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Authorities Reveal Name of Injured Mt. Arlington Officer

December 12, 2018

MOUNT ARLINGTON, NJ - The Mount Arlington police officer struck by a vehicle Tuesday evening was identified today as Sgt. James DiStasio.

The Morris County Prosecutor's Office revealed DiStasio's name in an afternoon press release, but added it is not going to say much else about the incident for now - including the extent of the sergeant's injuries or the names ...

Morris County Sheriff's Office Trains 75 on School Shooting Behavioral Threats

MORRISTOWN, NJ – About 75 members of the law enforcement, mental health and education fields in Morris County attended two days of training at the Morris County Fire and Police Academy Nov. 27 and 28 to learn about assessing the behaviors of potential threats with the intention of preventing school shootings.

At a press conference, Morris County Sheriff James Gannon called the two-day ...

Phone Scam Continues in Morris County and Surrounding Areas; Morris County Sheriff

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  If anyone calls on the phone says they are from the Morris County Sheriff's Office and asks for money, that's a scam, said the Morris County Sheriff's Office. 

In the most recent scam calls, the caller (sometimes via voice message) uses an agency number for Caller ID and identify himself or herself as an employee of the Morris County Sheriff’s ...

Morristown High School Grad Darren Dungee Becomes Newest Morris Township Police Officer

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Morristown resident Darren Dungee has become the newest officer of the Morris Township Police Department. According to Morris Township Police Chief Mark DiCarlo, Dungee is part of the 91 st Basic Police Class.

“ I am extremely proud of Ptl. Darren Dungee for his completion and graduation from the 91st Morris County Police Academy", said Chief ...

Senator Cory Booker Supports Comprehensive Criminal Justice Reform Compromise Introduced in Senate

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, announced his support of the bipartisan criminal justice reform package introduced in the Senate.

Other cosponsors include Sens. Chuck Grassley (D-IA), Richard Durbin (D-IL), Mike Lee (R-UT), Lindsay Graham (R-SC), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI).

Booker was instrumental in adding ...

Morris County Narcotics Task Force Arrest 4 Morristown Residents Following Long Term Drug Investigation

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Following a long term drug investigation, Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Chief of Investigations Stephen F. Wilson Jr. announce the arrest of ten individuals and the seizure of over five hundred grams of cocaine and over $10,000. The investigation began in June 2018 into the importation and distribution of cocaine into Morris County, they ...

New Program Allows Morris County K-9's to Receive Same Services as Human Responders

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Law Enforcement dogs will now be offered the same services as human responders thanks to a new program unveiled today. This first-of-its-kind program offers medical support and care for the county’s front-line law enforcement K-9’s that work alongside the Sheriff’s Office response teams in critical situations.

“We have our dogs going up against the ...

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp Honors United States Military Veterans Serving at the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office

In honor of Veterans Day, several years ago Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp began the annual tradition of recognizing U.S. Military Veterans who serve in the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office.  The program was the idea of Chief of Staff Daniel Pfeiffer, himself an Army Veteran.    


Today, November 9, 2018, Prosecutor Knapp and his command ...

Missing 15 Year Old From Mountain Lakes Last Seen in Philadelphia; Police

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Law enforcement officials have stated that Thomas Kolding, the missing 15 from Mountain Lakes, has been seen in Philadelphia,PA, on the corner of Race and 5 th Streets, at approximately 3:00 PM the afternoon of November 3.

Thomas Kolding, who lives with his parents in Mountain Lakes is still missing, said Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp. In a press release, the ...

Morristown Man Says Employee Stole $152,000

ROXBURY, NJ – A Roxbury woman stole more than $150,000 from her Mount Olive employer over a 5-year-period, according to police.

The woman, Angela Messina, 53, of Landing, was arrested Monday by Mount Olive police following an 8-month-long investigation, police said. They said Messina was charged with theft and fraud.

She is accused of writing “multiple fraudulent checks to pay ...


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