Police & Fire

September 24, 2018

SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta man was stopped for speeding on Woodport Road ended up with a trip to the Sparta Police Department Headquarters on driving while intoxicated charges according to police.  On September 22 around 3 a.m. Police Officer Chris Favaro saw Matthew McEachern, 31 driving his red BMW ...

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SPARTA, NJ – No injuries were reported following an accident in the parking lot of the Liquor Factory.  On September 14 around 9 a.m. Sparta Police Officer Brian Porter went to the scene to find Sparta resident Margaret Laureys, 53, struck a GMC Envoy with her black Toyota Corolla, according to ...

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SPARTA, NJ – A Newton man was picked up on open warrants following a traffic stop.  On September 7 around 10 a.m. Police Officer Brian Porter stopped Kaseem Harris, 29 for equipment violation on the blue Ford Pickup truck he was driving on East Mountain Road, police report. Porter found Harris ...

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SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta man is facing charges including driving while intoxicated charges after being reported by other drivers about his erratic driving on Route 15 north.  On September 11 around 10:24 p.m. Police Officer Jonathan Poon found and stopped Saurabh Dubey, 39 in his white Honda, police ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Police Department advises Route 15 is NOW OPEN. It had been closed in both directions near mile marker 14 – the railroad tracks near the Bagel Station. According to Sparta Lt John Lamon a dump truck hit a telephone pole, pulling wires down.  The road has been closed since 5 ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Police Department hosted an ice cream social on Friday night in the old Carl’s Auto Body building.  The facility and the Windy Brow ice cream was donated by Steve Scro of the Mohawk House. Police officers served ice cream, cooked hotdogs and hamburgers and provided some ...

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SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta man’s forgery was not good enough to get by a Sparta pharmacist.  Detectives McCarrick and Hassloch investigated the complaint that someone had tried to fill prescriptions, two different times, that looked to have been altered, police said. The officers picked up ...

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SPARTA, NJ — More campers find themselves facing drug charges after being stopped for speeding on Route 15. On August 18 around 10 a.m. Sgt. Frank Schomp stopped Nunziata Miccio, 36, for driving her black pickup 78 MPH in a 55 MPH zone, according to police. When speaking with the Staten Island, ...

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SPARTA, NJ – A Brooklyn man on his way to go camping is facing charges after getting stopped on Route 15 for a broken brake light.  On August 17 around 9 a.m. Police Officer Steven Guido stopped Andrew Montes, 32 in a silver Hyundai, police report. When Guido spoke with Montes the officer ...

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SPARTA, NJ — Two men found sleeping in a running car in the middle of the road were arrested on drug charges on Monday. According to police, they responded to a call about a white Subaru on Roamin Way around 7:10 p.m. Police Officer Thomas Snyder reached into the car to shift it to park before ...

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SPARTA, NJ — A dump truck driver from Budd Lake faces heroin related drug charges. Sparta police received calls about a dump truck being driven erratically on Stanhope Road on August 24 around 3:50 p.m. police said. Sgt Frank Schomp stopped the truck and Cpl. Scott Elig arrived to assist. Elig ...

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SPARTA, NJ — Police from multiple towns worked together to arrest a Titusville woman for burglaries. On August 9 Vernon police arrested Anna Baczyk, 34 for a burglary in their town. Their investigation turned up information that Baczyk had been in Sparta and Hardyston when similar break-ins had ...

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FRANKLIN, NJ — Three men, stopped for traffic violations were found to have 12 bags of crack and 97 bags of heroin. On August 19 around 11:40 a.m. Officer Nicholas Della Fera stopped Mark Houghtaling of Wantage, Christopher Hillery of Pine Island, New York and Christopher Delgaudio of Sussex at the ...

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SPARTA,  NJ – A Sparta man is facing drug charges after getting stopped for speeding on Route 15.  On August 9 around midnight, Sparta Police Officer Thomas Herd stopped Jordan Proctor, 20 in a white Volvo SUV for going 78 MPH in a 55 MPH and driving in the left lane, police report. When Herd ...

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SPARTA, NJ — A man from Dingman’s Ferry Pennsylvania, pulled over on Route 15 is facing charges after police found a “large role of copper wire,” in the car, police said. On August 2 around 7 p.m. officer Steven Guido stopped Colton Lee Greene, 22 for failing to signal a lane change. When ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Police Department partnered with the Safe Kids Worldwide, Hilltop Country Day School and the Fraser Law Fire to offer a child safety seat inspection program.  In the parking lot of the Hilltop school, in the heat and humidity the officers checked a several seats and discussed ...

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SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta woman is facing drunk driving charges after someone called in a tip to the Sparta police about a possible intoxicated driver.  On August 3 around 5:30 p.m. police officer Steven Guido stopped the black BMW X5 that had been reported traveling to Sparta from Jefferson, police ...

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SPARTA, NJ – A man from Perth Amboy was picked up on an outstanding warrant after being stopped for having an unclear license plate.  On August 2 around 8:40 a.m. Police Officer Brian Porter pulled over Jefry Henriquez-Santos, 24 driving a white box truck, police said. Porter found that ...

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SPARTA, NJ – An Oak Ridge resident was nabbed for driving with a suspended license after getting pulled over for a cracked windshield.  On July 26 around 3:15 p.m. Police Officer stopped Jeffrey Billups in a black Volkswagon Jetta on Glen Road police report. Finley found Billups had a suspended ...

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SPARTA, NJ — A Sparta woman was found to have outstanding warrants after being stopped for making right turn on a red light without stopping first. On July 26 around 11 p.m. Police Officer Brian Porter stopped Jamie Rhodes, 41 in a black Kia Sportage, police said. When Porter checked Rhodes ...

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SPARTA, NJ – A Newton man was not injured when he flipped his car in the woods on Sparta Avenue near Surrey Lane.  Police Officer Brian Porter went to the scene of the accident on July 26 around 5:46 p.m. where he found Richard Bernstein, 52, had climbed out of the window, police ...

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SPARTA, NJ — Two wanted women from Honesdale Pennsylvania are facing additional charges after they were pulled over on Route 15 north for driving in the left lane. Sparta Police Officer Steven Guido stopped Amanda Privett, 31 at 2 a.m. on July 19 police report. Privett told the officer she only ...

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SPARTA, NJ – A Cedar Grove resident was charged with driving while intoxicated after being stopped for speeding on Route 15 north.  On July 21 around 3 a.m. Cpl. Kurt Morris pulled over Steven Kudlacik for driving his green Subaru 80 MPH in a 55 MPH zone, police said. When Morris spoke with the ...

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SPARTA, NJ –A Newark man is facing drug charges after a traffic stop on Route 15 north.  On July 18 around 11:15 a.m. Cpl. Marc Rubino stopped a white Acura because the driver Ishmel Graham was not wearing his seatbelt according to police. When the officer spoke with the 21-year-old Rubino ...

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SPARTA, NJ -  A man from Hackettstown with an active warrant faces additional charges when officers stopped him because the registered owner of the car had a suspended license.  On July 2 around 2 a.m. Police Officer Ericks Finley stopped a car registered to Shanicqui Nelson on Route 15 police ...

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SPARTA, NJ – A man from Plainfield was stopped for racing on Route 15, going 93 MPH in a 55 MPH zone.  Sparta Police Officer Erick Finley was able to stop one of  two cars racing on July 6 around 11:45 p.m. police said. Driving a four door Chevy, Santos Vides-Guardado, 21, told Finley that he ...

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SPARTA, NJ — An accident on Route 15 with a motorcycle and a car sent two people to the hospital. On July 12 Sparta police responded to the crash at the intersection of Route 15 and Wilson Drive around 6:37 p.m. police report. According to police, while turning left on to Wilson Drive from Route ...

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SPARTA, NJ — Emergency equipment can access the newly refurbished Sparta gate on West Shore Trail in the Lake Mohawk reservation, according to the Lake Mohawk Country Club Manager John Stanley. At the June 11 Sparta Township meeting, councilman Jerry Murphy raised a concern about the new gate not ...

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SPARTA, NJ – A man from Elizabeth was stopped for crossing the line on Tomahawk Trail.  Sparta Police Officer Jonathan Poon stopped Eduardo Idiaquez, 45, on July 8, around 7:30 p.m. police said. He was taken to Sparta Police Department headquarters for processing and breath testing.  Idiaquez ...

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SPARTA, NJ – After being pulled over for weaving between lanes, a Newark woman and a man from Millville are facing a number of charges including for drugs and having a suspended license.  According to police, Sparta Sgt. Frank Schomp stopped Monique Covington, 41 on July 7 around 8 ...

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