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Sparta Police: Several Wanted People Picked Up in Traffic Stops

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Credits: Jennifer Dericks
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SPARTA, NJ – Traffic stops have let to the apprehension of people on outstanding warrants in the past week. On January 10 around 8:45 a.m. Sparta Police Officer Thomas Snyder stopped a gray Nissan Altima for having an expired inspection sticker, according to police. 

When the officer checked the driver’s identification Snyder found Rene Figuerroa, 57, had a suspended license and a “no-bail” warrant for his arrest from the Morris County Sheriff’s office.  The Dover resident was arrested and taken to Sparta Police Department headquarters.  He was ticketed for driving while suspended, failure to inspect and fictitious plates.  He was given a court date and turned over to the Morris County Sheriff’s office police report.

On January 11 at 10:50 a.m. Sgt Adam Carbery ran check of a license plate while traveling on Woodport Road. The inquiry showed that the driver, Sparta resident April Harvey, 36, had a suspended license and an outstanding warrant in Cliffside Park, according to police.  Sparta police officer Snyder took Harvey to Sparta Police Department headquarters for processing.  She was given an additional ticket for driving while suspended and released.

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On January 12 around 2:10 a.m. Sparta police officer Thomas Herd stopped a black Nissan for failing to keep right on Lafayette Road.  The passenger in the car, Michael Groberman of Fort Lee had an outstanding warrant from Augusta.  The driver, Diana Poveda, 26 of Ozone Park, NY was giving a ticket for failing to keep right.  Groberman, 27, was taken to Sparta Police Department headquarters for processing, police report.

Groberman posted bail and was released with a new court date in Frankford court.  

 

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