Update: Fatal Motor Vehicle – Pedestrian Crash in Parsippany-Troy Hills

The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office was notified by the Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department of a motor vehicle crash that occurred within their township on North Beverwyck Road during the night of October 25, 2016. The crash involved a single vehicle that struck a pedestrian. The pedestrian was subsequently pronounced deceased.

At this time, there are no criminal charges that have been filed. The investigation of this matter is ongoing, and no additional information will be released at this time, to include the identity of the persons involved.

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

Anyone with information regarding this crash is encouraged to contact the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office – Major Crimes Unit at (973) 285-6200.

Inquiries concerning this press release should be directed to Public Information Officer Paul Merkler at [email protected] or (973) 285-6215.

The Progression of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Continues

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp announces that the 12th Annual Operation Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Program was again a beneficial venture contributing to the health and safety of our citizens.

This initiative encouraged individuals to anonymously turn in unused, unwanted or expired prescriptions and over-the-counter medications into secure drop boxes.  It is a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for the abuse of medications.  After the event, law enforcement officials disposed of these substances in an environmentally safe manner.

Held on Saturday October 22, 2016, members from the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office partnered with members from the Morris Plains Borough Police Department, Morris Township Police Department and the Randolph Township Police Department at three satellite locations in Morris County, where a total of 287 pounds of medications was collected.

The following is a list of the locations and amounts collected during this event:

Morris Plains                                                                115 Pounds

Morris Township                                                           61 Pounds

Randolph                                                                       111 Pounds

Prosecutor Knapp stated, “Once again our efforts to educate the public on the need to properly dispose of their unused, unwanted or expired medications have met with success.  It is my hope that this trend continues, not just during Operation Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, but during the course of the year by utilizing one of the many permanent drop boxes located throughout Morris County.”

A list of permanent drop boxes in Morris County can be found at,

http://safehealthymorris.org/dropbox/.

Inquiries concerning this press release should be directed to Public Information Officer Paul Merkler at [email protected] or 973-285-6215.

 

 

 

 

 

Montville Police Officer Charged with Driving While Intoxicated

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Chief Rudy Appelmann of the Montville Police Department announce the arrest of Police Officer Kurt Geisinger for Driving While Intoxicated, a motor vehicle offense, on October 21, 2016. Police Officer Geisinger was charged in connection with his operation of an unmarked patrol vehicle while on duty and under the influence of alcohol. He was also charged with Careless Driving in connection with the incident.

The investigation at this time has not revealed any indication that the officer was involved in any motor vehicle accident. There is no indication that the officer had any interaction with the public while intoxicated, based on the investigation at this time. Officer Geisinger has been suspended with pay. The investigation is continuing.

A Municipal Court date is to be determined.

No further information will be provided at this juncture.

A complaint is merely an accusation. Despite this accusation, this Defendant is presumed innocent unless he is proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law

Inquiries concerning this Press Release should be directed to Public Information Officer Paul Merkler at [email protected] or 973-285-6215.