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Recent Crime News
Monday Aug 22 | via The Verona-Cedar Grove Times
Following Thursday's arrest of a 23-year-old Passaic man accused of assaulting a gas-station attendant with mace during a robbery, police continue to look for witnesses and perhaps even video surveillance of the crime, Lt. Michael Moeller reported today. Comment?
Thursday Aug 18 | via NorthJersey.com
A grand jury declined to file charges against a Butler police officer who fired his service weapon earlier this year and wounded a 23-year-old man who had pointed a loaded shotgun at him, authorities said on Thursday. Emergency responders unload a man from an ambulance after he was allegedly shot by a Butler police officer early Thursday evening, March 31. The officer, Jorge Reyes, fired four times on the night of March 31 after Dylan J. Howard, who was wanted for allegedly stealing a purse, moved his hand toward the trigger of the shotgun and did not obey a command to drop the weapon when he was cornered in a bedroom at his grandparents' home, Morris County Prosecutor Frederic M. Knapp said in a news release. Comment?
Thursday Aug 18 | via The Jersey Journal
MORRISTOWN - A Morris County grand jury has voted not to file criminal charges against a Butler policeman who shot a burglary suspect after he pointed a gun at the officer and refused to drop his weapon, according to the county prosecutor. Patrolman Jorge Reyes was determined to have used justifiable force in his shooting of Dylan Howard, 23, of Butler, at his grandparents' house in Butler on March 31, Prosecutor Fredric Knapp said in a news release. Comment?
Thursday Aug 18 | via The Item
A Morris County grand jury on Tuesday voted not to file criminal charges against Butler Patrolman Jorge Reyes related to an officer-involved shooting on March 31 in this community, according to a press statement today from Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp. While few details about this incident came to light during the months prior to this statement, Prosecutor Knapp has now reported that Dylan Howard, 23, with a last known address in Butler, had a shotgun in his possession when police encountered him at his grandmother's house on the night of the shooting. Comment?
Thursday Jul 28 | via New Jersey Herald
A Vernon man was sentenced to three years probation after admitting to using a stolen ATM card to make purchases and attempting to cash a forged check, the prosecutor's office said. Clancy was given credit for 25 days served in the county jail, and was ordered to submit a DNA sample and pay $310 in fines and fees. Comment?
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