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Garfield Police Officer Charged With Assault by Auto and Driving While Intoxicated

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Chester Borough Police Chief David Jara      announce that Patrick R. Sajewicz, 22 years old, of Garfield, New Jersey has been charged with Assault by Auto; Driving While Intoxicated; Reckless Driving; and Careless Motor Vehicle Operation Causing Property Destruction.  Sajewicz is a Patrolman with the Garfield Police Department.

On October 15, 2014, the defendant was operating a 2014 Infinity when he allegedly failed to maintain control of the vehicle and crashed into a building on Main Street in Chester.  His passenger suffered injuries as a result of the crash.  The defendant was allegedly driving while intoxicated.

Sajewicz was arrested on October 20, 2014, following an investigation conducted by the Chester Borough Police Department and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office.

Prosecutor Knapp would like to thank the Chester Borough Police Department, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Section, and the members of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit whose efforts 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 First Assistant Morris County Prosecutor Thomas Zelante at 973-285-6252 or tzelante@co.morris.nj.us.

Prosecutor Knapp Announces Update in Alstede Farms Incident

Thursday, October 16, 2014


Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp announces the cause and manner of Sunday’s fatality and injuries at Alstede Farms and confirms the identities of the adult individuals who were injured.

As the result of a post-mortem examination conducted by Morris County Chief Medical Examiner Ronald Suarez, the cause of death of the minor child, Elizabeth Fuehring, was a blunt head trauma. The manner of death was listed as an accident.

Sarah Fuehring and Joanna Alemany suffered serious but non-threatening injuries which they are being treated for.

Prosecutor Knapp would like to thank Police Chief Wayne Martini and the Chester Township Police Department, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Section, the Morris County Medical Examiner’s Office, and members of the Major Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office for their collective assistance in this matter.

Any inquiries may be directed to First Assistant Prosecutor Thomas Zelante at 973-285-6252 or tzelante@co.morris.nj.us.  It is not anticipated that any additional press information will be released today.

Bloomfield Man Found Guilty of Theft and Fraud

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announce that late yesterday a Sussex County Jury found Robert Kosch, 57 years old, of Bloomfield, New Jersey, guilty of eight counts of Theft and Fraud in relation to three properties he acquired through fraudulent means.

The jury returned its verdict after one day of deliberations.  Robert Kosch was convicted of two counts of second degree Theft of Immovable Property, one count of third degree Theft of Immovable Property, two counts of third degree Theft of Movable Property, two counts of third degree Fraud, and one count of second degree Possession of Personal Identifying Information.  The jury acquitted Robert Kosch of three separate charges as they pertained to a fourth property.  Assistant Prosecutor Sahil Kabse represented the State in the trial which had commenced on September 9, 2014.

Robert Kosch owned and operated Floaters, LLC, a business involved in foreclosure rescues and the purchase of real estate in various towns in Sussex County. Investigation revealed that Mr. Kosch targeted individuals who were in financial distress and had moved out of their homes.  He forged signatures on various deeds transferring ownership of properties to himself or Floaters, LLC without the consent of the homeowners.  He then proceeded to rent out the properties and collect the rental income. Robert Kosch was also found to be in possession of personal identifying information belonging to over one hundred individuals for the purposes of locating other property owners. 

After the guilty findings, the trial judge, the Honorable Thomas J. Critchley, Jr., J.S.C. remanded the defendant to the custody of the Keogh-Dwyer Correctional Facility pending sentencing.  The defendant’s sentencing is scheduled for December 5, 2014.

Prosecutor Knapp and Prosecutor Koch would like to thank the members of the Morris and Sussex County Prosecutor’s Offices, Chief Randy Mills and the Vernon Township Police Department, and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Financial Crimes Unit whose efforts contributed to this result.

The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office handled the trial due to a conflict of interest with the Sussex County Prosecutor’s Office.

Any inquiries can be directed to First Assistant Morris County Prosecutor Thomas Zelante at 973-285-6252 or tzelante@co.morris.nj.us.

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