MORRIS TOWNSHIP — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Morris Township Police Chief Mark DiCarlo, and Morristown Police Chief Peter Demnitz can confirm an active investigation into an incident that occurred on the evening of Saturday, July 28, in Morris Township.
On Saturday, July 28, at approximately 8:15 p.m., law enforcement was notified of an alleged burglary, which occurred on Frederick Place in Morris Township.
An unknown suspect, who was armed with a handgun, had attempted to make entry into the rear of a residence. During this attempt, the resident’s dog chased after the suspect, at which time it is believed that the suspect fired the handgun in the direction of the dog.
The fired shot is believed to have entered into a portion of the home. However, there were no injuries as a result of this event.
The home was occupied by the resident at the time of the incident. The suspect has been described by the resident of the home as a black male, with an athletic build, approximately 5-6” to 5-8”.
The suspect is believed to be in his late 20’s or early 30’s. The suspect’s hair has been described as short on the sides, with one inch twisted braids on top. He was further reported to be wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, dark colored pants, and wearing a black backpack.
Multiple law enforcement agencies have been actively involved in this investigation, including the Morris Township Police Department, the Morristown Police Department, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, and the Major Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office.
The investigation is active and ongoing, and law enforcement is seeking the public’s assistance with information. Anyone with any type of information is encouraged to contact the Morris Township Police at (973) 539-0777, Morris Township Detective Justin Crowell at (973) 326-7484, the Major Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at (973) 285-6200, or the Morristown Police Department at (973) 538-2200. In addition, anyone with information regarding this incident may contact the Morris County Sheriff’s CrimeStoppers Program by clicking here, 973-COP-CALL or by using the free “P3 Tips” app on any mobile device. You will remain completely anonymous.