Newton Crime

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  • Drug court possible for man who pleaded guilty in ro...

    Saturday Mar 18 | via New Jersey Herald 

    Drug court is still possible for the Levittown, Pa., man who admitted in January to using a hammer to threaten a Newton man while stealing narcotics from him. Though Ransom was scheduled to be sentenced on Friday, his attorney, Charles O'Connell, asked Judge William J. McGovern to place his client's case on the county's drug court calendar so he could be considered for entry.

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  • 77 bags of heroin seized as result of Wayne motor ve...

    Saturday Mar 18 | via NorthJersey.com 

    Wayne police arrested two Sussex County residents and confiscated 77 bags of heroin in connection with drug charges Thursday morning. 77 bags of heroin seized as result of Wayne motor vehicle stop Wayne police arrested two Sussex County residents and confiscated 77 bags of heroin in connection with drug charges Thursday morning.

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  • Attorney: Newton woman won't accept deal that includ...

    Thursday Mar 16 | via New Jersey Herald 

    Though she was approved to be entered into the state's drug court program to possibly resolve her case, Juliana Hoffman -- the Newton woman charged in the March 23, 2016, robbery and hammer assault at a Newton residence -- won't agree to any plea deal that calls her for plead guilty to robbery, her attorney said on Thursday. While a previous plea offer called for Hoffman's entry into drug court in exchange for a plea to second-degree robbery, Judge William J. McGovern III on Thursday said the current plea offer calls for a three-year state prison sentence subject to the state's No Early Release Act for a plea of second-degree robbery.

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  • Newton man ordered detained, charged with aggravated...

    Wednesday Mar 15 | via New Jersey Herald 

    A Newton man already lodged in the Sussex County jail on charges including first-degree robbery was ordered detained without bail after being charged with two counts of aggravated assault stemming from a March 6 incident in a holding cell at the Sussex County Judicial Complex. At approximately 11:45 a.m. Monday, March 6, Faulkner was in a holding cell on the third-floor of the Sussex County Judicial Complex when he removed the belly chain used to shackle him and attacked another inmate in the holding cell, hitting him in the face and body and causing the inmate injury, according to Judge N. Peter Conforti, who was reading from the affidavit of probable cause for the charges against Faulkner.

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  • Hardwick man charged with paraphernalia, drug posses...

    Wednesday Mar 15 | via New Jersey Herald 

    Matthew Thomas, 22, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of more than a 10-day supply of Metoprolol Tartrate not in its original container, possession of a hypodermic needle and having an expired inspection sticker. At 1:36 p.m. Monday, March 13, a Hackettstown police officer patrolling Grand Avenue stopped a vehicle for a moving violation.

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  • Vernon man sentenced to probation, jail

    Tuesday Mar 14 | via New Jersey Herald 

    A Vernon man was sentenced to two years probation and 180 days in the county jail after admitting to several charges, the prosecutor's office said. Daniel Castrovillari, 32, was sentenced in state Superior Court in Newton by Judge William J. McGovern III on March 10. Castrovillari pleaded guilty on Oct. 17 to fourth-degree driving while suspended, disorderly persons offense of simple assault and driving while intoxicated.

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  • Sussex County Prosecutor's Office

    Monday Mar 13 | via The Advertiser News (North) 

    Donald C. Neubauer, 49, of Newton pleaded guilty to two counts of violation of probation, and one count of misuse of benefits, a fourth-degree offense. Sentencing is scheduled for April 4. Victor Ortega, 22, of Bronx, pleaded guilty to theft, a third-degree crime.

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  • Suspended license, unregistered vehicle lead to pot ...

    Saturday Mar 11 | via New Jersey Herald 

    A random license plate check of a vehicle that was pulling into a gas station lead to the arrest of an Irvington teenager for marijuana possession and citations being issued to the driver on Saturday afternoon. At approximately 2:21 p.m., Byram police Sgt.

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  • Montague man sentenced to three years probation

    Saturday Mar 11 | via New Jersey Herald 

    Prior to being sentenced to three years probation after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography, Edward Friedman wanted to make sure Judge William J. McGovern III was clear on one thing: that while the porn was on his computer, he didn't download it. During a brief questioning from his attorney Janine Cerra, Friedman said that while images were on his computer, other people also had access to his computer who could have downloaded it and been looking at it.

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  • Denville woman charged with DWI

    Saturday Mar 11 | via New Jersey Herald 

    At 2:19 a.m. Friday, March 10, a Hackettstown police officer patrolling Route 57 stopped a vehicle he observed commit a moving violation and while speaking with the driver -- identified as Kania -- detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from inside the vehicle, police said. Prior to being sentenced to three years probation after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography, Edward Friedman wanted to make sure Judge William J. McGovern III was clear on one thing.

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  • Blairstown brushfire burns 3.5 acres

    Saturday Mar 11 | via New Jersey Herald 

    At 8:44 p.m. Thursday, March 9, local fire departments responded to a report of a brush fire in the wooded area on Artist View Lane, said Chief Calvin Inscho, of Blairstown Hose Company No. 1. According to Inscho, crews had the fire extinguished a little over two hours later, but remained on scene longer checking for hot spots.

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  • Newton man released with conditions after being char...

    Thursday Mar 9 | via New Jersey Herald 

    A Newton man accused of eluding police in Sparta and Stillwater was released from the county jail on Thursday on conditions including being monitored by an electronic bracelet. Mathew Hammond, 34, is charged with eluding, failure to stop for an emergency vehicle, reckless driving, driving while suspended, speeding and failure to return or surrender a suspended driver's license.

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  • Newton man charged with eluding police

    Tuesday Mar 7 | via New Jersey Herald 

    Mathew Hammond, 34, is charged with eluding, failure to stop for an emergency vehicle, reckless driving, driving while suspended, speeding and failure to return or surrender a suspended driver's license. At 1:01 a.m. Saturday, March 4, a Sparta police officer patrolling Route 15 attempted to stop a vehicle he observed speeding, but the driver of the vehicle ignored the car's light and siren for several miles, police said.

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  • Sussex County Prosecutor's Report

    Tuesday Mar 7 | via The Advertiser News (North) 

    Kashif Barnes, 20, of Newark was indicted on charges of unlawful possession of a weapon and resiting arrest, crimes of the fourth-degree. The case was presented to the Grand Jury by Assistant Prosecutor Stephanie LaCarrubba.  Arraignment before the Superior Court in Newton will be within the next several weeks.

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  • NYC man admits credit card fraud

    Wednesday Mar 1 | via New Jersey Herald 

    A New York City man admitted to purchasing more than $1,200 of merchandise at Kohl's using credit cards belonging to other people, the prosecutor's office said. Jesus Fabian, 29, pleaded guilty in state Superior Court in Newton on Feb. 27 before Judge William J. McGovern III to two counts of third-degree fraudulent use of a credit card and third-degree theft by deception.

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  • Fredon man sentenced to probation for UTV theft

    Wednesday Mar 1 | via New Jersey Herald 

    The Fredon man who admitted to stealing a utility vehicle and other items from a former employer prior to a fatal accident was sentenced to three years probation on Wednesday. In addition to probation, Delois was ordered to pay $8,764.49 in restitution and $280 in court fines and fees.

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  • Car burglar nabbed

    Tuesday Feb 28 | via The Township Journal 

    On Feb. 22 at 1:19 a.m., Newton police received a 9-1-1 phone call from a resident of Hillside Terrace who reported that a family member had just observed an unknown male attempting to burglarize a vehicle and the actor was presently being restrained, police said. Upon arrival, patrols encountered the complainant's father to be restraining the male actor who was later identified to be Jason Corey, age 35, of Mill Street, Newton.

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  • Byram police blotter

    Feb 17, 2017 | via The Township Journal 

    On Feb. 2, New Jersey State Police arrested Michael Cramer, 46, of Flanders, on shoplifting charges. The Byram Township Police Department received a call about an individual who shoplifted meat products and a shopping basket from ShopRite the previous day, according to the department.

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  • Newton woman involved in hammer crime must reapply to drug court

    Feb 14, 2017 | via New Jersey Herald 

    After missing a court appearance, Juliana Hoffman -- the Newton woman charged in the March 23, 2016 robbery and hammer assault at a Newton residence -- will have to reapply to the state's drug court program before she enters into a plea agreement, her attorney said. The plea deal that would lead to Hoffman's drug court participation calls for her to plead guilty to second-degree robbery, Judge William J. McGovern III has previously said. 1 comment

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  • Branchville man charged with DWI

    Feb 13, 2017 | via New Jersey Herald 

    At 3:50 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, Sparta police responded to North Church Road for a report of a two-car accident and were told that the driver of a 2005 Buick -- identified as Fletcher -- had attempted to exit a driveway onto the road when he struck a 2011 Subaru driven by a 56-year-old Newton woman, police said. While speaking to Fletcher, officers suspected he was operating his vehicle under the influence of alcohol and conducted a series of field sobriety tests, which he failed, police said.

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Newton Law

How can dyfs try to take custody from a mom who has been getting help for a prescription addiction.
She was a addict and got help and is on prescription medications for the with draws. She had our daughter who seems to be doing great and dyfs showed up saying that they tested her before and after and she shows positive. Now I'm being told I have to take a test and let them count my medication because I have a back injury.
They can try because the law gives them that ability. Just because someone is on legal drugs doesn't mean that the it...
Is it possible to get a reduction on the term of an interlock device?
I got a second offense dui in December of 2012. Ive had my license back since March of 2015, after 2 years without it, needless to say I learned my lesson. I received the max term on the ignition interlock, no thanks to the useless public defender I had. I have had my license back over a year now with my only lockout being from a failed rolling retest because I left the vehicle running. I started a new career where I'll need to get a second vehicle and I honestly can't afford to pay for the device in more than one vehicle.
It is unlikely that at this time you would be able to reduce the time of the interlock. The best time to have made the...
Can I Sue the Drunk Driver, if I wasn't hurt?
I was driving the other night, and a drunk driver came in my lane. We would have had a head on collision, but I swerved off the road. Still, the driver side of my car is smahed in and my car is totaled. My friend and I miraculously weren't hurt. But I'm wondering if I can still sue this person? He almost killed us and has no regard for human life. I'm actually terrified to get back behind the wheel . Would I be able to get a lawyer, who doesn't charge me, but takes a percentage of the settlement? Thank you for your advice.
This is a personal injury question. You are not permitted to sue for being "in the zone of danger" without personal...
On Parole from Pennsylvania living in New Jersey do to an approved parole transfer to New Jersey. Received a DUI what will Penn
Been on parole for 3 years with an immaculate record. No technical or direct violations completely compliant. Had my parole transfered to New Jersey 8 months ago. Recently received my first DUI ever. I'm 33. My parole officer in New Jersey isn't sending me to jail due to my complete compliance and the fact I was honest about my DUI the day after it happened. She still however has to file a report back to Pennsylvania and I'm awaiting the outcome of the pennsylvania parole board, as far as a Decision regarding the consequences of my DUI. What do you think PA will do. I have a full time job, my own place, I'm married and have a 10 month old daughter. My employer, wife and mother in law wrote letters to the PA parole office which my NJ parole officer attached to her report as well as paperwork stating that I am attending N.A. A.A. meetings and an out patient drug and alcohol program.? Any thoughts
You need to speak to a Pa. attorney, preferably the attorney who handed your case. DWI is criminal in Pa, not so in NJ....
I went to a bar in Franklin NJ and I got way to drunk, I then continued to drive home uninsured and I got into an acident.
I will be getting into trouble for driving while under the influence and without insurance and crashing. What will happen to me and what amount of money will I be paying?
You'll want a criminal lawyer to resolve the DUI, perhaps ARD
Can an inmate who is already incarcerated be released at a pre indictment hearing?
Long story short, my SO is in jail and was charged with simple assault, DWI, violating a restraining order, criminal mischief and burglary. I am already aware of the deal the prosecution is offering. But, if I request leniency (he has no prior criminal record) would he get released from jail if they consider by request? I should add he has not been sentenced for two other DWI and driving with a suspended license charges. So in total he has three DWI that occurred this year. He has not been sentenced yet for any of the DWI.
More information is needed, including: What is his criminal history? Why is he in jail? Is he a US citizen? A...
Will I need an interlock device?
I have two dui convictions.. I have not had a valid DL for well over ten years, and have not had a dui since 2006, the first was in 2004...the mvc said there is nothing in their system about me needing a interlock.... do I need one?
Most likely you were not ordered to place an interlock on your vehicle. The law that mandates this was not in effect in...