Ceremony in Morristown Recognizes National Crime Victims' Rights Week

March 23, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The 2017 National crime Victims' Rights Week will take place from April 2 through April 8. The recognition and remembrance ceremony will honor victims and advocates of victims' rights on Monday April 3 from 12:30pm to 2:00pm in the Board of Chosen Freeholders’ Public Meeting Room, 5th Floor, in the Morris County Administration & Records Building, ...

Morristown Juvenile Detention Officer Pleads Guilty to Use of Excessive Force

MORRISTOWN, NJ –  Juvenile Detention Officer Katria Thorne-Stevenson pled guilty to using excessive force during the course of duty, stated Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Morris County Department of Human Services Director Jennifer Carpinteri. On November 5, 2016, an investigation revealed that Thorne-Stevenson struck a juvenile in the face with a closed fist, said ...

Empty Gas Tank Thwarts Man's Attempt to Escape Police

DENVILLE, NJ - After being awakened by police as he slept in his car early Monday, a Florham Park man banged his vehicle into a police car, led officers on a high-speed chase and was eventually arrested in Boonton when he ran out of gas, police said.

The man, Christopher Iossa, 18, was found to be asleep inside a 2015 Ford Mustang parked alongside Route 46 at 4:39 a.m., said police. They said ...

Retrial in Morristown Dog Bite Case Returns a $850K Verdict

MORRISTOWN, NJ - On February 21, 2017, a Morris County jury returned an $850K verdict for a woman who suffered a dog bite facial injury and lumbar spine injuries in July 2012. 

“We wish to express our gratitude to the Morris County jury,” stated Andrew Fraser, partner at Sparta law firm, Laddey, Clark & Ryan. “This was a very unfortunate situation and Ms. Reid will ...

5 Morristown Residents Sworn In as Advocates for Abused and Neglected Children

Morristown, NJ—On February 23, 2017 a group of community volunteers were sworn in as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) by The Honorable Maritza Berdote Byrne. CASA of Morris and Sussex Counties, a local non-profit organization, trains and supervises community volunteers to advocate for the best interests of children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect, or ...

Arrest Made in Burglary of Morris Township Home

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ -  On Sunday, February 12 a residence on Woodlawn Drive in Morris Township was burglarized, said police. According to authorities, a neighbor heard "glass breaking" and then observed an unknown man walking around the home. The concerned citizen alerted police and described the vehicle the suspect was driving. When Morris Township Police arrived ...

In Charging Morristown Homeowner, Cops Warn About Underage Drinking Parties

MORRIS TWP., NJ – A Morris Township homeowner allowed about 30 people below the legal drinking age to drink alcoholic beverages in his house on Jan. 20, knowing that the party-goers were underage, police said.

The man, William Stitt, was charged with making his property available for underage consumption of alcohol, a disorderly person offense, said Morris Township Police Cpt. Mark ...

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