Fatally Injured Man Found in Roadway in Jefferson

Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Chief William Craig of the Jefferson Township Police Department are seeking information from the public concerning an incident in Jefferson Township, New Jersey.

 

On Saturday, September 19, 2015 at approximately 4:00 am, a passerby reported observing a person lying in the roadway on Route 15 North, near Edison Road in Jefferson Township. Members of the police department responded and found an injured male who appeared to have been struck by an unknown vehicle. The victim was transported to St. Clare’s Dover Campus. The victim was later pronounced at the hospital.

 

A joint investigation between the Jefferson Township Police Department and Morris County Prosecutor’s Office has developed information that the critically injured victim is Michael Adams (age 24) of  Jefferson, New Jersey.

 

The Jefferson Township Police Department and Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying anyone that may have knowledge of this incident and/or the circumstances leading to this male’s injuries. 

 

Any person with information regarding this incident is urged contact the Jefferson Township Police Department at 973-697-1300, 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 Prosecutor’s Office Deputy Chief of Investigations Denise H. Arseneault at 973-285-6262 or [email protected].

Rockaway Man Charged with Attempted Kidnapping, Luring and Sexual Assault of Two Separate Juveniles

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Acting Chief/Officer in Command Martin McParland, Jr. of the Rockaway Township Police Department announce the arrest of a Rockaway man for attempted kidnapping and sexual assault involving two separate victims.
Kyriakos Serghides, 34 years old, of Rockaway, New Jersey, has been charged with one count of  Attempted Kidnapping, a crime of the second degree; one count of Luring, a crime of the second degree; one count of Sexual Assault, a crime of the second degree; one count of Terroristic Threats, a crime of the third degree; one count of Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, a crime of the fourth degree; and two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, crimes of the third degree.
The alleged victims in this matter are two five (5) year old males, who reported on two separate dates they were approached by the defendant. The first victim alleged that on August 28, 2015, while using the restroom at the Rockaway Mall, the defendant contacted the victim’s intimate parts.  The second victim alleged that on September 10, 2015, while at the Target in Rockaway Township, the defendant approached him and told him to go with the defendant or the defendant would cut him. 
On September 11, 2015, the Honorable William J. McGovern, III, J.S.C., set two (2) separate bails for the defendant – $200,000 with no ten percent cash option for each separate incident.  Conditions of that bail include: no contact with the victims; no contact with children under the age of 18.
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.
Prosecutor Knapp would like to thank the Rockaway Township Police Department, specifically, Det. Thomas Takacs; the Rockaway Borough Police Department; the New Jersey State Police; the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Section; the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit; Universal Protection; and Target Security.
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 First Assistant Prosecutor Thomas A. Zelante at 973-285-6252 or [email protected].

Death in Mt. Olive Township Poses No Danger To Community

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Mt. Olive Chief of Police Mark Spitzer announce an investigation into a death in Mt. Olive Township.

 

On August 31, 2015, at approximately 2:20 p.m., the Major Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office was contacted by officers of the Mt. Olive Township Police Department regarding a 911 call concerning an unresponsive person.  Officers arrived at the location on Bartley Road, in Mt. Olive Township, New Jersey and a joint investigation was commenced involving the Major Crimes Unit and the Special Enforcement Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, the Mt. Olive Township Police Department and the Morris County Sheriff’s Office. 

 

The identity of the individual as well as the cause and manner of death is being withheld as this remains an active investigation. No further information will be released regarding this matter.

 

It does not appear at this time that there is any risk to the general public.

 

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