Police & Fire

October 16, 2018

NEWTON, NJ—A Newton woman was hit by a car while crossing Mill Street. Isabel Chub, 35, refused medical treatment after being hit by Francis Jennings, 62 on Monday, October 15 according to police. The officers responded to the intersection of Mill Street and Water Street to find Jennings of ...

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NEWTON, NJ— Three Newton residents were arrested on Saturday, October 6 when Newton Police received two different reports for the same apartment. Around 12:32 a.m., Newton Police Department were at 33 Mill Street to pick up Douglas Hill, police report. Hill, 22, had an NCIC warrant out of Warren ...

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NEWTON, NJ — Four homeless people were taken into custody for having broken into a vacant home on Palmer Street. On September 21 around 10:38 a.m. Newton Police department responded to a report of an open door at the home according to police. Officers saw the basement door was open when they ...

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NEWTON, NJ — The hate crimes of a few, aimed at a Hampton Township family will be met by the support of a community at a candlelight vigil planned for Thursday evening at 6 p.m. on the green in Newton. The vigil called Love Wins is being organized by area clergy.  “A hate crime that happens ...

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NEWTON, NJ—An Andover man faces a number of charges after he crashed his car on Lenape Avenue.  On September 17 around 4 a.m. Newton Police Department received a report of a car accident on Swartswood Road, police report. Police arrive to find Timothy Plumb, 29, had struck a utility pole, speed ...

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NEWTON, NJ—A Newton man is in custody charged with a number of car burglaries on the nights of August 28 and 29. Newton Police Department picked up Hasdrede Kengne, 20, around 10:30 a.m. for the thefts, police report. According to police, the thefts occurred mostly in the area of Madison Street, ...

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SPARTA, NJ – A Newton man was picked up on open warrants following a traffic stop.  On September 7 around 10 a.m. Police Officer Brian Porter stopped Kaseem Harris, 29 for equipment violation on the blue Ford Pickup truck he was driving on East Mountain Road, police report. Porter found Harris ...

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NEWTON, NJ –Franklin man faces drug charges having been found driving erratically on Thursday, September 6.  Around 1:55 p.m. Newton police got a report of a driver in trouble in the Rite Aid parking lot, according to police.  Newton Police Department got a second report that the car was leaving ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Police Department advises Route 15 is NOW OPEN. It had been closed in both directions near mile marker 14 – the railroad tracks near the Bagel Station. According to Sparta Lt John Lamon a dump truck hit a telephone pole, pulling wires down.  The road has been closed since 5 ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Police Department hosted an ice cream social on Friday night in the old Carl’s Auto Body building.  The facility and the Windy Brow ice cream was donated by Steve Scro of the Mohawk House. Police officers served ice cream, cooked hotdogs and hamburgers and provided some ...

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SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta man’s forgery was not good enough to get by a Sparta pharmacist.  Detectives McCarrick and Hassloch investigated the complaint that someone had tried to fill prescriptions, two different times, that looked to have been altered, police said. The officers picked up ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Police Department is investigating multiple burglaries that took place between Tuesday, August 28 and Wednesday, August 29. According to police, the burglaries occurred during the night to cars that were both locked and unlocked. “Various items were taken including cash, ...

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SPARTA, NJ — Two men found sleeping in a running car in the middle of the road were arrested on drug charges on Monday. According to police, they responded to a call about a white Subaru on Roamin Way around 7:10 p.m. Police Officer Thomas Snyder reached into the car to shift it to park before ...

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SPARTA, NJ — A dump truck driver from Budd Lake faces heroin related drug charges. Sparta police received calls about a dump truck being driven erratically on Stanhope Road on August 24 around 3:50 p.m. police said. Sgt Frank Schomp stopped the truck and Cpl. Scott Elig arrived to assist. Elig ...

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SPARTA, NJ — Police from multiple towns worked together to arrest a Titusville woman for burglaries. On August 9 Vernon police arrested Anna Baczyk, 34 for a burglary in their town. Their investigation turned up information that Baczyk had been in Sparta and Hardyston when similar break-ins had ...

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FRANKLIN, NJ — Three men, stopped for traffic violations were found to have 12 bags of crack and 97 bags of heroin. On August 19 around 11:40 a.m. Officer Nicholas Della Fera stopped Mark Houghtaling of Wantage, Christopher Hillery of Pine Island, New York and Christopher Delgaudio of Sussex at the ...

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SPARTA,  NJ – A Sparta man is facing drug charges after getting stopped for speeding on Route 15.  On August 9 around midnight, Sparta Police Officer Thomas Herd stopped Jordan Proctor, 20 in a white Volvo SUV for going 78 MPH in a 55 MPH and driving in the left lane, police report. When Herd ...

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NEWTON, NJ—Three defendants received sentences that were announced by Sussex County Prosecutor, Francis A Koch. Cinto-Tibercio, 33, of Newton; and David Riser, 50, of Newton were sentenced after pleading guilty to crimes they committed. Cinto Tibercio pled guilty to resisting arrest and ...

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SPARTA, NJ — A man from Dingman’s Ferry Pennsylvania, pulled over on Route 15 is facing charges after police found a “large role of copper wire,” in the car, police said. On August 2 around 7 p.m. officer Steven Guido stopped Colton Lee Greene, 22 for failing to signal a lane change. When ...

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NEWTON, NJ—A Pennsylvania man was sentenced to eight years in prison, registration on sex offenders list and lifetime parole after pleading guilty to sexual assault of victim under 13 years old. James Roff, 33, of Archibald, PA admitted to the assaults between February 2012 and May 2013. Roff is ...

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NEWTON, NJ — Two Newton residents and one resident of Paterson pleaded guilty in court according to Sussex County Prosecutor Francis Koch. Briana Sickel, 31, of Newton pleaded guilty in front of Honorable William J McGovern III, when she admitted to burglarizing a home in Byram on February 9.

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SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta woman is facing drunk driving charges after someone called in a tip to the Sparta police about a possible intoxicated driver.  On August 3 around 5:30 p.m. police officer Steven Guido stopped the black BMW X5 that had been reported traveling to Sparta from Jefferson, police ...

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NEWTON, NJ — The Newton Police Department hosted their first “Cone with a Cop” event this past weekend, getting to know the community while enjoying some ice cream. The event, which partnered with Hayek's Market Inc., was an opportunity for the officers to meet with residents and for them to get ...

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SPARTA, NJ – A Newton man was not injured when he flipped his car in the woods on Sparta Avenue near Surrey Lane.  Police Officer Brian Porter went to the scene of the accident on July 26 around 5:46 p.m. where he found Richard Bernstein, 52, had climbed out of the window, police ...

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NEWTON, NJ — Area residents are invited to share an ice cream with officers from the Newton Police Department at Hayek’s Market and Ice Cream Parlor on Saturday, July 28. This event is similar to the national initiative supported by the United States Department of Justice, Office of Community ...

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SPARTA, NJ — An accident on Route 15 with a motorcycle and a car sent two people to the hospital. On July 12 Sparta police responded to the crash at the intersection of Route 15 and Wilson Drive around 6:37 p.m. police report. According to police, while turning left on to Wilson Drive from Route ...

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SPARTA, NJ – A man from Elizabeth was stopped for crossing the line on Tomahawk Trail.  Sparta Police Officer Jonathan Poon stopped Eduardo Idiaquez, 45, on July 8, around 7:30 p.m. police said. He was taken to Sparta Police Department headquarters for processing and breath testing.  Idiaquez ...

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SPARTA, NJ – After being pulled over for weaving between lanes, a Newark woman and a man from Millville are facing a number of charges including for drugs and having a suspended license.  According to police, Sparta Sgt. Frank Schomp stopped Monique Covington, 41 on July 7 around 8 ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta police recovered a stolen car when the driver was stopped for speeding on Route 15.  On June 30 around 11:15 p.m. Sparta Police Officer Erick Finley stopped 19-year-old East Orange resident Shaquan Kyle-Knight for driving 93 MPH in a 55 MPH zone, police report. Kyle -Knight ...

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SPARTA, NJ – A Staten Island, New York woman is facing drug charges after being stopped for speeding 76 MPH in a 55 MPH zone on Route 15 north.  On June 23 around midnight, Police Officer Erick Finley stopped Karen Batalitzky, 28 in her gray Jeep Compass, police report. When speaking with the ...

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