Long Valley ‘joker’ arrested for sending police on wild goose chase

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A Long Valley man who allegedly sent police on a wild goose chase of reported disturbances throughout Washington Township on Sunday has been charged and he admitted it was all a joke.

At 3:02 p.m., township police received notification of a disturbance at a private residence on East Mill Road, police said.

When officers arrived, they were unable to locate the address that the calling party indicated. A return call was made to the calling party who now indicated he was at a private residence on Schooleys Mtn Road. Again, the officers were unable to locate the incident, police said.

After checking two additional locations, which was provided by the caller, the officers were able to locate the calling party. He was identified as Daniel Kurylo, 30, and was at a private residence on Lawrence Trail, police said.

The officers concluded that Kurylo did not need assistance nor was there an emergency situation. When Kurylo was questioned as to the reason for the multiple calls and misinformation, he stated he thought it was a joke, police said.

Kurylo was placed under arrest and transported to Washington Township Police Headquarters, police said.

A subsequent investigation found that Kurylo originally gave offices a fraudulent name earlier into the investigation, police said.

Kurylo was charged with obstructing administrative law and was later released pending a court date.

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By: Jay Edwards
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