Boonton Township Criminal LawyersBoonton Township police officers apprehended a local man who was reportedly wanted by law enforcement for criminal acts.

The suspect is a 38-year-old man who resides in Boonton Township in Morris County, NJ. According to authorities, the suspect was wanted by police and had a number of outstanding warrants for his arrest.

Boonton Township police detectives were aware of the warrants and tried to locate the suspect so that he could be brought to justice. Police eventually got a tip that the suspect might be staying at a local residence, so they dispatched officers to the home.

When Boonton NJ police officers arrived at the residence, they allegedly found the suspect attempting to hide in the attic.

Police arrested the suspect without incident and transported him to Boonton NJ police headquarters so that he could be processed.

The suspect has been charged with an additional crime: hindering apprehension.

After being placed under arrest and charged, the suspect was remanded to the Morris County Jail in Morristown, NJ.

For further information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Wanted Suspect Found Hiding in Boonton Attic, Cops Say.”

Mendham New Jersey Sex Offense ChargesAn ex-teacher at West Morris Mendham High School in Mendham New Jersey recently admitted to having sex with a student.

Law enforcement opened an investigation into the suspect in December 2014 after the student came forward and said that she had sex with him at least twice. At the time, the suspect was working as an English teacher at the Mendham high school.

According to the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, the suspect and the student had sex at the suspect’s home in Mount Olive, NJ. The first time they had sex was on on May 31, 2014, just one day after the high school’s senior prom.

Beyond that, investigators discovered that the suspect had inappropriately communicated with two other students at West Morris Mendham High School. Investigators said that the suspect sent the students photographs in which she was wearing just a bra or towel.

The 33-year-old suspect, who lives in Mount Olive, New Jersey, was charged with official misconduct. Since student with whom she had sex was above the age of 18, the suspect did not face criminal charges for a sex offense like sexual assault or criminal sexual contact.

While the charges were still pending, high school officials suspended the suspect from her teaching job.

Now the suspect has formally pleaded guilty to the second degree official misconduct charges in Morris County Superior Court in Morristown. The guilty plea came after the suspect reached a plea deal with prosecutors.

Under the terms of the plea agreement, the suspect will enter the NJ Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI) program for a period of 36 months. So long as the suspect successfully completes the requirements of the alternative sentencing program, the criminal conviction will be removed from her permanent record. However, if the suspect does not meet the requirements of the PTI program, she could potentially be sentenced to 10 years in New Jersey State Prison.

For further information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “N.J. Teacher Admits to Having Sex with 18-Year-Old Student.”

Boonton Township Filing False Police Report SuspectBoonton Township NJ police recently apprehended a woman who allegedly lied about a violent robbery so that she could get refills on prescription medications.

According to Boonton authorities, the suspect claimed that she was robbed in a local parking lot and that the robbers stole her prescribed medicine.

The suspect, a 42-year-old woman who lives in Flanders NJ, dialed 911 and contacted the Boonton Township Police Department in late November. When police officers arrived at the scene, the suspect said that she was attacked by two men while walking to her car. She told police that the robbers threw her to the ground, grabbed her purse, and made off with two bottles of prescription medication. The alleged culprits then ran away and fled the area.

Boonton Township NJ detectives looked into the incident and eventually determined that the suspect lied about everything. It is believed by authorities that the suspect likely fabricated the bogus claims so that she could report her medication as stolen, making it easier for her to seek a refill on the prescription pills.

Now the suspect has been arrested and charged with multiple crimes, including filing a false police report and filing a false report to incriminate others.

After being placed under arrest and charged, the suspect secured her release from police custody. She will have to return to Boonton Township at a later date to address the charges against her.

For further information about this case, access the NJ.com article entitled “Boonton Woman Faked Robbery to Refill Meds, Cops Say.”

Randolph NJ Theft by Deception LawyersA Randolph New Jersey man who was formerly employed as a Morris County court official has been sentenced to state prison time for theft of civil judgment monies.

The 54-year-old suspect’s job title was “special civil part officer,” which is also known as a constable. He was employed with the Morris County court system. Among the suspect’s job duties were making sure that money collected in civil judgments was eventually turned over to creditors or the parties who secured the civil judgments.

The suspect was able to keep a percentage of the civil judgments as a commission. However, the suspect was caught keeping far in excess of the amounts to which he was entitled. According to Morris County prosecutors, the suspect secretly kept $112,875 between January 2010 and April 2012.

Court officials learned about the long-term theft while conducting an audit in 2012. The suspect was later placed under arrest and charged with theft by deception and official misconduct.

In June 2015, the suspect appeared in Morris County Superior Court in Morristown and pleaded guilty to the theft charges. While entering his guilty plea, the suspect stated that he had “mismanaged the account.”

Now the suspect has been sentenced on the theft charges. The suspect recently appeared in the same courtroom, where the superior court judge sentenced him to serve three years in NJ State Prison. The suspect will be required to serve at least two years in state prison before he gains parole eligibility.

The suspect will also have to pay restitution for the entire $112K that was stolen.

For additional information about this case, read the DailyRecord.com article entitled “Randolph Man Gets 3 Years for $113K Theft.”

Butler New Jersey Sexual Assault SuspectA man who convicted on sexual assault charges in Butler NJ is now facing new criminal charges for allegedly trying to corrupt the jury in his trial.

The 48-year-old suspect, who is from Vernon Township, raped a female outside a bagel shop in Butler, New Jersey. The sexual assault occurred while the victim sat in a parked car outside the G&A Bagel shop on Route 23 on January 28, 2007.

During the early morning hours, the suspect opened the car door and pulled the 19-year-old victim out of the vehicle. He then forcefully removed her pants and underwear before molesting her.

The suspect was first convicted of aggravated sexual assault in 2009. However, he later appealed the conviction and was eventually granted a new trial.

At the end of the new trial, a Morris County Superior Court jury found the suspect guilty on all charges. When he returns to court for sentencing in early December, he will be subject to a potential sentence of 20 years in New Jersey State Prison.

According to Morris County prosecutors, the suspect conspired with another individual to tamper with the jury during his re-trial.

Law enforcement learned about the jury tampering allegations with the trial already underway. A subsequent investigation resulted in officials obtaining evidence that the suspect attempted to disseminate to the jury information previously ruled inadmissible by the judge. The sealed documents were allegedly changed prior to being handed out around the Morris County Courthouse.

The other person who allegedly participated in the scheme to sway the jury is a 44-year-old man from Wharton, New Jersey.

Morris County Prosecutor’s Office detectives arrested the suspects and charged them with obstruction of the administration of law and corrupting a jury.

Since obstruction of justice is a third degree crime, the suspects face separate sentences of 3-5 years in state prison.

To learn more about this case, see the DailyRecord.com article entitled “Convicted Butler Rapist Charged with Trying to Influence Jury.”

Mount Olive NJ Aggravated Arson LawyersA Morris County New Jersey grand jury has indicted a Budd Lake man accused of arson.

The 34-year-old suspect has been charged with two counts of aggravated arson. According to Morris County prosecutors, the suspect deliberately started a fire in his apartment at the Eagle Rock Village in Budd Lake, NJ. Budd Lake is an unincorporated community in Mount Olive, New Jersey.

Authorities believe that the suspect used several propane tanks to vent gas into his apartment. Additionally, the suspect allegedly burned a candle in order to cause the fire.

When Newark firefighters arrived at the scene, they were able to extinguish the flames. Thankfully, none of the other residents in the apartment complex were injured as a result of the fire.

Arson investigators searched the suspect’s apartment and reportedly found a glass candle placed underneath a chair. According to officials, the chair was covered with clothing. Investigators also reportedly found propane tanks set to vent gas into the apartment.

Once police determined that the suspect may have intentionally started the fire, police officers managed to locate him in New York. The suspect was then placed under arrest without incident.

In addition to the arson charges, the suspect has also been indicted on charges of hindering apprehension. According to the indictment, the suspect “purposely or knowingly” started the fire and placed other individuals at risk of “death or bodily injury.”

The suspect is said to have a prior criminal history. Sussex County prosecutors said that he pleaded guilty last year to unrelated criminal charges for theft of movable property, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and criminal contempt.

 

For further information about this case, go to the NJ.com article entitled “Budd Lake Man Indicted for Allegedly Setting His Apartment on Fire.”

Hanover NJ Leaving Scene of Accident LawyersHanover Township NJ police are trying to locate a woman accused of leaving the scene of a car accident.

According to authorities, the suspect was involved in a motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Mount Pleasant Avenue and Ridgedale Avenue in Hanover, NJ. The car accident occurred shortly before 5 p.m. on a Friday.

Thankfully, no one was injured in the collision.

When the other driver began to dial 911 so that she could report the accident, the suspect allegedly attempted to snatch the driver’s cell phone and prevent her from informing the authorities. The suspect failed to get the cell phone, prompting her to get into her car and leave the scene in a hurry. By the time police officers got to the scene, the suspect was long gone.

The Hanover Township Police Department is actively investigating the incident. Hanover police said that they have identified a person of interest in the case. Apparently, the other driver was able to provide a partial registration when initially reporting the accident.

If the suspect is eventually identified and apprehended, she faces significant penalties. The most serious criminal charges that could follow include leaving the scene of an accident and obstruction of justice.

N.J.S.A. 2C:29-1 specifies that anyone who purposely obstructs, impairs, or prevents a public servant from lawfully performing an official function may be charged with a fourth degree criminal offense. In this case, the suspect could face fourth degree obstruction charges for allegedly interfering with the 911 dispatcher’s ability to receive a call from the other driver.

 

For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “Woman Tried to Rip Phone from Hand of Driver Reporting Car Accident, Hanover Police Say.”

Boonton NJ Hindering Apprehension AttorneysTravis J. Tormey and the Tormey Law Firm, LLC recently defended a client against hindering apprehension charges in Boonton Municipal Court.

Our client, a resident of Boonton NJ, was at home bathing her two daughters when the police stopped by her house and served a warrant on her boyfriend. Our client came to the door and told the officers that her boyfriend was not home. When the officers asked if she would consent to a search of the house, she said “yes.” She then told the officers that she needed to put away her 200-pound mastiff dog because it is not friendly to strangers. While the client was downstairs putting away the dog, she saw her boyfriend in the basement. He then exited the basement and was arrested without incident.

Unfortunately for our client, the arresting officers believed that she initially gave them false information about her boyfriend’s whereabouts. So police issued her a summons for hindering apprehension.

As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:29-3(a), hindering apprehension is a disorderly persons offense. This meant that our client faced up to 6 months in the Morris County Jail.

The client, who had no prior criminal history, was adamant that she had been wrongfully charged. At trial, she testified that she did not know that her boyfriend was home when police officers knocked on her door. Additionally, both her boyfriend and her daughter testified and corroborated her version of events.

Mr. Tormey vigorously defended the client against the charges. As a result, the State was unable to prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt. The judge ultimately decided to dismiss the hindering apprehension charges. When issuing his ruling, the judge cited a New Jersey Supreme Court decision that states that anyone who answers a question from the police with false or imperfect information is not guilty of hindering apprehension; the person must volunteer the false information on their own in order for it to rise to the level of hindering.

Our client was thrilled with the outcome of the case. This was a major victory for the Tormey Law Firm.

East Hanover NJ Eluding AttorneysEast Hanover New Jersey police arrested three people accused of leading police on a high-speed pursuit that began on Route 80 East in Denville, NJ.

According to law enforcement, a New Jersey State Police trooper observed the vehicle being driven on the highway and traveling at a speed exceeding 100 mph. The car had Tennessee license plates.

The officer tried to bring the vehicle to a stop near mile marker 39.4, but the car’s driver did not slow down.

The car then blew past a construction zone, at which point the trooped ended his pursuit and alerted nearby police departments. Additionally, the trooper provided the police agencies with a detailed description of the suspects’ vehicle.

Not long after that, East Hanover patrol officers saw the car in the area.

The East Hanover police officers pulled over the vehicle and arrested the three occupants.

According to authorities, the three suspects are Pennsylvania residents. It remains unclear why the PA residents were in a Tennessee vehicle and traveling at such a high rate of speed on a New Jersey road.

The suspects were later transferred into the custody of New Jersey State Police for processing and criminal charges.

All three suspects were charged with eluding police and hindering apprehension. Additionally, the suspects were charged with simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia because police officers allegedly found drugs inside the motor vehicle.

After being placed under arrest and formally charges, the suspects were transported to the Morris County Jail. Two of the suspects are being held at the facility on separate $125,000 bail amounts; the third suspect is being held on a $100,000 bail amount.

 

For additional information about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “100-mph Chase on Route 80 Ends with 3 Arrests.”

Hanover Township Motel ShootingHanover Township NJ police arrested a man accused of shooting someone at a motel in Whippany, New Jersey.

The shooting occurred at the Econo Lodge motel on Route 10 in Whippany, NJ. Whippany is an unincorporated community in Hanover Township, NJ.

According to law enforcement, the 23-year-old suspect entered the motel and opened fire on the victim. Afterwards, the suspect reportedly fled the area.

The victim suffered a gunshot wound due to the shooting. He was immediately transported to a local hospital, where he got medical treatment for his injuries. Thankfully, doctors were able to ensure that the victim survived the shooting.

Multiple police agencies worked together on a joint investigation into the incident.

Shortly after the shooting, police searched the area for the suspect. Law enforcement eventually tracked down the suspect in Brooklyn NJ, where he was arrested without incident.

Police also captured a 24-year-old woman who was wanted in connection with the shooting. The female suspect hails from Paterson, New Jersey.

The main suspect, who lives in Boonton Township NJ, was charged with attempted murder, unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

According to officials, the suspect has a criminal record which includes an arrest for cocaine distribution and heroin distribution.

The female suspect in the shooting case was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and hindering apprehension.

After being placed under arrest, both suspects were being held in police custody by the New York Police Department. The suspects are soon set be extradited to Morris County, NJ.

Meanwhile, investigators continue to look into the incident. Members of the public with information about the suspects or the shooting are asked to call the Hanover Township Police Department at 973-428-2512, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6200, or the Morris County Crime Stoppers tip line at 973-267-2255.

 

For more information about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “Man Wanted in N.J. Motel Shooting Arrested in Brooklyn.”