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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Long Branch Man Arrested on Sexual Assault and Child Endangerment Charges

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Dover Police Chief Harold Valentine announce
the arrest of  Mark S. Ngaojia, 26 years old, of Long Branch, New Jersey on sexual assault and child endangering charges.

Ngaojia was arrested on August 18, 2014, by the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit, which led the investigation with assistance from the Dover Police Department, Lakewood Police Department and the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office.

Defendant was charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault, a crime of the first degree; Sexual Assault, a crime of the second degree, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a crime of the second degree after a six-year old child alleged that Ngaojia had sexually penetrated her.

The Honorable Robert J. Gilson, J.S.C. authorized complaints set bail at $150,000.00 full cash, bond or property. The defendant was unable to post bail and was remanded to the Morris County Correctional Facility.

At the time of his arrest, the defendant was employed as a home health care aide and was a reservist in the United States Marine Corps.

Anyone with information relating to these charges is urged to contact the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit at 973-285-6200. Calls can also be placed to the Morris County Sheriff’s CrimeStopper Program at 973-COPCALL.

Prosecutor Knapp would like to thank the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit, Detective Louis Sperry of the Dover Police Department, the Lakewood Police Department, and the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office for their contributions to this case.

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.

Wayne Man Charged with Theft and Drug Offenses

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Kinnelon Police Chief John Schwartz announce the arrest of Michael LaBorda IV, 25 years old of Wayne, New Jersey, on charges including several burglaries that were committed in the East Lake and Fayson Lakes section of Kinnelon.

On August 14, 2014 at 1:15 p.m. the Kinnelon Police Department, with the assistance of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, the Pequannock Police Department, the Wayne Police Department (Passaic County), the Bloomingdale Police Department (Passaic County), and the Oakland Police Department (Bergen County), arrested and charged LaBorda IV in connection with several burglaries that were committed in the East Lake and Fayson Lakes Section of Kinnelon over the past several weeks. The investigation was led by Sergeant Anthony Mauceri of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and Sergeant David Crouthamel of the Kinnelon Police Department.

The suspect is alleged to have gained entry to several homes through rear doors and windows of the burglarized homes. A majority of the property taken from the victims’ homes were money and jewelry. The investigation resulted in Mr. LaBorda being charged with several counts of Burglary, Theft, Criminal Mischief, and Receiving Stolen Property. In addition to these charges, Mr. LaBorda was also charged with Possession of Heroin and Possession Drug Paraphernalia, by the Wayne Police Department.

The Honorable Andrew M. Wubbenhorst, J.M.C. set bail at $75,000.00 with no 10 percent. The defendant was unable to post bail and was remanded to the Morris County Correctional Facility.

Prosecutor Knapp would like to thank the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, the Kinnelon Police Department, the Pequannock Police Department, the Wayne Police Department, the Bloomingdale Police Department, the Oakland Police Department, and the members of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Intelligence Unit and High Tech Crimes Unit whose efforts contributed to this arrest.

Anyone with information relating to these charges is urged to contact Sergeant Anthony Mauceri of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6300 or the Kinnelon Police Department at 973-838-5400.

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.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Arrest Made in Netcong Bank Robbery


Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and the Borough of Netcong Police Chief James Blesson announce an arrest in the bank robbery that occurred on July 11, 2014 at the Fulton Bank in the Borough of Netcong, New Jersey.

On August 8, 2014, the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced that Frank McBride, age 27, of Scranton, Pennsylvania, was taken into custody that morning by agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and officers from the Scranton Police Department.

McBride has been charged by way of a criminal complaint with bank robbery and interference with commerce by threats or violence (Hobbs Act violation) in connection with telephoned robbery demands and bomb threats to businesses in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York. 

Among the charges filed against McBride are those related to the bank robbery that occurred on July 11, 2014 at the Fulton Bank in the Borough of Netcong, New Jersey.  

McBride was scheduled to make an initial appearance before a magistrate judge on Friday, August 8, 2014 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

In a press release issued by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, they credited the investigative efforts by the FBI’s Scranton Resident Agency, in conjunction with the Scranton, Throop, Mayfield, West Pittston, Exeter, Avoca, and Port Jervis (New York); and Netcong Borough Police Department, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, the Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office, and the Lackawanna County District Attorney’s Office.

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

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Philadelphia Division at 570-344-2404, the Major Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor's Office at 973-285-6200, the Netcong Police Department at 973-347-7700 or Crimestoppers at 973-267-2255.

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

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