Police Blotter

On 03/01/2021 a 53 year old female from Rockaway was arrested and charged with shoplifting merchandise from the Rockaway Shoprite. She was processed and released with a future court date.

On 03/02/2021 officers were called to the Mavis Tire repair shop on Rt. 46 regarding a suspicious vehicle being worked on at the shop. When officers arrived they were told by Mavis employees that they had been making repairs on a 2008 Mercedes Benz GLS450 and they had ordered parts for the vehicle based on the vehicle identification number (VIN). When the parts arrived none of them fit the car and they became suspicious and called the police. Officers and Mavis employees located a VIN which was different from the others on the car and determined it was the proper VIN for the vehicle. A computer check of the VIN showed the vehicle to be a 2017 Mercedes Benz GLS450 stolen from Avis Rental Cars located in Florida. A 20 year old male from Dover who had dropped the car off at Mavis came to the shop to check on the progress of the repairs and was arrested by police. He was charged with receiving stolen property, processed, and later released with a future court date.

On 03/05/2021 a 27 year old male from Hawthorne was taken into custody by Township officers at Hawthorne PD on an outstanding contempt of court warrant out of this jurisdiction. He was transported to the Morris County Correctional Facility pending a detention hearing.

On 03/19/2021 a 50 year old female from New Vernon was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated following a motor vehicle check in the parking lot of the Rockaway Hotel. An officer on patrol observed the woman apparently asleep behind the wheel of her vehicle in a lane of travel in the lot. After an investigation she was additionally charged with possession of controlled dangerous substances ( crack cocaine and heroin ) and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was processed and then transported to St. Clare’s in Denville after she advised officers she was feeling ill. She has a pending court date for all charges.

On 03/21/2021 a 57 year old female from Elmwood Park was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated following a motor vehicle accident on Jacobs Road. She was processed and released to a responsible adult with a pending court date.

On 03/28/2021 a 52 year old male from Fairlawn was located at a Comanche Avenue address and arrested on a warrant from Fairlawn PD alleging he violated a court order in that jurisdiction. He was processed and then turned over to Fairlawn PD to be transported to the Bergen County jail awaiting a detention hearing.

On 03/28/2021 a 44 year old male from Flanders was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated following a motor vehicle accident on Seneca Avenue. He was processed and released to a responsible party with a future court date.

On 04/02/2021 a 33 year old male and an 18 year old female, both from Rockaway, were arrested and charged with possession of heroin following an investigation at a Katherine Road residence. Both parties were processed and released with pending court dates.

On 04/19/2021 a 58 year old male from Washington NJ was arrested and charged with driving under the influence following a motor vehicle accident on Mt. Hope Avenue. He was processed and released to a responsible person with a future court date.

On 05/14/2021 a 50 year old male from East Setauket NY was arrested and charged with driving under the influence after an officer checked his welfare as he sat in an idling car on Mt. Hope Avenue. He was processed and released to a responsible adult with a future court date.

On 05/21/2021 a 28 year old female from Sparta was arrested and charged with shoplifting merchandise from the Macy’s store located at the Rockaway Townsquare Mall. She was processed and released on a summons with a future court date.

On 05/23/2021 a 46 year old female from Rockaway was arrested and charged with driving under the influence following a motor vehicle accident on Omaha Avenue. She was processed and released to a responsible adult with a future court date.

On 06/10/2021 a 54 year old female from Netcong was arrested and charged with driving while under the influence, trespassing, and harassment following an investigation at a Cayuga Avenue residence. She was processed and released to a responsible adult with a future court date for motor vehicle and criminal charges.

On 06/12/2021 a 28 year old male from Wharton was charged with eluding and various motor vehicle offenses after an officer attempted to stop him while he rode a motorcycle. After he was finally stopped it was determined he had an active warrant out of Wharton Municipal Court. He was processed on the eluding charge and given a future court date and Wharton PD released him with a new court date on their warrant.

On 06/18/2021 a 36 year old male from Landing was arrested by Mt. Arlington PD on an outstanding contempt of court warrant from this jurisdiction. He was turned over to Rockaway Township officers and transported to the Morris County Correctional Facility awaiting a detention hearing.

On 07/02/2021 a 40 year old male from Lake Hopatcong was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated following a motor vehicle stop in the Rockaway Hilton parking lot. He was processed and released to a responsible adult with a future court date.

On 07/04/2021 officers responded to the Rockaway River Barn on a reported unwanted person. Officers spoke to the actor, a 29 year old female from Succasunna, who became belligerent and assaulted officers. She was placed under arrested and transported to RTPD HQ for processing. She was charged with aggravated assault, resisting arrest, terroristic threats, and disorderly conduct. She was then remanded to the Morris County Correctional Facility pending a detention hearing.

On 07/12/2021 a 36 year old female from Paterson was arrested and charged with shoplifting merchandise from the Walmart store. She was processed and released on a summons with a future court date.

On 07/17/2021 a 30 year old male from Rockaway Boro was arrested and charged with driving under the influence after officers investigated a minor motor vehicle accident on Frogtown Road. He was processed and released to a responsible adult with a future court date.



















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