Sparta Police: Wanted Sparta Man Stopped for Speeding

June 18, 2018

SPARTA, NJ — A Sparta resident was picked up on an active warrant after getting stopped for speeding on Route 181. On June 16 around 1:35 a.m. Cpl. Marc Rubino stopped John Clark, 51 in his black Ford pickup driving 60 in a 45 MPH zone, police report.

Clark was not able to show the officer his license but gave his personal information. Rubino found Clark’s license had expired and ...

Sparta Police: Wanted Man Picked Up in Speeding Stop, Gets Drug Charges

SPARTA, NJ — A Newark man was picked up when the car in which he was riding was stopped for speeding. On June 8 around 11:50 a.m. Sparta Police Officer Thomas Herd pulled over Tashiana Martin, 27, of West Orange for speeding, police report.

When Herd spoke with Martin he smelled marijuana in the car. Herd also saw that passenger Ibenabdul Harden, 28, was not wearing a seat belt. When the ...

Sparta Police: Speeding Sparta Man Stops with Drug Charges

SPARTA, NJ — A Sparta man is facing drug charges after being stopped for speeding on West Mountain Road. Police Officers Thomas Snyder and Jonathan Poon stopped Matthew Freeman in his black Toyota Corolla for going 47 MPH in a 30 MPH zone, police said.

When the officers spoke with the Freeman he smelled marijuana in the car. When the officers searched the car they found marijuana, drug ...

Tires Slashed in Overnight Vandalism Spree, Sparta Police Say

SPARTA, NJ — Tires were slashed at three different residences overnight Friday in Sparta. According to police a total of five cars and 11 tires were vandalized between 11 p.m. Friday and 6:30 a.m. Saturday in three different neighborhoods.

The vandalism occurred at homes on Heather Lane, Mount Pleasant Road and Rainbow Trail.

One of the victims, who wished not to be named said it cost ...

Sparta Police: Mailbox Versus Sparta Driver, Driver Loses

SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta woman who took out a mailbox with her car is facing drunk driving charges.  On June 1 around 9:30 p.m. Police Officer Taylor May went to Conestoga Trail to follow up on a report of an accident, police said.

May found Carol Crispino, 61, in a black Volkswagen perched onto of the base of a mailbox.  Suspecting she had been drinking alcohol, May had Crispino ...

Messages of Prom Safety from Sparta Police

SPARTA, NJ - Sparta Police share messages about safety for students planning to attend prom in the three high schools in town. 







Sparta Police: Tip Turns in Wanted Sparta Man

SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta man is facing additional charges after driving with a suspended license.  On June 1 around 7 a.m. Sparta dispatch got a call reporting Matthew McCann, 47 was driving with a suspended license, police said.

Police Officer Thomas Snyder stopped McCann in a black Audi on Sparta Avenue, shortly after the call was made, police report.

McCann was taken into custody ...

Sparta Police Warn of 'Grandparent Scam'

SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta Police Department is warning the community of a scam they are calling “Grandparent Scam.”  This is a phone scam that is affecting Sparta residents.

According to police, scammers call elderly victims and tell them their grandchild is in trouble; injured or in danger.  The scammers then ask the victim to purchase a gift card for a specified ...

Sparta Police: Brooklyn Man in Trouble for Fake Plates

SPARTA, NJ –  A Brooklyn man is facing charges related to stolen license plates.  On May 23 around 9:30 a.m. Sparta Police Officer Steven Guido was on White Lake Road when the automated license plate reader in his patrol car sounded an alert, police said.

The notification said the license plates on a white Ford van that had just pulled into the Printing Center parking lot were ...

Sparta Police: Drunk Brooklyn Man Asks Police to Shoot Him

SPARTA, NJ – A Brooklyn man was taken for observation when he asked police to shoot him after having crashed his car down an embankment on County Road 517 near the Sparta Middle School.  On May 17 around 2:06 a.m. Sparta Police Officers Brian Porter and Timothy Lynott found Joshua Lindland of Brooklyn asleep in the driver’s seat of a gray Audi against a tree, police ...

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