Police & Fire

Top Stories

57d8201c3e4a4f15e3006e88
57d8201c3e4a4f15e3006e88
57d8201c3e4a4f15e3006e88

Sparta Police: DWI for Sparta Man with Three Kids in the Car

September 15, 2021

SPARTA, NJ – An anonymous call to the Sparta Police Department led to the arrest of a Sparta man in Station Park. On September 11 around 9 p.m. Officer Jon Poon responded to the report and found Peter Chlodnicki, 55 sitting in a car, police said.

Three children were also in the car.  Poon made arrangements for them to be driven home, police said.

After speaking with Chlodnicki, ...

Sparta Police: Car in Rainbow Park Gets Driver DWI

SPARTA, NJ- A Sparta man was charged with drunk driving after police found a car near the basketball court in the middle of Rainbow Park, a "pocket park" in Lake Mohawk. On August 25, around 9:30 Officer Mike Poon found William Greenlaw, 62 in a silver Toyota Prius, police said.

When Poon asked Greenlaw why his car was in the park.  The driver did not have an answer, police ...

80-Year-Old Sparta Man Drowns in Lake Mohawk on Labor Day

SPARTA, NJ – Labor Day turned tragic with the accidental drowning of an 80-year-old man midday in Lake Mohawk on Monday. According to Sparta Police Lt. John Lamon, Lawrence Botts was having difficulty getting off his boat at his dock on West Shore Trail near the bridge to Manitou Island.

Botts used an inner tube to get around to the side of the dock so he could get back to his ...

Sparta Woman Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

SPARTA, NJ — A Sparta woman is in federal custody on child pornography charges.  On Tuesday “stay at home mom” Dominique Saczawa was charged with “producing, distributing and advertising images of child sexual abuse,” according to acting U. S. Attorney Rachael Honig's announcement.

Sparta Police “peripherally supported” the federal ...

Sparta's Junior Police Academy Holds 2021 Graduation

SPARTA, NJ – The 76 participants in the 2021 Junior Police Academy had their graduation on Friday afternoon. 

“The goal of this program was to assimilate the processes and accountability of a normal Police Academy, while providing an educational and challenging environment that encourages the recruits to push themselves past adversity,” Organizer and School Resource ...

Sparta 2021 Junior Police Academy Cadets Hit the Ground Running

SPARTA, NJ- Day one of the Sparta Junior Police Academy was packed full of activities.  The 87 cadets learned how to march in formation, understand expectations for their behavior and received hats, backpacks and water bottles, all in the first hour at the Sparta Middle School.

Divided into 10 squads, the fifth through eighth grade cadets were mentored by 14 police officers who ...

Sparta Police: Newton Woman Reported for Erratic Driving Gets DWI

SPARTA, NJ – A Newton woman is facing DWI charges after being reported by another driver.  On August 13 around 4:30 p.m. Dorthy Korybski, 54 was stopped on Glen Road by Officer Lippencott, police said.

Sparta dispatch had received a call from a driver following a black Audi that was reportedly “driving erratically,” police said.  The caller kept the dispatcher ...

Morris County Prosecutor's Office Announce DWI Checkpoint in Jefferson Twp

JEFFERSON, NJ - Motorists should never drink and drive and to enforce driver safety, the Morris County Prosecutor's Office, along with the Jefferson Police Department have announced a DWI checkpoint will take place in Jefferson Township.

Authorities will be on the lookout for intoxicated and distracted drivers over the weekend of August 27 - August 28, said officials.

DWI ...

57d8201c3e4a4f15e3006e88
504e4c6b60612765ff000047
504e4c6b60612765ff000047
504e4c6b60612765ff000047
504e4c6b60612765ff000047
504e4cda6061277739000007
504e4cda6061277739000007
504e4cda6061277739000007
504e4cda6061277739000007
57717274a947ca105c0009b5
57717274a947ca105c0009b5
57717274a947ca105c0009b5
57717274a947ca105c0009b5

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sparta Police: DWI for Sparta Man with Three Kids in the Car

September 15, 2021

SPARTA, NJ – An anonymous call to the Sparta Police Department led to the arrest of a Sparta man in Station Park. On September 11 around 9 p.m. Officer Jon Poon responded to the report and found Peter Chlodnicki, 55 sitting in a car, police said.

Three children were also in the car.  Poon made arrangements for them to be driven home, police said.

After speaking with Chlodnicki, ...

Sparta Police: Car in Rainbow Park Gets Driver DWI

SPARTA, NJ- A Sparta man was charged with drunk driving after police found a car near the basketball court in the middle of Rainbow Park, a "pocket park" in Lake Mohawk. On August 25, around 9:30 Officer Mike Poon found William Greenlaw, 62 in a silver Toyota Prius, police said.

When Poon asked Greenlaw why his car was in the park.  The driver did not have an answer, police ...

Is the Number of Homes for Sale Finally Growing?

 

Is the Number of Homes for Sale Finally Growing?

An important metric in today’s residential real estate market is the number of homes available for sale. The shortage of available housing inventory is the major reason for the double-digit price appreciation we’ve seen in each of the last two years. It’s the reason many would-be purchasers are frustrated ...

How to Remove Spotted Lanternfly Eggs

What are Spotted Lanternflies?

Spotted Lanternflies were first spotted in the United States in 2014 in Pennsylvania. Since 2014, they have spread to more than seven states, including New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. Spotted Lanternflies are an invasive species having the potential to cause devastating damage to vegetation and agricultural businesses.

Sussex County Cancels 2021 Harvest, Honey and Garlic Festival

September 16, 2021

The 2021 Harvest, Honey & Garlic Festival, which was planned at the Sussex County  Fairgrounds for Oct. 9, has been canceled due to increasing COVID-19 infections  countywide. 

The no-cost, annual, family-friendly happening celebrates agritourism, ecotourism  and arts and heritage tourism within Sussex County. At past festivals, in addition to an  array of garlic ...

Celebrated Chefs Support Project Self-Sufficiency at Fundraiser

Northwestern New Jersey’s premier culinary fundraising event, A Taste of Talent, will be held at the North Shore House on behalf of local non-profit agency Project Self-Sufficiency on Monday, September 27th, beginning at 6:00 p.m.  Patrons are invited to mingle with chefs from approximately 30 celebrated area restaurants while feasting on appetizers, entrees, and desserts.  The ...

Disputes Michael Schnackenberg's Letter about Overdose Awareness Vigil

September 15, 2021

The Many Lies of Michael Schnackenberg 

Something is rotten in the State of Sussex - enter left-wing radical blogger Michael Schnackenberg. This time he is using addiction as a political hit piece. He continues to perpetuate false narratives and blatant lies against elected County Commissioners and state legislators. This is the same individual who openly calls for killing of elected ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_6d17f062dfc499fe8d52_soth_building

Sun, September 19, 9:00 AM

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church , Sparta

Shepherd of the Hills - join us at 9 AM for our ...

Religions And Spirituality

Carousel_image_62016be7df7e1a5a1d67_5.24.2019_impact_logo

Wed, September 22, 8:00 PM

Morristown

Impact 100 Garden State Meet & Mingle

Giving Back

'A Day Like Any Other' - 20th Year Remembrance Ceremony Held at Sussex County Community College

September 16, 2021

NEWTON, NJ—Saturday, September 11, 2021, started out just like any other day. The sun was shining and the sky was blue.

On this day, 20 years ago, people left their homes and families and headed to work and school for the day. However, this day, that started out just like any other day, turned into a day the world would never forget.

The 20th anniversary of the September 11 ...

New Jersey Date Night: Make the Grape Escape to Garden State Wineries

September 18, 2021

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Thoughts of wine typically take your mind straight to Italy, France or Napa Valley. It’s understandable, but if you want to experience a mind-blowing date filled with beauty and flavor you should start thinking about New Jersey vineyards. 

Our state has many wineries from which to choose and most ...

Movement, Meditation, and Nature: 5 Tips to Alleviate Stress

Stress has a negative impact on our mental and physical health. It can cause various physical ailments like headaches, stomachaches, tight muscles, fatigue, and even high blood pressure. Mentally, stress can make it difficult to concentrate or create memory problems.

But in our busy society run by the pressure of work, family, and the need to do more, how do we alleviate stress?

There are ...

Easy, Crowd-Pleasing, and Seasonal: 5 Side Dish Recipes for Fall

September brings with it a host of fresh produce: grapes, apples, leeks, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, lettuce, mushrooms, parsnips, and so much more! There are tons of delicious, in-season fruits and veggies ripe for whipping up mouth-watering side dishes. If you’re wondering how you’ll incorporate seasonal produce into your fall meals, here are a few of the best recipes for your ...

7 Tips for Creating a Lasting Fitness Plan

Now that the bulk of the pandemic is behind us, many are looking for ways to get back in their old fitness routine or start a new one. Whether you’re back at the gym or in your home fitness center, here are seven tips for creating a new routine you’ll actually stick to!

Start Slow

When starting a fitness routine, many people make the mistake of taking on more than they are ...