Sparta Police: Byram Woman's Broken Light Ends in Drug Charges

June 22, 2018

SPARTA, NJ – A Byram woman is facing drug charges having been stopped for a broken headlight on White Lake Road.  On June 15 Abigail Carkhuff, 22, was pulled over by Police Officer Brian Porter around 10:40 p.m. police report.

When Porter spoke with Carkhuff the officer smelled marijuana in the car.  A search of the grey Ford Escape turned up a ziplock bag of marijuana and a ...

Newton Police: Car Crash Ends with Drug Arrest

NEWTON, NJ—A Stillwater woman is facing drug charges after crashing her car into a telephone pole on Monday, June 18 police said.

Newton police officers responded to a report of an accident around 9:16 a.m. near Tuscany Bistro on Route 206 .  The driver Samantha Benson, 30, was distracted after dropping a lit cigarette, causing her to crash, police report.

When Sgt Michael Monaco ...

Newton Police: Drug Charges for Wanted Andover Man Parked in Cemetary

NEWTON, NJ—An Andover man is facing drug charges after caught the attention of police having parked in the Newton Cemetery.  On June 8 around 4:30 p.m., Ptl. John Flanagan was patrolling the cemetery when he saw Jeffrey Schermerhorn, 27, standing outside his car, police report. 

As the officer approached he was Schermerhorn throw something into the woods.  Schermerhorn ...

Newton Police: Wrong Turn for Newton Woman Ends with Drug Charges

NEWTON, NJ—A Newton woman has been charged with drug possession after she was stopped for making an illegal right turn onto Water Street at a red light. On June 7 around 11:26 p.m. Sgt. Thomas Muller saw Samantha Olsen, 20, make a right on red from Trinity Street onto Water Street northbound, which is prohibited at that location, police report.

The officer saw a glass mason jar ...

Tires Slashed in Overnight Vandalism Spree, Sparta Police Say

SPARTA, NJ — Tires were slashed at three different residences overnight Friday in Sparta. According to police a total of five cars and 11 tires were vandalized between 11 p.m. Friday and 6:30 a.m. Saturday in three different neighborhoods.

The vandalism occurred at homes on Heather Lane, Mount Pleasant Road and Rainbow Trail.

One of the victims, who wished not to be named said it cost ...

Newton Police: Traffic Stop Yields Heroin, Crack and Drug Charges

NEWTON, NJ—A Newton man is in custody on drug charges possession and more after Newton Police Officer Ptl. John Flanagan stopped an out of town taxicab for having an inoperable brake light on Lower Spring Street around 3:28 a.m. on Friday, June 1, police said.

Ptl. Flanagan found that one of the backseat passengers, Matthew Collins, 24, of Water Street, had an active warrant for failure ...

Newton Man Charged for Burglary on Town’s College Campus

NEWTON, NJ—A Newton man faces charges for stealing money from a car on Sussex County Community College. On May 29 around 8:18 p.m. police were notified of the burglary, police report. 

An investigation by the Newton Police Department with the assistance of the college’s security department, led police to take Christopher Aro, 18 into custody on May 31.  He was charged ...

Newton Police: Wanted Wantage Woman Faces Additional Charges

NEWTON, NJ—A Wantage woman is facing drug charges following a call to Newton Police Department from a concerned citizen. On Sunday, May 27 at 8:36 p.m. the Newton Police Dept. received information that a woman was walking on Mill Street, police report.

Kimberly Vandermark, 23, of Wantage was located on Mill Street. The officer found Vandermark had an outstanding warrant out of the Sussex ...

Newton Police: Routine Stop Nets Wanted Woman and New Drug Charges

NEWTON, NJ—A woman from Seaside is in custody after facing possession charges and more. Newton Police Officer Sgt. Michael Monaco stopped a black 2000 Jeep Cherokee on Saturday, May 26 around 12:51 a.m. for a loud exhaust, police report.

The officer found one of its passengers, Jessica Stone, 26, of Seaside Park, had an active arrest warrant out of Ocean County, according ...

Newton Police: Wanted Woman Picked Up with Heroin

NEWTON, NJ—A woman from Landing is in custody, facing drug charges, after a traffic stop.  On May 26 around 12:10 a.m. Ptl. Jared Zappa stopped Jonathan Dsouza, 29 of Jersey City because he was weaving, no inspection sticker and a broke headlight, police said.

The passenger in Dsouza’s blue Ford Fusion initially gave the officer a false name.  Eventually she was ...

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