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KASHIF PARVAIZ FOUND GUILTY OF MURDER OF WIFE IN 2011 KILLING

Thursday, February 26, 2015



Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp announces the return of a guilty verdict in the murder trial of Kashif Parvaiz, age thirty (30).  Earlier this morning, the jury returned a verdict of guilty against Kashif Parvaiz on counts of Murder (a crime of the first degree), Conspiracy to Commit Murder (a crime of the first degree), two counts of Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (crimes of the second degree), two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (crimes of the second degree), Prohibited Weapons and Devices (a crime of the fourth degree), Endangering the Welfare of a Child (a crime of the second degree), and Hindering One’s Apprehension (a crime of the third degree). 

 This prosecution stemmed from the arrest of Kashif Parvaiz for his role in the shooting death of his wife, Nazish Noorani, on Cedar Street in the Town of Boonton on the night of August 16, 2011.    

Supervising Assistant Prosecutor Matthew Troiano and Assistant Prosecutor Erin Callahan represented the State during the prosecution of this matter.

This matter is scheduled for sentencing before the Honorable Robert J. Gilson, J.S.C. on April 24, 2015. 

Prosecutor Knapp stated: “Nothing will ever restore Nazish to her family.  As her two young children grow up, they will never have their mother by their side.  Her family, and most especially her siblings, will never see her again.  This verdict, however, demonstrates to all of her loved ones that justice has been served.”

Prosecutor Knapp would like to specifically thank the members of the Major Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, as well as the Town of Boonton Police Department, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office - Criminal Investigation Section, and the Billerica (MA) Police Department. 

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

 

Arrests Made in Hanover Township Shooting Investigation

Monday, February 23, 2015

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp and Hanover Township Police Chief Stephen W. Gallagher announce the arrest of Daniel J. Wendt, twenty-three (23) years old of Boonton, New Jersey, on charges related to a shooting that occurred on February 20, 2015 at the Econo Lodge located at 1255 State Route 10 East, Whippany, New Jersey. 

On February 20, 2015, at approximately 3:30 p.m., law enforcement officers were dispatched to the Econo Lodge on a report of a shooting.  The victim, whose identity is being withheld at this time, suffered a gunshot wound and was transported to a local hospital to be treated.

On February 21, 2015, Daniel Wendt was charged with various crimes related to this incident.  He has been charged with one count of Attempted Murder, one count of Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, and one count of Unlawful Possession of a Weapon. 

During the early morning hours of February 22, 2015, Daniel Wendt was arrested in Brooklyn, New York, as a fugitive from justice.  Daniel Wendt was taken into custody by members of the Major Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, the Hanover Township Police Department, with the assistance of the New York Police Department.    

Also arrested at that time was Amelia M. Valentin, age twenty-four (24) of Paterson, New Jersey.  Amelia Valentin has been charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Hindering Apprehension, both of which are related to this on-going investigation. 

Both Daniel Wendt and Amelia Valentin will be held in the custody of the New York authorities pending extradition proceedings. 

Numerous law enforcement agencies took part in this investigation, including the Major Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, the Hanover Township Police Department, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Section, and the New York Police Department.

Prosecutor Knapp and Chief Gallagher wish to thank the Hanover Township Police Department, the New York City Police Department, and the Major Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office for the swift and safe apprehension of these subjects.  “Assistant Prosecutor Sahil Kabse worked tirelessly with  Detectives with the Major Crimes Unit and the Hanover Police Department, who were led by Lt. Mark Roddy, Lt. Robert McNally and Sgt. Steven Brylinski to solve this case and swiftly bring this dangerous defendant to justice.”  

The charges and allegations are merely accusations, and the defendants are considered innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Morris County Prosecutor's Office at 973-285-6200, the Hanover Township Police Department at 973-428-2512, or Crimestoppers at 973-267-2255.


Any inquiries regarding this press release may be directed to First Assistant Prosecutor Thomas A. Zelante at 973-285-6252 or tzelante@co.morris.nj.us. 

Borough of Wharton Armed Robbery

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp and Borough of Wharton Police Chief Anthony Fernandez announce an active investigation into an armed robbery that occurred on February 19, 2015 in the Borough of Wharton, New Jersey.

On February 19, 2015, at approximately 7:46 p.m.., a report of an armed robbery was made involving an incident that occurred at the Delta Gas Station, located at 217 South Main Street in the Borough of Wharton.   

Initial reports indicated that two males entered the Delta Gas Station, and one of the males brandished a firearm and demanded money from the gas station employee.  The two individuals ultimately fled the scene on foot.


Anyone with information about this incident, including the identity of the two males, is asked to call the Borough of Wharton Police Department at 973-366-5893 or Crimestoppers at 973-267-2255. 

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