Press Releases

Morris County Employee Pleads Guilty to Theft of Equipment

Friday, October 9, 2015

The Morris County Prosecutor has announced that James Masker, 30, of Mine Hill, pleaded guilty today to theft in connection with his unauthorized taking of six radios that belonged to county government.

An investigation revealed that Masker, an employee with the Morris County Department of Law and Public Safety since 2012, removed the radios from a storage area and distributed them to private individuals.

All of the radios have been recovered. The investigation did not discover any evidence that any public safety agency or any public safety transmissions were compromised by the theft.

The defendant surrendered and pleaded guilty today before Superior Court Judge James M. DeMarzo. He was sentenced to one year probation with a condition that he complete 25 hours of community service.

As part of the negotiated plea, the defendant resigned his position as a radio repairer at the county's Public Safety Academy and was barred from any future public employment.

The Morris County Prosecutor would like to thank the Morris County Department of Law and Public Safety, whose leadership and diligence first detected the theft.

Any inquiries can be directed to First Assistant Prosecutor Thomas A. Zelante at 973-285-6252 or

Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection Day Set for Oct. 18 in Jefferson

Thursday, October 8, 2015

The Morris County MUA will hold its final 2015 free Household Hazardous Waste and Computer /TV Drop-Off Event on Sunday, Oct. 18, at the Jefferson public works department, giving Morris County residents a chance to easily dispose of unwanted hazardous household products and old electronic equipment.        

In addition to paints and thinners and auto and household cleaning products, drop off old computers, monitors, printers, and TVs.

The disposal event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Jefferson D.P.W. facility at 1033 Weldon Rd. (for GPS: Lake Hopatcong, N.J. 07849). It is open to all county residents.

Morris County residents who have been working on their fall cleaning projects can drop-off, at no charge, unwanted hazardous materials and electronic devices, including computers, monitors, printers, scanners, fax machines and televisions from their homes.    

The list of acceptable hazardous materials include, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, oil-based paints, stains, paint thinners and removers, solvents, automotive fluids, lead acid and rechargeable batteries, pool chemicals, and darkroom chemicals.

Also accepted are aerosol cans (not empty), propane and helium cylinders, small quantities of asbestos (wetted, double bagged and sealed with duct tape), driveway sealant, roofing tar, fluorescent bulbs, PCB-ballasts, mercury thermometers and switches, household cleaning products, muriatic acid. Latex paint will not be accepted.

Explosive or highly reactive materials, such as picric acid or nitro compounds, will not be accepted. For information about safe disposal of explosive or reactive material, call 973-631-5109.

It is important to note that this event is for residential household waste and electronics. Businesses are not permitted to attend this disposal event. For information on business disposal, call 973- 631-5109

This is the third disposal event held this year by the Morris County MUA. Previous events were held at the Morris County Public Safety Academy in Parsippany on May 30 and Sept. 12.

For more information about this event, call (973) 285-8394, or visit the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority website,\ or

CCM to Hold Fall Open House on October 17

County College of Morris (CCM) will be holding its Fall Open House on Saturday, October 17, for high school students and their parents, students attending other colleges who are looking to transfer, and adults interested in returning to school.

The Open House takes place in the Student Community Center on CCM’s Randolph campus, 214 Center Grove Road. Two sessions will be offered at 10 and 11:30 a.m. Those who attend and apply for admissions will have the $30 application fee waived.

The Open House features academic break-out sessions so students can explore the areas of study they are most interested in pursuing. A special breakout session also will be offered for adults who are looking to return to school to take continuing education courses, earn a certificate or work on an associate degree.

Faculty and representatives from admissions, financial aid, career services and student life will be on hand to answer questions. Participants also can take a self-guided tour of campus.

The Open House offers the opportunity to learn about CCM’s more than 50 associate degree programs, certificate and professional development classes, athletics, student organizations and more.

Registration is required and can be easily completed online at Remember to select the session you want to attend.

Open house visitors can park in Lots 6 or 7 (a campus map can be found at For more information, go to


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