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.
Bloomfield Man Found Guilty of Theft and Fraud
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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