Human Remains Discovered in Roxbury Identified

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp has issued the following statement:

“The human remains that were discovered at the Hercules Chemical Company in Roxbury, New Jersey on November 13, 2013 were examined by Forensic Scientists with the New Jersey State Police as well as a Forensic Odontologist.  As a result of said examinations, the human remains were identified as those of Ronald Blanco, date of birth March 4, 1984 whose last known address was in Wharton, New Jersey.  At this time, there is no indication of suspicious activity or trauma that would indicate that criminal activity resulted in the death of the decedent.” 

This will be the final statement issued from this office regarding this matter.

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

 

MCPO Announces the Implementation of Driving While Intoxicated Checkpoint

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Chief of Investigations John R. Speirs announce the implementation of a Driving While Intoxicated checkpoint in Roxbury Township, 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 Roxbury Township. 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 Thomas Zelante at 973-285-6252 or [email protected].

Long Branch Man Arrested on Sexual Assault and Child Endangerment Charges

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Dover Police Chief Harold Valentine announce
the arrest of  Mark S. Ngaojia, 26 years old, of Long Branch, New Jersey on sexual assault and child endangering charges.

Ngaojia was arrested on August 18, 2014, by the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit, which led the investigation with assistance from the Dover Police Department, Lakewood Police Department and the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office.

Defendant was charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault, a crime of the first degree; Sexual Assault, a crime of the second degree, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a crime of the second degree after a six-year old child alleged that Ngaojia had sexually penetrated her.

The Honorable Robert J. Gilson, J.S.C. authorized complaints set bail at $150,000.00 full cash, bond or property. The defendant was unable to post bail and was remanded to the Morris County Correctional Facility.

At the time of his arrest, the defendant was employed as a home health care aide and was a reservist in the United States Marine Corps.

Anyone with information relating to these charges is urged to contact the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit at 973-285-6200. Calls can also be placed to the Morris County Sheriff’s CrimeStopper Program at 973-COPCALL.

Prosecutor Knapp would like to thank the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit, Detective Louis Sperry of the Dover Police Department, the Lakewood Police Department, and the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office for their contributions to this case.

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 Thomas Zelante at 973-285-6252 or [email protected].