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Sparta Police: Traffic Stop Yields Stolen Property

August 13, 2018

SPARTA, NJ — A man from Dingman’s Ferry Pennsylvania, pulled over on Route 15 is facing charges after police found a “large role of copper wire,” in the car, police said.

On August 2 around 7 p.m. officer Steven Guido stopped Colton Lee Greene, 22 for failing to signal a lane change. When speaking with Greene the officer saw the ball of copper partially hidden under a ...

Pennsylvania Man Sentenced for Megan's Law Offenses in Newton

NEWTON, NJ—A Pennsylvania man was sentenced to eight years in prison, registration on sex offenders list and lifetime parole after pleading guilty to sexual assault of victim under 13 years old. James Roff, 33, of Archibald, PA admitted to the assaults between February 2012 and May 2013.

Roff is restricted from having any unsupervised contact with minors.  He is also required to pay ...

Three Defendants Enter Guilty Pleas at Sussex County Courthouse

NEWTON, NJ — Two Newton residents and one resident of Paterson pleaded guilty in court according to Sussex County Prosecutor Francis Koch.

Briana Sickel, 31, of Newton pleaded guilty in front of Honorable William J McGovern III, when she admitted to burglarizing a home in Byram on February 9. Her case was investigated by Detective Tierney of the Andover Police ...

Sparta Woman Gets DWI on Public's Tip

SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta woman is facing drunk driving charges after someone called in a tip to the Sparta police about a possible intoxicated driver.  On August 3 around 5:30 p.m. police officer Steven Guido stopped the black BMW X5 that had been reported traveling to Sparta from Jefferson, police report.

Marvilys Flores, 43, was stopped on East Shore Trail, after Guido observed her ...

Newton Police Officers Enjoy Ice Cream with the Community

NEWTON, NJ — The Newton Police Department hosted their first “Cone with a Cop” event this past weekend, getting to know the community while enjoying some ice cream.

The event, which partnered with Hayek's Market Inc., was an opportunity for the officers to meet with residents and for them to get to know their hometown officers, as well as discuss ...

Sparta Police: Intoxicated Newton Man Flips Vehicle

SPARTA, NJ – A Newton man was not injured when he flipped his car in the woods on Sparta Avenue near Surrey Lane.  Police Officer Brian Porter went to the scene of the accident on July 26 around 5:46 p.m. where he found Richard Bernstein, 52, had climbed out of the window, police report.

Bernstein told the officer he was not hurt and refused medical attention.  Porter smelled ...

Newton Police Department to Host ‘Cone with a Cop’ Event

NEWTON, NJ — Area residents are invited to share an ice cream with officers from the Newton Police Department at Hayek’s Market and Ice Cream Parlor on Saturday, July 28.

This event is similar to the national initiative supported by the United States Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, Coffee with a Cop, which has “provided a great ...

Sparta Police: Two Injured in Car Versus Motorcycle Accident

SPARTA, NJ — An accident on Route 15 with a motorcycle and a car sent two people to the hospital. On July 12 Sparta police responded to the crash at the intersection of Route 15 and Wilson Drive around 6:37 p.m. police report.

According to police, while turning left on to Wilson Drive from Route 15 north, Carmen Emery of Highland Lakes cut in front of Richard Keim on a Harley-Davidson ...

Sparta Police: Wanted Elizabeth Man Gets DWI

SPARTA, NJ – A man from Elizabeth was stopped for crossing the line on Tomahawk Trail.  Sparta Police Officer Jonathan Poon stopped Eduardo Idiaquez, 45, on July 8, around 7:30 p.m. police said.

He was taken to Sparta Police Department headquarters for processing and breath testing.  Idiaquez was charged with driving while intoxicated, failure to maintain a lane, driving while ...

Sparta Police: Weaving Woman and Passenger Face Drug and Other Charges

SPARTA, NJ – After being pulled over for weaving between lanes, a Newark woman and a man from Millville are facing a number of charges including for drugs and having a suspended license.  According to police, Sparta Sgt. Frank Schomp stopped Monique Covington, 41 on July 7 around 8 p.m.

Covington told Schomp her name was Zakiyyah Cooper but that proved to be false and came back as a ...

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