Sparta Police: Newton Man Faces Drug and DWI Charges

May 23, 2017

SPARTA, NJ – A Newton man is facing DWI and drug charges after being stopped for erratic driving.  On May 11 Sparta police received a call from an off-duty officer from another town, reporting he was following a 1999 Lexus SUV that could not stay in the lane.  Further, the officer reported the driver had fallen asleep behind the wheel at a traffic light in Jefferson and hit the ...

Sparta Police: Wantage Man Stopped for Broken Tail Light, Faces Drug Charges

SPARTA, NJ – A Wantage man is facing drug charges after getting pulled over for a broken tail light on Stanhope Road.  Sparta Police Officer Tom Herd saw Nicholas Veith driving a 2012 Honda on May 14 around 12:20 a.m. with a cracked tail light, a burned-out license plate light and window tinting that was too dark according to police.

When Herd spoke with the 20-year-old driver he ...

Sparta Police: Drug Charges for Ogdensburg Woman in Station Park After Closing

SPARTA, NJ –  A woman parked in Station Park after the park was close is facing drug charges.  Nicole Alonzi, 35, was found sitting in her 2002 Mercury by Sparta Police Cpl. Marc Rubino on May 10 around 9:20 p.m. according to police.

When the officer told the Odgensburg resident she had to leave the park, he smelled burnt marijuana.  When Rubino asked Alonzi about the ...

Sparta Police: Sussex Man Passed Out Behind Wheel Faces Drug Charges

SPARTA, NJ - A Sussex man faces drug charges after passing out behind the wheel on Route 15.  Sparta Police Cpl. Scott Elig and Police Officer Arlene Lippencott responded to a report made by someone who called 911 from their cell phone, according to police.

The officers found David Toli, 23, unresponsive in the driver's seat of a 2003 Mercury.  His breathing was slow and he had a ...

Girls on the Run 5K on Saturday, May 13, Rain or Shine

SPARTA, NJ – The Girls on the Run will have their sixth annual 5K Run on Saturday, May 13 from 6:30 until 10:30 a.m.  The race will begin in the White Deer Plaza and continue down East Shore Trail to Spear Terrace. 

The Sparta Police advise the community East Shore Trail will be closed during this race.  Detours will be set up to allow traffic to navigate around the ...

Sparta High School Students Learn the Lesson Behind Slow Down Move Over Law

SPARTA, NJ – Students at Sparta High School had a powerful lesson about a new law last week.  During their physical education classes the students sat silently in the bleachers as Donna Castellano described the indescribable; the death of her 29-year-old son.

Donna Castellano has been speaking about the law, following the roadside death of New Jersey State Trooper Marc ...

Sparta Police Charge Sparta Man with DWI after Crash

SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta man faces DWI charges after leaving the scene of a one-car accident on Glen Road.  Sparta Police Cpl. Dan Elig went to the area of Glen Road where the accident was reported on May 4 around 12:18 a.m. according to police.

The mangled guardrail and even skid marks are still visible on Glen Road south of Edison Road. 

When he got to the scene of the ...

Sparta Township Council Recognizes 3 for 911 Heroics

SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta Township Council recognized three dispatch employees for extraordinary actions assisting Sparta residents in distress.  Dispatchers Michael Schill III and Maribeth Hills were publicly thanked at the April 24 meeting, during 9-1-1 Education month.  Helen Morgan student Patrick Dunn was also recognition for his action using 911.

Acting Chief Neil ...

Sparta Police: West Orange Man Faces Multiple Drug, DWI Charges

SPARTA, NJ - A West Orange man driving erratically on Route 15 caught the attention of Sparta Police Cpl. Rick Smith on April 9.  Smith saw the 2011 Toyota, driven by Joseph Dario accelerate rapidly then nearly come to a complete stop while on Route 15. Dario was also weaving in and out of the lane and even onto the shoulder, according to police.

Smith stopped the 31-year-old at 1:27 ...

Sparta Police: Speeding Staten Island Man Faces Drug Charges

SPARTA, NJ – A speeding driver from Staten Island is facing drug charges after being pulled over on Route 15.  On April 27, around 10:50 a.m. Sparta Police Officer Tom Snyder stopped a 2008 Honda for speeding and a broken tail light, police report.

When Snyder spoke with Steven Trivolis he smelled raw marijuana coming from the car.  The 21-year-old admitted to Snyder that he ...

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