Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Attends Temple B’nai Or “Show Up for Shabbat” Service

On November 2, 2018, Temple B’nai Or of Morristown held a special “Show up for Shabbat” service which was open to all members of the Morris County community. Temple B’nai Or’s Rabbi David Katz and Cantor Galit Cohen welcomed Morris County residents of all religious backgrounds to the service, as a sign of unity following the horrible events at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp, Mrs. Ellie Knapp, Detective/Supervisor Patrick LaGuerre, Public Information Officer Peter DiGennaro, and other community leaders joined the congregation for a beautiful service focused on memorializing the victims who lost their lives at the Tree of Life Synagogue.

Temple B’nai Or President Michele Murray and Vice President Joel D. Katz, organized this religious service with the hope of bringing the members of the community together. Following the service, the congregation came together for refreshments and a time to meet with other members of the county, as well as those joining for the first time.

Prosecutor Knapp stated, “Rabbi Katz and Cantor Cohen hosted a beautiful service. It is important for the community to stand together in a time like this, and I would like to thank Temple B’nai Or for inviting me and members of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office to join them for this Shabbat. The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office is committed to continue working with our local partners of all religions to ensure everyone has the ability to practice their religion safely”.

Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Attends Temple B’nai Or “Show Up for Shabbat” Service

Inquiries concerning this press release should be directed to Public Information Officer Peter DiGennaro at [email protected] or 973-829-8159.

Authorities Seeking Public Assistance in Locating Missing 15 Year Old Male from Mountain Lakes, New Jersey

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Mountain Lakes Police Chief Shawn Bennett are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a 15 year old male from Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, who has been missing since October 30, 2018.

Thomas Kolding, who lives in Mountain Lakes with his parents, was last known to be at his family home on October 30, 2018. It is believed that Kolding may have travelled by train from Denville to Newark – Broad Street Station. From there, he is believed to have travelled by train from Broad Street Station to New York Penn Station. His location is unknown from that point. However, the investigation revealed that Kolding had a strong interest in travelling to California.

Kolding is a 15 year old white male. He has brown hair and brown eyes. He weighs approximately 120 lbs and is five foot three in height. He was last seen wearing a camouflage jacket, gray winter skull cap and carrying a large black backpack. A picture of Kolding is attached to this press release.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call Mt. Lakes Police at (973) 334-1413.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to make contact with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Missing Persons Unit On-Call Detective through the Morris County Communications Center at 973-285-2900, or email Detective/Supervisor Leah Atterbury at [email protected], or contact the Mountain Lakes Police Department at 973-334-1413, specifically Detective John Hukowski. Anyone with information who may be seeking to remain anonymous can contact Morris County Sheriff’s CrimeStoppers at www.copcall.org, 973-COP-CALL, or the free “P3 Tips” app on any mobile device.

Authorities Seeking Public Assistance in Locating Missing 15 Year Old Male from Mountain Lakes, New Jersey Authorities Seeking Public Assistance in Locating Missing 15 Year Old Male from Mountain Lakes, New Jersey

Any inquiries regarding this press release can be directed to the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Public Information Officer Peter DiGennaro at 973-829-8159.

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp Attended Prayer Service and Security Meeting at Mount Freedom Jewish Center

On October 31, 2018, Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp and Lieutenant Jan Monrad of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Special Operations Division joined the congregation of the Mount Freedom Jewish Center for a prayer service and a meeting concerning the security of the synagogue in light of the recent attack in Pittsburgh.

The congregation came together for a prayer service to mourn those who were murdered in Pittsburgh, Joyce Fienberg, Richard Gottfried, Rose Mallinger, Jerry Rabinowitz, Cecil Rosenthal, David Rosenthal, Bernice Simon, Sylvan Simon, Daniel Stein, Melvin Wax, and Irving Younger. Randolph Mayor Mark Forstenhausler was present and delivered the opening remarks for the evening following the religious service led by Rabbi Menashe East.

Following the prayer service and opening remarks, members of the Mount Freedom Jewish Center were able to raise their concerns and questions about the current safety and security of their synagogue during a question and answer session with a panel of security experts. The panel consisted of Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Special Operations Division Lt. Jan Monrad, New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness Detective Ehtasham Chaudhry, and Mount Freedom Jewish Center’s Security Consultant and President of Global Mark Security James Morrison.

Prosecutor Knapp said, “The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office will continue to work with our local partners of all religions to ensure they can practice safely in our county. Following the horrible attacks in Pittsburgh, we have worked with all of our state, county, and municipal law enforcement partners to ensure that there is an increase in patrols around all houses of worship. I would like to thank the Mount Freedom Jewish Center for reaching out to the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and allowing us to participate in this program”.

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp Attended Prayer Service and Security Meeting at Mount Freedom Jewish Center

Inquiries concerning this press release should be directed to Public Information Officer Peter DiGennaro at [email protected] or 973-829-8159.