THE SNOW EMERGENCY HAS BEEN LIFTED FOR THE TOWN OF HACKETTSTOWN. VEHICLES CAN NOW BE PARKED ON TOWN STREETS.
Hackettstown Police Department is located at 215 W. Stiger St, Hackettstown , 07840 NJ. The Chief of Police of the department is Leonard Kunz. The Hackettstown Police Department phone number is (908) 852-3300.
THE SNOW EMERGENCY HAS BEEN LIFTED FOR THE TOWN OF HACKETTSTOWN. VEHICLES CAN NOW BE PARKED ON TOWN STREETS.
Press Release (3/22/18): Warrant Arrest On 3/20/18 the Hackettstown Police arrested 22yro Justin Schoemer of Blairstown, NJ on an $1,500.00 Newark municipal court traffic warrant. Justin was released pending a court appearance.
New Jersey State Police Lifts Commercial Vehicle Travel Ban West Trenton, N.J. – Colonel Patrick J. Callahan has announced the commercial vehicle travel ban will be lifted effective tonight at midnight, 12:00 a.m., Thursday, March 22. All vehicles previously listed in the ban will be able to resume normal travel. Commercial vehicles entering the state should take note of possible speed restrictions on some roads. We urge motorists to avoid unnecessary driving to allow plow crews to continue to clear the roadways. Please visit www.511nj.org to receive up-to-date information on road conditions statewide.
Hackettstown Public Schools will be operating on a 90 minute delayed opening schedule on Thursday (3/22/18).
**The Hackettstown Municipal Building will be closed today(3/21/18).**
**UPDATE: WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM THURSDAY(3/22/18)** * WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 9 to 14 inches are expected. The greatest accumulations should be in the higher elevations. * WHERE...Northwestern New Jersey. * WHEN...Until 2 AM EDT Thursday. Snow will develop through this morning, becoming heavy at times especially from late morning through early evening when snowfall rates of 1 to 3 inches per hour are expected. The snow then tapers off late this evening. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel will be very difficult to impossible, especially during this evenings commute. Be prepared for significant reductions in visibility at times. Once snowfall rates reach or exceed one inch per hour, it becomes difficult for road crews to keep up due to rapid accumulations. The weight of the snow on trees and power lines can lead to power outages.Unnecessary travel is not recommended especially this afternoon and evening. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.
**NJ TRANSIT IMPLEMENTS SEVERE WEATHER RAIL SCHEDULE FOR WINTER STORM** NJ TRANSIT is implementing its Severe Weather Schedule Level 1 on its rail system for Wednesday, March 21, as significant heavy, wet snow accumulation is expected throughout the state. Cross-honoring will be in effect for Wednesday, March 21 on NJ TRANSIT bus, private bus carriers, rail, light rail and PATH at Newark, Hoboken and 33rd St. in New York. Customers should check njtransit.com for updates. A “Severe Weather Rail Schedule’’ is a limited weekday rail schedule utilized during weather events or other emergency situations. The “Severe Weather Schedules’’ were created last year for customers to clearly identify their travel options. These schedules can be found online and are also available in our printed timetables. Rail delays and cancellations are possible as the storm progresses. All Access Link service will be suspended statewide for Wednesday, March 21. Bus and light rail services are anticipated to operate regular weekday schedules as long as weather conditions permit. Light Rail delays and cancellations are possible as the storm progresses. IMPORTANT: Due to the projected rapid snow accumulation in conjunction with possible local and county travel bans, there is the potential for all bus service -- including bus service to/from PABT-- to be suspended before the start of the afternoon rush hour. Customers should closely monitor njtransit.com, My Transit alerts, social media and broadcast news reports for the latest status of the system. For customers of Bus Route Nos. 196/197, on Wednesday, March 21, NJ TRANSIT rail will cross-honor bus passes and tickets on the Port Jervis Line trains to/from Harriman, Tuxedo and Sloatsburg. Bus service to/from Warwick, N.Y., will originate/terminate at West Milford Park and Ride due to expected weather conditions. Bus 196 will operate on a snow detour and will not operate on Skyline Drive. Short Line Bus will not be operating for Wednesday, March 21. NJ TRANSIT will have personnel and assets in position to address any issues that may arise during or after the storm, which is expected to bring snow totals as high as 18 inches to certain counties in northern New Jersey. NJ TRANSIT’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will open during the early morning hours tomorrow and remain open throughout the day as key personnel monitor any impacts on the system throughout the storm’s duration. Customers are strongly advised to monitor the status of the system by checking njtransit.com frequently. Customers are also encouraged to sign up for My Transit Alerts, which provide customized notifications via email or text message based on a customer’s preferred mode of travel. My Transit alerts can be accessed by creating a free account on njtransit.com. In addition, customers are advised to monitor NJ TRANSIT’s social media feeds on Twitter and Facebook, as well as tune in to broadcast traffic reports for the latest information.
New Jersey State Police Issues Commercial Travel Ban West Trenton, N.J. – Colonel Patrick J. Callahan has announced a commercial vehicle travel ban due to the anticipated severity of the impending nor’easter. Effective tonight, Tuesday, March 20, at 8:00 p.m., there will be a commercial vehicle travel ban for the entire length of following roadways: · I-78 · I-80 · I-280 · I-287 The commercial vehicle travel ban applies to: · All tractor-trailers · Empty straight CDL-weighted trucks · Passenger vehicles pulling trailers · Recreational vehicles · Motorcycles Trucks already in New Jersey are encouraged to use truck stops or rest areas during the ban. In order for road crews to effectively plow, drivers should not park on shoulders. Residents and motorists should avoid driving unless you are an essential employee needed for emergency response. If you do not have to be on the roads during the storm, please stay home. If you must go out, drive slowly, fill your gas tank, charge your phone, pack blankets, water and non-perishable food items.
**All Hackettstown Public Schools will be closed on Wednesday(3/21/18).**
**A STATE OF EMERGENCY IS IN EFFECT FOR NEW JERSEY. NO DRIVING RESTRICTIONS AT THIS TIME, BUT PEOPLE SHOULD STAY OFF THE ROADS.** Governor Phil Murphy has declared a State of Emergency for this nor’easter effective tonight at 7pm. All State offices will be CLOSED on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, due to inclement weather conditions. Non-essential personnel should NOT report to work for their normal shift. Essential employees should report on schedule. Please notify appropriate members of your agency. Residents are encouraged to comply with orders and guidance from their local emergency management and government officials. For more storm preparedness information please visit www.ready.nj.gov. New Jersey State Police will be out on patrol as always. However, please do not be on the roads unless absolutely necessary. If you MUST drive, take it slow, use caution, and leave extra time to get to your destination. Visit 511nj.org for traffic updates. ***There is NO Travel Ban at this time***#StateOfEmergency
**UPDATE: WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM WEDNESDAY(3/21/18) TO 2 AM THURSDAY(3/22/18)** * WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 9 to 13 inches, with localized amounts up to 16 inches, are expected. * WHERE...Sussex, Warren and Morris counties. * WHEN...From 6 AM Wednesday to 2 AM EDT Thursday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel will be very difficult to impossible, including during the evening commute on Wednesday. Be prepared for 1 to 3 inch per hour snowfall accumulation Wednesday afternoon and evening with visibility reduced to less than half a mile. Highest accumulations will be in the hilly areas. In the meantime, any snow that falls this evening should be light and may quit for several hours before the snow develops in earnest early Wednesday morning. Blowing and drifting snow is possible on Thursday. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.
**Due to the impending weather, the Hackettstown Municipal Court is cancelling its session for Wednesday (3/21/18). If you had court scheduled for Wednesday, you will receive a notice for a new court date.**
**JCP&L Preparing for Nor’easter that Could Impact Region** **Storm Plans Implemented and Additional Utility and Contractor Crews Available** Morristown, N.J. – Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) is preparing for the third nor’easter to hit the region in the past two weeks that could produce more than a foot of heavy, wet snow and the potential for wind gusts up to 45 mph in its northern and central New Jersey service areas beginning early Wednesday. JCP&L personnel have implemented storm and staffing plans and are prepared to respond appropriately should severe weather cause power outages. As part of this effort, JCP&L’s Incident Command System has been implemented and the Command Center in Holmdel is operational. Electrical contractors are available in New Jersey to assist with restoration efforts, as needed, and FirstEnergy utility crews from Ohio are traveling to New Jersey today to provide additional support. To handle the influx of outside crews, staging sites are being prepared in Ocean and Essex counties. Other steps JCP&L is taking to prepare for possible weather impacts include: • Staffing additional dispatchers and analysts at regional dispatch offices • Airing radio ads telling customers how to prepare for storms • Checking equipment and vehicles to make sure they are ready to operate in heavy snow conditions • Communicating with emergency management officials, state officials, regulators and local officials about storm preparation efforts • Ramping up storm updates on social media and on the company website. Follow JCP&L on Twitter @JCP_L, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/JCPandL or online at www.jcp-l.com • Communicating with customers regarding storm preparation tips and safety reminders • Continuing efforts to secure mutual assistance crews to help with restoration efforts. Customers who are without power are encouraged to call 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) to report their outage or click the “Report Outage” link on www.firstenergycorp.com. In the event of severe weather, customers should immediately report downed wires to their utility or their local police or fire department. Customers should never go near a downed power line, even if they think it is no longer carrying electricity. Extra caution should be used in areas where downed lines are tangled in trees or other debris. Motorists are cautioned to treat intersections with inoperable traffic signals as four-way stops. Customers are encouraged to prepare for the possibility of outages caused by significant snowfall and high winds: • Keep electronic devices such as cell phones, laptops and tablet computers fully charged to be ready for any emergencies. • Keep a flashlight, portable radio and extra batteries handy in the event a power interruption occurs. Tune to a local station for current storm information. • Never use a portable generator inside the house or a closed garage in the event of a power outage. Ensure the proper generator is selected and installed by a qualified electrician. When operating a generator, the power coming into the home should always be disconnected. Otherwise, power from the generator could be sent back onto the utility lines, creating a hazardous situation for utility workers. • Gather extra blankets or a sleeping bag for each person. Do not use gas stoves, kerosene heaters or other open-flame heat sources to prevent deadly carbon monoxide gas from building up in your home. • If you have a water well and pump, keep an emergency supply of bottled water and/or fill your bathtub with fresh water. • Stock an emergency supply of convenience foods that do not require cooking. • Mobile phones can be charged in your vehicle using a car charger when the power is out. If you have a smart phone, this will ensure you have access to online information sources.
Press release(3/20/18): Warrant Arrest On 3/19/18 the Hackettstown Police arrested 67yro Wanda Stevens of Allamuchy Twp., NJ on an $89.00 Hackettstown municipal court traffic warrant. Wanda posted the bail and was then released.
**STARTING AT 4:00AM WEDNESDAY(3/21/18), A SNOW EMERGENCY WILL BE IN EFFECT FOR THE TOWN OF HACKETTSTOWN.** **A TICKET WILL BE ISSUED AND YOUR VEHICLE WILL BE TOWED IF LEFT ON THE STREET.** Starting at 4:00AM Wednesday(3/21/18), there is no parking allowed on any streets in the Town of Hackettstown, except the municipal lots. We are ADVISING that anyone that has a vehicle on a town street to remove it by 4:00AM. Vehicles must remain off the streets until the snow emergency has been lifted. When the snow emergency has been lifted it will be sent out via Nixle Alerts ( people can get the alerts by texting “07840” to “888-777” or sign up by going to www.nixle.com), posted on facebook.com/hackettstownpd, twitter.com/hackettstownpd, hackettstown.net and media outlets will be notified. Thank You for your cooperation.
**WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING(3/20/18) TO 2 AM THURSDAY(3/22/18)** * WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of 8 to 14 inches are expected. * WHERE...Portions of northern New Jersey. * WHEN...From 6 PM this evening to 2 AM EDT Thursday. Snow mixed with sleet and perhaps freezing rain at times will develop this afternoon and especially this evening, then change to all snow overnight and continue heavy at times Wednesday. The snow will taper off Wednesday evening. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the evening commute on Wednesday. Significant reductions in visibility are expected. Roads especially in the hilly areas may become impassable if 1 to 3 inches per hour snowfall rates develop as expected Wednesday afternoon. Power outages are possible. Northeast to north winds should gust 20 to 30 mph at times. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet and ice will make travel very hazardous or impossible. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.
**WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY EVENING(3/20/18) THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING(3/21/18)** * WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation possible....mainly as snow though some sleet and light freezing rain is possible Tuesday night. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 8 inches, with localized amounts up to 12 inches, and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch are possible. * WHERE...Portions of northern and northwest New Jersey and east central, northeast and southeast Pennsylvania. * WHEN...From Tuesday evening through Wednesday evening. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the evening commute on Wednesday. Significant reductions in visibility are possible. Roads in the hilly areas may become impassable if 1 to 3 inch per hour snowfall rates develop as expected Wednesday afternoon. Power outages are possible. Northeast to north winds should gust 20 to 30 mph at times. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.
Press Release(3/19/18): Drug Arrest And A Simple Assault/Disorderly Conduct On 3/16/18 at approx. 11:03PM a Hackettstown Police officer initiated a traffic stop with a vehicle on Route 182 for a moving violation. While the officer was talking to the driver, who was identified as a 18yro Griffin Zignoli from Washington Twp., NJ; the officer detected the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. Through an investigation it was determined that Griffin had in his possession a small bag containing suspected marijuana, a grinder containing suspected marijuana, a smoking pipe containing suspected burnt marijuana and a jar containing suspected marijuana residue. Griffin was charged with possession of under 50 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of CDS in a motor vehicle and having a rear license plate light not working properly. Griffin was released pending a court appearance. On 3/17/18 at approx. 1:34AM the Hackettstown Police responded to Marley’s Gotham Grill (169 Main St) in reference to an assault. Prior to officers arriving, the suspect had left the scene. Through an investigation it was determined that 40yro Raymond Kenner of Hackettstown, NJ punched the victim. The victim suffered an injury to his nose and refused medical attention. Raymond was charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct. Raymond was released pending a court appearance. Assisting at the scene was the Hackettstown Rescue Squad.
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Press Release(3/15/18): Disorderly conduct And A Warrant Arrest On 3/14/18 at approx. 11:13PM a Hackettstown Police officer was on routine patrol on Main St, when he observed a male postured up on the front of a building. The officer then pulled up to the male and observed him urinating. The male was identified as 31yro Humberto Garcia-Morales of Sparta Twp., NJ. Humberto was charged with disorderly conduct and released pending a court appearance. On 3/12/18 the Hackettstown Police arrested 23yro Austin Galante of Washington Twp., NJ on a $49.00 Hackettstown municipal court traffic warrant. Austin posted bail and was then released.
**Snow showers should make travel slippery at times over the higher elevations of eastern Pennsylvania and northwest New Jersey later today(3/14/18)** Snow showers are forecast to become widespread across eastern Pennsylvania and northwest New Jersey during midday and this afternoon. Snow will briefly accumulate on untreated roads over the higher elevations this afternoon, making for intermittent stretches of slippery travel. One to three inches of new snow is likely today over the Poconos with an inch or less scattered about the remainder of the area where it does snow. Snow could be briefly heavy with visibility limited to a quarter mile for a few minutes. Westerly winds are forecast to become gusty 30 to 40 MPH during mid and late afternoon. Be alert for rapidly changing weather and road conditions later today in association with developing snow showers.
Press Release(3/13/18): Warrant Arrest On 3/12/18 the Hackettstown Police arrested 20yro Randie Banghart of Hackettstown, NJ on an $89.00 Hackettstown municipal court traffic warrant and a $180.00 Hackettstown municipal court criminal warrant. Randie posted bail and was then released.
**Periods of Light to Moderate Snow This Morning(3/13/18)** Bands of light to moderate snow will continue to move across the area through the early morning hours. Snowfall rates of a half inch per hour are possible for some areas, which will lead to some accumulations, especially untreated surfaces and grassy areas. Isolated storm totals by 11 AM of nearly 5 inches are possible for the high terrain, particularly in parts of Monroe and Warren counties. Be alert for rapidly changing visibilities and road conditions this morning.
Press Release(3/12/18): Drug Arrest, Disorderly Conduct And Warrant Arrests. On 3/11/18 at approx. 5:22PM the Hackettstown Police responded to the parking lot of 80 Main St for a report of a female smoking marijuana in a motor vehicle. When the officer arrived on scene, the officer detected the odor of marijuana outside the driver’s side door. The officer located the driver of the vehicle, who was identified as Maria Bravo of Washington, NJ. It was determined that Maria was smoking marijuana in the vehicle and had in her possession a bag containing suspected raw marijuana, and a burnt cigar wrapper containing suspected marijuana. Maria was charged with possession of under 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Maria was released pending a court appearance. On 3/11/18 at approx. 7:18PM the Hackettstown Police responded to Bea McNally’s (109 Grand Ave) for a report of an activated fire alarm. When officers arrived on scene, the officers observed two males engaged in a physical dispute. The officer approached the two males and attempted to separate them. Joshua Harvey, 25, of Washington Twp., NJ pulled away and became aggressive towards the officer. Joshua was charged with two counts of disorderly conduct and released pending a court appearance. On 3/8/18 the Hackettstown Police arrested 50yro Robert King of Morristown, NJ on a $250.00 Newark municipal court traffic warrant and a $500.00 Newark municipal court criminal warrant. Robert was released pending a court appearance. On 3/8/18 the Hackettstown Police arrested 22yro Martin Rivera-Ramirez of Hackettstown, NJ on a $625.00 Hackettstown municipal court criminal warrant. Martin posted bail and was then released.
**WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON(3/12/18) TO 10 AM TUESDAY(3/13/18)** * WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are expected. * WHERE...In New Jersey, Sussex and Warren counties. In Pennsylvania, Monroe and Northampton counties. * WHEN...From 5 PM this afternoon to 10 AM EDT Tuesday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Light snow develops this afternoon, then becomes heavier later this evening and overnight. Plan on slippery road conditions, especially untreated surfaces, including during the morning commute on Tuesday. Be prepared for reduced visibilities at times. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.