MCPO Announces the Implementation of Driving While Intoxicated Checkpoint

Acting Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Chief of Investigations John R. Speirs announce the implementation of a Driving While Intoxicated checkpoint in Mount Olive, New Jersey.

The checkpoint is a result of a grant the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office has received from the State Division of Highway Traffic Safety Administration to conduct DWI checkpoints at various locations throughout Morris County. The County DWI Enforcement Grant is designed to establish checkpoints in cooperation with municipal police departments throughout Morris County.

A checkpoint is scheduled this weekend in Mount Olive. Further dates will be announced in the future. The grant is in effect until the end of September.

Any inquiries can be directed to First Assistant Morris County Prosecutor/SDAG Thomas Zelante at 973-285-6252 or [email protected].

Suspect Sought in Multiple Armed Robberies

Acting Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Chief Paul Philipps, and Rockaway Township Police Chief Walt Ardin, Jr. announce an active investigation into multiple armed robberies that occurred this morning in Parsippany, New Jersey and Rockaway Township, New Jersey. 

On May 9, 2014 at approximately 12:47am, the Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department received a 911 call regarding an armed robbery at the Marriott Fairfield Suites, located at 3535 US Highway 46 in Parsippany, New Jersey.  The actor involved in this armed robbery has been described as a black male, wearing a black knit hat, a dark grey jacket, and grey pants.  This actor is said to have entered the lobby and robbed an employee at gun point.     

Later that morning, at approximately 1:24am, the Rockaway Township Police Department received a 911 call regarding an armed robbery at the Rockaway Hotel, located at 14 Green Pond Road in Rockaway Township, New Jersey.  The actor involved in this armed robbery was reported to have entered the lobby and traveled behind the front desk, where he stole a sum of money from the register.  During the course of this armed robbery, the suspect was armed with a handgun.         

Law enforcement authorities have been able to collect surveillance footage from each of these incidents.  A review of this footage reveals that both robberies appear to have been committed by the same actor. 

Numerous law enforcement agencies have been involved with this on-going investigation, including the Major Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, the Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department, the Rockaway Township Police Department, and the Morris County Sheriff’s Office.    

Anyone with information about this incident, including the identity of this male, is asked to call the Major Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6200, the Parsippany-Troy Hill Police Department at 973-263-4300, the Rockaway Township Police Department at 973-625-4000 or Crimestoppers at 973-267-2255.

Any inquiries can be directed to First Assistant Morris County Prosecutor/SDAG Thomas Zelante at 973-285-6252 or [email protected]
Suspect Sought in Multiple Armed Robberies

Suspect Sought in Multiple Armed Robberies

Suspect Sought in Multiple Armed Robberies
Suspect Sought in Multiple Armed Robberies

Suspect Sought in Multiple Armed Robberies
Suspect Sought in Multiple Armed Robberies

Suspect Sought in Multiple Armed Robberies

Fatality in Mount Olive Residential Fire

Acting Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Mount Olive Police Chief Mark Spitzer announce an on-going investigation into a fatal fire that occurred on May 7, 2014 at 176 Flanders Drakestown Road in Mount Olive.  

The investigation has revealed that James Polucki died during the course of a fire at his personal residence.  No other injuries were reported and the fire was extinguished due to efforts by first responders. 

The investigation has revealed that this was an isolated incident and there is no threat to the public.  The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office does not anticipate any criminal charges being filed in this matter.   

Any inquiries can be directed to First Assistant Morris County Prosecutor/SDAG Thomas Zelante at 973-285-6252 or [email protected].