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Woman charged with arson in Hanover Twp fire

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A Morris County woman has been arrested in connection with an October fire in Hanover Township, according to Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp.

Nina Sheller, 51, of Hanover Township was charged with two counts of third-degree arson, and one count of third-degree criminal mischief.

on Oct. 11, emergency crews responded to a report of a residential structure fire on Harvest Court in Hanover Township. Upon arrival, they encountered a fire in the garage area of the residence, Knapp said.

Nina Sheller and her husband were home at the time of fire, Knapp said.

An investigation revealed that the fire had originated in the passenger compartment of a vehicle that was parked inside the garage.  In addition to the vehicle and Sheller’s residence, several other attached units in the same building sustained various levels of damage from the fire, Knapp said.

Sheller allegedly made statements at the scene taking responsibility for the fire, Knapp said.

Sheller’s husband sustained non-life threatening injuries during the incident, Knapp said.

Sheller was charged and then released on pretrial monitoring conditions in accordance with the criminal justice reform act, Knapp said.

The investigation was conducted by the Hanover Township Police Department, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit, and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Arson and Environmental Crimes Unit.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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