Franklin Police: Brooklyn Man Charged for Unlicensed Practice of Medicine and Drugs

March 29, 2017

FRANKLIN, NJ – A Brooklyn man is facing charges after posing as a doctor trying to get medication at the Walmart in Franklin.  On March 28 Franklin Police were called by the personnel in the pharmacy to report an alleged doctor who had called in a prescription for a patient, according to police.

The pharmacy reached out to the police because the alleged doctor did not follow certain ...

Newton Police: Routine Speeding Stop Leads to Drug Arrest

NEWTON,  NJ - A Byram man is facing drug and other charges after a traffic stop on Elm Street.  Newton Sergeant Michael Monaco pulled Bailey Ressa over after seeing he speeding on Main Street on Wednesday, March 22 around 1:24 p.m. according to police.

Ressa, 20,  was driving a 2010 Volvo SUV when he was stopped.

Monaco smelled burnt marijuana when he approached Ressa.  ...

Sparta Police: Newton Woman Drives Wrong Way, Faces DWI Charges

SPARTA, NJ - A Newton woman is facing driving while intoxicated charges when she was seen driving the wrong way on the Woodport Road jug handle.  On March 18, around 12:30 a.m. Police Officer Chris Favaro saw Kathryn Grieg driving in the wrong direction and pulled her over into a nearby parking lot according to police.

Favaro suspected the 30-year-old was intoxicated after speaking with ...

Franklin Police: Franklin Man Faces Charges Related to Car Theft

FRANKLIN BOROUGH, NJ - A Franklin man who is facing charges after selling a car that did not belong to him.  Mark Garrera was arrested at his mother's home on Susquehanna Street after police found that he had sold a car that he was supposed to be restoring.

Garrera, 25,  had been given parts and $400 to make the repairs.  The owner of the car complained to the police that ...

Sparta Police: Speeding Stop Ends with Pot Arrest

SPARTA, NJ – A traffic stop for speeding ended with a man from Maspeth, NY facing drug charges.  On February 10 around 10 p.m. Sparta Police Officer Erick Finley pulled over a 2016 Buick for speeding on Route 15 North, according to police.

When speaking with the driver Kamil Jakubiak, 22, of Glendale, NY, Finley smelled burnt marijuana.  Finley also questioned the 22-year-old ...

UPDATED Wednesday 1:15 p.m. - Newton Winter Weather Cancelation and Schedule Changes

NEWTON, NJ -  The winter storm forecasted to hit the area beginning in the early hours of Tuesday, March 14 has led to cancelations and postponements. This article will be updated as necessary.  Please check back for the latest information.

Spring Street will be closed on Thursday, March 16 beginning at 4 p.m. for snow removal.  The road will be reopened when the clean-up is ...

Sparta Police: Broken License Plate Light Ends with Drug Charges for Branchville Woman

SPARTA, NJ – A young Branchville woman is facing drug charges after being stopped on Route 15 for a broken license plate light.  On February 13, Sparta Police Officer Marc Rubino pulled over a 2001 Dodge on the northbound side of Route 15 around 9:50 p.m. according to police.

When Rubino went to speak with the driver, Courtney Best, 21, he smelled burnt marijuana.  When asked, ...

Narcan Administered in Opiate Overdose

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Police Department administered Narcan to a Clinton Street resident after responding to a call about a suspected overdose. 

On March 2 around 6:15 p.m. they went to the apartment where they found a 58-year-old woman who was unconscious.  She was in respiratory distress and appeared to have overdosed on an opiate, according to police.

She was transported ...

Newton Man Faces Charges for Eluding Sparta and State Police

SPARTA, NJ – a Newton man tried very hard not to get caught driving with a suspended license.  Sparta Police Officer Erick Finley attempted to stop Mathew Hammond for speeding on Route 15 North around 1 a.m. on March 4. 

Hammond, despite being followed by Finely with his lights and sirens on, did not pull over.  The 34-year-old continued for several miles, according to ...

Newton Police: Cars Broken into by Newton Man

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Police Department responded to a call from a resident of Hillside Terrace on Tuesday, around 1:19 a.m.

The caller said a family member had seen a man trying to break into a car and was holding him until police arrived, according to police.

When they arrived Sgt. Scott King, Police Officers Jose Morales and Shawn Burke found the caller’s father restraining ...

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