Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and MontvilleTownship Police Chief Rudolf Appelmann announce that Christopher T. Conzola, 38, of Montville, has been charged with kidnapping.
During the early morning hours today, Conzola and an adult female victim were in his home, - located on Eugene Drive in Montville - when police officers from the Montville Police Department received a 9-1-1 call regarding a man holding a hostage at knife point.
Upon arrival, law enforcement officers were able to establish communication with Conzola.
That communication was then terminated. Ultimately, law enforcement officers from the Morris County Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team (S.E.R.T) were able to make entry into the home and arrest Conzola after some physically resistance.
During the altercation, a law enforcement officer suffered minor injuries.
The adult female victim, who was held in the home by Conzola, was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment and ultimately released.
The Honorable Stuart A. Minkowitz, P.J.Cr. set a cash only bail of $400,000 with additional conditions.
The Defendant will be remanded to the Morris County Correctional Facility.
The investigation is active and ongoing.