Butler Crime

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Recent Crime News

  • Butler police look for witnesses to gas station robbery

    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.


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  • Police officer cleared in shooting of Butler man

    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.


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  • Butler cop who shot suspect won't face charges

    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.


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  • Butler patrolman cleared by grand jury

    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.


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  • Probation sentence for credit card fraud

    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.


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Butler Law

I am serving my suspention 10 years for 3rd Dwi when i get my license back will all points be erased and is there any way
Getting it back sooner. Also my 2nd dwi was plea bargain through morris county superior court with other charges not even the town i got the dwi in does that matter. Other charge was 3rd degree went down to prison for 18 months combine all charges with a public pretender. Lawyer did nothing. Also 3rd dwi was 10 years from 2nd . any hope of a program coming soon to get it sooner im goung on my 3rd year
You've identified issues for a possible PCR. Talk to an attorney and have your records ready.
Can I avoid Jail time and a lesser sentence for a 3rd DWI with times in between in New Jersey
So I am 31 years of age and my first DWI was when I was 19 , my second DWI was when I was 22, and my third DWI was when I was 31. I just got arrested this last weds. A little backround is I am an alcoholic. I got sober when I was 22 and was sober for almost 9 years. This May I started drinking again and on July 20th in the AM I got a DWI. I don't think the 10 year rules apply since between my second dwi and my 3rd there were only 9 years. Live was so much better sober that when this happened I realized my experiement to try to moderate my drinking isn't going to happen so I checked my self into a rehab in California. I have a court date on 8/2/16 in a town in morris county NJ. I want to get sober and I know if I don't stay sober something like this or worse is just going to happen to me again and or I can hurt someone by driving and I wouldn't be able to live with myself if that happened. I am having trouble finding an atty because everyone is either trying to underpromise and over deliver but its hard to get a straight anyswer from interviewing them. I want to find an ATTy that will explore every possible angle and fight.
Please do whatever you can work on your sobriety. You are correct that you seem to fall short of the 10 year step down....
My question is if I do go down to the DMV and they do end up restoring my license could there be ramifications down the line?
I was convicted of a 2nd offence DUI in NJ. I've fulfilled all my court mandated community service, IDRC, alcohol screenings etc. After fulfilling my 2yr suspension I received a letter from the DMV stating that my driving privilege was restored. There was no mention of the interlock install that is mandatory for a 2nd offence DUI. I also called the DMV and they have no record of a court ordered interlock installation/limitation in my records.
Talk to the attorney that handled your 2nd DUI offense. There are risks of later ramifications. Good luck.
I surrendered my NJ DL TO FLORIDA two years ago and I am operating under a FLORIDA DL; should NJ DUI be on my NJ or FL DL?
I recently received a DUI in NJ. I had 3 previous DUI's in NJ. I am a Florida resident with a Florida driver license. I use to reside in NJ and surrendered my NJ DRIVERS LICENSE to FLORIDA two years ago. NJ is saying my NJ LICENCE was ACTIVE at time of DUI even though I surrendred it to Florida and have a current Florida DL. NJ is charging me with a THIRD DUI on my NJ DL that has a 6 month MANDATORY JAIL sentence attached to a third DUI in NJ. I previously received my DUI's in NJ in 1994, 1996 and 2001. My argument is being a surrendered my NJ DL to FLORIDA two years ago and have been living and working in Florida the last two years; NJ should be charging me with a FIRST DUI on my FLORIDA DL and report it to FLORIDA. As far as my NJ DL being ACTIVE at time of incident; that is not my fault as I physically surrendered my NJ DL to FLORIDA two years ago when I moved to Florida and registered my car in Florida.
You do not get to wash away your prior offenses by getting a Florida license. NJ and Florida are signatories to the...
Is Taking my Dose of suboxone and then Driving a dui When I wasn't impaired in any way I have been on this medication a year
I was stopped By the police for Getting into a verbal altercation with Someone that I never even spoke that day I was asked to Preform some sobriety test I didn't pass Them i was arrested for Taking my suboxone While driving.
If you are taking a medication that has a warning not to drive when taking it you cannot drive while taking it....
Where does the police report future DWI checkpoints and can I refuse to take a soberity test?
I started working at night, and I am afraid about DWI checkpoints. My concern is that my eyes are really red and dry all the time, people always joke if I have smoke something and on the top of it I have an issue with my back that to perform some tests will make me failed. I was in a car accident and I have severe lower back and numbness in my legs, I also have a very heavy accent when I talk English. I am afriad that if I get stop a cop looking at my eyes and hearing me talk may suspect that i am drunk or high and then if he ask me to step out and do some physiscal tests may fail. How can I protect myself? Should I get a notice from the doctor showing my conditions I can get it from the eye doc and my orthopedic. Is there a way to know exactly where and when those checkpoints will be done?
If you have not had anything to drink or taken any narcotic or illicit drug, it is extremely unlikely that an officer...
Can the NJ DUI surcharge for DUI ($1000/year for 3 years) be paid monthly?
I always hear it's $83/month but can everyone get this payment plan or does one have to be below the poverty level or some other earnings threshold and if so what is the criteria? Thanks in advance.
Directly from the states website: You are encouraged to make payment in full. If you are unable to do so, you can...