Morristown New Jersey Criminal Law Post

Morristown New Jersey
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Travis J. Tormey, Esq.

Limo Driver Allegedly Fired Gunshot from Rifle into Empty Car in Chatham, NJ

Posted in Weapons Offenses

Chatham Township Weapons Offense LawyersPolice officers recently arrested a man who allegedly used a rifle to fire a gunshot into an empty vehicle parked in Chatham Township, New Jersey.

The suspect allegedly committed the crime around 2:30 a.m. The suspect reportedly lost control of his vehicle, a limousine, and crashed the limo into a curb in Chatham, NJ. The suspect then allegedly used a rifle to fire a gunshot.

The bullet reportedly hit a car parked in the driveway of a home located on Susan Drive in Chatham Township, NJ.

The suspect, a 69-year-old resident of Chatham Township, used to be a doctor in the Ukraine and currently operates a limousine company in New Jersey.

The suspect has now been charged with multiple weapons offenses, including unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a loaded rifle for an unlawful purpose.

The suspect also faces charges for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) because police said that he was heavily intoxicated at the time of the arrest.

Detectives with the Chatham Township Police Department are actively investigating the alleged shooting incident.

For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Limo Driver Reportedly Charged with Shooting Empty Car While Drunk.”

Rockaway Borough Man Faces Sexual Assault Charges, Kidnapping Charges

Posted in Sex Crimes

Rockaway NJ Sexual Molestation AttorneysA Rockaway Borough NJ resident faces criminal charges for allegedly molesting two underage boys at a shopping mall. He was recently ruled incompetent to participate in his own defense at trial without medication.

The suspect, a 35-year-old man from Rockaway Borough, allegedly committed the sexual offenses at the Rockaway Townsquare mall on August 28, 2015. He reportedly approached the two victims in mall restrooms and touched their genitals.

On September 10, 2015, the suspect allegedly attempted to kidnap another boy from a Target store located in Rockaway Borough, New Jersey. The five-year-old victim later told police that the victim threatened to cut him with a knife during the attempted kidnapping.

One day later, Rockaway NJ cops were able to locate and arrest the suspect. Detectives reportedly used surveillance video footage to determine the suspect’s identity.

The suspect faces several criminal charges, including sexual assault, child endangerment, luring, attempted kidnapping, terroristic threats, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

In September 2016, the suspect was indicted on the sex crime charges. Now the suspect is supposed to stand trial in Morris County Superior Court, but first he must be ruled competent to participate in his own defense. A superior court judge recently said that the suspect must take medication for bipolar disorder prior to the start of trial. That determination was made after a mental health evaluation by a psychiatrist.

While the suspect awaits the beginning of trial, he is in custody at the Morris County Correctional Facility in Morristown, New Jersey. He is being held at the jail in lieu of $600,000 bail.

For more information about this case, see the NJ.com article, “Man Accused of Molesting 2 Boys, Attempted Kidnapping Reportedly Unfit for Trial.”

Police Search for Suspect Who Used ATM Skimmer at Jefferson Township Bank

Posted in Theft and Fraud Offenses

Jefferson New Jersey Fraud AttorneysJefferson Township police are looking for a suspect accused of using an ATM skimmer to steal money from at least 20 people with accounts at a local bank.

The suspect allegedly used the device to commit the thefts between December 23, 2016 and January 2, 2017. According to authorities, the suspect placed a hidden electronic device on the exterior of an ATM at the Lakeland Bank branch on Berkshire Valley Road in Jefferson Township, New Jersey. The suspect was able to use the illegal device to access personal information from people with accounts at the bank. When these individuals used their debit cards and bank cards at the ATM, they also left their personal information for the suspect to later access.

With access to the victims’ information, the suspect gained the ability to withdraw cash from several bank accounts. According to law enforcement, at least 20 victims have already been identified. The suspect allegedly stole more than $20K by committing the fraud crimes.

Detectives with the Jefferson Township Police Department are actively investigating the fraud and attempting to figure out the suspect’s identity. If police officers are able to identify and capture a suspect in the case, very serious criminal charges would likely follow. The suspect would probably face criminal charges for theft of movable property and identity theft.

The Jefferson Township Police Department has asked that anyone who used the ATM at the Lakeland Bank branch check out their bank statements and look for suspicious activity.

For more information about this case, see the NJ.com article, “ATM Skimmer Stole from at Least 20 in Jefferson, Cops Say.”

Boonton School Official Allegedly Caused DWI Accident in Morris Township, NJ

Posted in Drunk Driving (DWI)

Boonton Township DWI LawyersA school official in Boonton Township NJ faces charges for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) in Morris Township, New Jersey.

The suspect is a 60-year-old man who lives in Mendham, NJ. Since July 2014, the suspect has served as the business administrator for the Boonton Board of Education. For 10 years before that, he was the business administrator for the Randolph Board of Education.

The suspect was placed under arrest on December 30, 2016 and charged with drunk driving after being involved in a car accident. According to authorities, the suspect was driving in Morris Township NJ when he lost control of his motor vehicle and crashed. Someone subsequently dialed 911 and alerted the Morris County Park Police Department, which dispatched officers to the scene.

When Morris County Park cops arrived at the scene of the accident, they reportedly observed the suspect exhibiting signs of being intoxicated. It has not been revealed yet whether the suspect failed a breath test before he was arrested and charged with a DUI.

The suspect has also been cited for other traffic offenses in connection with the car crash.

For additional information about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Boonton School Official Charged with DWI, Report Says.”

Mount Olive NJ Man Admits Filming Sexual Encounters with Women

Posted in Sex Crimes

Mount Olive Invasion of Privacy SuspectA Mount Olive man recently pleaded guilty to invasion of privacy charges for filming his sexual encounters with multiple women without first getting their consent.

The suspect, a 29-year-old Mount Olive NJ resident, was accused of secretly filming 11 adult women and one juvenile girl while having sex with them. According to authorities, the suspect used his iPhone to record the sexual encounters.

Law enforcement investigated the suspect and eventually obtained enough evidence to place him under arrest. He was charged with numerous sex crimes, including invasion of privacy and endangering the welfare of a child.

The suspect managed to avoid trial in Morris County Superior Court in Morristown by reaching a plea agreement with Morris County NJ prosecutors. He pleaded guilty to six counts of invasion of privacy, with prosecutors agreeing to drop the remaining sexual offense charges.

When the suspect appears in Morris County Superior Court next month for an official sentencing hearing, he will face one year in state prison.

For further information about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Man Reportedly Admits to Secretly Filming Sex with 6 Women.”

Police Identify Madison Man as Suspect in Fatal Hit-and-Run Accident on Chatham Township Road

Posted in Traffic Violations

Chatham New Jersey Traffic AttorneysPolice officers recently arrested a Madison New Jersey man who allegedly caused a fatal car crash and then left the scene of an accident in Chatham Township, NJ.

The fatal car accident occurred just after 5:00 p.m. on Shunpike Road in Chatham Township, New Jersey. According to law enforcement, the suspect was driving a silver 1997 Nissan Sentra when he hit a pedestrian who was walking outside a crosswalk on the road. Instead of stopping to help the victim or dialing 911 to notify police, the suspect reportedly kept driving and fled the scene of the accident.

Other motorists notified the Chatham Township Police Department, which sent police officers and emergency crews to the scene of the accident. The victim, a 76-year-old Glen Cove NY man, was transported to an area hospital but still died a short time later.

Chatham Township detectives investigated the fatal car crash and identified the suspect as a 62-year-old Madison NJ man. Police later arrested the suspect without incident.

The suspect has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death, a second degree felony that could result in a sentence of 5-10 years in New Jersey State Prison. Additionally, the suspect was cited for a number of traffic offenses.

For more information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “62-Year-Old Man Charged in Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash in Chatham.”

Parsippany NJ Man Allegedly Assaulted Victim with Broken Bottle

Posted in Assault and Threat Crimes

Parsippany Aggravated Assault LawyersParsippany New Jersey police arrested a man who allegedly assaulted someone with a broken bottle at a local residence on Christmas Day.

The violent incident reportedly went down just before 3:30 a.m. on Christmas morning. The Parsippany Police Department got a 911 call about a fight at an apartment on North Beverwyck Road. Parsippany NJ police officers went to the scene, where they found the victim sitting on the front steps of the building and suffering from a cut to his throat.

The victim, a 29-year-old Parsippany man, was transported via ambulance to a local medical facility. Doctors at the Parsippany NJ hospital treated the victim for his stab wounds and later listed him in stable condition.

Meanwhile, Parsippany police officers searched for the suspect and managed to locate him two days later. The suspect was then placed under arrest without any further incident.

The suspect, a 20-year-old man who lives in the Lake Hiawatha section of Parsippany, faces numerous criminal charges, including aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

After being placed under arrest and processed, the suspect was taken to the Morris County Correctional Facility in Morristown, New Jersey. He was being held at the jail on a bail amount of $35,000.

For additional information about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Man Accused of Cutting Victim’s Throat on Christmas with Broken Bottle.”

Police Arrest Hamburg Woman Accused of Throwing Rock through Window at Sparta NJ Church

Posted in Property Offenses

Sparta NJ Criminal Mischief AttorneysSparta New Jersey police arrested a woman who allegedly vandalized a church on Christmas Eve.

The vandalism incident reportedly occurred at the Institute for Spiritual Development on Sparta Avenue in Sparta, NJ. According to law enforcement, the suspect tossed a rock at the exterior of the church in an attempt to get the attention of someone inside the building. The suspect reportedly needed a ride home.

When the rock went through a stained glass window in the church, someone dialed 911 and notified the Sparta Police Department. Sparta NJ police officers went to the scene and spoke to the suspect, who allegedly admitted to throwing the rock. The suspect was subsequently placed under arrest.

The damage to the church building has been estimated at roughly $5,000. Depending on the outcome of the case, it is possible that the suspect will be liable for the damages.

The suspect, a 39-year-old Hamburg resident, has been charged with third degree criminal mischief. If she is convicted of the felony-level offense, she could potentially be sentenced to 3-5 years in New Jersey State Prison.

After being arrested and charged, the suspect secured her release from police custody. She will have to appear in Sussex County Superior Court at a later date to answer the criminal charges against her.

For more information about this case, see the NJ.com article, “Woman Accused of Throwing Rock through Church Window.”

Undocumented Immigrant Sentenced to Prison for Assaulting Ex-Wife in Dover, NJ

Posted in Assault and Threat Crimes

Dover NJ Aggravated Assault AttorneysAn undocumented immigrant was recently sentenced to a lengthy term of incarceration for stabbing his ex-wife at their home in Dover, NJ.

The stabbing incident occurred on January 25, 2015. According to law enforcement, the suspect got into an argument with his ex-wife at the Dover residence and used a knife to repeatedly stab her.

The ex-couple’s 10-year-old daughter, who witnessed the violent incident, dialed 911 and notified the Dover Police Department. Dover NJ cops rushed to the scene, but the suspect had already fled the area. The suspect was later tracked down and placed under arrest in New York.

Morris County NJ prosecutors initially charged the suspect with attempted murder, but the suspect later reached a plea agreement on reduced charges of aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child.

The suspect recently made an appearance in Morris County Superior Court in Morristown for a sentencing hearing. The suspect told the superior court judge that he was drunk on the night of the stabbing. The judge later sentenced the suspect to 10 years in NJ State Prison.

The suspect, a 32-year-old illegal immigrant from Ecuador, will be subject to deportation proceedings after he finishes his prison sentence.

To learn more about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Man Gets 10 Years for Stabbing Ex-Wife in Front of Daughter, Report Says.”

Ex-Cop with Newton NJ Police Force Charged with Sexual Assault

Posted in Sex Crimes

Newton New Jersey Sexual Assault LawyersA former cop with the Newton Police Department faces criminal charges after being accused of sexually assaulting a teen boy at a local Burger King restaurant.

The suspect is a 39-year-old resident of Hampton, New Jersey. According to authorities, he committed the sexual offense at a Burger King located in Newton, NJ.

The victim is a 16-year-old boy. He reported the sexual assault to Sussex County law enforcement, which subsequently launched an investigation into the suspect.

The suspect was later arrested and charged with multiple crimes, including sexual assault, criminal sexual contact, child endangerment, and criminal restraint.

If the suspect is ultimately convicted on the most serious charges of sexual assault, he would be subject to severe penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2, sexual assault is a second degree criminal offense and carries a potential penalty of 5-10 years in NJ State Prison.

It has been reported that the suspect previously resigned from his job as a Newton police officer after he was caught exposing himself to male motorists during traffic stops. He received a sentence of two years of probation in that case, which allowed him to avoid jail time.

The suspect is currently in custody at the Morris County Correctional Facility in Morristown, NJ. The reasons for the suspect being held at a Morris County Jail, not a Sussex County jail, are unclear.

For more information about this case, go to the NJ.com article, “Ex-Newton Cop Accused of Sexually Assaulting Teen to Stay in Jail.”