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Newton Man Sentenced in Drunk Driving Fatality

February 25, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Newton man Andrew Frazell received a five year sentence for causing a drunk driving crash that killed two men in a head-on collision.  Superior Court Judge Alberto Rivas imposed the sentence on February 14 that requires the 29-year-old to serve 85 percent of his sentence before being eligible for parole, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey. 

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Sparta Councilman Murphy's DWI Charges Still Not Settled After One Year

SPARTA, NJ – More than a year after being charged with driving while intoxicated, Sparta Councilman Jerry Murphy has still not had his day in court.

According to the Sparta Municipal Court, Murphy is scheduled to be heard on Wednesday night, February 22 in Hopatcong.  Representative from the Hopatcong Municipal Court did not have any information as to the reason it has taken so long ...

Sparta Police: DWI for Newton Man

SPARTA, NJ –  A Newton man is facing DWI charges after being found following a woman walking on the side of the road at Sparta Junction.  Sparta Police were alerted to a dispute in the Sparta Junction area on February 13 around 2:30 a.m. Police Officer Tim Lynott found a on foot woman on the side of the road with Santos Diego, 37, driving a 2003 Ford slowly behind her, ...

Sparta Police: Ogdensburg Man Injured in Off-Road Accident, Faces Charges

SPARTA, NJ – A Ogdensburg resident, driving off road on Sparta Mountain faces charges after police were called to assist with an injury.  On February 4 around 1 a.m. Sparta Police Officer Finley was first sent to the monument parking area off Edison Road to assist a man with a hand laceration. 

Finley then learned Jonathan Wottle, 26, was actually on a dirt road portion of ...

Newton Police: Narcan Administered in Response to Overdose

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Police Department administered Narcan to a to a 26-year-old woman on at a Union Place residence on February 11. 

When responding to a report of an overdose, the officers found the woman to be unconscious, unresponsive, and in respiratory arrest, according to police.

According to police, the woman was in respiratory arrest in a bathroom, showing signs that ...

Sparta Police: Fender Bender Leads to DWI Charges

SPARTA, NJ – A Branchville man faces drunk driving charges after causing a two car accident in Sparta on February 10.  Sparta Police Officer Tom Snyder went to a residence at 328 North Road to a two-car accident around 4 p.m., according to police.

The person who cause the accident Matthew Fletcher, had been backing out of the driveway in his 2005 Buick when he hit a 56-year-old ...

Sparta Police: Oak Ridge Man Charged with Pot Possession

SPARTA, NJ – An Oak Ridge resident is facing drug charges after getting pulled over for a broken headlight.  On February 4 around 8:29 p.m. Sparta Police Officer Steve Guido stopped Kyle Neuschatz in his 2011 Charger on Stanhope Road, according to police.

When he approached the 21-year-old driver, Guido smelled raw marijuana.  Neuschatz handed a plastic bag of marijuana when ...

Sparta Woman Charged with Shoplifting at Stop and Shop

SPARTA, NJ –  A Sparta woman was faces shoplifting charges after being detained at the Stop and Shop in Sparta.

On February 2, around 9 p.m. Sparta Police Officer Steve Guido and Cpl. Craig Grauerholz went to the store on Town Center Drive to find Jennifer Sheridan, 39, in the security room.  Sheridan, a Stop and Shop employee had been seen by the manager putting items into her ...

Franklin Police Seek Help in Identifying Suspect

FRANKLIN, NJ – The Franklin Police department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a woman suspected in a burglary.  Police report a Vernon woman had her purse stolen from her car in the Wal-Mart parking lot.

The victim reported the incident to the Vernon police. Their investigation turned up photos of the suspect as she made transactions with six stolen checks at TD ...

Sparta Police: Succasunna Woman Planted Drugs, Frames Sparta High School Student

SPARTA, NJ - A Succasunna woman is facing charges for having planted drugs in a Sparta High School student's back pack.  In an effort to frame the 16-year-old student, the Beth Weickert  sent an anonymous text to a teacher at the school on January 3 reporting the student to be using and selling drugs on school grounds.

Police speculate "the teacher was chosen at random, ...

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