Morristown New Jersey Criminal Law Post

Morristown New Jersey
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Travis J. Tormey, Esq.

Mine Hill NJ Woman Charged with Theft by Deception, Allegedly Stole $35K

Posted in Theft and Fraud Offenses

Mine Hill Theft Crime LawyersA Mine Hill NJ woman was arrested and charged with theft by deception after police determined that she stole $35,000 from a Denville New Jersey man.

According to the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, the suspect withdrew the large sum of money from the victim’s bank account and did so without authorization. (The suspect’s defense attorney, a public defender, reportedly said that the suspect did have authorization from the victim to handle money matters and make bank withdrawals.)

The suspect is a 52-year-old resident of Mine Hill. She met the victim, a 57-year-old Denville NJ resident, at an American Legion Auxiliary event held in Mine Hill, New Jersey. The suspect reportedly used to serve as the president of the NJ American Legion Auxiliary.

According to a criminal complaint, the suspect committed the theft crime on February 16, 2016. Detectives with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Financial Crimes Unit investigated the suspect and then brought charges against her.

The suspect is required to make an appearance in Morris County Superior Court, located in Morristown, on January 9, 2017.

To learn more about this case, see the Daily Record article, “Mine Hill Woman Charged in $35K Theft from Denville Man.”

Mendham NJ Teacher Sentenced to Probation for Sexual Abuse

Posted in Sex Crimes

Mendham NJ Sexual Abuse AttorneysA woman who used to teach at a Mendham NJ drug and alcohol treatment center has been sentenced to probation on sex crime charges.

The suspect, a 30-year-old resident of Pompton Lakes NJ, formerly worked as an art teacher at the Daytop Village treatment facility in Mendham, NJ. She was worked at the facility in September 2014 when she sexually touched an 18-year-old resident showed nude images of herself to a 17-year-old resident.

In 2014, law enforcement learned about the sex crimes and arrested the suspect. The suspect later reached a plea deal with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office. The suspect pleaded guilty to one count of criminal sexual contact and one count of child abuse, with Morris County prosecutors agreeing to recommend a sentence of probation.

The suspect recently appeared in Morris County Superior Court, located in Morristown NJ, for a formal sentencing hearing. The superior court judge sentenced the suspect to two years of probation and ordered her to surrender her NJ teaching license.

For more information about this case, view the DailyRecord.com article, “Former Daytop-Mendham Teacher Gets Probation for Sexual Abuse.”

Madison NJ Police Arrest Convicted Sex Offender Accused of Theft

Posted in Theft and Fraud Offenses

Madison NJ Criminal Defense AttorneysMadison NJ police recently arrested a Florham Park NJ man accused of stealing cash from a Stop and Shop.

The suspect was employed at a Stop and Shop in Madison, New Jersey. According to authorities, he stole money from a cash register on November 10, 2016.

The suspect, a 20-year-old man who lives in Florham Park, was previously convicted of a sex offense in East Hanover, New Jersey. According to the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, the suspect was charged with sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child after he sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl who worked on an ambulance squad with him.

The suspect ultimately reached a plea deal with Morris County prosecutors: he agreed to plead guilty to criminal sexual contact; in exchange, prosecutors agreed to recommend a sentence of probation, not jail time.

In addition to receiving probation, the suspect was ordered to register as a sex offender under Megan’s Law.

Now the suspect is subject to additional penalties for his alleged theft crime. Moreover, a conviction for the theft offense could potentially result in the suspect going to prison for the earlier sex offense because it would likely constitute a violation of his probation.

After being placed under arrest and charged for his latest alleged crime, the suspect was released on his own recognizance. He is going to have to address the theft charges at a later date.

For more information about this case, access the NJ.com article, “Sex Offender Accused of Stealing from Stop and Shop.”

Roxbury Man Arrested, Accused of Trying to Rob Mount Olive NJ Hotel Employee

Posted in Theft and Fraud Offenses

Mount Olive NJ Armed Robbery AttorneysMount Olive police officers recently captured a Roxbury NJ man accused of trying to rob a hotel worker.

The theft crime occurred shortly after 5:00 a.m. on Saturday at the Extended Stay America hotel in Mount Olive, NJ. According to law enforcement, the suspect walked into the Mount Olive NJ hotel and approached the front desk.

The suspect allegedly held a wrench in his hand and threatened to use the weapon to harm the victim unless he handed over money.

The victim refused to hand over any cash, prompting the suspect to run out of the building and flee the scene on foot. When Mount Olive police officers arrived in the area, the suspect was nowhere to be found. However, a short time later, Netcong police officers spotted the suspect at a hotel in Roxbury and notified Mount Olive law enforcement.

The suspect, a 26-year-old man from the Ledgewood area of Roxbury, was placed under arrest a short time later. He faces criminal charges for robbery and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

If the suspect is convicted on the armed robbery charges, he would be subject to severe criminal penalties. That’s because N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1 classifies armed robbery as a first degree felony. Anyone convicted of using a weapon to commit a theft offense could potentially be sentenced to 10-20 years in NJ State Prison.

After being placed under arrest and charged, the suspect was taken to the Morris County Jail in Morristown, New Jersey. He was being held there on a $100K bail amount.

To learn more about this case, access the NJ.com article, “Wrench-Wielding Man Tried to Rob Hotel Worker, Cops Say.”

Explosive Device Goes Off in Parsippany NJ, Police Investigate

Posted in Weapons Offenses

Parsippany New Jersey Criminal LawyersParsippany-Troy Hills residents got quite a scare when an explosive device recently went off on a local street.

A number of residents in a Parsippany neighborhood dialed 911 shortly after 9:00 p.m. and alerted the Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department to a loud noise triggered by an explosion. When Parsippany NJ police officers arrived in the neighborhood, they quickly located evidence of an explosive device. The remnants of the explosive device were found near the intersection of Allentown Road and Marmora Road, with law enforcement officials later describing the device as “rudimentary” and “small.”

The good news is that no one appeared to be in the area of the device when it exploded, so there were no injuries to report.

Parsippany authorities are investigating the explosion, but law enforcement is not yet providing many details about their investigation into the incident.

If and when investigators are able to determine the identity of the person, or persons, who set off the explosion, that individual would likely have to answer a lot of questions. Depending on the circumstances, it is possible that the person responsible for the explosive device going off will be criminally charged with threat crimes and/or weapons offenses and face significant penalties.

Any members of the public with information about the explosion are asked to contact Parsippany detectives NJ at 973-263-4311 or to call the Morris County CrimeStoppers tip line at 973-COP-CALL.

To learn more about this incident, access the New Jersey News 12 article, “Police Probe Explosive Device Detonated in Parsippany-Troy Hills.”

Mount Olive Police Arrest Woman Accused of Possessing Heroin, Marijuana

Posted in Drug Charges

Mount Olive Marijuana Possession LawyersMount Olive police recently arrested a woman accused of possessing small quantities of heroin and marijuana at a vape shop.

Police made the arrest a short time after 6:30 p.m. The Mount Olive Police Department received a report from employees at the Vapor Room about suspicious activity at the vaping shop, which is located on Route 46 in the Budd Lake section of Mount Olive, NJ.

A police officer was dispatched to the scene, where he was directed to a 2011 BMW that was parked outside the shop. The Mount Olive cop found the suspect seated in the vehicle and noticed that she appeared to be under the influence of some kind of substance. The police officer also reportedly smelled the odor of marijuana coming from her motor vehicle.

The Mount Olive NJ police officer directed the suspect to exit the BMW and subsequently searched her. During the search, the cop allegedly discovered two plastic bags of marijuana and several glassine bags of heroin. The police officer then arrested the suspect.

The suspect, a 25-year-old woman who lives in the Great Meadows section of Liberty NJ, faces criminal charges for several drug offenses, including heroin possession, simple possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS).

After being placed under arrest and charged, the suspect was released from police custody with a pending court date.

For more information about this case, access the DailyRecord.com article, “Woman Busted with Pot, Heroin Outside Budd Lake Vape Shop, Police Say.”

UPS Driver Allegedly Snapped Photos of Woman in Bathroom Stall in Denville, NJ

Posted in Sex Crimes

Denville NJ Invasion of Privacy AttorneysPolice officers in Denville NJ recently apprehended a UPS driver who allegedly took photographs of a woman in a public bathroom stall.

The suspect is employed as a UPS driver. According to authorities, the suspect was on his lunch break at a business building in Denville New Jersey when he committed the illicit act. He reportedly changed from his UPS uniform into personal clothes and then entered the women’s bathroom. Once inside the restroom, the suspect allegedly got into a bathroom stall and hit until the victim sat down in the stall next to his. The suspect then reportedly took out his cell phone and began to photograph the victim.

The victim reportedly noticed the phone underneath the stall and immediately confronted the suspect. The suspect then allegedly ran from the restroom and left the building.

Sometime later, the suspect returned to the business complex because he needed to deliver packages for UPS. Police officers at the scene took the suspect into custody and then arrested him.

The suspect is a 37-year-old resident of Byram, New Jersey. He faces criminal charges for invasion of privacy.

After being placed under arrest and processed, the suspect was released from police custody. He has a pending court date to address the criminal charges against him.

To learn more about this case, read the NJ.com article, “UPS Driver Accused of Taking Photos of Woman in Bathroom Stall.”

Mount Olive NJ Police Arrest Man Accused of Prostituting Young Girl

Posted in Sex Crimes

Mount Olive NJ Prostitution LawyersMount Olive police recently arrested a local man who allegedly prostituted an underage girl at area motels.

The victim is said to be a 17-year-old female who lives in Mount Olive, New Jersey. According to officials, the victim told law enforcement the suspect was responsible for her engaging in prostitution for over a week before Thanksgiving. The victim said that the suspect used his car to drive her to different hotels within Mount Olive, New Jersey. The victim reportedly engaged in prostitution at the hotels and the suspect allegedly got a part of the money that she received.

Detectives with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit started an investigation and then arrested the suspect on Thanksgiving morning.

The suspect, a 23-year-old Mount Olive man, has been charged with multiple crimes, including first degree human trafficking, first degree promoting prostitution, and third degree endangering the welfare of a child.

If the suspect is ultimately convicted on the most serious charges of human trafficking or promoting prostitution, he could potentially be sentenced to decades in NJ State Prison.

After being arrested and charged, the suspect was remanded to the Morris County Correctional Facility in Morristown, NJ. He was being held at the jail on a bail amount of $150,000.

For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Man Accused of Pimping Out 17-Year-Old Girl in Mount Olive.”

Morristown Man Charged with DWI After Reportedly Hitting Police Car

Posted in Drunk Driving (DWI)

Morristown New Jersey DUI LawyersPolice arrested a Morristown New Jersey man accused of causing a DWI accident and crashing into a parked patrol car.

The car accident occurred around 3:40 p.m. on Wednesday. The suspect, a 24-year-old resident of Morristown NJ, was reportedly behind the wheel of his Jeep and driving on West Park Place when he hit a marked patrol vehicle. The collision resulted in minor damage to both vehicles.

A Morristown NJ cop was seated inside the police car at the time of the crash and suffered minor injuries. He was later taken to Morristown Medical Center, where doctors evaluated him and then released him.

The suspect was not injured in the car crash. He was arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) because Morristown NJ cops reportedly noticed him showing signs of being under the influence of alcohol. Police also issued the suspect a traffic citation for careless driving in connection with the car accident.

If the suspect is convicted of drunk driving, he would be subject to significant penalties that include suspension of his driver’s license, costly fines, and potentially jail time. The exact penalties would depend on whether the suspect has been convicted of drunk driving in New Jersey within the past 10 years.

For additional information about this case, access the NJ.com article, “Drunk Driver Hits Police Car in Morristown, Cops Say.”

Livingston Man Gets Prison Time for Violently Assaulting Ex-Girlfriend in Morris County, NJ

Posted in Assault and Threat Crimes, Domestic Violence

Morris County Domestic Violence AttorneysA man from Livingston NJ is on his way to prison after he pleaded guilty to assaulting his former girlfriend during a domestic violence incident more than three years ago.

On February 1, 2013, the suspect met his ex-girlfriend and offered to give her a ride to work. While the two of them were driving through Morris County, they got into an argument. When the victim tried to get out of the car, the suspect grabbed a gun and pistol-whipped her.

The victim suffered significant injuries to the back of the head as a result of the attack. The suspect also allegedly fired the handgun twice during the incident, but none of the bullets struck the victim.

The suspect took the victim to Morristown Medical Center in Morristown NJ, where she got medical treatment. The suspect drove away before police or hospital officials could question him.

Police later tracked the suspect down at his Livingston home. After a six-hour standoff with police, the suspect was arrested. He was subsequently charged with multiple crimes, including attempted murder.

Morris County NJ prosecutors eventually offered the suspect a plea deal. In exchange for the suspect pleading guilty to charges of unlawful possession of a weapon and aggravated assault, prosecutors agreed to drop the more serious charges.

The suspect recently made an appearance in Morris County Superior Court, located in Morristown, so that he could be sentenced. The suspect was sentenced to a term of incarceration of seven years in NJ State Prison. Additionally, the judge ordered that the suspect be held without parole for a period of at least three years.

For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Man Who Pistol-Whipped Ex-Girlfriend Sentenced to 7 Years.”