Residents of the Longview townhouses on Vreeland Avenue experienced a mass of police activity on Wednesday evening with SWAT teams and armored vehicles deployed in their normally quiet community.
The evening's unexpected activity began at around 6:30 pm, according to a longtime Eugene Drive resident, when neighbors on the block were advised by police to remain in their homes. As the evening progressed, residents arriving into the complex were told that they couldn't go to their homes on Eugene Drive, and were asked to wait in the clubhouse.
Little information was available from the condominium association, but neighbors reported that someone who had recently inherited a home on Eugene Drive from a deceased parent had been living at the unit and had apparently had some mental health issues. What triggered the police response is unknown at this time, however apparently police had been called to the home several times recently.
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So now that Montville has been ranked 17th in the nation as one of the best places to live, and is also part of Morris County’s happiest residents in the state……where do you think we actually fit in?
Considering that so many residents seem to engage in heated debates about anything from putting turf on the high school fields to the intense political battles that ensued this year, one cannot help but wonder how our residents really feel about this highly rated and happy town!
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The Advisory Committee on Judicial Conduct has filed a formal complaint entitled In the Matter of Seth I. Davenport, Former Judge of the Municipal Court.
MUNICIPAL JUDGE FACES ETHICS CHARGES FOR MOONLIGHTING AS MAYOR'S LAWYER
A former municipal judge accused of doing legal work for his town's mayor while serving on the bench has been charged with judicial ethics violations. Seth Davenport, who was Montville's judge for seven years until resigning last April, also submitted a false certification denying that he represented the mayor after becoming a judge, the Advisory Committee on Judicial Conduct alleges in a complaint made public on Monday.
During an interview with ACJC staff on Oct. 5, 2010, Davenport admitted it was "improper" for him to represent then-mayor John Rossellini Jr. while a judge and that the certification, filed in a Superior Court case, was "incorrect." Davenport, who became Montville judge in January 2003, allegedly kept handling personal legal matters for Rosellini until at least December 2004. See Neighbor News, Daily Record, and Star Ledger.
See previously Judge Davenport Under Investigation.
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