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Newton Police Department Arrest Newton Man For Multiple Offenses


NEWTON, NJ-- Newton Police Officers assisted New Jersey Parole Officers with the arrest of Charles J. Gabriel on March 9 at 3:06 p.m according to a news release from the Newton Police Department.

Gabriel, age 39, was wanted for a parole violation for community supervision for life. (N.J.S. 2C:4-6.4d).

After failing to surrender himself at the Newton Police Headquarters, as was previously agreed upon with Senior Parole Officer Michael Marino, the assistance of the Newton Police Department was requested to locate Gabriel.

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He was located at 211 Spring Street, Apt. 1 and was found to be intoxicated and visibly upset about the fact that he was going to be arrested. He then proceeded to cut himself with a razor as the officers on scene attempted to get him to drop the razor and comply with their orders.

Once Gabriel refused the requests of the officers, he threatened to cut them as well. He was then subdued, taken into custody, and taken to Newton Medical Center for treatment. He was released on March 10 and was charged with the following offenses according to the news release given by the Newton Police Department:

N.J.S 2C:12-1b (1) Aggravated assault (2nd Degree)

N.J.S. 2C:29-2a (3) a Resisting Arrest (3rd Degree)

N.J.S 2C:39-4d Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose (3rd Degree)

N.J.S.2C:39-5d Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (4th Degree)

He was processed and put into the Sussex County Jail in default of 100,000 dollars and no 10 percent bail set by Judge John Mulhern according the the Newton Police Department news release.

The investigating officers were: Sgt. Frank Philhower, DSG. Dean Coppolella, Det.Thomas Muller, Ptl. Daniel Finkle, Ptl. Mahir Kaylani, Special Officer Kyle Phlegar assisted by Senior Parole Officers Michael Marino and Frank Vogel.


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