law and Disorderly Conduct. He was subsequently released pending a mandatory Municipal Court Date.

On April 19, 2021, CPD Officers were dispatched to a single-car motor vehicle crash, with injury, on Ironia Rd. While responding, it was reported that the vehicle had rolled over during the collision and that the driver was possibly intoxicated. Upon arrival, contact was made with the driver and sole occupant, who was still located inside the vehicle. During the course of the investigation, the 47-year-old male driver became increasingly uncooperative and agitated. As a result of the investigation, the driver was charged with Driving Under the Influence, Reckless Driving, Failure to Wear Seatbelt, amongst several other motor vehicle summonses. The subject was sent to a local hospital as a result of the collision. Chester Volunteer Fire Co., Chester Volunteer First Aid Squad, and St. Clare’s Paramedics assisted with the investigation.

On April 30, 2021, CPD Detectives conducted an investigation regarding a possible s*x assault involving an adult female victim from Morris County, NJ that had taken place in April of 2018. During the course of the investigation, a 36-year-old male was arrested and charged with one count of S*xual Assault. The accused was subsequently transported to Morris County Correctional Facility, pending a mandatory court appearance in the Morris County Superior Court. The victim was provided with additional resources by the CPD Detective Bureau.

The filing of criminal charges by police are merely a step in the criminal justice process. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

The number of people struck and killed while walking increased by 45 percent over the last decade. Slow down and keep yo...
05/25/2021

The number of people struck and killed while walking increased by 45 percent over the last decade. Slow down and keep your eyes on the road. #pedestriansafety #jerseydrives

The number of people struck and killed while walking increased by 45 percent over the last decade. Slow down and keep your eyes on the road. #pedestriansafety #jerseydrives

05/25/2021

The annual PBA #315 Fishing Derby is back! 6/5/2021, from 8AM-11AM, at the R&R Construction Pond on Parker Road, Chester Twp. Open to Chester Twp. & Borough children, ages 12 and under! This FREE, family-friendly event, is sponsored by the Chester PBA Local #315 and the Duryea Family! Prizes to be awarded!

Please join us for the PBA 315 Annual Golf Outing on September, 8th at Crystal Springs Resort in Hamburg, NJ. We look fo...
05/10/2021

Please join us for the PBA 315 Annual Golf Outing on September, 8th at Crystal Springs Resort in Hamburg, NJ. We look forward to seeing you all there for a fun filled day!

During the pandemic there was 62% increase in bike sales. Be considerate when driving #BiketoSchoolDay #BikeMonth #bikeb...
05/04/2021

During the pandemic there was 62% increase in bike sales. Be considerate when driving #BiketoSchoolDay #BikeMonth #bikeboom #jerseydrives

During the pandemic there was 62% increase in bike sales. Be considerate when driving #BiketoSchoolDay #BikeMonth #bikeboom #jerseydrives

Local Residents: Just a reminder that at the "Crossroads Intersection" traffic on Oakdale and Rt. 24 have opposing Green...
05/03/2021

Local Residents: Just a reminder that at the "Crossroads Intersection" traffic on Oakdale and Rt. 24 have opposing Green signals, just like Main St and North Rd. When making a left turn pay attention for oncoming traffic when you have a Green signal without the Green arrow.

THE MORRIS COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE and NEW JERSEY ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE INVITE YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN A VIRTUAL CO...
04/28/2021

THE MORRIS COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE and NEW JERSEY ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE INVITE YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN A VIRTUAL COMMUNITY FORUM ON USE OF FORCE BY POLICE OFFICERS
April 29, 2021 6:00pm to 7:30pm
REGISTER HERE
http://ow.ly/iDGZ50EAe5h

THE MORRIS COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE and NEW JERSEY ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE INVITE YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN A VIRTUAL COMMUNITY FORUM ON USE OF FORCE BY POLICE OFFICERS
April 29, 2021 6:00pm to 7:30pm
REGISTER HERE
http://ow.ly/iDGZ50EAe5h

To celebrate National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week, use extra caution in work zones and help protect our workers year...
04/27/2021

To celebrate National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week, use extra caution in work zones and help protect our workers year-round. Drive Safe. Work Safe. Safe Lives. #workzonesafety #workzoneawareness #workzone #workzones

To celebrate National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week, use extra caution in work zones and help protect our workers year-round. Drive Safe. Work Safe. Safe Lives. #workzonesafety #workzoneawareness #workzone #workzones

04/26/2021

Please be advised that as of 10AM today Lamerson Road will be closed due to County bridge repair work. The work is expected to be completed within three months. Please follow posted detours.

Saturday, April 24th, from 10AM-2PM the Chester Police Department will be participating in the National Prescription Dru...
04/20/2021

Saturday, April 24th, from 10AM-2PM the Chester Police Department will be participating in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

You may bring in your expired, unwanted, or unused prescription medication for disposal. NO LIQUIDS & NO SYRINGES are accepted.

Thank you and see you then.
Your friends at the Chester Police Department.

Saturday, April 24th, from 10AM-2PM the Chester Police Department will be participating in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

You may bring in your expired, unwanted, or unused prescription medication for disposal. NO LIQUIDS & NO SYRINGES are accepted.

Thank you and see you then.
Your friends at the Chester Police Department.

04/14/2021

March, 2021 Press Release:

Officers handled over 3000 incidents in March of 2021. Officers responded to 69 calls assisting the First Aid Squad and 22 calls assisting the Fire Department. 24 motor vehicle crashes were investigated. The remaining incidents consisted of both dispatched and self-generated duties conducted by Officers, such as; traffic enforcement, property/business/area checks, community policing actions, school posts, administrative tasks, among other assignments.

Five arrests were made, including but not limited to; Driving While Intoxicated, Refusal to Submit Breath Samples, Under the Influence of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession of a Schedule III Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession of Paraphernalia, Eluding a Law Enforcement Officer, and an ACS Warrant arrest.

Notable Incidents:

On March 6, 2021, a CPD Officer conducted a motor vehicle stop on a 2013 GMC for several moving and equipment violations. Upon further investigation, the driver of the vehicle was determined to have an active ACS Warrant for a Simple Assault that had occurred in Wildwood Crest, New Jersey. The male, from Philadelphia, PA, was subsequently placed under arrest and turned over to the custody of Wildwood Crest Police Department, without issue.

On March 10, 2021, Officers from the Chester Police Department were assigned to a county-wide law enforcement narcotics operation ran by the Morris County Prosecutor's Office. While working the detail, two CPD Officers were traveling south on US Highway 206 in Roxbury Township and were stopped at a red light. While waiting for the light to change, the Officers observed a motorcycle improperly pass several vehicles including their marked patrol vehicle. The motorcycle then stopped at the red light. Once the light turned green, the motorcycle accelerated in a reckless manner traveling at speeds approaching 100MPH. The Officers then activated their emergency lights and sirens to conduct a motor vehicle stop on the motorcycle. Officers lost visual on the motorcycle in the area of Gold Mine Road, however, as they approached the intersection of US Highway 206 and Drakesdale Road in Mt. Olive Township, they spotted the motorcycle stopped at the red light behind a line of cars. As they got closer to the intersection, the motorcycle began to improperly pass several vehicles by utilizing the shoulder. The motorcycle then made a right turn on Drakesdale Road and drove over the curb in the process of turning. The motorcycle again accelerated at a high rate of speed and turned right onto Jewel Drive, causing the Officers to again lose sight of it. As Officers continued driving on Jewel Drive, they observed the motorcycle turn into a driveway and attempt to turn around to get back onto the road. At this time, Officers made contact with the driver, a 36 year old male from Budd Lake, NJ. After investigating further, the driver was charged with Driving While Intoxicated (39:4-50) and Eluding a Law Enforcement Officer (N.J.S.A. 2C:29-2) and was issued several motor vehicle summonses. The defendant was processed and lodged in the Morris County Correctional Facility with a future date at the Morris County Superior Court.

On March 11, 2021, CPD Officers responded to the Excell Urgent Care for a medical call. Upon arrival, patrols encountered a male who was acting in an erratic manner outside of the facility. Upon further investigation, Officers observed CDS contraband, in plain view, in the vehicle that the defendant had arrived in. A subsequent probable cause search of the vehicle yielded suspected co***ne and additional related paraphernalia. The defendant, from Flanders, NJ, was issued a Summons for Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and Paraphernalia pending a mandatory Municipal Court date.

On March 14, 2021 at approximately 10:30 AM, a CPD Officer conducted a motor vehicle stop on North Road for several moving violations. A subsequent investigation resulted in a 42-year-old male from Dover, NJ being placed under arrest for DWI. In addition, the defendant was charged with Being Under the Influence of a Controlled Dangerous Substance as well as several motor vehicle summonses. The defendant was released to a sober adult, pending a Municipal Court date.

On March 18, 2021, CPD Officers responded to the area of Patrey Court on the report of a suspicious vehicle driving around the area for approximately 30 minutes. Upon arrival, Officers observed the vehicle in question and conducted a motor vehicle stop. Contact was made with the driver of the vehicle, a male from Denville, NJ, and upon further investigation, he was placed under arrest for Driving While Intoxicated. The male was charged with Reckless Driving, Driving While Intoxicated, and Refusal to Submit Breath Samples. He was released to a sober adult, pending a mandatory Municipal Court date, without issue.

The filing of criminal charges by police are merely a step in the criminal justice process. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Each year an estimated 400,000 people were injured in crashes involving a distracted driver. Set up your navigation, pla...
04/13/2021

Each year an estimated 400,000 people were injured in crashes involving a distracted driver. Set up your navigation, playlists or podcasts ahead of time so that you can focus on the road. #DistractedDrivingAwarenessMonth #distracteddriving

Each year an estimated 400,000 people were injured in crashes involving a distracted driver. Set up your navigation, playlists or podcasts ahead of time so that you can focus on the road. #DistractedDrivingAwarenessMonth #distracteddriving

04/11/2021

NJDOT Traffic Operations has made the traffic signal at the intersection of Route 206 and Furnace Road fully operational. Please use caution in the area as motorists adjust to the new pattern.

04/09/2021

Traffic Signal Update:

The traffic signal at the intersection of Main Street and Oakdale Road was energized today and the old signal stanchions were removed. The new signal is a fully actuated signal which means that the sensors respond to the traffic present at the intersection, so that the pattern/timing of the signal depends on the traffic and can be different at every cycle.

The traffic signal at the intersection of Route 206 and Furnace Road was also energized today by NJDOT. Left turn lanes on Route 206 were also painted overnight. The signal is on a Yellow Flash for Route 206 and a Red Flash for Furnace Road. The signal is on flash so that local traffic becomes accustomed to the new signal. It may be on flash for a week or two depending on approval from NJDOT Traffic Operations.

Tomorrow is #NationalWalkingDay! While maintaining social distance, be sure to get outside and walk. When possible, stay...
04/06/2021

Tomorrow is #NationalWalkingDay! While maintaining social distance, be sure to get outside and walk. When possible, stay on the sidewalk, walk facing traffic, and cross at corners or crosswalks.

Tomorrow is #NationalWalkingDay! While maintaining social distance, be sure to get outside and walk. When possible, stay on the sidewalk, walk facing traffic, and cross at corners or crosswalks.

E-Scooters are growing in popularity and you may start seeing them in your neighborhood. Drivers look out for scooters o...
03/30/2021

E-Scooters are growing in popularity and you may start seeing them in your neighborhood. Drivers look out for scooters on the road and if you’re riding, make sure to follow the same rules as vehicles. #escooters #scootersafety

E-Scooters are growing in popularity and you may start seeing them in your neighborhood. Drivers look out for scooters on the road and if you’re riding, make sure to follow the same rules as vehicles. #escooters #scootersafety

Celebrate Sober: While you’re out searching for that pot of gold, drive, walk and bike sober. #StPatricksDay #StPattysSa...
03/16/2021

Celebrate Sober: While you’re out searching for that pot of gold, drive, walk and bike sober. #StPatricksDay #StPattysSafety #ShamrockSafety #StPattysDay

Celebrate Sober: While you’re out searching for that pot of gold, drive, walk and bike sober. #StPatricksDay #StPattysSafety #ShamrockSafety #StPattysDay

Not everyone dies in a car crash, there are 5.3 million Americans living with a traumatic brain injury. Drive with care ...
03/12/2021

Not everyone dies in a car crash, there are 5.3 million Americans living with a traumatic brain injury. Drive with care - like someone’s life depends on it. #BrainInjuryAwarenessMonth

Not everyone dies in a car crash, there are 5.3 million Americans living with a traumatic brain injury. Drive with care - like someone’s life depends on it. #BrainInjuryAwarenessMonth

Seniors are particularly at risk when crossing the street. Slow down and #JustDrive. #SeniorSafety
03/10/2021

Seniors are particularly at risk when crossing the street. Slow down and #JustDrive. #SeniorSafety

Seniors are particularly at risk when crossing the street. Slow down and #JustDrive. #SeniorSafety

Please read the attached letter about the recent changes to the law regarding ma*****na and alcohol when it comes to min...
03/10/2021

Please read the attached letter about the recent changes to the law regarding ma*****na and alcohol when it comes to minors and parental notification.

03/05/2021

January & February, 2021 Press Release:

Officers handled over 6,200 total incidents in January and February of 2021. Officers responded to 38 calls assisting the Fire Department and 115 calls assisting the First Aid Squad. 52 motor vehicle crashes were investigated. The remaining incidents consisted of both dispatched and self-generated duties conducted by officers, such as; traffic enforcement, property/business/area checks, community policing actions, school posts, administrative tasks, among other assignments.

11 arrests were made, including but not limited to; Child Endangerment, Luring a Child to a Motor Vehicle/Isolated Area, Criminal Attempt, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Sale of Obscene Material (Under 18YOA), Criminal S*xual Contact, Attempted Burglary, Aggravated Assault by Auto, DWI, Possession of CDS and Paraphernalia, Domestic Violence, and Warrant arrests.

Notable incidents:

The months of January and February brought significant amounts of wintery precipitation to the Chesters this year. Of the 59 calendar days in these two months, winter storm events touched upon 29 of those days. In addition to the number of motor vehicle accidents that were investigated as stated above, Officers also assisted approximately 28 additional motorists whose vehicles had become disabled, many weather-related. The CPD would like to thank those who stayed off of the roadways during these hazardous weather conditions.

On February 14, 2021, a CPD Officer observed a motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Route 206 and County Route 513 (Main Street). A subsequent investigation resulted in a 23-year-old female from Great Meadows, NJ, being placed under arrest for Driving While Intoxicated. The defendant was transported to Mendham Borough Police Department where she produced a 0.18% BAC reading. She was issued summonses for DWI, Possession of an Open Container of Alcohol, and Reckless Driving. She was released to a sober adult, pending a municipal court date, without issue.

On February 18, 2021, a CPD officer conducted a motor vehicle stop for numerous moving violations. A subsequent investigation resulted in a 26-year-old male from Flanders, NJ being placed under arrest for DWI, Possession of an Open Container of Alcohol, Reckless Driving, Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS), Possession of Paraphernalia, amongst other motor vehicle summonses. The defendant was transported to Mendham Borough Police Department where he produced a 0.11% BAC reading. He was released to a sober adult, pending a municipal court date, without issue.

On February 19, 2021, CPD Officers responded to a multi-vehicle crash on Route 206 involving injuries. Upon arrival, Officers observed two tractor trailers blocking Route 206, as well as a vehicle with heavy damage that came to rest in a nearby parking lot. The highway was shut down temporarily as it was determined that one of the vehicle’s occupants had sustained serious bodily injury. CPD Detectives, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, Morris County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Unit, Mount Olive Police Department, Chester Volunteer First Aid Squad, Chester Volunteer Fire Company, Atlantic Paramedics, Chester DPW, Morris County Hazmat, and Mendham Twp. EMS assisted. Upon further investigation, a 20-year-old male from Succasunna was charged with Assault by Auto Involving Serious Bodily Injury, Possession of CDS and Paraphernalia, Driving While Intoxicated, and additional motor vehicle summonses.

On February 19, 2021, after a lengthy, multi-jurisdictional investigation spanning throughout Morris County, NJ, Somerset County, NJ, Suss*x County, NJ, Bergen County, NJ, New York, and Connecticut, CPD Detectives arrested a 30-year-old male from Fairfield, CT. The defendant was apprehended for committing numerous motor vehicle burglaries, thefts of movable property, as well as being in possession firearm(s) unlawfully in the commission of said crimes. In addition to the initial charges issued to the defendant in Suss*x County, NJ, CPD Detectives charged him with one additional count of Criminal Attempt (to commit burglary) stemming from an incident occurring in December, 2020.

On February 23, 2021, after conducting a Search Warrant stemming from a lengthy investigation beginning in May, 2020 during an incident in Grove Street Park, CPD Detectives arrested a 23-year-old male from Burlington, NJ. The defendant was charged with the following; Luring a Child by Elect or Other Means to a Motor Vehicle/Isolated Area, S*x Assault (Victim between 13/16 years of age), Contributing to the Delinquency of a Child, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Receive/Sell Obscene Photo of Child, Criminal Attempt, Criminal S*xual Contact. The defendant was transported to Morris County Correctional Facility, pending a mandatory court date. The Morris County Sheriff’s Office, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, Delanco Twp. Police Department, and Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office assisted with this investigation.

On February 24, 2021, a CPD Officer observed a vehicle traveling on Main Street at approximately 10 miles per hour (in a 30 MPH Zone). A subsequent registration inquiry yielded an active NCIC Missing Person’s hit out of Passaic, NJ. The operator of the vehicle, an 81-year-old female suffering from dementia, was confirmed to be the driver and sole occupant. Passaic PD was notified, at which point CPD Officers brought the Missing Elderly Female to police headquarters, where she was safely reunited with her family.

*The filing of criminal charges by police are merely a step in the criminal justice process. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.*

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