Arrests made in Jefferson Township Bank Robbery

JEFFERSON — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp and Jefferson Township Police Chief Kevin Craig announce the arrest of William Chasmer, 57, Oak Ridge and Janet C. Kaine, 44, Oak Ridge, on charges related to a Robbery that occurred on Wednesday, March 11 at the PNC Bank located on Berkshire Valley Road in Jefferson Township.

Both William Chasmer and Janet Kaine were charged with one count of Robbery, a crime of the first degree, and one count of Conspiracy to Commit Robbery, a crime of the second degree. Chasmer’s bail was set at $250,000, full cash, bond or property without a ten percent option. Kaine’s bail was set at $150,000, full cash, bond or property without a ten percent option. Both defendants were remanded to the Morris County Correctional Facility.

At approximately 9:40 a.m., on Wednesday, March 11  a report of a bank robbery was made involving a description of an armed male entering the bank branch and demanding money.

The investigation led law enforcement to William Chasmer’s residence where he was arrested without incident. Further investigation developed Janet C. Kaine as an alleged accomplice.

Numerous law enforcement agencies responded to investigate, including the Major Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, the Jefferson Township Police Department, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Section, and the FBI.

Anyone with information about this incident, including the identity of this male, is asked to call the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at (973) 285-6200 or the Jefferson Township Police Department at (973) 697-1300.

Editors Note: The charges and allegations are merely accusations, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.