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Court ordered eviction brings police presence to Jefferson Township

JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A court ordered eviction brought law enforcement to a Jefferson Township home Saturday morning, according to Jefferson Township Police Chief Paul Castimore and Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon.

Pursuant to a Court Order, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office and the Jefferson Township Police Department were on Highview Terrace, located in the Lake Shawnee Community, on Jan. 20 to take possession of a residence pursuant to an eviction Order issued by the Morris County Superior Court, Chancery Division.

“We understand that many rumors may circulate throughout the community regarding this incident.  As such actions are often emotionally charged, the police presence at the scene was precautionary for our community and at no time was there an immediate threat or danger to our residents,” Castimore and Gannon said.

Throughout the evening, Chief Castimore and Sheriff Gannon assigned their personnel and resources with the shared goal of resolving the transfer of property peacefully and always aimed at protecting the safety of the neighborhood.

“As always, we are very appreciative of the cooperation and patience that all of our residents afford us as we carry out such public safety needs,” Castimore said.

“We are grateful for the partnered law enforcement relationships we enjoy with the Jefferson Township Police Department, within Morris County and our State and Federal agencies who all are dedicated to protecting our communities at all times, and I am very pleased that the outcome was a safe one,” Gannon said.

This joint investigation was conducted by the Jefferson Township Police Department, Morris County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of other law enforcement resources.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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