Attorney charged with lying to police Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief John J. Zebrowski of the Sayreville Police Department announced today that a lawyer from Monmouth County has been charged with giving false information to police during the investigation of a motor vehicle crash by claiming a detective from the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office was driving the attorney’s vehicle, when, in fact, the detective was never at the scene and was not involved.
Mark Kentos, 45, of Freehold, was charged on Monday (De. 28) with a fourth degree count of providing false reports to law enforcement, and obstructing the administration of law and hindering his own apprehension, both disorderly persons offenses.
He surrendered at Sayreville Police headquarters on yesterday and was released on his own recognizance.
Kentos, who practices law in Howell Township, was charged during an investigation by Lt. Timothy Brennan of the Sayreville Police Department and Detective Nicholas Chiorello of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.
During the investigation it was determined that Kentos was driving a 2006 Dodge Ram pickup truck in the parking lot of a nightclub in Sayreville on Dec. 4, 2015, when he crashed into the rear passenger side of a 2013 Subaru at 11:20 p.m.Kentos told police his pickup had been driven by a detective from the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office and claimed the detective fled.
It subsequently was shown that the detective was not the driver, was not at the scene of the collision, and had not been at the nightclub.
The investigation is active and is continuing.
Anyone with information is asked to call Lt. Brennan of the Sayreville Police Department at (732) 727-4444, or Detective Chiorello of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office e at (732) 745-3300.