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Sparta Police: Car Accident Ends with Sparta Man Arrested

October 22, 2018

SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta man is facing charges of driving while intoxicated after a car accident near Station Road.  On September 30, Police Officer Arlene Lippencott found Michael Familant, 29 had rear ended the driver of a Ford SUV with his Subaru, police report.

When speaking with Familant, Lippencott smelled alcohol on his breath and saw his eyes were watery and bloodshot and his ...

Sparta Police: Accident Results in Car Fire

SPARTA, NJ – No charges have been filed so far and no injuries reported in a car accident that resulted in a fire at the intersection of Newton Sparta Road and Pickneyville Road.  On October 18 around 7:50 a.m. Sparta Police Oficer Scott Elig arrived of a reported car accident to find a red Ford Explorer sport trac on fire, police report.

The officer spoke with the driver Sabrina ...

Sparta Police: Traffic Stops Net Wanted Drivers

SPARTA, NJ — Sparta police picked up a number of people on active warrants. On October 7 around 1:30 p.m. Officer Timothy Lynott stopped Daniel Aldea of Garfield because his silver Nissan Altima had an expired inspection sticker, police report.

Aldea initially told Lynott his name was Ramon Aldea in an attempt to avoid arrest on outstanding warrants. Lynott found Aldea had a suspended ...

Sparta Police: Drug Charges for Three Men in a Truck

SPARTA, NJ — Three people were taken into custody for various drug charges on one traffic stop. On October 8 around 10 a.m. Police Officer Steven Guido stopped a white box truck on Route 15 north for a broken break light, police report.

While speaking with the driver Richard Carranza, 38 of Newark and the passengers Ronnie Powell, 33, of Sayerville and Ronald Davis, 23, of Paterson, the ...

Sparta Police Hold Coffee with a Cop at the Library

SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta Library hosted Coffee with a Cop last week.  About 20 community members took advantage of the opportunity to chat with Sparta police officers over a cup of coffee, some cookies and yes, donuts too.

Sparta Police Chief Neil Spidaletto said when Library Director David Costa learned about the National Coffee with a Cop day, reached out to him and offered to have ...

Sparta Police: DWI for Weaving Sparta Woman

SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta woman is facing drunk driving charges when Cpl. Richard Smith saw she was weaving on Sparta Avenue.  On October 6 around 12:43 a.m. the officer stopped Elizabeth Cardoso, 44 driving a black Jeep, not maintaining her lane, police report.

Ehen Smith spoke with Cardoso he smelled alcohol in the car.  After requesting assistance, Smith had Cardoso perform ...

Sparta Police: Sparta Woman Leaves Trail of Destruction to DWI

SPARTA, A Sparta woman has been arrested for driving while intoxicated after driving off the road, across the grass then hitting a mailbox, a telephone pole and another car before stopping.  On October 3 approximately 11 p.m. Officer Erick Finley when to the scene of the accident on West Mountain Road, police report.

When Finley spoke with the driver, 24-year-old Kasey Smith, he smelled ...

Sparta Police: DWI for Sparta Woman Passed Out Behind the Wheel

SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta woman is facing driving while intoxicated charges after police got a call about a car idling in the road for more than an hour. On October 2 at approximately 11:45 p.m. Officer Steven Guido went to Radcliffe Drive to find Kathy Infurna, 51, in a white Audi half on the road and half on someone’s lawn, police report.

The car was still in DRIVE and Infurna ...

Anti-Hate Vigil of Love Planned for Newton Green

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 in one Sussex town effects all Sussex County towns,” LeFrois ...

Sparta Police: Sparta Woman Drives into Curb and DWI

SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta woman is facing driving while intoxicated charges after a police officer saw her hit a curb while driving up Woodport Road.  On September 22 around 2 a.m. Officer Brian Porter watched as Pamela Schultz, 48, kept driving after hitting the curb in her grey Mercedes, police report.

The officer smelled alcohol in the car when he spoke with Schultz.  Schultz ...


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