Operation Take Back
On Saturday, April 27, 2013, between the hours of 10:00 am and 2:00 pm, the Manville Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be hosting "Operation Take Back." The event will take place at the Manville Police Department located at 2 North Main Street. All residents are encouraged to bring their unused, unwanted and expired medicine so they may be disposed of properly. This service is free, anonymous and no questions will be asked. This event will be taking place on the same day in many communities across the country. The goal of "Operation Take Back" is to reduce the growing issue of medicine abuse by children and teens. This will be the sixth time the Borough of Manville has participated in this event in the past three years.
At the Manville Borough Council meeting on January 14, 2013, Richard Ozieblo and Christopher Morrison were sworn in as Probationary Patrolmen for the Manville Police Department. Richard Ozieblo is a graduate of Manville High School and Kean College. Christopher Morrison is a graduate of Immaculata High School and Moravian College. They are currently attending the Union County Police Academy.
Enjoy The Game, Refrain from Drinking and Driving
As one of America’s most anticipated and celebrated sporting events, the Super Bowl brings together families, friends and fans each year to enjoy the excitement of the big game. In many instances, fans will gather to watch the game at sports bars, restaurants or Super Bowl-themed parties. The Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office and Somerset County Association of Chiefs of Police in conjunction with the Somerset County Traffic Safety Alliance hope everyone enjoys the game and urge motorists to refrain from drinking and driving.
Prosecutor Soriano states, “Like both teams in the Super Bowl, we all should have a game plan in place and be prepared to execute same with precision. If alcohol consumption will be a part of your game day, use a designated driver or arrange for transportation by taxi. This way, a winning result can be assured, and the pitfalls and harms of drinking and driving can be avoided.”
Officials have the following tips on how to enjoy the big game responsibly:
- Designate a sober driver before the party begins and give that person your car keys.
- Consider using a taxi cab or car service, ask a sober family member or friend to come and get you, or spend the night where you are.
- Report impaired drivers in New Jersey by dialing #77. You’ll be asked to provide the location and a brief description of the vehicle.
- If you’re intoxicated and traveling on foot, the safest way to get home is to take a cab or have a sober friend or family member drive or escort you to your doorstep.
If you’re hosting a party:
- Make sure there’s ample food and non-alcoholic beverages available.
- Stop serving alcohol at the beginning of the third quarter of the game. Instead, offer guests coffee and dessert.
- Be sure that all guests have designated their drivers in advance, or help to arrange ride-sharing with sober drivers.
- Have the phone number of a local cab company available, and always take the keys away from anyone who may be thinking of driving after drinking.
- Remember, you can be held liable and prosecuted if someone you served ends up in a drunk-driving crash.
“Drunk driving is always preventable. It is a dangerous behavior that could result in you seriously injuring or killing yourself or someone else. Motorists in Somerset County can expect to see Police Agencies throughout being ever vigilant to the detection and apprehension of anyone who makes the decision to drink and drive,” said Somerset County Association of Chiefs of Police President William Parenti.
FEMA Disaster Recovery Center
FEMA has opened a Disaster Recovery Center at Somerset County Human Services, 27 Warren Street, Somerville, NJ 08876. The center will be open daily from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm until further notice. Additional information can be obtained by calling 800-621-3362 or online at www.disasterassistance.gov.