Multi-Car Accident at the Intersection of Route 10 and Millbrook Avenue Involves Randolph Police Vehicle

On May 20, 2019 at approximately 9:01 a.m, a Township of Randolph Police vehicle was involved in a three vehicle accident at the intersection of Route 10 and Millbrook Avenue, Randolph New Jersey.

The preliminary investigation has revealed that the Randolph Police vehicle was struck by a vehicle while responding to an unrelated emergency call.  A third vehicle was also impacted during the collision.  The Randolph Police Department officer and one of the other motorists were transported for medical treatment, however it does not appear that any of the injuries were life threatening.  No additional information will be released at this time, including the identity of any persons involved and the extent of any injuries sustained by the individuals, as the investigation is ongoing.  No criminal charges have been filed.

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

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]

Prosecutor Knapp and Chief Assistant Prosecutor Seabury Joined WMTR’s Jessie Frees for Radio Interview

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp and Chief Assistant Prosecutor Brad Seabury joined WMTR’s show titled, “Ask the Expert”, hosted by Jessie Frees on Sunday, May 19, 2019. The last time that Prosecutor Knapp and CAP Seabury were on the show in October, they discussed the success of Operation Take Back over the last year, in which the public was encouraged to turn in unused or expired prescription medicines for proper disposal.

Sunday’s program followed the same vein of last interview, as Prosecutor Knapp and CAP Seabury discussed the Heroin and Opioid Epidemic in Morris County, as well as the initiatives implemented by the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and their community partners to combat this Epidemic. One such initiative is Operation Helping Hand in which law enforcement agencies throughout the state offered substance use treatment as an alternative to incarceration for those arrested for drug offenses over the period of the grant. They also discussed the New Jersey State Police Heroin and Opioid Task Force, whose main goal is to target for-profit drug dealers throughout the state. School safety tips were also provided by Prosecutor Knapp and CAP Seabury.

Prosecutor Knapp stated, “As always, it was a pleasure to join Jessie for her show. It is important for our office to share the life-saving initiatives implemented throughout Morris County and the State, and Jessie’s show provides a useful platform to reach the residents of Morris County. We hope that residents of our county were able to tune in and receive this valuable information.”

Prosecutor Knapp and Chief Assistant Prosecutor Seabury Joined WMTR’s Jessie Frees for Radio Interview
Jessie Frees, CAP Seabury, and Prosecutor Knapp.

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

Middle School Principal Charged with Attempted Sexual Assault, Luring and Endangering the Welfare of a Child for Contact With 16 Year Old

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Acting Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of Investigations Christoph Kimker and Chief Frank Perna of the Denville Township Police Department announce that Paul Iantosca, age 52, of Randolph, New Jersey, has been charged with one count of Luring in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:13-6(a), a crime of the second degree, one count of Attempted Sexual Assault in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:5-1(a)(1)/2C:14-2(c(3)(b), a crime of the second degree; and one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C: 24-4(a)1, a crime of the third degree. Iantosca is the Principal at Valleyview Middle School in Denville, New Jersey.

These charges relate to actions Mr. Iantosca is alleged to have engaged in with a 16 year old former student. The defendant was charged and is currently lodged at the Morris County Correctional Facility in accordance with Criminal Justice Reform. No further information will be released at this time.

Prosecutor Knapp would like to thank the Denville Township Police Department and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit, whose efforts contributed to the investigation of the matter.

Anyone with information relating to these or any related incident is asked to call Detective Lydia Negron at the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6213 or Det. Scot Tobin at the Denville Police Department at 973-627-4900 x9.

A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite this accusation, the defendant is presumed innocent until he or she is proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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