Friday, March 1, 2013
Michael Cassella of Howell pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter and driving while intoxicated.
A Monmouth County man was sentenced today to 20 years in prison for his role in the death of Mount Arlington police Officer Joseph Wargo. Michael Cassella, 32, of Howell was sentenced after pleading guilty Jan. 4 to one count each of aggravated manslaughter and driving while intoxicated, acting Morris Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp said. “This sentence is consistent with the plea agreement and the attendant law. Nothing will bring Officer Wargo back to his wife, his family, the community and his brothers in law enforcement. The defendant’s drug addiction, while tragic, does not mitigate the seriousness of his crime. We mourn Joe Wargo’s loss and hope his family has some degree of solace from the conclusion of this tragic case," Knapp said in …
Friday, February 1, 2013
George Markou already working to rebuild Mount Arlington landmark destroyed by fire.
The thousands of Pub 199 fans who on social media bemoaned the Jan. 11 fire that destroyed the restaurant should be cheered by the recent arrival of dump trucks and fencing that announced that owner George Markou plans to rebuild. A three-alarm electrical fire that was reported about 4:15 a.m. that Friday morning collapsed the roof and the floors. Six fire companies battled the blaze. Lost also in the fire was the extensive collection of stuffed game animals and animal heads that created the pub’s unique dining experience. Markou said this week he plans to reopen by Memorial Day. He has hired an architect and been discussing his plans with Mount Arlington planning officials. The fire at the pub on Howard Boulevard was not the only loss …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
South Jersey man accused of sexually assaulting boy over three-year period in Mount Arlington.
A South Jersey man is accused of sexually assaulting and threatening to kill a now-10-year-old boy while the two lived together for three years in Mount Arlington, according to an arrest affidavit. Joel C. Adams, 27, of Brick Township, was charged Tuesday with first-degree aggravated sexual assault, second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, second-degree sexual assault and third-degree making terroristic threats. According to an arrest affidavit on file with the Morris County court, Mount Arlington police were notified of the alleged incidents on Oct. 3. The alleged victim was interviewed the next day and told authorities Adams threatened to kill him and his "loved ones" if he told anyone about the alleged assaults, the affidavit …
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Nobody injured, Mount Arlington police say, when vehicle smashes into telephone pole.
Howard Boulevard in Mount Arlington had reopened by at least 7 p.m. Thursday after a driver swerved off the road, smashing a telephone pole in half, police said. No injuried were reported, police said. The cause of the 2 p.m. accident, which stopped traffic in both directions in the middle of the afternoon, wasn't immediately clear. Live wires were hanging over the street while authorities awaited response from Jersey Central Power & Light workers after the accident, police said. The car appeared to be driving northbound on Howard Boulevard when it struck the pole, damaging the front-right passenger side and splitting the poll in half. Power seemed to have been restored to most homes and businesses around the area by the night. JCP&L's …
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Individual found in parking lot of Fireman's Field late Tuesday night.
A person was found alive inside a trunk of a car in Mount Arlington late Tuesday night, Sgt. James Distasio said. UPDATE: The woman found has been charged with providing false information and causing a false public alarm. Several police cars had surrounded a black sedan in a parking lot near Fireman's Field by 11:30 p.m. A K-9 unit was being called to the scene at about that time, Distasio said. The sedan appeared to be the only vehicle parked in the lot at the time.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Mt. Arlington mayor recognized as NJ DARE hero.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Morris County Prosecutor Robert A. Bianchi, Esq., announced that Mount Arlington Mayor Arthur Ondish was honored as a NJ DARE Association Hero by the DARE New Jersey Board of Directors at the DARE New Jersey Presidential Ball in honor of "A Celebration for Jersey Heroes." Mayor Ondish was honored for his commitment to New Jersey's children and the DARE program in his work as the president of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities. Also present to honor Mayor Ondish at the celebration was Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of Investigations William Schievella and Morris County Freeholder Director William Chegwidden.