Sparta Police: Man Passed Out in Middle of Route 15 Charged with DWI

October 22, 2016

SPARTA, NJ – Police were called to check on a man who was passed out on Route 15 in the lane of traffic near the Sparta Car Wash.  On Oct 15 Sgt. Keith Hannam went to the area and found a “2004 Honda stopped on the painted median that divided the north and southbound lanes,” according to police. 

Hannam saw that the driver was asleep behind the wheel.  He woke ...

Double Dose of Narcan Administered in Heroin Overdose

NEWTON, NJ -Newton Police Department responded to a home on Swartswood Road on the report of an unconscious man on Wednesday, October 19 around 8:05 a.m.

When officers arrived on scene, they observed a 57-year old man who was unconscious, unresponsive and in respiratory distress, according to the police.

The male was found in an upstairs bedroom, showing signs and symptoms that were ...

Sparta Police: Dover Driver Charged with DWI

SPARTA, NJ – A woman sitting in her idling car “smoking something” on Morgan Drive drew enough attention to have it reported to the Sparta Police Department.  According to police on Oct 14 at 8:10 p.m. Cpl police.

The driver, Maureen Dury, 52, appeared to Mastandrea to be under the influence of alcohol.  He had the Dover resident perform field sobriety tests and ...

Newton Pedestrian Stuck by Motor Vehicle in Crosswalk

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Police Department responded to the intersection of Trinity Street and Moran Street on Wednesday, October 12 around 1:49 p.m. for a report of a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle.

Newton Police reported that Michael Ulmer, 47 of Trenton Place in Newton was driving a 2016 Chevrolet Suburban, turning left from Moran Street eastbound onto Trinity Street, when he hit a ...

Franklin Borough Police: Firearm + High Capacity Magazine = Arrest for Two Teens

FRANKLIN, NJ – Two men have been taken into custody by Franklin Borough Police for illegal possession of high powered automatic firearms.  Franklin detectives investigated a report of someone posting photos of himself handling various weapons on Facebook and Periscope within the area, according to police.

Detectives identified two people in the postings as 19-year-old Macon, Georgia ...

Creepy Clown Sighting in Sparta

SPARTA, NJ – The strange clown phenomena appears to have come to Sparta.  A short video was making its way around town through local twitter accounts depicting a person dressed in a clown costume on Ungerman basketball court. 

Thought the quality is poor it shows the figure picking up a basketball as it moves across the court.

Sparta police said they “are fully award ...

Motorists Involved in Fatal Motorcycle Accident Receive Summons

NEWTON, NJ—Newton Police Department responded to the intersection of Water Street (Route 206) and Mill Street (County Rt. 519) for a motorcycle accident on Sunday, September 25 at 1:36 p.m.

Police reported that a 2001 Toyota Camry, operated by Maureen Sweeney, 67, of Hackettstown, was driving north on Water Street, when she failed to yield to a 2014 Volkswagen Passat, driven by Michael ...

Newton Police Stop Wantage Man for Possession of a Weapon

NEWTON, NJ—Newton Police Patrolman Jose Morales stopped a Chevrolet pick-up truck on Water Street for speeding on Sunday, September 25 around 11:13 p.m., police report.

The speeding driver was identified by Morales as Duncan Graham, 22 of Valley Road, Wantage according to police.  While outside of the vehicle, officers observed a handgun on the rear floor within reach of ...

Newton's Town Manager, Police Chief and Merriam Ave School Honored at TransOptions 30th Anniversary Celebration

RANDOLPH, NJ – Newton Town Manager, Thomas S. Russo Jr and Newton Police Chief Michael Richards were honored at the 30 Anniversary Annual Recognition Breakfast of TransOptions on Wednesday.  In the ballroom of the Meadow Wood Manor in Randolph Russo and Richards were recognized as Government Officials of the Year. 

Newton Superintendent Dr. Kenneth Greene was also in attendance ...

TJ’s Pizzeria Café Partners with C.L.E.A.R Program

NEWTON, NJ—The C.L.E.A.R Program is partnering with TJ’s Pizzeria Café on Route 23 in Franklin, to benefit the newly launched Sussex County C.L.E.A.R program.  

TJ’s is offering a limited time special deal. Make a purchase at TJ’s Pizzeria Café between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. from now until Thursday, September 29 and submit a flyer that can be found ...

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