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Possession of CDS, Hindering Apprehension, Warrant Arrest

12 Aug 2019 16:13


On 8/11/19 at approximately 11:50am, Ptl. Anthony Keiling observed Katelynn Shipps, age 28, of Main Street, Newton running from the St. Joseph's Cemetery (which is located behind the old St.Joseph's School), after she noticed his presence. A subsequent warrant check was conducted on Shipps


Possession of CDS, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Tampering with Evidence, Hindering Apprehension/Prosecution

12 Aug 2019 14:38


On 8/9/19 at 7:20p.m., Newton Patrols responded to the rear parking lot of 70 West End Avenue (Newtonian Gardens) for a report of a dispute between a male and female involving suspected C.D.S. Upon arrival, patrols identified the male suspect as Robert Petty, age 47 of Newton. Investigatio


MVA Rollover with Entrapment

31 Jul 2019 18:19


On 7/31/19 at 11:18a.m., the Newton Police Department received numerous 9-1-1 calls reporting a three car motor vehicle accident with a possible roll-over at the intersection of Sparta Avenue, Sussex Street, and Diller Avenue. Upon arrival, investigation revealed that Mackenzie Kratzsch, age


M.V. Stop/CDS Arrest

26 Jul 2019 12:29


On 07/25/2019 at 11:25p.m., Ptl. John Flanagan was conducting traffic enforcement on Water Street (Rt. 206) when he observed a 2016 Chrysler traveling south at a high rate of speed. Ptl. Flanagan conducted a motor vehicle stop and subsequent investigation revealed that the driver of the


Motor Vehicle Accident - DWI Arrest

22 Jul 2019 15:17


On 7/20/19 at 10:36p.m., Newton Police received a 9-1-1 call reporting a motor vehicle accident with a possible intoxicated driver at the intersection of Trinity Street and Moran Street. Upon arrival, investigation revealed that a 2000 Ford Focus being operated by Megan Sheplak, age 35, of


Warrant Arrest - Poss. of Prescription Legend Drug w/o Prescription, Poss. of Hypodermic Syringe

3 Jul 2019 15:13


On 7/3/19 at 3:55a.m., Ptl. Donald Meisinger and Ptl. Steven Kneidl observed a male subject lying on the ground in the area of Lower Spring Street. The male, identified as Michael Stafford, age 33 and currently homeless, indicated that he was resting and not in need of medical assistance. A


Revised Release (Plain Text)

2 Jul 2019 15:59


On 7/1/19 at 9:24a.m. Sgt. Michael Monaco and Ptl. Steven Shawger observed a gray Chevrolet Tahoe towing a trailer near the intersection of Sparta and Diller Avenues. The trailer did not have a license plate affixed to it and the vehicle did not have an inspection sticker. A subsequent motor


MV Stop/Arrest. Possession of CDS, Warrant Arrest, etc.

2 Jul 2019 14:46


On On 7/1/19 at 9:24a.m. Sgt. Michael Monaco and Ptl. Steven Shawger observed a gray Chevrolet Tahoe towing a trailer near the intersection of Sparta and Diller Avenues. The trailer did not have a license plate affixed to it and the vehicle did not have an inspection sticker. A s A


Newton Police 9-1-1 Center implements new technology for improved handling of Emergency Calls

21 Jun 2019 15:21


Newton Police Chief Mike Richards is pleased to announce that the department’s 9-1-1 Communications Center is now equipped with an enhancement to its 9-1-1 system which gives emergency responders key lifesaving information about 9-1-1 callers during an emergency and provides highly accurate


MV Stop/Arrest - Possession of CDS, Drug Paraphernalia

11 Jun 2019 13:28


On 6/8/19 at about 11:30 pm, Sgt. Michael Monaco and Ptl. Steve Shawger stopped a vehicle for speeding on Sparta Avenue. A subsequent motor vehicle stop was conducted and after a brief investigation, a quantity of marijuana and a pipe used for smoking marijuana were recovered from inside of the


Summons-Open Container - Within Town Park

11 Jun 2019 13:24


On 6/8/19 at 7:58p.m., S/O Raul Couce was present at Memory Park and was assisting with traffic control for the Newton Day Festival. While present at the park, S/O Couce observed a male and female engaged in a heated verbal dispute and intervened and separated the parties. Subsequent


Arrest - Obstruction, Violation of Town Ordinances (2)

11 Jun 2019 13:20


On 6/8/19 6:39.p.m., Newton Police again encountered Vincent Scardino Jr., age 49, of Andover to be present within Memory Park during Newton Day festivities. Upon speaking with Scardino, officers observed that he was under the influence of alcohol and in possession of 2 bottles of alcohol.


Arrest - Simple Assault ( 4 Counts), Disorderly Conduct, Open Container

11 Jun 2019 13:16


On 6/8/19 at 5:09p.m., Newton Police were called to the area of Spring Liquors for a reported fight outside the business. Upon arrival, patrols arrived and observed a male who was identified as Vincent Scardino Jr, age 49, of Andover Township, to be highly intoxicated. Subsequent investiga


Arrest - Possession of C.D.S., Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

10 Jun 2019 19:39


On 5/31/2019 at 9:22a.m., Ptl. Edward Sperling stopped a vehicle on Water Street for an obstructed view violation. Subsequent investigation resulted in a small amount of marijuana being found within the vehicle along with a brown wooden one hitter kit. As a result, the driver of the


Providing Alcohol To A Person Under Legal Age

31 May 2019 19:22


Subsequent investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Lindsey Wright (age 19, of Andover) on 4/5/19 concluded that it was accidental in nature and had occurred as a result of her leaning out of an apartment window at 144 Spring Street. During the investigation, it was

        
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