Sparta Police: Wantage Man Faces Drug Charges Following Traffic Stop

December 7, 2016

SPARTA, NJ – A Wantage man is facing drug charges after a traffic stop for an expired registration sticker.  According to Sparta police Shane Dedminicantanio was pulled over on Route 15 after he passed Sparta Cpl. Dan Elig and Police Officer Steve Guido on the Sparta Junction at 11:30 a.m. on December 4.

The officers smelled burnt marijuana while speaking with Dedminicantanio in his ...

Sparta Police: Lafayette Woman Nearly Crashes into Police Car, Faces DWI Charges

SPARTA, NJ – A Lafayette woman is being charged with driving while intoxicated after crossing the double yellow line, nearly colliding with a Sparta police car.  On November 28, at 9:50 p.m. Cpl. Rob Fraser and Police Officer Tom Herd were on Main Street near the Goddard School when Diana Agana-Hutchings was seen driving erratically, police report.

The police said they had to take ...

Sparta Police: Third Sparta Man Charged with DWI in One Week

SPARTA, NJ- For the third time in less than a week Sparta Police have charged a Sparta resident with driving while intoxicated.  On November 27. Cpl. Marc Rubino stopped a 2015 Jeep, after seeing it being driven down the middle of the road, according to police. 

Christopher Liddle was pulled over for driving completely across the double yellow lines on West Shore Trail at 1:40 ...

Sparta Police: Sparta Man Faces DWI Charges on Report of Erratic Driving

SPARTA, NJ - A Sparta man faces charges of driving while intoxicated after his erratic driving prompted a call to police on November 25.  Sparta police responded to a report of an erratic driver on Stanhope Road, which included the license plate information, around 7:48 p.m. police report.

Sparta Cpl. Joe Anotnello found the 2007 Land Rover on as it turned from Park Road onto East Shore ...

Missing Newton Resident Found by Police

NEWTON, NJ—One week after being  reported missing  after not being seen for two days, the Newton resident  Steven Sherwood has been found, according to Newton police.

On Tuesday, November 29, Sherwood, 19, was located by Newton police and found to be in good health, according to police.

Police report that their investigation determined that he had voluntarily left the ...

Sparta Police: Wantage Man Stopped for Erratic Driving Faces Heroin, Drug Charges

SPARTA, NJ - A Wantage man, stopped for driving erratically wound up facing several drug charges.  On November 19 Sparta Police Officer Arlene Lippencott, following up on a call , went to Route 15, south of the Blue Heron interchange, police report.

Lippencott saw a 2001 Mitsubishi drive past her, then continued to swerve between lanes.  She stopped the driver Dallas Kruzelnick, as ...

Newton Police: Erratic Driver Complaint Leads to Arrest of Two Newton Men

NEWTON, NJ - Two Newton men face multiple alcohol and drug related charges after being taken into custody by local police. The Newton Police Department stopped a vehicle on Water Street after receiving a 9-1-1 call for an erratic driver on November 10 at 10:21p.m. according to police.

Police officers suspected the driver, Tannis D. Posey was intoxicated. After administering field sobriety ...

Motor Vehicle Stop Leads to Newton Man’s Arrest

NEWTON, NJ-- A Newton man faces drug charges after being pulled over  for driving while talking on his cell phone.  Newton Special Officer Raul Couce stopped Bryan Johnson on November 10 at 7:53 p.m.

Couce found that Johnson was found to have two active warrants for his arrest. The warrants were issued by both the Essex County Superior Court and the Morris County Superior ...

Sparta Police: Hackettstown Woman Charged with Prescription Fraud

SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta police were called by the Stop and Shop pharmacy on October 12 to report a someone trying to fill fraudulent prescription.  The prescription was to be picked up later that night according to police. 

When Brienne Fitzsimmons arrived at the store around 5 p.m. to pick up the medication, the representative from the pharmacy called the Sparta police, ...

Sparta Police: Lafayette Man Passed Out in Car Faces Drug Charges

SPARTA, NJ – A Lafayette man faces drug charges after being reported to be passed out behind the wheel of his car.  Sparta Police Officer Arlene Lippencott went to the area of Town Center Drive on November 18 around 4 p.m. to find Henry Henderson III sitting in his 2008 Nissan Altima, according to police. 

The 23-year-old Lafayette resident was conscious and talking on his cell ...

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