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 calm down and come off the deck by police. Losapio ignored the requests, instead challenged the officers, police report.
Losapio was taken into custody. In the patrol car, he started banging his head against the glass. He was taken to Sparta Police Department headquarters to be processed, according to police.
Sparta First Aid Squad had to be called to headquarters to evaluate Losapio because he appeared to be highly intoxicated. They also needed to evaluate his self-inflicted injuries. Losapio became more violent and tried to assault the officers and EMTs. He continued to bang his head against the concrete wall in the cellblock, according to police.
Losapio was restrained and brought to Newton Hospital. Police report Losapio continued his erratic behavior, even throwing a chair in the hospital room.
Sparta Cpl. Joseph Antonello charged Losapio with aggravated assault on a police officer and an EMT, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, simple assault and criminal mischief.