Newton Man Sentenced to Prison on Burglary and Drug Charges

August 26, 2016

NEWTON, NJ—A Newton man was sentenced to the New Jersey State Prison after pleading guilty to burglary and possession of a controlled dangerous substance, according to Sussex County Prosecutor Francis Koch.

Kit Pittenger, 50, of Newton was sentenced to four years in prison. He was given credit for one day of time served according to the prosecutor. 

On two different occasions, ...

Community Leaders and Program Stakeholders Meet to Discuss Next Steps for C.L.E.A.R Program

NEWTON, NJ-- The Center for Prevention and  Counseling held a meeting on the morning of Wednesday, August 24, at their offices in Newton to discuss the status of the Sussex County C.L.E.A.R. Program and to determine next steps to take in their effort to locally combat the opiate epidemic. 

Since its official launch on July 18, 2016, “seven residents were helped to enter a ...

Elizabeth Man Flashes False ID, Faces Multiple Charges

SPARTA, NJ – An Elizabeth resident faces charges after falsely identifying himself as an Essex County Constable.  On August 21, just after noon, Juan Genao, 26, was pulled over by Sparta Police Officer Tom Snyder for “several equipment violations,” according to police.

While stopped on Tomahawk Trail, Genao showed Snyder a gold badge with a “poorly constructed ID ...

Sparta Police: Driver and Passenger Charged in Rout 15 Crash Involving Pregnant Woman

SPARTA, NJ - Charges have been filed in the accident that occurred on Route 15 on July 19 that led to injuries, including a pregnant woman.  Sparta police announced they have "issues charges against Joshua Buttacavole and the passenger of his vehicle Nicholas Baya."

The Lodi residents were in a 2005 Chevy that crossed from the northbound lane , rolled over in the grassy median ...

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Scotch Plains Rescue Squad Tip of the Month –Teenagers and Prescription Drugs

Parents are usually diligent about talking to their kids about drugs and alcohol.  However, when they think of drugs, most tend to focus on marijuana, heroin, cocaine and other well-known street drugs.  Often overlooked are the drugs sitting in their own medicine cabinets.

Prescription drug abuse among teens is a national health crisis.  A survey launched by The Partnership at ...