Randolph Twp. radar sign destroyed; reward offered

RANDOLPH TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – The Randolph Township Police Department is currently investigating the destruction of a solar powered speed display unit that occurred earlier this month.

On March 6, at 1:45 a.m., township police responded to the intersection of Park Avenue and James Road on a report of suspicious activity.

Patrol officers found the department’s solar powered speed display unit, used for traffic control, in pieces on the ground.

Police think a disc grinder style tool was utilized to raze the sign, severing the two “u-channel” steel posts that supported the device.  The grinder was used on the speed display, sign and solar unit, rendering the device inoperable.

Surveillance video shows sparks flying during the incident and witnesses have been able to provide some details.  The traffic device is valued at more than $3,600

CrimeStoppers also featured two Randolph Crime of the Weeks in 2015 regarding traffic devices: in April 2015, a traffic device was damaged, and in August 2015, a traffic device was stolen.  Both cases remain unsolved.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Morris County CrimeStoppers at:, call 973-COP-CALL, Text 274637 using keyword “MORRISTIP”, use the free “P3 Tips” app on any mobile device

No one will ask your name and you could receive a reward up to $1,000.

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook