Landing Man Charged With Death by Auto

Acting Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Roxbury Township Police Chief James Simonetti announce that Samuel R. Generelli, 27 years old, of Landing, New Jersey, has been charged with Second Degree Death by Auto.

At approximately 6:43 p.m., on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, members of the Roxbury Township Police Department responded to the area of 1903 Route 46 West in Ledgewood, New Jersey.  Responding police units located a male with apparent injuries who had been struck by a motor vehicle.  The male was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident. The victim’s name is presently being withheld.  The vehicle that struck the victim was engulfed in flames due to damage from the collision.  The sole occupant of the vehicle was Samuel R. Generelli, 27 years old, of Landing, New Jersey. 

Generelli was charged by way of Warrant-Complaint with Death by Auto, a crime of the second degree, in violation of N.J.S.A.2C:11-5.

The Honorable Stuart A. Minkowitz, P.J.Cr. set bail in the amount of $100,000 cash, bond or property, with additional conditions set by the Court.

Anyone with information relating to these charges or the incident itself is urged to contact the Roxbury Township Police Department at 973-448-2100, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 973-285-6200, or Morris County Sheriff’s CrimeStoppers at 973-267-2255.

Acting Prosecutor Fredric Knapp would like to thank the Roxbury Township Police Department, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, and the members of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit whose efforts contributed to this arrest.

A criminal complaint is merely an accusation.  Despite this accusation, the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until he or she has been proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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

Madison Man Found Guilty of Failure to Register Under Megan’s Law

Acting Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp announces that Mark DeBiasse, 50 years old, of Madison, New Jersey, was found guilty of Failure to Register under Megan’s Law following a non-jury trial before the Honorable Mary Gibbons Whipple, J.S.C..      

The defendant who is a prior Megan’s Law Registrant was arrested on March 16, 2010 by Detective Ed Mitchko of the Madison Borough Police Department.  The defendant was required to re-register yearly as a condition of his Megan’s Law supervision and failed to register on March 4, 2010 as previously instructed.

The defendant was indicted on May 4, 2010 on one Count of 4th Degree Failure to Register. A bench trial was conducted on April 7, 2014 before the Honorable Mary Gibbons Whipple, J.S.C..  An order was released today by Judge Whipple finding that the defendant was guilty of the aforementioned charge. 

Assistant Prosecutor/SDAG Brent Rafuse represented the State.

The defendant faces 18 months in State Prison.                                               

Acting Prosecutor Knapp thanks Chief Darren P. Dachisen and the Madison Police Department, and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Megan’s Law Unit whose efforts contributed to this result.

The defendant remains in the custody of the Morris County Correctional Facility pending sentencing. The defendant’s sentencing is scheduled for August 22, 2014.

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

 

Prosecutors Announce Results of Heroin Task Force Initiative

Acting Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli and Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes announce the results of a three County Heroin Task Force Initiative in the City of Paterson.  The Initiative lasted 8 weeks, starting on April 7, 2014 and ending on May 30, 2014

As part of the Heroin Task Force Initiative, members of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, Special Enforcement Unit, including law enforcement officers from twelve Morris County municipalities joined a task force of law enforcement officers from Bergen, Passaic and Sussex counties to combat the heroin epidemic affecting our counties.  The initiative focused on heroin sales occurring in Paterson, New Jersey, which according to the United States Drug Enforcement Agency, supplies the most pure and potent heroin in the United States.  Tactics utilized during the initiative included surveillance, interdiction and arrests of buyers and sellers of heroin, undercover operations, deployment of an overdose response team to aggressively pursue the drug dealers who supplied the narcotics related to the overdoses, direct contact with the users’ families to help them focus on treatment, and exposing the heroin epidemic to the public through cooperation with the media.  Recognizing that heroin use and addiction affects all of our jurisdictions in terms of drug related deaths, burglaries and violent crimes, police departments throughout Morris County supplied manpower to the initiative, and by combining manpower and resources, a demonstrable impact was achieved in which each participating department was a proud partner. 

There were 325 total arrests including over 280 users, some of whom went into rehabilitation, and over 40 dealers.  38 Morris County residents were arrested.  30 guns and over $25,000 in U.S. currency was seized.  Approximately 1200 grams of raw heroin, which equates to over 60,000 bags on the street, and approximately 12,000 bags from users were seized. The heroin had a street value of $350,000

Participating Morris County law enforcement agencies included the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, with Task Force Officers from Jefferson Township and Morris Township, the Butler Police Department, the Kinnelon Police Department, the Lincoln Park Police Department, the Pequannock Police Department, the Mt. Olive Police Department, the Roxbury Police Department, the Morris County Park Police, the Boonton Township Police Department, the Montville Police Department and the Riverdale Police Department. 20 Morris County Law Enforcement Officers participated with a total of 3,032 man-hours.

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