Morristown Fatal Fire

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Chief Peter Demnitz of the Morristown Bureau of Police announce the findings of the investigation into the July 14, 2015 fire on Pine Street, in Morristown, New Jersey.

On July 14, 2015, at approximately 11:29 p.m., police and fire officials were dispatched to 15 Pine Street, Morristown, New Jersey on a report of a residential fire. Responders located an active fire to a multiple family dwelling with approximately five (5) apartments. There were approximately 11 people living at the residence at the time.

The investigation has revealed that the origin of the fire was from the lower level of the residence. Kelly Smith, age 31, a resident of the dwelling, expired during the course of the fire. The Morris County Medical Examiner’s Office has determined the manner of death as an accident.

At this time, the cause of the fire does not appear to be suspicious in nature and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office does not anticipate any criminal charges being filed.

Prosecutor Knapp would like to thank Morristown Bureau of Police Chief Demnitz, the Morristown Bureau of Police, the Morristown Fire Department, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, the Morris County Fire Marshall, the Morris County Office of Emergency Management, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Arson and Major Crimes Units and other mutual aid for their efforts in this matter.

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

Authorities Confirm The Death Of The Victim Of A Possible Hit And Run In Madison

The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and the Madison Police Department confirm the death of a fifty-three (53) year old male from Madison who is the victim of a possible hit and run that occurred on June 20, 2015 in Madison, New Jersey. 

 

On Saturday, June 20, 2015, at approximately 9:45 pm, a 53 year old male was found to be critically injured in the area of Main Street and Prospect Street in Madison, New Jersey. 

 

The male succumbed to his injuries on July 1, 2015, while at the Morristown Medical Center.  The male, age 53, was a resident of Madison.  Further information as to the male’s identity is being withheld at this time.   

 

Law enforcement believes that the male’s injuries are the result of a possible hit and run.  The investigation has led to information involving a vehicle leaving the scene of this incident and traveling east on Main Street towards Chatham, New Jersey. 

 

The vehicle in question is believed to be a 2013-2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport.  Damage may be minimal and possibly concentrated to the front part of the vehicle. 

 

  

The following is the surveillance photograph of the vehicle:

 

                                      Authorities Confirm The Death Of The Victim Of A Possible Hit And Run In Madison

                                      2013-2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

 

 

The Madison Police Department and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office continue to seek the public’s assistance in identifying this vehicle, as well as speaking with anyone with information regarding this incident.

 

Any person with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Madison Police Department at 973-593-3000, the Major Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6200, or the Morris County Sheriff’s CrimeStoppers at 973-267-2255.  All calls will be kept confidential.

 

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

 

Seeking Information Regarding a Vehicle Believed to be Involved in a Possible Hit and Run

The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and the Madison Police Department are seeking information from the public concerning a possible hit and run that occurred on June 20, 2015 in Madison, New Jersey.

  
On Saturday, June 20, 2015, at approximately 9:45 pm, a 53 year old male was found to be critically injured in the area of Main Street and Prospect Street in Madison, New Jersey.  

Law enforcement believes that the male’s injuries are the result of a possible hit and run.  The investigation has led to information involving a vehicle leaving the scene of this incident and traveling east on Main Street towards Chatham, New Jersey. 

  

The vehicle in question is believed to be a 2013-2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport.  Damage may be minimal and possibly concentrated to the front part of the vehicle. 

The following is the surveillance photograph of the vehicle:

Seeking Information Regarding a Vehicle Believed to be Involved in a Possible Hit and Run
2013-2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

The Madison Police Department and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying this vehicle, as well as speaking with anyone with information regarding this incident and/or the circumstances leading to this male’s injuries. 

Any person with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Madison Police Department at 973-593-3000, the Major Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6200, or the Morris County Sheriff’s CrimeStoppers at 973-267-2255.  All calls will be kept confidential.

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