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…
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 …
Monday, October 15, 2012
Warren Township resident tells judge he planned to start job on Wall Street Monday.
Bail for the so-called dapper bandit, the Warren Township man accused of robbing several Morris County banks, will remain at $500,000, a state Superior Court judge ruled Monday afternoon. Judge Robert Gilson presided over a bail review hearing at Morris County Courthouse for David G. Carroccia, 28, who is charged with four counts of robbery in connection with bank robberies this summer in Parsippany, Lincoln Park and Mount Olive, plus an attempted robbery at a Kinnelon bank, according to Morris County Prosecutor Robert Bianchi. Carroccia may also face separate charges stemming from other robberies in Somerset and Monmouth counties, according to Assistant Morris County Prosecutor Julie Serfess. This was Carroccia's fourth arrest, according …
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Focus turned to Warren Township man when off-duty detective spotted his vehicle without hubcaps matching description of one seen near robberies, according to affidavit.
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Sunday, October 14, 2012
His well-dressed appearance and getaway car without hubcaps led authorities to the Warren Township man accused of robbing several Morris County banks and possibly one in South Jersey, according to an arrest affidavit. David G. Carroccia, 28, will have a bail review hearing Monday in State Superior Court in Morristown. Carroccia is being held in lieu of $500,000 bail. Carroccia is accused of robbing banks in Parsippany, Lincoln Park, Mount Olive, and attempting to rob a Kinnelon bank, the Morris County Prosecutor's Office announced Friday. The alleged "dapper bandit" was seen on video surveillance wearing a dress suit with a hat in each of the incidents, the prosecutor's office said. The unique appearance tipped off a Kinnelon PNC Bank …
Friday, October 12, 2012
Morris County Prosecutor says man is the 'dapper bandit' wanted in five incidents.
A Warren man has been arrested for a series of four bank robberies and one attempted robbery that took place at Morris County banks over the span of a little more than one month. David G. Carroccia, 28, robbed banks in Parsippany, Lincoln Park, Mount Olive, and attempted to rob a Kinnelon bank, according to Morris County Prosecutor Robert Bianchi. Carroccia was arrested while driving a vehicle in his hometown on Thursday at about 2 p.m., Bianchi said. Bianchi said that Carroccia is also a suspect in additional bank robberies that are separate from the ones he is currently charged with. Carroccia is charged with four counts of robbery, a second-degree crime carrying a potential sentence of five to 10 years, with Bianchi saying Carroccia …