Sparta Police: Screaming, Head-Banging Ends in Charges for Madison Man

August 19, 2017

SPARTA, NJ – A man causing a ruckus at a home in Sparta wound up in the hospital and facing multiple charges.  The Sparta police were called to the area of Shawnee Trail and Seneca Trail on the report of a woman screaming, police report.

Officers found Zachary Losapio yelling obscenities at people from a deck on a home on Seneca Trail. The 25-year-old Madison resident was asked to ...

Newton Police Officer Promoted to Sergeant

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Police Department promoted one of their own, Thomas Muller, to the rank of Sergeant, during the Town Council meeting on Monday.  With the promotion, he has a new assignment; the Patrol Division.

Muller was born and raised in Newton.  He graduated as a part of Newton High School’s Class of 1993.  Following that he attended Montclair State ...

Sparta Police: One Car Accident Leads to DWI Arrest

SPARTA, NJ - A Stanhope man crashed his car on the Route 15 ramp and ended up charged with driving while intoxicated on August 4 around 1:24 p.m.  Sparta police officer Erick Finley went to the scene of the accident and found Joseph Boralsky had disabled his car by crashing into the curb, according to police.

When the 29-year-old approached Finley the police officer smelled alcohol on his ...

Newton Police: Wantage Man Arrested on Drug and Theft Charges

NEWTON, NJ- A Wantage man is facing charges after breaking into a Newton home and attempting to rob the residents.  On Wednesday, around 6:30 p.m. Newton police officers were called to 271 Spring street on the report of a man in a vacant apartment, according to police.

When they arrived, they found the Shayne Divito on the street. Divito matched the description given to police.  The ...

Sparta Police: Hamburg Man Weaving In and Out of Lane Faces DWI

SPARTA, NJ - A Hamburg man is facing charges of driving while intoxicated after being stopped on Route 15 for driving erratically.  On July 23, around 10:40 p.m. Sparta Police Officer Thomas Herd saw Amin Ashlesh cross the white fog line and the double yellow lines several times, police report.

Herd pulled Ashlesh over and smelled an alcoholic drink when he approached Ashlesh to speak ...

Sparta Police: Hamburg Man Charged with DWI

SPARTA, NJ –  A man from Hamburg has been charged with driving while intoxicated after being seen weaving in and out of the lane on Route 15.  Sparta Police Officer Thomas Herd was saw Amin Ashlesh cross the white fog line and double yellow lines several times on July 23 around 10:40 p.m. police report.

When Herd spoke with the 52-year-old, the officer smelled an alcoholic ...

Newton Road Closure on August 9

NEWTON, NJ - The Town of Newton advises RPM Development will be closing Spring Street and Union Place on Wednesday, August 9 between 10 and 11 a.m.  They will be installing the roof at the site tomorrow and will need access to the Spring Street and Union Place intersection.  

Pennsylvania Man Sexually Assaulted Juvenile, say Police

NEWTON, NJ – A Pennsylvania man sexually assaulted a juvenile earlier this year in Newton and now faces charges, said police.

James Roff, 32, of Archibald, Pa., is accused of sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child, said Newton police and the Sussex County Prosecutor’s Office. They said the incident took place in February.

Roff was arrested after a joint ...

Sparta Police: Two Women Face Drug Charges

SPARTA, NJ – A car parked behind the Sparta movie theater drew the attention of Sparta Police Officers, leading to the arrest of two women.

Sparta Cpl. Richard Smith was checking on businesses in the Sparta Theater Center and ran a check on the license plates of the car with two occupants when the car pulled out of the lot, according to police.

Smith followed the car as it drove up ...

Sparta Police: Two Face Heroin Possession and Other Drug Charges After Traffic Stop

SPARTA, NJ – A Vernon woman and Boonton man are facing drug charges after being stopped on Route 15. Tammy Torres, 23, caught the attention of Sparta Cpl. Daniel Elig when she failed to move over to the right lane on July 22 around 8 p.m.  Elig ran a check on Torres and found her license to be suspended, according to police.

When Elig asked Torres for her identification he saw drug ...

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