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Sparta's Junior Police Academy, Loaded with Activity

August 23, 2017

SPARTA, NJ – There was a lot of police activity at the Sparta Middle School this week, as the Sparta Police Department held their annual Junior Police Academy.  On Wednesday, the 66 participants got to see the New Jersey State Police bomb squad robots, Atlantic Health helicopter, New Jersey State Police marine unit boat.  That was just the first day.

In addition to the big ...

Sparta Police: Broken Windsheild Leads to Drug Charges

SPARTA, NJ – Two Wall residents are facing drug charges after being stopped for a broken windshield.  On August 18 around 10:10 a.m. Cpl. Marc Rubino smelled burnt marijuana coming from the car during the traffic stop on Route 15, according to police.

Police Officer Lynott, Police Officer Guido and Police Officer Finley arrived to provide backup.  Rubino had the ...

Sparta Man Charged After Taking Clothes Off in Police Headquarters

SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta man is facing charges after disrobing in the police station, police say. 

On August 17 around 10:45 a.m. Sparta Cpl. Marc Rubino and Police Officer Steven Guido went to investigate a call about Jose Lewis violating a temporary restraining order.  Lewis was brought to the Sparta Police headquarters for violating the order, police report.

While ...

Sparta Police: Driver of Abandoned Car Faces Multiple Charges

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Police had a mystery to solve on August 11 when they were called to investigate an abandon car in the middle of the road at the intersection near Blue Heron and Route 181.  It was around 10 a.m. when Cpl. Marc Rubino and Police Officer Timothy Lynott arrived at the car and could not find the driver, according to police.

The Nissan Maxima had Pennsylvania license ...

Sparta Police: Screaming, Head-Banging Ends in Charges for Madison Man

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 ...

Sparta Area Police Conduct Drive Sober Campaign

SPARTA, NJ – Once again Sparta Police will be participating in the statewide campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over aimed at stopping drunk driving.  The Sparta Police have received grant money from the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety to increased patrols.  They have also gotten grant from the Attorney General’s Office Drunk Driving Enforcement Funds ...

Sparta Police: Driver Snorts Heroin While Driving and Crashes

SPARTA, NJ –The driver involved in a one car accident on Route 15 is facing multiple drug charges.  On August 10, Sparta Cpl. Frank Schomp and Cpl. Joseph Antonello went to investigate a crash reported in the area of Wilson Drive.  They found Tomas Molina had crashed his minivan into a utility pole, police report.

The 31-year-old Bloomfield man told the officers he had fallen ...

Sparta Man Charged with DWI Leaving Krogh's, Police Say

SPARTA, NJ – Before he could leave White Deer Plaza a Sparta man was taken into custody for driving while intoxicated.  Sparta Police Cpl. Joseph Antonello went to the plaza around 6 p.m. on August 8 after receiving a call about a drunk man leaving Krogh’s trying to drive his car, according to police.

Sparta Police Officer Lynott assisted as Zilvinas Bitinaitis, 53, was ...

Sparta Police: Broken Brake Light Leads to DWI Arrest

SPARTA, NJ – A Lake Hopatcong man has been charged with driving while intoxicated after a broken brake light drew the attention of Sparta Police Officer Timothy Lynott.  On August 5 around 1:30 a.m. Lynott saw Krzysztof Winiarski on Green Road, police report.

Lynott pursued the Winiarski and saw him make an illegal left turn onto Woodport Road.  Lynott pulled him over.  ...

Sparta Police: One Car Accident Leads to DWI Arrest

SPARTA, NJ - A Stanhope man crashed his car on the Route 15 ramp and ended up charged with driving while intoxicated on August 4 around 1:24 p.m.  Sparta police officer Erick Finley went to the scene of the accident and found Joseph Boralsky had disabled his car by crashing into the curb, according to police.

When the 29-year-old approached Finley the police officer smelled alcohol on his ...

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