Mt. Olive Man Charged With Arson

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Mount Olive Police Chief Mark Spitzer announce that John Maulbeck Jr. (age 23) a resident of the Flanders section of Mt. Olive Township, New Jersey has been charged with Arson, in violation of N.J.S.A 2C:17-1b2, a crime of the third degree. Maulbeck was arrested today following an investigation conducted by the Mt. Olive Police Department and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Arson/Environmental Unit.
On April 28, 2015 at approximately 7:05 p.m., members of the Mount Olive Police Department and the Flanders Fire Department were dispatched to 130 US 206 South in Flanders, New Jersey on a report of a house fire. Responders located an active fire to the attached garage of a single family home. A resident of the home, suffered injury due to smoke inhalation and was treated and released from the hospital.
 
The Honorable Brian J. Levine, J.M.C., Mount Olive set bail at $30,000 with 10% option. The defendant was unable to post bail and was remanded to the Morris County Correctional Facility.
Prosecutor Knapp would like to thank Chief Mark Spitzer, the Mt. Olive Township Police Department, the Flanders Fire Department, Mount Olive Twp. Fire Marshal’s Office, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Arson/Environmental Unit, and Morris County Sheriff’s Office.
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 Morris County Deputy Chief of Investigations Denise Arseneault at 973-285-6262 or [email protected].

Roxbury High School Assistant Principal Charged with Sex Offenses

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Officer in Charge Martin McParland, Jr., of the Rockaway Township Police Department, announce that Roger Schneider, age 55, residing at 11 Notch Road, Rockaway Township, New Jersey, has been charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child, in violation of N.J.S.A.2C:24-4a(1), a crime of the 2nd degree, and Aggravated Criminal Sexual Contact, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-3a, a crime of the 3rd degree. Schneider is the Assistant Principal at Roxbury High School.

 

During the week of April 20, 2015, the alleged victim (referred to by the fictitious initials X.X.) disclosed to a third person that Schneider had sexually touched X.X. Schneider was subsequently interviewed on or about April 24, 2015, and admitted committing acts of contact upon X.X.’s intimate parts. During a subsequent interview by law enforcement, X.X. disclosed acts of sexual contact between Schneider’s hand and X.X.’s genitals. X.X. resided part time at the defendant’s home between the dates of August of 2013 and January of 2015. The defendant was acting in loco parentisto the victim with X.X.’s parents’ consent. X.X. was 15 years old at the time of the alleged incidents. X.X. is not a student in the Roxbury school district.

 

On April 24, 2015, the Honorable Gerard Smith, J.M.C., authorized charges against Schneider for Endangering the Welfare of a Child, in violation of N.J.S.A.2C:24-4a(1), a crime of the 2rd degree, and Aggravated Criminal Sexual Contact, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-3a, a crime of the 3rd degree. Schneider was arrested by the Rockaway Police Department on April 25, 2015, and bail was set at $100,000 with no 10% option, no contact with the victim, and surrender of any firearms. 

 

The investigation is active and ongoing.  No other information is being released at this time.

 

Anyone with information relating to these charges or any similar conduct by this defendant is urged to contact Detective Bruce LaFera of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit at 973 285-6200.

 

Prosecutor Knapp would like to thank the Rockaway Township Police Department and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit.

 

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

 

 Any inquiries can be directed to Deputy Chief Denise H. Arseneault at [email protected].

 

Former Executor of Estate Sentenced for Misapplication Crime

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp announces that the Honorable Stuart A. Minkowitz, P.J.S.C. sentenced Bernard W. Ozarowski, Age 60, of Princeton, New Jersey to  serve 5 years of Special Probation pursuant to the terms of the Morris County Drug Court for second degree Misapplication of Entrusted Property in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:21-15.  He was further ordered to pay restitution to four victims in the amount of $509,998.44.

 

On March 19, 2015, Ozarowski pled guilty to second degree Misapplication of Entrusted Property, in connection with his role as executor of the estate of R.H. who was Ozarowski’s brother-in-law.  R.H. was a former resident of Madison, New Jersey who died in December of 2011. At the time of his death, his life insurance policy, annuity funds, IRA accounts, certificates of deposit and other bank accounts contained significant assets. However, between December 8, 2011 and September 5, 2012, Ozarowski illegally transferred assets of the estate to his own company, Loyola Management, a dealer and distributor of print services as well as a document management company.

 

If the defendant violates the terms of the Special Probation he could be ordered to serve up to 10 years in the New Jersey State Prison. 

   

The State was represented during the sentencing by Morris County Supervising Assistant Prosecutor Francine S. Ehrenberg. 

 

Prosecutor Knapp would like to thank the Financial Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and Assistant Prosecutor Julian Hill for their efforts resulting in this  sentence.

Any inquiries can be directed to Deputy Chief Denise H. Arseneault at [email protected] or (973) 285-6262.