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Posted Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Acting Chief of Investigations Christoph Kimker, and Hanover Township Police Chief Mark Roddy announce the arrest of Nina Sheller, 51, of Hanover, on charges related to a fire that occurred on Oct. 11 in Hanover.Morris County Prosecutor's Office seal

It is alleged that on Oct. 11, fire officials and law enforcement responded to a report of a residential structure fire on Harvest Court in Hanover.  Upon arrival, they encountered a fire in the garage area of the residence. Present at the scene were Nina Sheller and her husband.

On-scene investigation revealed 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.  Sheller made statements at the scene taking responsibility for the fire.  Sheller’s husband sustained non-life threatening injuries during the incident.

Hanover Township Police BadgeSheller has been charged with two counts of Arson and one count of Criminal Mischief. She was charged by way of a warrant-complaint and released on pre-trial monitoring conditions in accordance with the Criminal Justice Reform Act.

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.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office – Arson and Environmental Crimes Unit at 973-285-6200 or the Hanover Township Police Department at 973-428-2512.

Inquiries should be directed to Public Information Officer Meghan Knab at [email protected] or 973-829-8159.