On Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 01:08 AM, a multiday joint investigation by the Hamburg and Franklin Borough Police Department’s culminated with the arrest of Harold L. Schnorr, 29, of Hamburg, who was a fugitive from justice. Schnorr was wanted on multiple warrants to include two “no bail” warrants from the Sheriff’s Office of Morris County and Sussex County, respectively. Officers from Hamburg and Franklin followed up on numerous leads as to Schnorr’s whereabouts but were unable to locate him. On September 16, 2012 at 12:56 AM, officer’s received information that Schnorr was located at a residence within Hamburg Borough. Ptl. Robert Vander Ploeg and Special Officer Roy Souther, in addition to Franklin Police Det. Nevin Mattessich and Ptl. Jesse Babcock arrived at the residence at which time Schnorr fled into the woods. K-9 Officer Christopher Nichols and K-9 Zoey were summoned to the scene to aid in locating Schnorr. A short time later while the officers were checking the immediate surroundings, Schnorr was located in a wooded area and taken into custody without incident. Subsequently, Schnorr was turned over to the custody of the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office and remanded to the Sussex County Jail.
Patrolman Robert Vander Ploeg, Ptl. Christopher Nichols, Special Officer Roy Souther, Franklin Police Det. Nevin Mattessich, Sgt. Seamus Geddis, and Ptl. Jesse Babcock conducted the joint investigation.