Man Arrested For Possession Of Weapons Charges In Morristown

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp and Morristown Police Chief Peter Demnitz announce the arrest of Andrew Pfitzenmayer (age 26) of Peapack, New Jersey on charges related to the possession of weapons.

 

On July 29, 2015 at approximately 10:00 am, the Morristown Police Department responded to the Headquarter’s Plaza building, located at 19 Speedwell Avenue, Morristown, New Jersey, regarding a male acting suspiciously.  The male was later identified as Andrew Pfitzenmayer and was in possession of weapons.  Piftzenmayer was placed under arrest on scene and transported to the Morristown Police Department. 

 

Further investigation led him to be charged by way of complaint with Unlawful Possession of Weapons (crimes of the Second Degree) related to the possession of the two (2) Glock 9MM handguns, as well as Possession of Prohibited Weapons (crimes of the Fourth Degree) related to the possession of  hollow-point ammunition. 

 

 The Honorable Gary Troxell, J.M.C. authorized the complaints as well as bail in the amount of $100,000 cash, bond or property.  Pfitzenmayer was remanded to the Morris County Correctional Facility.    

 

Numerous law enforcement agencies responded to investigate, including the Major Crimes and Intelligence Units of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, the Morristown Bureau of Police, and the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Section. 

 

The charges and allegations are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

 

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6200 or the Morristown Bureau of Police at 973-538-2200.

 

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

 

Former Kushner Company Employee Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy And Theft Of $125,000

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp announces that LePolian McConnell, 34 years old, of the City of East Orange and a former employee of Kushner Company in Florham Park, New Jersey, pled guilty yesterday to one count of second degree Theft by Deception in violation of N.J.S.2C:20-4(a); one count of second degree Attempted Theft by Deception in violation of  N.J.S. 2C:5-1a(1) and N.J.S. 2C:20-4(a), and one count of second degree Conspiracy in violation of N.J.S. 2C:5-2 and N.J.S. 2C:20-4(a).   

 

In pleading guilty, the defendant admitted to fraudulentlyissuing a Kushner Company check in the amount of $125,000. McConnell also admitted that he conspired with another individual to cash the check at Jersey City Check Cashing in Jersey City, New Jersey. 

 

Under the terms of the plea agreement the State will recommend that the defendant be ordered to pay restitution and to be sentenced to three (3) years in New Jersey State Prison. 

 

Supervising Assistant Prosecutor Francine S. Ehrenberg represented the State in this matter.

 

The Honorable William J. McGovern, III, J.S.C., presided over the plea.  The defendant is scheduled to be sentenced on October 9, 2015.

 

Prosecutor Knapp thanks Police Chief Patrick P. Montuore and the Florham Park Police Department, and the Financial Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office who assisted in the investigation and the resolution of this matter. 

 

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

County Prosecutors Association of the State of New Jersey Announces Scholarships – Deadline Extended

The County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey announces the availability of the Oscar W. Rittenhouse, Andrew K. Ruotolo, Jr., Harris Y. Cotton and the John H. Stamler Memorial Scholarships. The County Prosecutors Association of the State of New Jersey Committee, a nonprofit corporation, annually awards scholarships to law students, college and graduate students.  Each scholarship is a one-year grant in the amount of up to $3,500.00 paid directly to the recipient.  Scholarship recipients from previous years are ineligible.

 

To be eligible for the Oscar W. Rittenhouse Memorial Scholarship, an applicant must be a New Jersey resident accepted for admission to a law school.  The applicant must have an interest in pursuing a career as a prosecutor.  The applicant must also demonstrate financial need.

 

To be eligible for the Andrew K. Ruotolo, Jr. Memorial Scholarship, an applicant must be a New Jersey resident accepted for admission to a law school or graduate school.  The applicant must exhibit an interest in, and commitment to, enhancing the rights and well-being of children through child advocacy programs.  The applicant must also exhibit financial need.

 

To be eligible for the Harris Y. Cotton Memorial Scholarship, an applicant must be a New Jersey resident accepted for admission to a law school.  The applicant must have an interest in pursuing a career as a prosecutor with an emphasis in Domestic Violence or Hate Crime prosecutions.  The applicant must also demonstrate financial need.

 

To be eligible for the John H. Stamler Memorial Scholarship, an applicant must be a New Jersey resident and sworn law enforcement officer seeking educational advancement on a college or graduate level to improve his or her effectiveness as a law enforcement officer.  The applicant must also demonstrate financial need.

 

Please be advised that the deadline for submitting applications has been extended to August 15, 2015.  Applicants will be notified of the Committee’s decision in October, 2015.  Applications can be downloaded from www.cpanj.info.