Hackettstown in the News 2023 edition

Catalytic converter thieves hit fleet of Amazon delivery trucks in Warren County

https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/warren-county/2023/01/catalytic-converter-thieves-hit-fleet-of-amazon-delivery-trucks-in-warren-county.html


I hope the scrap yards that pay for these converters are smart enough not to buy 10 freshly cut units in one shot. If they do, you’d have to question whether or not they know they’re buying stolen goods.

Consigliere
2 weeks ago

Sounds like an organized operation


If only they could put the effort into something more or less constructive. These guys need to go to jail, don't mess with my Amazon deliveries!


If the DC is located in Mount Olive why are they parking their vehicles in Hackettstown?


Whoops!
https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/warren-county/2023/01/once-again-a-too-tall-truck-got-stuck-in-a-hackettstown-underpass.html


Yikes. I always wondered how often they check that underpass for damage and stability.

DogDayAfternoon
2 weeks ago

I can't imagine doing that. I have driven many thousands of miles in box trucks ranging from 16' - 24'. The height is the first thing I look for and often confirm with a tape measure particularly when I'm headed into NYC. Your primary concern is always height clearance. That particular underpass screams- low and tight.


over-reliance on technology. Google map sent him there.

ole' timer
2 weeks ago

Even if his GPS sent him there, shouldn't he have enough sense to not drive under it? The clearance height is clearly posted.

Lonesome Dove Lonesome Dove
2 weeks ago

I wonder how many truckers know the height of their trucks--got to wondering that the last time I watched a truck have to back away and turn around


LD. No. Not in 2023. It's over-reliance on technology. Dumbing down the USA. Same reason no one can tell time on an analog clock. Common sense is not very common.

ole' timer
2 weeks ago

I've been watching these videos for 15+ years.

Never stop laughing.


https://www.youtube.com/@11foot8plus8/videos


Traffic lights and automatic sensors don't help sometimes

https://youtu.be/dXF7Hx4VHXU


Dadof3

Yes, the infamous 11'8 (now plus 8) in NC. We have the 10'8". Of course, another question is, exactly how is that measured? Is it at the top of the arch, or the largest height that something 8 or 10 feet wide could pass through. Add to that the skew of the arch, rather than it being a straight through passage, and you have a complicated construct, which may actually not allow something of that height to properly pass through. Perhaps a local C.E. can answer that...


Dadof3, having that steel beam makes a lot of sense, at least it protects the structure. Htown should consider putting one on either side of Grand Ave overpass.

3wbdwnj 3wbdwnj
1 week ago

I guess that structure can take a good shot as trucks are traveling very slow when they hit that one. I know the overpass on Dell Ave in Roxbury was damaged a few times as the travel speed is 40mph there I believe. That one now has the sensor with lights.


PhilD, I don't believe there is a USDOT/FHWA standard for where clearance is measured under arched underpasses. It's left to the individual State DOTs. But, I think the consensus standard is the height at the outside edge of the travel lane.

ianimal ianimal
1 week ago

Another article

https://nj1015.com/former-nj-mayor-charged-sexual-assault-teen-ted-tomaszewski-mansfield/


Ian

Thanks, I figured you'd be the person to have the answer on that one. I think it bears more research on my part though too, just to get the full story here in NJ. That curiosity thing, LOL, hasn't killed me yet, but then, I'm not a cat;-)

As for the other story...SMH.

Phil D. Phil D.
1 week ago

I thought that name was familiar. I don't know why the article had such a strong emphasis on his party affiliation and political career. That couldn't be more irrelevant. Obviously it appears he's no stranger to criminal activity. This is light years beyond his prior misdeeds.They never mentioned once the word pedophile. He is a disgusting monster who should be castrated, then placed in a coffin like box with rats let into the box to eat him alive beginning at his feet. In my opinion of course.

Until then I gather he is innocent until proven guilty.

As an inside, that punishment was a medieval one. I'm not some kind of whack job who thinks these things up. LOL.


That should read as an aside...


I hereby nominate Greg for warren county torture czar. I couldn’t agree more, Greg. Reprehensible.

Consigliere
1 week ago

Fifteen will get you twenty. Haha.

The former Mansfield Township mayor has been charged with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old child for at least two months in Morris and Warren counties, authorities said.

dodgebaal dodgebaal
1 week ago

These politicians and minors…….

Philliesman Philliesman
1 week ago

Have to wonder if the victim was male or female... can't imagine a girl being attracted to him.

ianimal ianimal
1 week ago

Ianimal victims of pedophiles are not attracted to their abusers, and any further scrutiny on that relationship is rather sickening.


Slightly scary for drivers, I imagine.
https://wrnjradio.com/man-charged-for-walking-in-traffic-knocking-on-car-windows-in-hackettstown/

3wbdwnj 3wbdwnj
1 week ago

Illo, pedophiles are attracted to pre-pubescent children, not high school sophomores. This guy deserves whatever he gets; however, let's not minimize how disgusting pedophilia is by lumping this case into that. The 15-year old victim may have only been weeks or months short of its 16th birthday which, like it or not, would have made the relationship entirely legal, if consensual.

ianimal ianimal
1 week ago

Ian

They don't specify whether or not he had some kind of custodial, familial, or supervisory relationship with the victim. If so, the age gets kicked back up the ladder to 18 due to that relationship. I'd read something about that in a news report several years ago, but had to Google it to be sure I remembered correctly:

https://www.ageofconsent.net/states/new-jersey

Phil D. Phil D.
1 week ago

Understood, Phil D., and even at 18, it's still skeevy as hell.

ianimal ianimal
7 days ago

When you get to the 2x, 3x, and more male age multipliers it becomes a money thing. Leo DiCaprio gets away with it...


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