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Sparta Police: Sussex Man Picked Up on Outstanding Warrants

March 23, 2017

SPARTA, NJ – A Sussex man is in custody on outstanding warrants and new traffic charges.   On March 18 around 9:20 p.m. Sparta Police Officer Erick Finley pulled over Gilvanio Ferraz because a check of his registration showed he had multiple outstanding warrants, according to police.

The 48-year-old was taken into custody for two warrants from Paramus and one from ...

Sparta Police: Newton Woman Drives Wrong Way, Faces DWI Charges

SPARTA, NJ - A Newton woman is facing driving while intoxicated charges when she was seen driving the wrong way on the Woodport Road jug handle.  On March 18, around 12:30 a.m. Police Officer Chris Favaro saw Kathryn Grieg driving in the wrong direction and pulled her over into a nearby parking lot according to police.

Favaro suspected the 30-year-old was intoxicated after speaking with ...

Franklin Police: Franklin Man Faces Charges Related to Car Theft

FRANKLIN BOROUGH, NJ - A Franklin man who is facing charges after selling a car that did not belong to him.  Mark Garrera was arrested at his mother's home on Susquehanna Street after police found that he had sold a car that he was supposed to be restoring.

Garrera, 25,  had been given parts and $400 to make the repairs.  The owner of the car complained to the police that ...

UPDATED Tuesday 10:45 pm -Sparta Winter Weather Cancelations and Schedule Changes

SPARTA, NJ -  The winter storm forecasted to hit the area beginning in the early hours of Tuesday, March 14 has led to cancelations and postponements. This article will be updated as necessary.  Please check back for the latest information.

Sparta Town Hall and Sparta Library will have a delayed opening.  Both locations will open at 10 a.m. 

Sparta Schools will be closed ...

Sparta Man Charged with DWI

SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta man faces Driving While Intoxicated charges after running a red light at 3 a.m. on March 4.  Sparta Police Cpl. Rick Smith saw Joathan Schwickrath speeding on Route 15 north.  Schwickrath, driving a 2000 Mercedes, exited at Sparta Junction where he went through the red light at the top of the ramp, according to police.

Smith and Sparta Cpl. Craig ...

Sparta Police: NY Man Faces Drug Charges After Speeding Stop

SPARTA, NJ –  A man from Rockaway Park, NY is facing drug charges after getting stopped for speeding.  On March 4, around 2 a.m. Sparta Police Officer Erick Finley stopped John Martin on Route 15 on Sparta Junction, according to police.

When Finley spoke with the 25-year-old driver he smelled raw marijuana coming from the car.  Martin and the passenger were asked to get ...

Newton Man Faces Charges for Eluding Sparta and State Police

SPARTA, NJ – a Newton man tried very hard not to get caught driving with a suspended license.  Sparta Police Officer Erick Finley attempted to stop Mathew Hammond for speeding on Route 15 North around 1 a.m. on March 4. 

Hammond, despite being followed by Finely with his lights and sirens on, did not pull over.  The 34-year-old continued for several miles, according to ...

Sparta Police: Netcong Man Charged with Giving False Information

SPARTA, NJ - A Netcong man was charged with giving false information after a traffic stop.  Sparta Police Officer Steve Guido pulled over a 1997 Dodge at 1:15 a.m. on March 3, because the license plate light was not working according to police.

When he approached the car, the passenger flicked cigarette ashes out of the window, landing on Guido.  The passenger told Guido he did not ...

Sparta Man Found Urinating in LMCC Parking Lot Faces Charges

SPARTA, NJ - A Sparta man is facing charges after having been found by Sparta Police urinating in the Lake Mohawk Country Club parking lot.  On February 16 around 3 p.m. Detective Brian Hassloch and Detective Jeff McCarrick  went to investigate a complaint of a suspicious person in the parking lot, according to police.

When they arrived they found a man Gregory Heisler , standing ...

Sparta Police: Broken License Plate Light Ends with Drug Charges for Branchville Woman

SPARTA, NJ – A young Branchville woman is facing drug charges after being stopped on Route 15 for a broken license plate light.  On February 13, Sparta Police Officer Marc Rubino pulled over a 2001 Dodge on the northbound side of Route 15 around 9:50 p.m. according to police.

When Rubino went to speak with the driver, Courtney Best, 21, he smelled burnt marijuana.  When asked, ...

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