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Dumont Man Charged with Intent To Distribute Drugs in a School Zone

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Dumont NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of WILLIAM H. KECK (DOB: 12/6/1949; single; unemployed) of 109 Lafayette Avenue, Dumont, NJ on charges of Possession Of A Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession With The Intent To Distribute Controlled Dangerous Substances, and Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia. This arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti and the Dumont Police Department under the direction of Chief Michael J. Conner.
Several months ago, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force and the Dumont Police Department received information that William H. KECK was distributing Controlled Dangerous Substances, namely Oxycodone, in Bergen County. On Thursday, October 11, 2018, a search of KECK’s residence located at 109 Lafayette Avenue in Dumont resulted in the seizure of Controlled Dangerous Substances including numerous Oxycodone 20MG and 30MG tablets, Suboxone, Diazepam, and Zolpidem, and plastic baggies used for the packaging of Controlled Dangerous Substances for distribution purposes.

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Dumont High School Put on Lockdown on Monday after Social Media Threat

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February 27,2018

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Dumont NJ, a high school student was taken into custody on Monday after a reported social media threat prompted a lockdown and a Bergen County SWAT team response.

Dumont police say that the threat was made by a 15-year-old Dumont High School sophomore and the school was then placed on lockdown. The Bergen County SWAT team responded to the school along with police from Dumont and surrounding towns.

The lockdown happened around lunchtime yesterday. They said that they first thought that it was a drill. They hid under desks and inside classrooms. Photographs and videos posted on social media show large groups of students inside the gym and out on the athletic fields.

Police taking no chances ,the lockdown comes nearly two weeks after a deadly mass shooting in Parkland, Florida.

According to Dumont Police Chief Michael Conner a gun was recovered at the student’s home. It wasn’t clear whether the weapon belonged to the student. No weapons were found at the school

The Dumont Public Schools sent a message to parents saying the student was taken into custody at about 1:15 p.m. and the lockdown was lifted.The student’s name has not been released due to his age.Classes are expected to resume normally Tuesday.