Former NJ Judiciary Employee Admitted into Pre-Trial Intervention Program
Friday, October 24, 2014
County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp announces that Joseph Robortaccio, 35 years
old, of Lafayette, New Jersey, was admitted today into the Pre-Trial
Intervention Program. Robortaccio, a former New Jersey
Judiciary employee who served as a
Probation Officer in the Morris/Sussex Vicinage, was arrested on April 2, 2014 for possession of
heroin and drug paraphernalia.
The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Special
Enforcement Unit received information from members of the Morris County
Sheriff’s Office pertaining to drug distribution activity in and around 10
Court Street, Morristown, New Jersey, specifically, the Morris County Superior
Courthouse and the Administration and Records Building. As a result of the
information provided by members of the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, a joint
investigation was launched. The investigation resulted in the arrest of Robortaccio.
Defendant entered a plea of not guilty and was
admitted into the Pre-Trial Intervention Program in Passaic County Superior
Court for a period of twelve months.
Defendant was ordered to perform seventy-five hours of community service,
attend Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous, in addition to continued
substance abuse treatment, and be subject to random urine monitoring. Defendant was also assessed a total fine amount of
$1,225 which included the $1,000 DEDR penalty and other court fees.
Prosecutor Anthony Scibetta represented the State in this matter.
Honorable Bruno Mongiardo, J.S.C. presided.
Knapp thanks Police Chief Peter Demnitz and the Morristown Police Department, Sheriff
Edward Rochford and the Morris County Sheriff’s Office and the Morris County
Prosecutor’s Office Special Enforcement Unit who assisted in the investigation
and resolution of this matter.
Any inquiries can be directed to First Assistant
Morris County Prosecutor Thomas Zelante at 973-285-6252 or email@example.com.
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.
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.
was arrested on October 20, 2014, following an investigation conducted by the
Chester Borough Police Department and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office.
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.
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
inquiries can be directed to First Assistant Morris County Prosecutor Thomas
Zelante at 973-285-6252 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. It is not anticipated that any additional
press information will be released today.
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