Sunday, May 5, 2013
Carrie Ruffner found 3.4 miles from home Saturday after last being seen Wednesday in Basking Ridge.
A Long Hill woman who had been missing since Wednesday was found safe Saturday afternoon. Carrie Ruffner, 34, was found by Long Hill police Sgt. Aaron Buerstetta at 3:49 p.m. near the intersection of Carlton Road and Whitebridge Road in Millington, only 3.4 miles from her home. Ruffner was transported to Morristown Medical Center for evaluation, acting Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp said in a release. Authorities did not say where Ruffner had been for the past three days or if she suffered from a medical condition. Ruffner disappeared after leaving her parents' house in Basking Ridge around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, and had been expected back at her own home on Meyersville Road in Long Hill. A large search coordinated by the Morris …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Morris County authorities report that Carrie Ruffner, last seen Wednesday at parents' home in Basking Ridge, is still missing.
The search continued on Friday for Long Hill resident Carrie Ruffner, 34, who was last seen at her parents home in Basking Ridge on Wednesday evening. Ruffner had not been located as of shortly before 4 p.m. Friday, said Morris County First Assistant Prosecutor Tom Zelante. He said he had nothing further to report at that time, but added that further updates would be released as needed. Zelante said the investigation is being handled entirely within Morris County, since that's where Ruffner's home is located. Ruffner, 34, was last seen leaving her parents' house around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Acting Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp said Ruffner was driving to her own home on Meyersville Road in Long Hill Township and was expected to …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Carrie Ruffner was last seen in Basking Ridge on Wednesday.
A massive search was underway Thursday for a woman who never made it home from her parents' Basking Ridge home a night earlier. Carrie Ruffner, 34, was last seen leaving her parents' house around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Acting Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp said Ruffner was driving to her own home on Myersville Road in Long Hill Township and was expected to return, but never did. About 50 people participated in a search for Ruffner Thursday near the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge as helicopters searched from above, according to NJ.com. As the search continues for Ruffner, her two children are safe and with relatives. Ruffner is 5 feet 7 inches tall, about 130 pounds, with blond hair and hazel eyes. Knapp said she has an athletic…
Monday, January 14, 2013
Authorities said there was no foul play involved in the man's death.
The body found last week near the Great Swamp has been identified as a 62-year-old Florida man, the Morris County Prosecutor's Office said. Thomas Zelante, of the Morris County Prosecutor's Office, identified the body found last Tuesday in the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge as Daniel Armbrecht, of Fort Myers, Fla. The Observer Tribune previously reported the man was a Lake Hopatcong resident who was shot in the stomach. Online records show Armbrecht had lived in Lake Hopatcong as well as South Amboy and Fort Myers. Zelante declined to comment on the specific nature of the man's death, but said no foul play was suspected. Sgt. Mark Giasanti, of the Harding Township Police Department, said he believed Armbrecht was visiting the area …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Discovery was made Tuesday near Long Hill Road in Harding Township.
A body was pulled out of the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge Tuesday in Harding Township, the Morris County Prosecutor's Office said. The body was found just off a trail near a parking lot on Long Hill Road in Harding Township, according to Harding Police. Long Hill Road runs through the swamp and into Long Hill Township. According to Harding Police, the road is a common destination for hikers and cyclists, and there are marked trails throughout the area. Christopher Kimker, of the Morris County Prosecutor's Office, is leading the ongoing investigation. No further information has been released.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Reputed James Bond Gang members caught after alleged Connecticut burglary, Morris County incidents still under investigation, prosecutor says.
A team of investigators arrested five members of a burglary crew suspected of targeting high-end homes across North Jersey, including in Morris and Somerset counties, just as the thieves were trying to crack open a stolen safe at a Bergen County garage late Thursday, authorities said. Five Englewood men were charged after investigators learned they had burglarized a home in a wealthy section of Greenwich, Conn., the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office announced Friday. Items taken from the home, including the safe, were seized in the bust, along with burglary tools. Several of the men have lengthy criminal histories, some with links to the James Bond Gang, a high-end burglary syndicate rooted in Teaneck and Englewood. "I have taken the …
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Masked thieves continue to target wealthy neighborhoods, use electronics to avoid detection.
A sophisticated gang of thieves are continuing to carefully select unoccupied homes in wealthy neighborhoods and plot quick escape routes often to the nearest highway, the Morris County Prosecutor's Office said. According to a statement released Friday by Morris County Prosecutor Robert A. Bianchi, the crew has targeted high-end homes in quiet neighborhoods, often on a cul-de-sac and along the interstate corridors for a quick getaway. The crew, which has been compared to the infamous James Bond Gang, has used luxury rental vehicles to blend into the communities, Bianchi said. The thieves are believed to be responsible for burglaries in Boonton Township, Chatham, Chester, Hanover, Harding, Kinnelon, Long Hill, Mendham, Montville, Morris …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Event celebrated leaders of the Morris County Hispanic American Community.
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Thursday, October 4, 2012
The Morris County Prosecutor's Office in conjunction with the Morris County Organization for Hispanic Affairs and the National Coalition of Latino Officers held its 2012 Hispanic Heritage Month celebration on Sept. 26 in Morristown. The event celebrated leaders of the Morris County Hispanic American Community, Law Enforcement and Medical Community as well as the civilian members of our community who silently get the job done without the expectation of recognition for their excellent work and service to others. The event honored Wilson Vasquez of Sabor Latino Restaurant in Dover, Amanda Robles of Jersey Battered Women’s Services, Officer Antonio Hernandez of the National Coalition of Latino Officers, Sgt. Jeffrey Gomez of the Randolph …