Two Males Plead Guilty To Multiple Robberies

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp announces that Vincenzo Viola (age 39) and Robert Capriglione (age 37) have pleaded guilty to multiple robberies that occurred in Morris and Bergen County in May 2013.  The robberies occurred while the Defendants were impersonating police officers.      

 

On today’s date, both Defendants appeared before the Honorable Stephen Taylor, P.J.Cr. and entered guilty pleas. 

 

Defendant Viola entered a guilty plea to two counts of second-degree Robbery (Count One of Bergen County Indictment 13-10-01404-S and Count Eight of Morris County Indictment 13-08-00922-I).  The plea calls for the Defendant to be sentenced to five (5) years in New Jersey State Prison on each of the two counts.  At the time of sentencing, the State will be recommending a total consecutive sentence of ten (10) years in State Prison.  Each offense is subject to the ‘No Early Release Act’ (NERA) requiring Defendant to serve 85% of the sentence before he is eligible for parole.

 

Robert Capriglione entered a guilty plea to two counts of second-degree Robbery (count one of Bergen County Indictment 13-10-01404-S and count eight of Morris County Indictment 13-08-00922-I).  The plea calls for the Defendant to be sentenced to four (4) years in New Jersey State Prison on one count and five (5) years on the second count.  At the time of sentencing, the State will be recommending a total consecutive sentence of nine (9) years in State Prison.  Each offense is subject to the ‘No Early Release Act’ (NERA) requiring Defendant to serve 85% of the sentence before he is eligible for parole.

 

Defendant Viola’s sentencing has been scheduled for October 30, 2015 before Judge Taylor.  Defendant Capriglione sentencing has been scheduled for November 6, 2015 before Judge Taylor. 

 

 

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

 

Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Joins 10th Annual Operation Take-Back Day

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Chief of Investigations John R. Speirs, Morris Plains Police Chief Jason A. Kohn, Randolph Township Police Chief David Stokoe and Mountain Lakes Police Chief Shawn Bennett announce their agencies will be acting in conjunction on Saturday, September 26, 2015, joining the 10th Annual Operation Take-Back Day program.  

Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Joins 10th Annual Operation Take-Back Day

Operation Take-Back Day – September 26, 2015

Operation Take-Back is a national initiative that encourages individuals to turn in unused or expired prescriptions, controlled substances and over-the-counter medications for safe disposal.  The medication collection will allow citizens to give their unused medications to law enforcement officials without releasing personal information.  After the event, law enforcement officials will dispose of the medications collected in an environmentally safe manner.

Operation Take-Back will be held in conjunction with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office on Saturday, September 26, 2015, from 10:00A.M. to 2:00 P.M. at the following three (3) locations: 

Stop and Shop Supermarket

245 Littleton Road

Morris Plains, New Jersey 07950

Randolph Township Municipal Building

502 Millbrook Road

Randolph, New Jersey 07869

Mountain Lakes Fire Department

400 Boulevard

Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046

In addition to helping individuals dispose of unused prescription drugs, Operation Take-Back promotes awareness of juvenile prescription drug prevention efforts.                 

Operation Take Back is a collaborative effort between the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, New Jersey Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New Jersey Prevention Network, New Jersey Chiefs’ of Police Association, Morris Plains Police Department, Randolph Police Department, Stop and Shop Supermarket, Mountain Lakes Police Department and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office.   This initiative also includes numerous other drop off sites nationwide and throughout Morris County.  To find out if your town is participating in Operation Take-Back, visit www.dea.gov or contact your local Police Department.

If you are unable to make this date, you can log onto http://safehealthymorris.org/dropbox/for a list of permanent drop box locations nearest you.

If you need additional information regarding this event, contact the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at (973) 285-6268, (973) 285-6200 or Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Deputy Chief of Investigations Denise H. Arseneault at 973-285-6262 or [email protected].

Man Fatally Shot at Randolph Shooting Range

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Township of Randolph Police Chief David Stokoe confirm a fatal shooting that occurred last night at RTSP Shooting Range located at 961 Route 10 east in Randolph, New Jersey. 

 

On Saturday, September 19, 2015 at approximately 7:30 p.m. the Randolph Police Department was notified of a shooting that occurred at RTSP.  Upon their response, it was learned that a 21 year old male had fatally shot himself while inside the gun range.  Although the male was transported to the hospital, he succumbed to his injuries. 

 

This matter continues to be investigated, but is considered to be an isolated incident and there is no danger to the community.  No other persons were involved in this incident and no criminal charges are expected. 

 

Due to the nature of this incident, no further details as to the identity of the decedent will be released.    

 

This matter is being investigated by the Randolph Police Department, the Major Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office – Criminal Investigation Section, and the Morris County Medical Examiner’s Office.

 

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