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.

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.