Sparta Police: Blocked Plate Ends with Drug Charges

April 16, 2018

SPARTA, NJ – A Phillipsburg man pulled over for a traffic stop, ended up facing drug charges on April 11.  Around 7:55 p.m. on Route 15 Sparta Police Officer Steven Guido stopped a silver Saturn Ion for having an obstructed license plate, police report.

Charles Williams, 29, was driving with two passengers in the car.  When speaking with Williams, Guido smelled marijuana in the ...

Sparta Police: Running a Red Light ends with Drug Charges

SPARTA, NJ – A man stopped for driving through a red light on Route 15 wound up facing drug charges.  On March 30 Sparta Police Officer Thomas Herd pulled over Steven Lassends, 27in a black Infinity, on Route 15, police say.

When the officer spoke with the Montague resident, Herd smelled raw marijuana.  Herd, with the assistance of Sgt. Pensado, Cpl. Antonello and Police ...

Sparta Police: Traffic Stop Ends in Pot Arrest

SPARTA, NJ – A man from Ogdensburg is facing pot charges after a traffic stop on April 4 around 11 p.m. Police Office Thomas Herd pulled over a green Honda driven by John Malone, 23 for failing to move to the right lane, police report.

Herd smelled marijuana when speaking with Malone.  Malone admitted there was a “small marijuana roach” left in his car by a friend.

Franklin Borough Police Add Charges in the Fedder-Nussbaum Child Sexual Abuse Case

FRANKLIN, NJ – Additional charges have been made in the arrest of Teresa Nussbaum in connection with Robert Fedder’s arrest last week for the sexual assault of two minors.  At the time Nussbaum was charged with endangering the welfare of a child for leaving two children in the care of Fedder, according to police.

Fedder has a history of sexual abuse convictions and is a tier 3 ...

Sparta Police: Oak Ridge Passenger is a Wanted Man

SPARTA, NJ –A man from Oak Ridge was picked up on outstanding warrants when the car he was in was pulled over in a routine traffic stop.

On March 23 around 9 a.m. Sparta Police Officer Thomas Herd stopped a turquoise Nissan driven by Melissa HInchman, 24, for having things hanging from the rearview mirror police say.

When collecting the identification of the Jefferson driver and the ...

Franklin Borough Police: Man Charged in Sexual Assault of Two Children

FRANKLIN, NJ – A Newark man, previously from Hamburg, has been charged with sexual assault of two minors from Franklin Borough. On March 30 Franklin police took a complaint about Robert Fedder, 31, according to police.

Fedder is a Tier 3 registered sex offender, according to records. 

Fedder has had arrests for sexual offenses dating back to 2003 including sexual assault for ...

Sparta Police: Drinking and Speeding Don't Mix

SPARTA, NJ – An East Orange man is facing drunk driving charges after getting stopped for speeding on Woodport Road.  On March 25 around 8:45 p.m. Cpl. Kurt Morris pulled over Luis Perez, 50 for going 64 mph in a 45 mph zone, according to police.

Morris smelled alcohol when getting Perez’s credentials.  Perez told the officer he had a few drinks at a friend’s house, ...

Sparta Police: Traffic Stop Ends with Drug Charges and Warrant

SPARTA, NJ – A routine traffic stop yielded several charges for a Branchville man.  On March 22 around 10:45 a.m. Sparta Police Officer Ben Griffin while running a check on a registration, found Raymond Vasquez-Oliver, 24, to have a suspended license and an active warrant from Franklin Boro, police say.

When speaking with the driver, the officer smelled marijuana coming from the ...

Sparta Police: Car Thefts, Chases, Crashes

SPARTA, NJ – They’re back.  Not the robins of spring - the car theft ring.  Recent incidents involving this car theft gang seems like a scene from a movie, including crashes and a high speed, multi-jurisdiction car chases. Additionally, the theft of three different Mercedes from different towns seem to be related. 

“These are really bad guys,” ...

Sparta Police: Weaving Newton Man Gets DWI

SPARTA, NJ – A Newton man faces driving while intoxicated charges after being seen weaving on Stanhope Road.  On March 18 around 1:30 a.m. Sparta Police Officer Brian Porter stopped Zakary Pavlishin, 21, in his Jeep Wrangler, police report.

Porter smelled alcohol when speaking with Pavlishin.  The driver said he had drunk two Bud Lights.  Pavlishin was given field sobriety ...

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