The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and Mendham Township Police Department are seeking information from the public regarding an ongoing fire investigation. On Tuesday February 24, 2016 at approximately 2:00 a.m., the historic Pitney Farm, located at 1 Cold Hill Road, Mendham Township was severely damaged by a fire. The structure was vacant at the time of the fire. The investigation of the fire remains active and ongoing. The investigation is being conducted by the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office – Arson/Environmental Crimes Unit, the Mendham Township Police Department, and the Morris County Sheriff’s Office – Criminal Investigation Section. At this time, this fire has been determined to be caused by a human act, and is being investigated as an act of arson.
Law enforcement is seeking information from anyone having knowledge of this fire, and/or the circumstances surrounding it. Anyone with relevant information is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers at 973-285-2900, Detective Matthew Schneiderman of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6200, or the Mendham Township Police Department at 973-543-2581.
Any inquiries regarding this release can be directed to Public Information Officer Agent Paul Merkler at [email protected]