Prosecutor’s Office and NJ Office of Homeland Security Provide Training for Local Islamic Center

On April 14, 2019, Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp, Director of Critical Infrastructure Patrick Owens, Acting Chief of Investigations Chris Kimker and Detective Supervisor Tom Joiner participated in an Active Shooter Training program in partnership with the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP), Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon and Boonton Police Chief David Mayhood. The program was held at the Jam-e Masjid Islamic Center in Boonton, New Jersey and was attended by members of multiple local houses of worship and their congregants. Lieutenant John Paige of NJOHSP presented on the Active Shooter Training while Director Owens explained the grant process and services provided by the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office.

The training program instructed the numerous religious leaders and congregants in attendance on the best practices to ensure the safety and security of their respective houses of worship. Director Owens and Detective Supervisor Joiner explained the various services provided by the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Homeland Security Unit, such as critical infrastructure assessments and the creation of emergency operations plans. They also discussed the various grants available to houses of worship through the Federal and State Governments.

Prosecutor Knapp said, “The freedom to safely practice any religion is one of the pillars upon which our nation was built. The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and our law enforcement partners strive to ensure that the residents of Morris County never lose this freedom. We encourage all religious leaders in our community to remain vigilant and to avail themselves of all services provided by the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, NJOSHP, Sheriff’s Office and their municipal police departments”.

Prosecutor’s Office and NJ Office of Homeland Security Provide Training for Local Islamic Center
From left: Sahar Dossal, Hanif Sheikh, MCPO Acting Chief of Investigations Chris Kimker, Director of Critical Infrastructure Patrick Owens, John Paige of NJOHSP, Prosecutor Fredric Knapp, Boonton PD Chief David Mayhood, Sheriff James M. Gannon, Gul Khan, Khaled Ahmed, Omar Saidi, and Mohammed Riaz.

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 Partnering Municipal Police Departments to Participate in Operation Take Back

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp, Acting Chief of Investigations Chris Kimker, Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon, Morris Township Chief of Police Mark DiCarlo, Randolph Township Chief of Police David Stokoe, Morris Plains Borough Chief of Police Jason A. Kohn, and Hanover Township Chief of Police Mark D. Roddy announce that on April 27, 2019, they will be participating in the first Operation Take Back program of 2019.

Operation Take Back is a bi-annual event coordinated nationally by the United States Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Law enforcement agencies on the state, county, and municipal levels work together to host Operation Take Back across the nation. The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office is partnering with the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, Morris Township Police Department, the Randolph Township Police Department, the Hanover Township Police Department, and the Morris Plains Borough Police Department. The goal of Operation Take Back is to encourage the public to turn over unused, unwanted, or expired prescription medicine for proper disposal. The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and the Morris County Sheriff’s Office collect the turned over prescription drugs, and properly destroy them following the event.

Operation Take Back will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the following locations in Morris County:

Shoprite of Greater Morristown
178 East Hanover Ave
Cedar Knolls, New Jersey 07927

ACME Supermarket
690 Millbrook Road
Randolph, New Jersey 07869

Stop and Shop Supermarket
245 Littleton Road
Morris Plains, New Jersey 07950

If you are unable drop off your medication this Saturday you can utilize any other permanent drop box locations nearest you, which are listed at the following websites:

http://safehealthymorris.org/dropbox/ or https://sheriff.morriscountynj.gov/community/drug/ .

The program was an enormous success in Morris County in 2018. Between the two days held in April and October, there was a total of 841 pounds of prescription drugs turned in.

Prosecutor Knapp said, “Operation Take Back’s success in 2018 is something to be proud of. We hope that this year’s initiative will yield similar if not better results. Properly disposing of prescription drugs plays a key role in our continued fight against the Heroin and Opioid Epidemic. The residents of Morris County have strongly supported this initiative in the past, and we are hopeful they will continue to do so on April 27th”.

Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and Partnering Municipal Police Departments to Participate in Operation Take Back

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

School Bus Driver Indicted in Connection with May 2018 Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash on Route 80 in Mt. Olive Township

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and New Jersey State Police Acting Superintendent Patrick Callahan announce the Indictment of Hudy Muldrow, age 78, of Woodland Park, New Jersey. The Indictment charges Hudy Muldrow with two (2) counts of Reckless Vehicular Homicide, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:11-5a, crimes of the second-degree, and 25 counts of Assault by Auto, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1c, crimes of the fourth degree. Muldrow is also charged on summons-complaint 2019-000052-1427 with 16 counts of Assault by Auto, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1c, disorderly persons offenses.

The Indictment stems from a motor vehicle crash that occurred on May 17, 2018 on Route 80 in Mt. Olive Township, New Jersey. It is alleged that Hudy Muldrow’s reckless operation of a school bus caused the deaths of M.V. and J.W., and caused injuries to 40 additional bus passengers plus the driver of a dump truck.

The matter is tentatively scheduled for an Arraignment before the Hon. Stephen J. Taylor, P.J.Cr. at the Morris County Courthouse on April 29, 2019.

An Indictment is merely an accusation. Despite this accusation, the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until he has been 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.