Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Participates in National Night Out

On August 6, 2019, members of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office joined Morris County residents for the annual National Night Out. The residents in attendance met with the members of law enforcement who serve in their respective communities for a night filled with entertainment, activities, and food. As a National Award Winner since 2007, Morris County has been continuously recognized for having a strong turnout at all locations throughout the county, and this year’s National Night Out was no different.

Members of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office attended National Night Out at three locations. Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp, First Assistant Prosecutor Tom Zelante, and Acting Chief of Investigations Chris Kimker were at Mennen Sports Arena in Morris Township with Detective Supervisor Patrick LaGuerre and Detective Kerri Griffin. First Assistant Prosecutor Zelante also attended at Butler Police Department with Detective Joe Ellis and Detective Mohammed Thomas. Detective Corinne Mason, Detective Janine Buchalski, and Victim Witness Advocate Kelly Klinger were at Firemen’s Field in Rockaway Borough. At all three locations, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office had tables set up and provided public safety information, as well as fun giveaways for any children in attendance.

Prosecutor Knapp said, “It is always a pleasure to meet with the residents of Morris County at National Night Out. It is instrumental in fostering the relationship between law enforcement and the communities in which they serve. I want to thank the members of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, local law enforcement, and our community members for making this another successful National Night Out”.

Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Participates in National Night Out
Detective Supervisor Patrick LaGuerre, Prosecutor Fredric Knapp, Detective Keri Griffin, and Acting Chief of Investigations Chris Kimker at Mennen Arena.
Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Participates in National Night Out
Detective Janine Buchalski, Victim Witness Advocate Kelly Klinger, and Detective Corinne Mason at Firemen’s Field.
Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Participates in National Night Out
First Assistant Prosecutor Tom Zelante and Butler Chief of Police Chiro Chimento at Butler Police Department.
Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Participates in National Night Out
Detective Joe Ellis and Detective Mohammad Thomas

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

Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and Local Law Enforcement Meet with Morris County Chabad Rabbis

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp, Morris County Sheriff James Gannon, and multiple local police chiefs recently met with Chabad Rabbis from Morris County for a “Building Bridges” program. Information was provided to the rabbis concerning security assessments offered by the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, the RSVP-3 program created by the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, and other security services available to all houses of worship throughout Morris County. The meeting provided the religious leaders in attendance with the opportunity to meet face to face with some of the members of law enforcement who serve their towns and to raise any concerns they may have.

Prosecutor Knapp said, “The Building Bridges meeting was well attended by multiple Rabbis from Morris County and multiple police chiefs. It was a productive morning where many questions were raised and important information was provided. The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office will continue to meet with the leaders of all houses of worship throughout Morris County to ensure all of their security and safety needs are met”.

Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and Local Law Enforcement Meet with Morris County Chabad Rabbis

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

Death Investigation in Dover

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Acting Chief of Investigations Chris Kimker, Morris County Sheriff James Gannon and Public Safety Director Daniel DeGroot and Chief Anthony Smith of the Dover Police Department announce an investigation into a deceased person found in Dover, New Jersey.

On August 1, 2019, law enforcement received information regarding a deceased male in a wooded area near a culdesac at the end of West Clinton Street in Dover, New Jersey.  Morris County Sheriff’s Crime Scene Investigation Unit processed the scene and the investigation confirmed that a deceased male’s body was located in the woods in close proximity to a homeless campsite.  An autopsy was performed by the Morris County Medical Examiner’s Office.  The cause and manner of death are pending.  The investigation remains ongoing and 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 Dover Police Department at 973-539-0777.   Sheriff Gannon also reminds the public that information can also be reported anonymously to the Morris County Sheriff’s Crimestoppers at 973-267-2255 or through the website at www.Copcall.org .

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