Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp and Chief of Investigations Stephen F. Wilson Jr. Announce a New Hire

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Chief of Investigations Stephen F. Wilson, Jr. announce the hiring and the swearing in of Anthony Del Viscovo as a Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Detective.

Detective Anthony Del Viscovo was officially sworn in as a Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Detective on December 12, 2018. He will be assigned to the Domestic Violence Unit within the Specialized Crimes Division. Detective Del Viscovo is a veteran of the United States Air Force, in which he served from 2010 through 2015. During his time in the United States Air Force, Detective Del Viscovo was awarded with multiple Outstanding Military Service Achievement Awards. He has been a member of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office since June of 2018, as a member of the Support Staff.

Prosecutor Knapp said, “Detective Del Viscovo’s experiences as a member of the United States Air Force have exceptionally prepared him to begin his career as a Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Detective. We are eager to have another talented employee join our office”.

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp and Chief of Investigations Stephen F. Wilson Jr. Announce a New Hire
Prosecutor Knapp, Detective Del Viscovo, and Chief Wilson.

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

Mount Arlington Police Officer Struck by Motor Vehicle

On December 11, 2018 at approximately 6:51 p.m., Sgt. James DiStasio of the Borough of Mount Arlington Police Department was struck by a motor vehicle in the area of 10 Howard Blvd.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that Sgt. DiStasio was involved in the routine investigation of an unrelated traffic incident at the time he was struck by the motor vehicle.  Sgt. DiStasio was transported to Morristown Medical Center.  No additional information will be released at this time, including the identity of any other persons involved and the extent of any injuries sustained by Sgt. DiStasio, as the investigation remains ongoing.

This matter is being investigated by the Mount Arlington Police Department, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office – Crime Scene Investigation Unit, and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office – Major Crimes Unit.

Borough of Mount Arlington Mayor Michael Stanzilis said, “Officer DiStasio is a valued member of our Department and our Borough family. Please keep James in your thoughts and prayers at this time”.

If anyone has any information related to this investigation, they are encouraged to call the Major Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6200.

Any inquiries can be directed to Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Public Information Officer Peter DiGennaro at 973-829-8159 or [email protected]

Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Hosts Informational Assembly at Gottesman RTW Academy

On December 7, 2018, Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp, Supervising Assistant Prosecutor Samantha DeNegri, and Detective Supervisor Patrick LaGuerre of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office provided an educational program for the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students at Gottesman RTW Academy in Randolph. The assembly covered the topics of internet safety, as well as bias crimes and incidents.

Prosecutor Knapp provided opening remarks to the students, in which he explained the various functions of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office including educating the public. Following Prosecutor Knapp’s remarks, SAP DeNegri and Detective LaGuerre instructed the students on the importance of safe internet usage, consequences that can stem from committing a cyber or bias crime, and the difference between bias crimes and bias incidents. Following the presentation, the students and staff members in attendance were able to ask questions about the information provided.

Prosecutor Knapp stated, “I would like to thank Gottesman RTW Academy for hosting this educational assembly this morning. It is important that we provide these young men and women of Morris County with the necessary information to create and thrive in a safe and healthy school environment. The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office will continue working with educators throughout the county to hold these programs”.

Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Hosts Informational Assembly at Gottesman RTW Academy
Prosecutor Knapp
Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Hosts Informational Assembly at Gottesman RTW Academy
Det/Sup LaGuerre, SAP DeNegri, and Staff of Gottesman RTW Academy.

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