Morristown New Jersey Criminal Law Post

Morristown New Jersey
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Travis J. Tormey, Esq.

Mount Olive Police Look for Man Who Allegedly Stole Cash from Vending Machine at Budd Lake NJ Gas Station

Posted in Theft and Fraud Offenses

Mount Olive Gas Station TheftMount Olive police are searching for a man suspected of stealing money from a vending machine at a Budd Lake NJ gas station.

According to the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, the theft occurred at the 76 gas station, which is located at 18 Route 46 in Budd Lake, New Jersey. The suspect reportedly broke into a vending machine at the gas station and stole an undisclosed amount of money.

Sometime after gas station workers noticed the damage to the vending machine, they notified the Mount Olive Police Department. Police officers were then sent to the scene to conduct an investigation.

Police obtained video surveillance footage that reportedly shows the suspect in the process of committing the theft.

According to law enforcement, the suspect is a heavyset white man who showed up at the gas station in a two-door sedan. He reportedly used an object to crack open the lock on the vending machine door and then took the component containing the money. After getting the cash, the suspect reportedly got into his vehicle and drove away.

When he allegedly committed the theft, the suspect was wearing a light blue shirt, dark blue pants, and white shoes.

If the suspect is eventually identified and apprehended, he would like face criminal charges for theft of movable property. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:20-3, theft can be classified as a third degree crime if the value of the stolen items is greater than $500. A conviction on third degree theft charges could lead to a sentence of 3-5 years in NJ State Prison.

Investigators have asked for the public’s help with the case. Anyone who has information about the suspect should get in touch with detectives at 973-691-0850.

For additional information about this case, see the article entitled “Mt. Olive Police Looking for Thief Who Hit Vending Machine.”

Morristown NJ Man Accused of Violent Robbery in Newton, New Jersey

Posted in Assault and Threat Crimes, Theft and Fraud Offenses

Newton NJ Robbery LawyersA Morristown New Jersey man recently pleaded not guilty to charges of robbery and aggravated assault in Newton, NJ.

According to law enforcement, the 23-year-old suspect was assisted by a 25-year-old man when he committed the violent robbery at the Merriam-Gateway Condos on Sparta Avenue in Newton, New Jersey. The theft and assault allegedly happened on December 27, 2014.

The 20-year-old victim was visiting friends in the area when the suspects allegedly walked up to him and punched him in the face. The suspects then allegedly stole his wallet, his cell phone, and his car keys before fleeing the scene.

According to officials, the victim suffered a broken jaw as a result of the attack. The victim was taken by helicopter to Morristown Medical Center, where he underwent surgery and got medical treatment for his injuries.

Newton investigators obtained video surveillance footage and spoke with eyewitnesses at the scene. Police then located the suspects and placed them under arrest.

The suspects have been charged with several criminal offenses, including second degree robbery, third degree aggravated assault, and second degree conspiracy.

The 25-year-old suspect already pleaded guilty to the second degree robbery charges in September. As a result of his plea agreement, prosecutors plan to recommend a sentence of 3 years in New Jersey State Prison. The suspect will appear in Sussex County Superior Court later this month for formal sentencing.

Meanwhile, if the 23-year-old suspect is convicted on the most serious charge of robbery, he could be sentenced to as many as 10 years in New Jersey State Prison.

For additional information about this case, view the article entitled “Man Pleads Not Guilty to Robbing, Breaking Man’s Jaw, Report Says.”

Police Reportedly Find Heroin, Cocaine, Marijuana at Motel in Parsippany, New Jersey

Posted in Drug Charges, Weapons Offenses

Drug Raid at Parsippany NJ MotelPolice recently raided a Parsippany motel and arrested two men accused of illegally selling drugs.

According to authorities, the suspects, a 44-year-old man from East Orange and a 46-year-old man from Pennsylvania, were selling the drugs out of rooms at a Red Roof Inn located in Parsippany, NJ.

Police learned about the alleged drug dealing activity and obtained a search warrant. Members of the Parsippany Police Department and the Morris County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit later executed the search warrant and conducted a raid at the Red Roof Inn motel on Route 46 in Parsippany, New Jersey. The raid was conducted at 11:30 a.m.

Searches of the suspects’ rooms at the motel reportedly led to the discovery of a loaded Taurus .44 magnum revolver, several hollow-point bullets, 17 baggies of marijuana, an additional 16 grams of marijuana, 47 glassine folds of heroin, 16 grams of cocaine, 44 MDMA pills, and another 8 grams of MDMA. Law enforcement also allegedly found materials commonly used to weigh and package illicit drugs for sale.

The suspects were arrested and charged with several drug offenses, including possession with intent to distribute heroin, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession with intent to distribute MDMA, and possession with intent to distribute marijuana. Additionally, the suspects were charged with multiple weapons offenses, including unlawful possession of a weapon and certain persons offenses for being convicted felons illegally in possession of a weapon.

After being arrested and charged, the suspects were moved to the Morris County Jail in Morristown, New Jersey. They were each being held at the correctional facility in lieu of $50,000 bail amounts.

To learn more about this case, read the article entitled “2 Men Accused of Selling Drugs Out of Parsippany Motel.”

Two Men Reportedly Plead Guilty to Armed Robbery in Dover, NJ

Posted in Theft and Fraud Offenses

Dover NJ Robbery SuspectsTwo NJ men reportedly pleaded guilty to impersonating police officers and committing armed robberies in Dover, New Jersey.

The theft incidents took place in Morris County and Bergen County, New Jersey. According to the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, the two suspects pretended to be police officers while committing the robberies.

The suspects, a 39-year-old Orange man and a 37-year-old Clifton man, allegedly targeted immigrant victims.

During the first robbery, the two suspects reportedly stole cash from victims in a parked car in Dover, New Jersey. The second robbery took place at an apartment in Dover, NJ.

The suspects were eventually placed under arrest after a police officer investigated a suspected burglary at a house located on Roxiticus Road in Mendham Township. The officer learned that the vacant house was being used by the suspects as a base of operations for the robberies. When law enforcement searched the residence, they allegedly found two police jackets.

The suspects were later charged with two counts of second degree robbery.

The suspects accepted plea deals with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office. As a result, Morris County NJ prosecutors are expected to recommend a sentence of 10 years in NJ State Prison for one suspect and a sentence of 9 years in NJ State Prison for the other suspect.

The suspects recently made appearances in Morris County Superior Court in Morristown and entered their guilty pleas.

The suspects will need to return to Morris County Superior Court later this year so that they can be formally sentenced for their crimes.

To learn more about this case, check out the article entitled “Duo Who Impersonated Cops Admit Robberies.”

Police Arrest Boonton Township Man Accused of Selling Cocaine, Heroin, Prescription Drugs, Crystal Meth, MDMA

Posted in Drug Charges

Boonton New Jersey Heroin SuspectPolice recently arrested a Boonton NJ man accused of selling large quantities of illegal drugs from his residence.

According to Bergen County prosecutors, police began the investigation into the 42-year-old suspect after getting a tip that he was a drug dealer. The investigation was conducted by the Boonton Police Department, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, the Morris County Sheriff’s Department K9 Unit, and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department K9 Unit.

Once investigators had enough evidence, they obtained a search warrant for the suspect’s house and car.

Police later conducted a traffic stop in Saddle Brook NJ and searched the suspect’s vehicle. The officers allegedly discovered 140 grams of cocaine, four bricks of heroin, 300 grams of crystal methamphetamine, 65 grams of MDMA, 20 grams of ketamine, and several hundred prescription pills. Additionally, the suspect allegedly had a digital scale and several unused plastic bags of the kind typically used to package drugs for distribution.

Police also conducted a search of the suspect’s residence in Boonton Township, NJ. Law enforcement reportedly found four bricks of heroin, 13 ounces of marijuana, an unknown quantity of crystal meth, and prescription pills. Police also allegedly seized more than $36,000 in cash.

The suspect was subsequently charged with several drug offenses, including possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession with intent to distribute crystal meth, possession with intent to distribute MDMA, possession with intent to distribute prescription drugs, and possession with intent to distribute heroin.

After being arrested and charged, the suspect was remanded to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey. He was being held at the correctional facility on a $125,000 bail amount.

For further information about this case, see the article entitled “Man Had Meth, Cocaine, MDMA, Heroin, Pills in His Car and House, Cops Say.”

Randolph NJ Police Arrest Man Who Allegedly Stabbed Person on the Morris Turnpike

Posted in Assault and Threat Crimes, Weapons Offenses

Randolph New Jersey Aggravated Assault ChargesRandolph NJ police recently arrested a local man who allegedly stabbed a person over a noise dispute.

The incident reportedly happened on September 15. According to authorities, the 26-year-old suspect was seated in his motor vehicle on the Morris Turnpike and repeatedly revving his engine.

A 55-year-old man, also a Randolph NJ resident, was bothered by the noise disturbance. So he approached the suspect’s vehicle and asked the suspect to move his car. At that point, the suspect allegedly took out a knife and stabbed the victim several times.

The victim was taken to Morristown Medical Center so that he could get medical treatment for his wounds. He was later released from the hospital.

Meanwhile, the suspect reportedly drove away from the scene of the alleged stabbing and fled the area.

Randolph NJ police later located the suspect’s car and placed him under arrest.

The suspect was subsequently charged with aggravated assault and unlawful possession of a weapon.

If the suspect is ultimately convicted of aggravated assault, he would be subject to significant penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b), aggravated assault with a deadly weapon like a knife or handgun is a second degree crime. A conviction on second degree aggravated assault charges could result in a sentence of 5-10 years in New Jersey State Prison.

To learn more about this case, view the article entitled “Man Stabbed His Victim Over Car Noise Complaint, Cops Say.”

Three Men Busted in Parsippany, Allegedly Planned to Sell Marijuana, Cocaine

Posted in Drug Charges, Fraud Offenses, Theft and Fraud Offenses, Weapons Offenses

Parsippany New Jersey Robbery AttorneysPolice in Parsippany New Jersey recently arrested three individuals accused of engaging in a drug and counterfeiting scheme and arranging a drug transaction in a local parking lot.

Authorities started their investigation into the suspects after someone came forward claiming to be a victim of one of the suspects. The victim told police that the suspect robbed and pistol-whipped him in Morristown, NJ.

Parsippany NJ police worked with the victim and set up a sting operation. Law enforcement arranged a drug transaction between the suspect and the cooperating witness, with the suspect allegedly agreeing to sell cocaine and marijuana to the cooperating witness.

When the suspect arrived at the parking lot in Parsippany NJ, he was met by Parsippany police. According to authorities, the suspect was joined by the other two suspects when he got to the meeting site.

Police conducted a search of the suspect’s vehicle and allegedly discovered marijuana and counterfeit cash. Police officers also allegedly saw a loaded handgun fall from the lap of one of the suspects.

The suspects are a 26-year-old from Morristown, a 30-year-old from Morristown NJ, and a 23-year-old from East Orange, NJ.

All three suspects face serious criminal charges for marijuana distribution, unlawful possession of a weapon, and forgery. Additionally, one of the suspects was charged with attempted robbery.

For more information about this case, go to article entitled “3 Charged in Alleged Drug and Counterfeiting Scheme, Report Says.”

Suspect Set for Prison Time After Pleading Guilty to Armed Robberies in Roxbury, Rockaway Township

Posted in Theft and Fraud Offenses

Rockaway NJ Armed Robbery ChargesA man who used to reside in Dover New Jersey has confessed to committing several armed robberies in Morris County NJ supermarket parking lots.

According to officials, the 31-year-old suspect committed the robberies in April 2015. The robberies took place in parking lots in Rockaway Township and Roxbury.

Police indicated that the suspect approached the first victim in a supermarket parking lot in Rockaway Township, New Jersey. The suspect allegedly had an imitation handgun when he ordered the woman to give him her wedding ring.

The next week, the suspect allegedly attempted to hold up another woman at a ShopRite in Wharton, NJ. When the woman refused to hand over her rings, the suspect fled the area on foot.

The following day, the suspect allegedly robbed yet another female victim outside the ShopRite located at the Roxbury Mall. The suspect allegedly stole the woman’s engagement ring.

Police eventually tracked down, and arrested, the suspect in Denville, New Jersey.

During an appearance in Morris County Superior Court in Morristown NJ, the suspect entered guilty pleas for three counts of armed robbery,

While being questioned by his defense attorney, the suspect reportedly admitted to using an imitation firearm during the robberies.

As part of the plea agreement, Morris County prosecutors plan to recommend that the suspect receive a sentence of 20 years in New Jersey State Prison, with a minimum mandatory term of incarceration of 17 years before he is eligible for parole.

In accordance with the plea deal, prosecutors dismissed a number of other criminal charges, including possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, terroristic threats, and receiving stolen property.

For additional information about this case, see the article entitled “Man Admits Morris Wedding Rings Thefts.”

Mount Olive NJ School Aide Faces Punishment After Pleading Guilty to Theft by Deception

Posted in Theft and Fraud Offenses

Mount Olive NJ Theft by Deception AttorneysA former Mount Olive Township school district aide recently pleaded guilty to stealing more than $6,600 from the school district.

According to officials, the 43-year-old suspect, who worked as a special education aide for the Mount Olive NJ school district, falsely claimed that he worked more than 275 hours of overtime during the 2014-2015 school year in order to receive extra pay.

The suspect’s job primarily entailed working with one student with special needs. The fraud was discovered by the school district’s director of special services when he conducted an internal audit and reviewed the suspect’s hours and pay. During the audit, the director reportedly found falsified data when it came to the suspect’s reported work hours.

Shortly after investigators began their probe into the suspect’s alleged fraud, the suspect resigned from his position as a special education aide.

The suspect, who currently lives in Tampa, Florida, recently appeared in Morris County Superior Court in Morristown NJ and pleaded guilty to theft by deception.

During his court appearance, the suspect was questioned by the Morris County Superior Court judge. The suspect reportedly admitted that he committed fraud by submitting payment vouchers that falsely claimed he worked hundreds of overtime hours.

Since theft by deception is classified as a disorderly persons offense, the suspect faces up to six months in the Morris County Jail. However, the terms of the suspect’s plea deal with prosecutors call for the suspect to avoid jail time and instead be sentenced to one year of probation.

Additionally, the suspect will have to pay restitution of $6,604, as well as a $2,500 fine. The plea deal also requires the suspect to agree that he will never seek public employment as an educator in New Jersey.

For further information about this case, check out the article entitled “Ex-Mount Olive School Aide Admits $6,604 Theft.”

Washington Township NJ Police Arrest Three Men Who Allegedly Committed Credit Card Fraud at Target Store

Posted in Fraud Offenses, Theft and Fraud Offenses

Washington Township Credit Card Theft LawyersWashington Township NJ police recently arrested three New York City men accused of committing credit card fraud at a local Target store.

According to authorities, the suspects attempted to use stolen credit cards to buy a number of items at the Target store located on Route 46 in Washington Township, New Jersey. The suspects reportedly walked into the store around 8:00 p.m. and tried to leave a short time later after using the fraudulent credit cards.

Target employees suspected that something was amiss and notified the Washington Township Police Department, which dispatched officers to the store. When police arrived at the scene, they quickly found the three suspects attempting to leave the store parking lot.

Washington Township police investigated and soon determined that the three suspects had used stolen credit cards to purchase items from the store.

The suspects arrested and subsequently charged with multiple theft and fraud crimes, including credit card theft, fraudulent use of a credit card, and conspiracy to commit credit card fraud.

One of the suspects was also charged with simple possession of marijuana because he was allegedly found in possession of a small amount of pot at the time of his arrest.

Two of the suspects reside in Brooklyn, NY, while the third suspect is from Manhattan.

After being placed under arrest and charged, the suspects were remanded to the Morris County Correctional Facility in Morristown, NJ. They were being held at the correctional facility on separate $25,000 bail amounts.

To learn more about this case, check out the article entitled “Washington Twp. Cops Charge 3 with Credit Card Fraud.”