Morris County Prosecutor: Law Enforcement Investigating Bank Robbery in Boonton

November 27, 2019

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Acting Chief of Investigations Christoph Kimker, and Boonton Police Chief David Mayhood confirm an active investigation into a bank robbery that occurred this afternoon in the Town of Boonton, New Jersey.

At approximately 12:45 p.m., law enforcement received a report of a bank robbery that occurred at the Wells Fargo Bank, 302 Wootton Street, in Boonton.

The subsequent investigation has revealed that a male entered the bank branch and demanded money. No weapon was displayed or threatened. The suspect fled the bank on foot with approximately $2,000.

The suspect is described as a white male, in his 20’s or 30’s. He was last seen wearing a dark-colored sweatshirt, a dark winter hat and dark sunglasses.

Numerous law enforcement agencies have responded and are currently investigating this incident, including the Boonton Police Department, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigations Unit, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office – Major Crimes Unit at 973-285-6200 or Boonton Police Department at 973-402-8159.

Inquiries about this release should be directed to PIO Meghan Knab at [email protected]

Morris County Prosecutor: Law Enforcement Investigating Bank Robbery in Boonton

 

 

DWI Checkpoint in Chester in December

November 27, 2019

Morris County authorities will be on the lookout for intoxicated drivers overnight this month in Chester.

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Prosecutor’s Office Acting Chief of Investigations Chris Kimker, and Chester Police Department Chief Thomas Williver announce the implementation of a joint Driving While Intoxicated checkpoint at a not-to-be-disclosed location in Chester in early December.

Law enforcement personnel from the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and the Chester Police Department will conduct the checkpoint.

DWI checkpoints are funded by grants received by the Prosecutor’s Office from the State Division of Highway Traffic Safety to establish checkpoints in cooperation with municipal police departments throughout Morris County.

The Prosecutor’s Office has set up sobriety checks in the past two years in Chester, Morris Plains, Mount Olive, Parsippany, Roxbury, and Washington Township.

Further DWI checkpoint dates and locations will be announced in the future.

Inquiries concerning this press release should be directed to Public Information Officer Meghan Knab at [email protected] or by phone at 973-829-8159.

Fatal Crash in Parsippany Under Investigation

November 27, 2019

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of Investigations Chris Kimker, Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon, and Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Chief Andrew Miller announce an investigation into a fatal crash that occurred Tuesday evening.

On November 26, 2019 at 6:46 p.m., Parsippany Police responded to the intersection of Route 46 and Baldwin Road on a report of a motor vehicle crash with injuries. The investigation revealed a Chevrolet Cruze and a Nissan Altima collided.

The driver of the Cruze was transported to Morristown Medical Center with nonlife-threatening injuries, and the driver of the Altima was transported to St. Clare’s Hospital in Denville. The Altima driver, a 60-year old Carlstadt, New Jersey man, was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

The crash is under investigation by the Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department Traffic Bureau, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and the Morris County Sheriff’s Office.

Inquiries concerning this press release should be directed to Public Information Officer Meghan Knab at [email protected] or by phone at 973-829-8159.