MORRISTOWN, NJ - Nina Sheller, 51 of Hanover, New Jersey has been arrested on charges related to a fire that occurred on October 11, announced Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Acting Chief of Investigations Christoph Kimker, and Hanover Township Police Chief Mark Roddy.
According to authorities, officials responded to a garage area on fire in a residence located on Harvest Court in Hanover. In addition to damage to Sheller's residence and vehicle, other attached units in the same building sustained fire damage, they said.
Steller made statements at the scene taking responsibility for the fire, said police. Her husband sustained non-life threatening injuries, they said.
Steller has been charged with with two (2) counts of Arson, a crime of the third degree in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:17-1(b), and one count of Criminal Mischief, a crime of the third degree in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:17-3(a), announced the Prosecutor's Office. She was charged by way of a warrant-complaint, and was released on pretrial monitoring conditions in accordance with the Criminal Justice Reform Act, they stated.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office – Arson and Environmental Crimes Unit at 973-285-6200 or the Hanover Township Police Department at 973-428-2512.
The charges and allegations are merely accusations, and the defendant is considered innocent unless and until proven guilty.