Death Investigation in Morris Township

November 26, 2019

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Acting Chief of Investigations Chris Kimker, and Chief Mark DiCarlo of the Morris Township Police Department announce an investigation into a deceased person found in Morris Township, New Jersey.

On November 26, 2019, law enforcement received information regarding a deceased male in a wooded area near 25 Lindsley Drive, Morris Township.  Investigation confirmed that a deceased male’s body was located in the woods.  The cause and manner of death are pending and the investigation remains ongoing.  The identity of the individual will not be released 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, or the Morris Township Police Department at 973-539-0777.

It does not appear at this time that there is any risk to the general public.

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

 

Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Partners with NOBLE to Host “Safe Stop” Program at Roxbury High School

November 25, 2019

On November 20, 2019, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Supervisor Spence Osaigbovo joined Conor Devine, Criminology teacher, and other Roxbury High School officials to host the “Safe Stop” educational program. The program was provided for students at all grade levels at the school concerning contact with law enforcement officers.

“Safe Stop” is a program sponsored by the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office and the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), which aims to ensure that every traffic stop in New Jersey ends safely for all involved parties. The presentation educated the students on what to do and what not to do during a traffic stop. The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office has partnered with NOBLE presenting programs and working with the community to develop strong relationships with local law enforcement.

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp stated: “This program provides the Morris County community with the information they need to ensure encounters with local law enforcement are safe for all parties involved.  We will continue to hold community outreach programs to ensure members of the public are provided with the necessary information when dealing with police officers.”

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

 

Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Partners with NOBLE to Host “Safe Stop” Program at Roxbury High School

Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Supervisor Spence Osaigbovo joins Roxbury High School students.

Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Partners with NOBLE to Host “Safe Stop” Program at Roxbury High School

Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Supervisor Spence Osaigbovo joins Roxbury High School students.

Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Partners with NOBLE to Host “Safe Stop” Program at Roxbury High School

Left to right: Conor Devine, Criminology teacher at Roxbury High School, and Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Supervisor Spence Osaigbovo.

Prosecutor’s Office Joins Office of the Attorney General’s New Jersey Steps Up! Panel at Kean University

November 21, 2019

On November 20, 2019, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Supervisor Patrick LaGuerre joined Deputy Attorney General Bryn Whittle for the Responding to Bias: New Jersey Steps Up! Panel at Kean University. The panel included members of the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, New Jersey Judiciary, and New Jersey Attorney General’s Office Division on Civil Rights.

Hosted by the Division of Criminal Justice New Jersey Human Relations Council, the public panel was intended to educate the community about how to recognize and report bias incidents and bias crimes, and how law enforcement investigates such incidents. LaGuerre explored how communities can step up to bias and hate.

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp said “The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office gladly joins the Office of the Attorney General in educating the public about bias incidents and bias crimes. We hope that by doing so, we can help eradicate hate crimes in New Jersey.”

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

Prosecutor’s Office Joins Office of the Attorney General’s New Jersey Steps Up! Panel at Kean University

Left to right – Lt. John Paige, New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, Tisha Leonardo-Santiago, New Jersey Attorney General’s Office Division on Civil Rights, Lisa Burke, New Jersey Judiciary, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Supervisor Patrick LaGuerre and Deputy Attorney General Bryn Whittle.