HANOVER TOWNSHIP — Hanover Township Police Department responded to 905 Route 10, Weston Assisted Living, regarding a report of a suspicious male that entered the building, on Thursday, October 20 at 7:27 p.m.
The property that 905 Route 10 is located on also encompasses 901 and 903 Route 10. These buildings contain approximately 200 apartments, along with administrative offices, medical facilities, and spaces for leisure activity.
This initial report was called in by an employee who described the male as wearing all-black tactical clothing, combat boots, and carrying a backpack.
During these initial stages of the investigation, Officers made contact with additional employees of the facility and were provided the following description of the suspicious person: a white male unshaven for about 48 hours or so, with dark hair, approximately 5’6″ tall, who was wearing a dark jacket, dark pants, military boots, a bulletproof vest and carrying a large backpack.
Due to the sensitive nature of the location and the number of residents throughout the complex, additional law enforcement resources were requested to assist with a search in an attempt to locate the suspicious individual. With the assistance of the administrative personnel and facility staff for the complex, law enforcement was able to coordinate and complete a search of the interior of the buildings at 903 and 905 Route 10 and the surrounding property. This search was unsuccessful in locating anyone matching the description of the suspicious person that had been earlier reported.
Additional information that was gathered by law enforcement during the investigation was compiled and analyzed. Based on this information and the physical search of the buildings not resulting in locating an individual that matched the previously described suspicious person, the investigation has been turned over to the Hanover Township Police Department Detective Bureau.
There is no credible threat to the location or surrounding area. The Hanover Township Police Department Detective Bureau will continue the investigation to identify and locate the individual.
The Hanover Township Police Department was assisted at the scene by the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, Florham Park Police Department, Madison Police Department, East Hanover Police Department, Hanover Township Office of Emergency Management, Whippany Fire Department, Cedar Knolls Fire Department, First Aid Squad, East Hanover Office of Emergency Management, along with the New Jersey State Police Aviation Unit.