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Suspect Sought in East Hanover Robbery

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and East Hanover Police Chief Stanley Hansen announce an active investigation into a robbery that occurred in East Hanover, New Jersey.

On August 24, 2015, a robbery occurred at Venicia Diamond Jewelry store located at 460 Ridgedale Avenue, East Hanover, New Jersey.  The suspect entered the store between the hours of 11:45 AM and 12:19 PM, and removed various items from the store. The suspect fled in an unknown direction.

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 30 years of age, approximately 5’11” in height and having a medium build.  The suspect had short, dark brown or black hair, a mustache and a goatee.  At the time of the incident the suspect was wearing a black shirt, blue jeans, a baseball cap and dark sunglasses.




















Law enforcement authorities have developed a sketch of the suspect.

Anyone with information about this incident, including the identity of this male, is asked to contact the Major Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor's Office at 973-285-6200, the East Hanover Police Department at 973-887-0432 or CrimeStoppers at 973-COP-CALL (973-267-2255), www.copcall.org.

Any inquiries can be directed to Deputy Chief Denise H. Arseneault at 973-285-6262 or darseneault@co.morris.nj.us.


Bloomfield Teacher Arrested for Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography

Monday, August 24, 2015


Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp announces the arrest of a Bloomfield public school teacher for possession and distribution of child pornography. 

 

Nicholas K. Schumacher, age 29, of Randolph, New Jersey was charged with one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Distribution of Child Pornography), a crime of the second degree, and one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Possession of Child Pornography), a crime of the third degree

 

The investigation commenced when the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office received information from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force that child pornography was being uploaded by the defendant.  More specifically, the email addresses and Internet Protocol addresses were being used from the defendant’s residence in Randolph and also from his place of employment in Bloomfield, New Jersey.  The defendant is employed as a teacher with the Bloomfield Public School System. 

 

On August 21, 2015 bail was set at by the Honorable Ira Cohen, J.M.C. of the Randolph Municipal Court at $75,000.00 with no 10% option.  Conditions of that bail include: no contact with children under the age of 16, no possession of firearms, and surrender of the defendant’s passport.  At an emergent bail hearing before the Honorable William McGovern, J.S.C., the defendant’s bail was reduced to $50,000.00, all other bail conditions remain.

 

Prosecutor Knapp would like to thank the Randolph Police Department, the Bloomfield Police Department, the New Jersey State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Section, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit.

 

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Detective James Bruno of the Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor's Office at 973-285-6200.

 

A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite this accusation, the defendant is presumed innocent until he or she is proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

 

Any inquiries can be directed to Deputy Chief Denise H. Arseneault at 973-285-6262 or darseneault@co.morris.nj.us. 

 

 

Victory Gardens Man Arrested for Armed Robbery

Friday, August 14, 2015


Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Roxbury Township Police Chief James Simonetti, and Denville Township Police Chief Christopher Wagner announce that Abner O. Irias-Paz, age 24 of Victory Gardens, New Jersey has been charged with multiple counts of armed robbery.

 

During the months of May and June multiple armed robberies of area gas stations occurred within Roxbury Township and the Township of Denville. Through a collaborative investigation, Irias-Paz was developed as a suspect.

 

Irias-Pas was taken into custody early this morning as he was observed leaving his residence.  This was the result of a joint investigation conducted by the Roxbury Township Police Department, the Denville Township Police Department and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Intelligence Unit.

 

Abner O. Irias-Paz was charged with three (3) counts of Robbery, a first degree offense, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1a(2);  three (3) counts of Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, a second degree offense, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5b; three (3) counts of Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, a second degree offense, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4a; three (3) counts of Theft, a third degree offense, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:20-3; and three (3) counts of Terroristic Threats, a third degree offense, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:12-3b.

 

The Honorable James M. DeMarzo, J.S.C., set a blanket bail of $300,000.00 with no 10% option. A bail source hearing requirement, waiver of extradition, and surrender of passport were further conditions of the bail. Irias-Paz was remanded to the Morris County Correctional Facility.

 

The investigation is active and ongoing.  No other information is being released at this time.

 

Prosecutor Knapp would like to thank the Roxbury Township Police Department, Denville Township Police Department, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Intelligence Unit, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, and the Randolph Township Police Department who participated in the efforts that contributed to this arrest.

 

A criminal complaint is merely an accusation.  Despite this accusation, the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until he or she has been proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

 

Any inquiries can be directed to Morris County Deputy Chief of Investigations Denise H. Arseneault at 973-285-6262 or darseneault@co.morris.nj.us.

 

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