Law & Justice

December 6, 2018

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Morristown, NJ— Cheryl Bennett, Jianna Scarpa and Ashlee Caballero, all of Morristown, we part of the group of community volunteers sworn in as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) by The Honorable Michael P. Wright. CASA of Morris and Sussex Counties, CASA, is a local non-profit organization, ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -  As part of Operation Take Back, Morris County residents were encouraged to bring unused or expired medications to three locations this past weekend.  In total, 393 pounds of unused or expired medications were collected at three locations, stated the Morris County Prosecutor's ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Seventy-five year old David Clark, an insurance broker from Morristown, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for selling bogus health insurance said the U.S. Attorney's Office. Clark stole nearly $1 million while continuing to sell health care coverage he knew was fake, said ...

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp announced that on Saturday, Oct 27, a second National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Program will take place. National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is a twice yearly event coordinated nationally by the U.S. Dept. of Justice and Drug ...

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On October 17, 2018, Supervising Assistant Prosecutor Samantha DeNegri and Detective Supervisor Patrick LaGuerre of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office provided an educational assembly for the 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade students at Chatham Middle School. The assembly focused on bias crimes and ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Many dogs who are surrendered to the animal shelter not once, but twice, don’t get another chance, but Boomer not only got a second chance – he is helping Morris County residents in an important way. After 14 weeks of training, Boomer is now a certified Morris County Sheriff’s ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp has announced that the County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey (CPANJ) has announced  the recipients winners of this years scholarship awards. Knapp is also the CPANJ President. The association awards scholarships to current ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ  –Zachary S. Brawer, 32, of Lincoln Park, N.J., was sentenced to five years in prison, including 20 months of parole ineligibility, by Superior Court Judge Thomas J. Critchley Jr. in Morris County for distributing child pornography on the internet, said Attorney General Gurbir S.

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp and Chief of Investigations Stephen F. Wilson, Jr., are pleased to congratulate Assistant Prosecutor Robert Preziosi on his recent promotion to the rank of Major in the United States Army Reserve. The promotion ceremony was held on September ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp announced a six year prison sentence for a Kinnelon man on weapon and drug charges. Richard Spielman entered guilty pleas to first degree Maintenance of a Controlled Dangerous Substance Production Facility and Second Degree Unlawful ...

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Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon invites all interested students, ages 14-20, to see what Police Exploring is all about.  Law Enforcement Exploring offers members access to varying dimensions of the criminal justice and corrections vocations through experiential learning.  Exploring also ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- School Business Administrator Adrian Pollio has resigned from her position effective immediately and is facing criminal charges, district officials confirmed today. School board members were notified earlier today by Acting Superintendent Rosemary Marks that Pollio was "processed ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A Landing moving company was one of 29 named by the state today as the target of a statewide sting operation into unlicensed movers. The company, Avelar Trucking & Moving, describes itself online as being “fully insured and licensed.” However, state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ- Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp announces the arrest of Shamus McGuire, age 48, of Randolph, NJ, for three counts of fraud.  Shamus McGuire was charged with one count of second degree Insurance Fraud, one count of second degree Healthcare Claims Fraud, and one count of ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - A home on Normandy Parkway in Morristown was purchased by a Florida man who has been charged with two counts of theft by deception. David A. Seigerman a former financial representative of Morgan Stanley and Janney Montgomery Scott has been arrested, announced Morris County ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Kayron Jackson, aka Alkama Jackson, aka “Keys”, age thirty-eight (38), of Mount Olive, New Jersey, has been convicted and sentenced for his involvement in the May 2017 death of Jennifer Ward, age thirty-five (35), in Jefferson Township, New Jersey, announced Morris County ...

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WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Education today proposed a new package of higher education regulations aimed at protecting student borrowers, holding higher education institutions accountable for misrepresentation and fraud and providing financial protections to taxpayers by at-risk ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Two years after they were arrested, the owners of the Smiles II go-go bar in Ledgewood, and seven associates - including an Edison man - were indicted this week by a state grand jury, officials said today. Attorney General Gurbir Grewal today said the grand jury asserted Kevin ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Keith Enlow of Pequannock pleaded guilty to theft be deception before Honorable Thomas Critchley on July 9. Enlow, a former registered representative at Merrill Lynch convinced the victim to move her money into an online brokerage account which he claimed he would manage, said ...

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Morristown, NJ-- Local Kiwanis Clubs of Greater Hamburg, Mount Olive, and Sussex have joined together to support Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Morris and Sussex Counties’ Project Graduation. The clubs are donating money to purchase gift cards which will be distributed to children and ...

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NEWARK, NJ – The largest health care fraud and opioid enforcement action ever taken by the Justice Department resulted in three guilty pleas and five arrests in New Jersey involving a South Jersey-Philadelphia drug trafficking ring that sold more than 1,100 oxycodone pills and multiple individuals ...

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