SPARTA, NJ - A woman from West Milford tried to trick Sparta Cpl. Marc Rubino but Rubino was not fooled. On September 9 around 12:35 a.m. Rubino stopped Christine Wolanski for a broken brake light and cracked windshield, police report.
The driver told Rubino she was Helena Frelak of Easton, Pennsylvania. She said she did not have her driver's license with her and gave Rubino two different birthdates. Rubino checsked and found the photo for Frelak and found the photo did not match the driver, police report.
The 48-year-old driver Wolanski had a suspended driver's license and four active warrants totaling $1,850 in Sparta, Ringwood, Union and Wanaque, according to police.
Sparta Cpl. Schomp and Police Officer Lynott arrived to assist. Wolanski was taken into custody and brought to Sparta Police Deparment Headquarters for processing. She was charged with maintenance of lamps, cracked windshield, unlicensed driver, suspended driver and failure to exhibit document. All four of the towns in which Wolanski had warrants were contacted. She was released and given court dates for each of the municipalities.