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Sparta Police: Suspended Driver Causes Four Car Crash

March 19, 2019

SPARTA, NJ – Only one minor injury was reported in a four car accident but the driver that caused it is facing charges.  On March 15 around 2:30 p.m. Officer Jonathan Poon was called to the scene of the accident at the intersection of White Lake Road and Route 15, police report.

Poon found a silver Honda Odyssey driven by Nicole McCallum, 33 failed to stop causing a chain reaction ...

Sparta Police Put Down Bull After it Attacked Owner

SPARTA, NJ – An aggressive bull had to be put down by a Sparta Police Officer after attacking  and injuring its owner.  On March 8, around 3 p.m. Sparta Dispatch received calls that a cow was on Houses Corner Road, police said.

As Officer Arlene Lippencott drove to the scene, the animal’s owner, Wendy McDermott reported it was a bull, not a cow.  McDermott reported ...

Newton Roller Hockey League President Charged with Theft

NEWTON, NJ—The president of the Newton Roller Hockey League James Krahling is facing charges related to stealing money from the club, according to police.

The 45 year-old Stillwater resident was picked up by Newton Police on Tuesday, February 5 for having taken approximately $25,000, police said.

The investigation into Krahling started when another signatory on the league bank ...

Newton Police: Obstructed View Leads to Drug Charges for Two Men

NEWTON, NJ—A routine traffic stop on Main Street led to drug charges for two men. On Thursday, February 21 around 11:17 a.m. Ptl. Jared Zappa stopped Leif Leeman, 20 of Hamburg, for having an obstructed view and an unclear rear license plate, according to police.

Zappa smelled marijuana in the vehicle when speaking with the driver. Leeman and passenger Adil Akcay, 21, of ...

Sparta Police: Speeding, Open Beers Leads to Trouble for Newton Man

SPARTA, NJ – A Newton man is facing drunk driving charges after being stopped for speeding on Woodport Road.  On February 16 around 2 a.m. Officer Michael Poon stopped Tyler Wehreberg  for driving 61 MPH in a 45 MPH zone, police said.

When Poon spoke with the 22-year-old the officer smelled alcohol and saw multiple open beers in the car.  Wehreberg told Poon he had one ...

Newton High School Student Reports Suspicious Activity to Police

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Police Department is currently investigating a report of suspicious activity that occurred while a 15-year old student was walking along High Street/Route 94 in the area of Summit Avenue, according to police.

The student contacted the police on February 13 about a man he saw sitting in a truck on February 11 around 3 p.m..  The man, described as a ...

Newton Police Charge Branchville Pair with More than 300 Packets of Heroin

NEWTON, NJ—Branchville residents are facing heroin related charges after a traffic stop on Main Street. Ptl. Edward Sperling stopped a motor Tina Mahboub, around 3:45 p.m. on Sunday, February 17 for a speeding, police report.  

When speaking with the 38-year-old driver and passenger Felix Torres, 32,  the officer smelled marijuana.  Sperling searched the car and found ...

Cops: Sussex County Bomber's Other Skill - Magic Mushrooms

ROXBURY, NJ – When police searched the Port Morris home of a man accused earlier this month of detonating a homemade bomb in Sussex County they discovered a hallucinogenic mushroom growing operation protected by cameras and filled with strategically placed weapons, according to court records.

Details of the findings are included in a Feb. 7 affidavit filed by Roxbury Police Detective Tom ...

Sparta Police: Drug Charges for Passenger

SPARTA, NJ – A traffic stop led to drug charges for a Jersey City woman on February 7 around 11:30 a.m. on Route 15 North. Officer Steven Guido stopped driver Curtis Evans because his Nissan Murano did not have a front license plate and tinted windows according to police.

Guido smelled marijuana in the car.  Evans said the passenger Maria Javier, 39, had smoked pot in the car.  ...

Sparta Police: Broken Light Nets Two Wanted Men

SPARTA, NJ – Two men were picked up on outstanding warrants after a traffic stop for a broken headlight.  On February 1 around 1:30 Steven Guido stopped a gray Jeep driven by Jason Vantassel, 34 of Sussex, police said.

Guido found Vantassel to have a warrant out of Paterson.  The passenger Hamburg resident Eric Manno, 34 also had a warrant out of Franklin Boro, police ...

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