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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


Arrest - Possession of CDS, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, 2 Active Warrants

22 May 2019 13:19


On 5/21/19 at 12:08 pm, Sgt. Michael Monaco was in the area of the Speedway gas station on Water St. when he observed a white male, (later identifed as Robert A. Davis, age 36, of Dover, NJ), crossing the highway in an area without a designated crosswalk. Subsequently, a check determined that


Obstruction, Resisting Arrest and Driving While Suspended

21 May 2019 12:41


On 5/20/19 at 9:05p.m., Ptl. Jared Zappa stopped a 2003 White Cadillac in the area of the Gateway Apartments on Sparta Avenue in which the operator of the vehicle, (Torey Posey, age 40, of Monroe, PA) was confirmed to have a suspended driver’s license. Upon being stopped, Posey exited the


Arrest - Possession of CDS, Possession of Hypodermic Syringes

10 May 2019 18:47


On 5/9/19, the Passaic County Drug Task Force observed a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu to be present in a known drug area in Paterson. A check of the registration revealed the owner of the vehicle resided in Newton at a Spring Street apartment building. The operator was identified as John Powasnick,


Shelter in Place at Halsted Middle School - Joint Press Release

7 May 2019 21:13


Please see the joint press release here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CnD8wui8DqMN4cmVshuQkpX6X4Hs2JPu/preview


MVA with injury, DWI, Criminal Mischief, Careless Driving, Reckless Driving

6 May 2019 18:54


On 5/5/19 at 1:14a.m., Newton Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident with injury on Sparta Avenue. Upon arrival, investigation revealed that Thomas Corbett, age 26 of Carriage Lane, Newton was traveling eastbound on Sparta Ave, in a 2013 Jeep Compass, when he lost control of his

        
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