Police & Fire

August 17, 2019

SPARTA, NJ – A Lake Hopatcong man was picked up on an outstanding warrant when Cpl. Marc Rubino stopped him for a broken windshield.  On August 12 around 10 a.m. the officer stopped the black Hyundai on Route 15, police said. When Rubino checked into driver Marcello Pinto, 45, the officer found ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Claims that he was not good at a stick shift, was not enough to get Brandon Soares, 24, out of trouble.  On August 9 around 4:30 p.m. Officer Brian Porter stopped Brandon Soares of Milford Pennsylvania because he was weaving in his lane on Route 15 North, police said. When speaking ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Route 15 will be closed in both directions tonight, Wednesday August 14 from 9 p.m. until 2 a.m. on Thursday, August 15 between Houses Corner Road/Limecrest Road and Wilson Drive/White Lake Road, according to an announcement by Sparta Police Department. This closure was originally ...

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SPARTA, NJ – A Queens, New York man was picked up on a warrant when his car broke down in the Bagel Station parking lot.  On August 10 around 2:15 a.m. Officer Thomas Herd found Terence Jones, 60 had a warrant out of Essex County, police said. Jones was taken to Sparta Police Headquarters for ...

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SPARTA, NJ –A traffic stop yielded an unlicensed Newark man with a warrant. On August 6 around 10:30 a.m. Officer Matthew Pletcher stopped Jose Gonzalez, 50 because he did not signal his turn on East Shore Trail, police said. When Pletcher spoke with Gonzalez he found that the driver did not ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The Route 15 bridge construction project began on Friday, August 9.  According to an announcement by Sparta Police Department, on Monday, August 12 Route 15 will be closed on both directions between White Lake Road and Houses Corner Road from 9 a.m. until 6 a.m. A detour will be ...

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SPARTA, NJ – A Maryland woman was charged with drunk driving after hitting another car and driving away.  Officer Michael Poon followed up on calls to Sparta dispatch reporting an erratic hit and run driver. On August 5 around 9 p.m. Poon found Maureen Mead, 47 of Timonium, Maryland on Woodport ...

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SPARTA, NJ – A Branchville man is facing drunk driving charges after a speeding stop on Limecrest Road.  On August 4 around midnight, Sgt. Frank Schomp stopped Adam Warburton-Pitt, 29 for driving 85 MPH in a  55 MPH zone, police said. Officer Timothy Lynott took over the investigation as ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sussex County Department of Engineering has announced construction on County Road 605/Sparta Stanhope Road and Green Apple Road in Sparta, scheduled to start on August 5 will take one or two weeks.  The project is to repair the drainage system located along the northern portion of the ...

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SPARTA, NJ – A couple from Port Jervis, New York is facing numerous charges after a traffic stop on Route 15.  On July 31 around 11:45 a.m. Officer Matthew Pletcher stopped Kyle Olenick, 40 driving a grey Chrysler mini van, police said. When Pletcher had Kyle Olenick get out of the car the ...

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SPARTA, NJ –  A Succasunna man with a suspended drivers license was stopped after Officer Brian Porter saw him weaving and driving slowly on Route 15 north.  On July 26 around 2:30 a.m. Richard Thomson, 57 was driving his black Chevrolet Tahoe 44 MPH in a 55MPH zone, police report. When Porter ...

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SPARTA, NJ – According to an announcement by Sparta Township officials, beginning on Wednesday, July 31 paving will begin on Seneca Lake Road.  Paving will continue for the next two days weather permitting.  Drivers are advised to expect delays in the area. The township requests questions be ...

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SPARTA, NJ – According to an announcement by Sparta Township officials, beginning on Monday, July 29 paving will begin on Cedar Tree Lane, Birch Tree Lane and Tulip Tree Lane.  Drivers are advised to expect delays in the area.  The township requests questions be directed to the Department of ...

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SPARTA, NJ – A car accident led to drug charges for a Dover man with outstanding warrants last week.  On July 17 around 1 p.m. Officer Michael Poon responded to the scene of the accident on Sparta Avenue, police said. Poon spoke with the driver that caused the accident, Kenneth Verpent, 28, the ...

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SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta man found sleeping in his car in the road with the motor running is facing driving while intoxicated charges.  On July 15 around 12:30 a.m. Cpl. Dan Elig was checking on a silver Toyota that was partially in the road, police report. Elig found the car was still in drive ...

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