Sunday, May 12, 2013
Ten-year veteran Christopher Slayton had served in Detective Bureau, was juvenile delinquency officer.
Christopher Slayton was promoted to sergeant in the Chatham Township Police Department at Thursday’s Township Committee meeting. Slayton, a 10-year veteran of the department, will be a patrol sergeant. He graduated from the Morris County Police Academy in 2003 and has served eight years as a patrolman in Chatham Township. In 2010, he spent four months working for the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Special Task Force. In 2011, he was appointed to the Detective Bureau in the Chatham Township department. Over the past several years, Slayton served as a detective and juvenile officer, responsible for criminal investigations and all juvenile delinquency matters. His responsibilities at the department also included being evidence custodian, …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Traffic delays could be caused in Madison and Chatham Township.
The annual Police Unity Tour begins its first leg Wednesday morning, and will ride through downtown Madison and Chatham Township. The Police Unity Tour is a four-day bicycle ride from New Jersey to Washington, D.C. to raise awareness of the law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty. Funds raised from the tour support the National Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial and Museum in the nation's capitol. This year's route will go through Main Street and Madison Avenue in Madison and then to Loantaka Way and into Chatham Township. Along with officers riding in honor of those killed in the line of duty, a cadre of logistical supporters also travel along the tour. These people offer water, medical attention to the bikers along the …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Chatham Township Police say to avoid River Road Friday.
Chatham Township Police advised residents to avoid River Road between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Friday. According to a Nixle alert from the township police, there will be utility work conducted long River Road Friday during those hours. River Road will be closed from 622 River Rd. to Fairmount Avenue. 622 River Rd. is about 1,500 ft. north of the intersection with Fairmount Avenue.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Police warn residents to be cautious and lock their cars.
Chatham Township Police said several residents reported their cars stolen or witnessed attempts to steal their cars within recent weeks. Lt. Maureen Kazaba said police believe the thieves are targeting cars that use a proximity-key fobs to start, and warned residents to remove key fobs and lock their cars each night and make sure the car does not have a valet key in the glove compartment. "It was learned that some dealerships place valet keys in the vehicle’s document envelope in the glove compartment," Kazaba said. She added the cars' owners are not always aware this key is in the car. Kazaba cited recent car thefts and break-ins in recent weeks, including a 2011 Infinity stolen from a Van Houten Avenue resident. The resident reported the…
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
New Providence resident was transported to Overlook Hospital.
A New Providence woman was transported to Overlook Hospital Monday after she was in a car accident on River Road. Pamela Robinson told emergency responders she was suffering pain from the seat belt. The accident occurred shortly before 5 p.m. Monday as Daniel Tabowitz of Roslyn, N.Y., was pulling out of a private driveway onto River Road. Robinson struck him as he entered River Road near Passaic Street in Chatham Township. The Chatham Emergency Squad and Chatham Township Police responded to the scene. The road was closed to one lane for both directions and police guided traffic until
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The new chief of police has spent almost his entire career in Chatham Township.
When Steven Hennelly took the oath of office that made him chief on Feb. 14, he did so in front of all his family — even his parents, who came for the first time to watch him get sworn in. "They haven't been to any of my promotions, but they always said if I got promoted to chief, they'd come," he said. Hennelly has spent more than 25 of his 28 years in law enforcement with the Chatham Township Police Department. After serving under five of the township's 10 police chiefs, he became the 11th person to lead the department since 1927. It can be a daunting role, especially given the reputations of past chiefs. "[Chief] Russ Bey was the kind of guy that in a snow storm, if you were going to have a baby, the nearest hospital I think was in …
Friday, February 15, 2013
After more than 25 years with the township police department, Steven Hennelly takes over as chief.
Chatham Township Mayor Nicole Hagner administered the oath of office Thursday night to Steven Hennelly, who was officially sworn in as the new chief of the Chatham Township Police Department. The Chatham Township Committee unanimously voted Hennelly as the new chief at their Thursday, Jan. 31, meeting, and he took over the duties of chief the next day. Hennelly replaces Chief John Paton, who retired as of Thursday after 34 years with the Chatham Township Police Department, including four years as chief. The committee also approved two resolutions approving new lieutenants. Before Hennelly became a lieutenant, the department had three in that rank; under Paton's leadership the three positions were merged into one, partly in response to …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Steven Hennelly will take over as Chatham Township's Chief of Police Friday.
The Chatham Township Committee unanimously voted Lt. Steven Hennelly as the new chief of police. Chief John Paton retired as of Thursday after 34 years with the Chatham Township Police Department, including four years as chief. Hennelly has been a member of the Chatham Township Police Department since 1987. In his role as lieutenant he has also served as the Public Information Officer. His new position as Chief of Police is effective as of Friday, Feb. 1. "We interviewed, and we are pleased to name Steve Hennelly as the new chief," Mayor Nicole Hagner said at the Chatham Township Committee meeting Thursday. The committee met at 6 p.m. Thursday to discuss the vacancy in executive session.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
A River Edge Drive home was broken into on Jan. 18.
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Wednesday, January 30
Chatham Township Police said a River Edge Drive resident reported two laptops stolen from her residence on Friday, Jan. 18. Unforced entry was gained to the home during the day and two laptops, valued at $1,200, were taken, according to Township Police Lt. Steve Hennelly. The Detective Bureau has taken over investigation of the case.
Monday, January 28, 2013
31-year-old allegedly struck a building on Hickory Place and hit an electric box and telephone pole on Shunpike Road early Saturday morning.
A Chatham man faces several charges after allegedly leaving the scene of two accidents over the weekend, Chatham Township Police said. Owen Weed, 31, was charged early Saturday morning with two counts each of leaving the scene of an accident, failure to report an accident, failure to exhibit documents, careless driving and driving with no liability insurance. Officer Kevin Johnson investigated the scene of an accident at 25 Hickory Place after receiving a report a vehicle struck one of the buildings and left the scene, according to a statement from Lt. Steven Hennelly. Johnson found a vehicle connected to the accident parked near the building Saturday morning at about 5:40 a.m. While investigating the accident on Hickory Place, Sgt. Thomas…