Sussex County News

Routine Motor Vehicle Stop Results in Double Arrest

NEWTON, NJ— Two Newton men are facing drug charges after a routine traffic stop.  On Thursday, September 7 Newton Sgt. Michael Monaco pulled over Daniel Bierman for a loud muffler, police report.

The back seat passenger John Nystrand, 36, was found to be a suspect in an ongoing investigation of a stolen purse from a home on Halsted Street. The purse contained cash and personal items. Nystrand also lives on Halsted Street, according to police..

When Nystrand got out of the car bag that used to contain heroin was found at his feet.  Nystrand admitted to police that it was his.  Police also found a hypodermic needle, police report.

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Nystrand was taken into custody, arrested, and charged with the following offenses according to Newton Police: possession of a hypodermic syringe and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The driver of the 2004 Chrysler Pacifica Biermann, 29 of Spring Street, was found to have a suspended driver’s license.  When police searched his car they found a fabric bag containing several hypodermic needles, numerous empty bags and three full bags containing heroin, Biermann admitted the items belonged to him, police report.

Both men were taken into custody and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of hypodermic syringe, possession of drug paraphernalia.  Bierman was also charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, possession of controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle and loud muffler.

Both Nystrand and Biermann were processed and released after being charged on complaint summonses, according to police. The matter is pending a September 27 appearance in Superior Court.

Officers involved were Sgt. Michael Monaco, Ptl. John Flanagan, Ptl. Kenneth Teets, and Ptl. Jared Zappa.

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Sparta

Sparta Police: Lights Out Ends in Drug Arrest

October 20, 2017

SPARTA, NJ – A man from Orange is facing drug charges after a traffic stop for a broken headlight and taillight.   Sparta Police Officer Steven Guido stopped Timothy Thompson, 32, on October 18 at 6:45 a.m., according to police.

When speaking with Thompson, the officer smelled raw marijuana.  Sparta Cpl. Rubino and Cpl. Schmp assisted Guido as he searched the car, police ...

Sparta Police: Misplaced Bike Rack Leads to Drug Arrest

SPARTA, NJ – Two people are facing drug charges after being stopped because their bike carrier blocked the car’s rear license plate.  According to police Cpl. Marc Rubino stopped Orest Kalni, 27 on October 13 around 11 a.m.

When Rubino approached Kalni the officer smelled raw marijuana in the car.  Kalni of Woodbridge and the passenger Olga Shevchuk, 27, of Brooklyn, NY ...

Sparta Police: Over Weight Truck Driver Facing Drug Charges

SPARTA, NJ – A box truck drive is facing drug charges after being stopped on White Lake Road. Sparta Police Officer Steven Guido stopped Kyon Handcock on October 12 around 9:30 a.m. because the truck was oversized for the four ton weight limit, police say.

When Guido spoke with the 35-year-old Maplewood man the officer smelled marijuana.  Cpl. Rubino arrived to provide assistance as ...

Obituaries

- Jun 2, 2017
Jillian Mari Baluyot, 17, of Nutley, passed away on June 2, 2017. Born in Secaucus, she lived in ...
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- Feb 21, 2017
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Defends His Fair School Funding Plan

October 20, 2017

Dear Editor:

I have learned that the Democrat candidates for the state legislature in Legislative District 24 have called my Fair School Funding plan a “sham” and that it would run afoul of the state constitution.

I strongly disagree with their uninformed opinion.

Here are the facts. Under my Fair School Funding plan, New Jersey’s school fund would be distributed ...

Upcoming Events

Sat, October 21, 8:30 AM

Newton Medical Center – Romano Conference Center, Newton

Sussex County Caregiver Conference Alzheimer’s ...

Health & Wellness

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Sat, October 21, 12:00 PM

Sparta Library, Sparta

Free Family Movie - Hocus Pocus

Arts & Entertainment

Sun, October 22, 11:00 AM

Van Kirk Homestead Museum, Sparta

2nd Annual Invitational Classic Car Show

Arts & Entertainment

Sun, October 22, 1:00 PM

Van Kirk Homestead Museum, Sparta

Princess White Deer: A Woman, a Mohawk, and a ...

Education

Mon, October 23, 10:00 AM

Sussex-Wantage Branch Library, Wantage

Free Diabetes Self-Management Workshop Series

Health & Wellness

Newton Community Mourns Loss of Another Young Resident

October 20, 2017

NEWTON, NJ—Newton has suffered the loss of another young person this week.  A little over two weeks after the Newton Community lost Kelsey Bederka, 16, a student at Newton High School and one week after Peyten Critchlaw, 6, a first grader at Merriam Avenue School passed away due to a medical emergency. Now the Newton community is mourning Newton High School graduate Joey Savage IV, ...

Roxbury Cops Nab Serial Con-Man After Foot Chase in Kenvil

October 18, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ – A serial criminal, who convinced a 78-year-old Kenvil woman to give him more than $30,000 for roof repairs she didn’t get, was arrested last week by Roxbury police following a dramatic foot chase, police said.

The man, Sonny Stanley, 43, of Gutenberg, was charged with obstruction of the administration of law, resisting arrest and theft by deception, police ...

Want to Take Your Business Global? New Jersey Businesses Eligible for Grant Funding

October 12, 2017

Are you a New Jersey business owner who has already realized the potential of a global market or an entrepreneur seeking to increase sales and profit by taking your business worldwide? 

The New Jersey Business Action Center (BAC) has been awarded a $606,151 State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration to help New Jersey companies gain access to ...

11 Halloween Happenings For All Ages in Northern New Jersey

Get your ghoul on in Northern New Jersey this Halloween with everything from parades, dinner theater and bowling to fun runs, haunted houses and trunk or treats. Team Nest Builder knows there’s Halloween fun for everyone!

Saturday, October 21

5th Annual Dog Walk of the Dead, Sussex County Fairgrounds, 37 Plains Rd, Augusta

New Jersey's premiere Halloween canine event involves ...

Suicide rates highest in rural counties across country

Research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published in the October 6, 2017 issues of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, found the highest suicide rates across the country in 2013-2015 were in rural counties. While the overall suicide rate was just under 14 deaths per 100,000 people, in rural counties the rate was almost 20 deaths per 100,000 people.

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Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders meeting October 11, 2017 

 

NEWTON,NJ - Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders meeting October 11, 2017 

 

Family Health

Second Opinion on Breast Cancer Program Offers Peace of Mind

A breast cancer diagnosis can change a person’s life. And during such devastating news, the sheer amount of information regarding treatment and follow-up care can quickly become overwhelming. However, patients are not alone in this fight. Atlantic Health System’s Breast Cancer Second Opinion Program at Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Overlook Medical Center, is helping provide peace of ...

CCM and Rider University Sign Guaranteed Transfer Agreement : Expanding Opportunities to Excel in Higher Education

October 20, 2017

RANDOLPH, NJ – County College of Morris (CCM) and Rider University signed a Guaranteed Transfer Agreement on Thursday, October 19, establishing a partnership to provide CCM students with additional opportunities to earn both an associate and bachelor’s degree.

Along with the overarching Guaranteed Transfer Agreement, 23 program-to-program agreements were also signed. Some of the ...