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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:

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

MV Stop/CDS Arrest. Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

8 Apr 2019 19:50

On 4/5/19 at 10:07p.m., Ptl. John Flanagan stopped a vehicle on Water Street for a speeding violation. Subsequent investigation resulted in a small amount of marijuana being found within the vehicle along with two metal grinders (with marijuana residue inside) and an electric vape used for

Death Investigation

6 Apr 2019 12:32

At 10:40 PM last night 4/5/2019, Officers responded to 144 Spring Street (the Waldmere hotel) for a report of a female who had fallen approximately 30 feet from a window. The female was transported to the Newton Medical Center by emergency responders but later died as a result of injuries from

Traffic Alert - St. Patrick's Day Parade

16 Mar 2019 14:14

Motorists can expect traffic detours and delays in the Spring Street area of Newton on Saturday (3/16/19) between approximately 11:00a.m. and 1:45p.m. due to the annual Sussex County St. Patrick's Day Parade. Traffic will be restricted from streets surrounding the business district during the

Arrest - Theft of Moveable Property

5 Mar 2019 21:01

On 3/5/19, Newton Police arrested James W. Krahling, age 45, of Plymouth Lake Drive, Stillwater, NJ for thefts totaling approximately $25,000. Krahling, is the current President of the Newton Roller Hockey League and an investigation revealed that he specifically used league funds for personal

MV Stop - Arrest - Possession of CDS, Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia

22 Feb 2019 18:03

On 2/21/19 at 11:17a.m., Ptl. Jared Zappa stopped a motor vehicle on Main Street for having an obstructed view and unclear rear license plate. While speaking with the occupants of the vehicle, (identified as Leif Leeman, age 20 of Hamburg, NJ and his passenger, Adil Akcay, age 21, of Branchville

MV Stop/Arrest-Possession of Heroin, Possession of Marijuana

18 Feb 2019 18:07

On 2/17/19 at 3:45p.m., Ptl. Edward Sperling stopped a motor vehicle on Main Street for a speeding violation. While speaking with the occupants of the vehicle, (identified as Tina Mahboub, age 38 of Branchville, NJ and her passenger, Felix Torres, age 32, also of Branchville, NJ), Ptl.


13 Feb 2019 22:57

On Wednesday February 13, 2019, the Newton High School contacted the Newton Police Department to report suspicious activity that occurred on Monday, February 11, 2019 at approximately 3:00pm. It was reported that a 15-year-old male student informed them that while he was walking on High Street

M.V. Stop/DWI Arrest, Hindering, Obstruction, Etc.

11 Jan 2019 19:05

On 1/5/19 at 10:24p.m., Ptl. Jared Zappa stopped a 2004 Jeep Liberty on Water Street for having an inoperable brake light. The driver (later identified to be David Torre, age 38 of Tobyhanna, PA) initially provided false information to the officer concerning his true identity. An adult


19 Dec 2018 17:22

On 11/28/18 at 11:25pm, a Hampton Street resident reported a burglary to their unlocked motor vehicle that was parked in their driveway. A surveillance video showed an unknown male actor wearing a black and white coat, a blue baseball cap and a black backpack enter the vehicle. Subsequently,

Arrest - Prohibited Weapons/Devices, Unlawful Possession of Weapon, Obstruction

19 Dec 2018 15:43

On 12/14/18 at 4:22p.m., Ptl. Jose Morales stopped a vehicle on Mill Street after observing a headlight out on a 2002 White Nissan Xterra. During interaction with the driver, later identified to be Edwin F. Roman, Jr., age 36, of Bristol, Connecticut, Roman opened the glove compartment and Ptl.

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