Police Blotter

On 01/24/2020 a 34 year old female from Blairstown was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated following a motor vehicle accident on Green Pond Road. She was processed and released to a responsible adult with a future court date.

On 01/28/2020 a 32 year old male from Rockaway was taken into custody at the Passaic County Jail on an outstanding contempt of court warrant out of this jurisdiction. He was brought to the Morris County Correctional Facility awaiting a detention hearing.

On 01/31/2020 a 61 year old  female from Rockaway was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to surrender a controlled dangerous substance, being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance, and driving while intoxicated. The arrest was the result of an investigation in the Rockaway Townsquare Mall parking lot after an anonymous caller reported possible drug activity in a motor vehicle. She was processed and released to a responsible adult with future court dates for the charges.

On 02/01/2020 a 50 year old male from Newark was arrested and charged with shoplifting merchandise from Shoprite. He was processed and released with a pending court date.

On 02/01/2020 a 22 year old male from Rockaway was charged with disorderly conduct after officers were called to a Caruso Road residence on a reported disturbance. He was processed and released with a pending court date.

On 02/02/2020 a 21 year old male from Randolph was arrested and charged with defiant trespassing and disorderly conduct after officers responded to a suspicious person call on E. Dehart Avenue. He was processed and released with a future court date.

On 02/06/2020 a 25 year old male from Rockaway was taken into custody by Dover PD and  turned over to this agency on an outstanding contempt of court warrant out of this jurisdiction. He was processed by this agency and transported to the Morris County Correctional Facility awaiting a detention hearing.

On 02/09/2020 a 47 year old male from Andover was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated following a motor vehicle stop on Mt. Hope Avenue. He was processed and released to a responsible party with a pending court date.

On 02/09/2020 a 24 year old male from East Stroudsburg PA and a 25 year old male from New York City were both arrested for contempt of court warrants out of Pennsylvania following a motor vehicle stop in the Rockaway Townsquare Mall parking lot. Both parties were processed and sent to the Morris County Correctional Facility awaiting extradition hearings.

On 02/11/2020 a 51 year old male from Newton was arrested on an outstanding contempt of court warrant out of Andover Township following a motor vehicle stop. He was processed and then turned over to Andover Township PD.

On 02/14/2020 a 47 year old male from Mount Arlington was arrested on an outstanding contempt of court warrant out of Mt. Olive following a motor vehicle stop. He was processed and then turned over to Mt. Olive PD.

On 02/17/2020 a 46 year old male from Dover was arrested and charged with shoplifting merchandise from Walmart. He was processed and released with a future court date.

On 02/19/2020 a 61 year old female from Rockaway was arrested for driving while intoxicated following a motor vehicle stop on Green Pond Road. In addition to the driving while intoxicated charge she was also charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (heroin), being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was released to a responsible adult with future court dates.

On 02/19/2020 a 20 year old female from Rockaway was arrested on an outstanding contempt of court warrant following a police investigation on Rockaway Road. She was processed and released after posting bail.

On 02/21/2020 an 18 year old male from Denville was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (marijuana) following a motor vehicle stop on Morris Avenue. He was processed and released with a future court date.

On 02/28/2020 a 25 year old male from Montague and a 54 year old female from Matamoras PA were arrested following a motor vehicle stop on Route 15. Both were charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (heroin), possession of prescription drugs, and possession of drug paraphernalia. They were processed and released with future court dates.

On 03/01/2020 a 37 year old male from Wharton was arrested following a motor vehicle stop on Route 80. He was charged with hindering and possession of a syringe and was also wanted on an outstanding contempt of court warrant. He was processed and released with future court dates.

On 03/01/2020 a 42 year old female from Ledgewood was arrested and charged with shoplifting from Target. She was processed and released with a future court date.

On 03/01/2020 a 43 year old female from Newton was arrested and charged with shoplifting from Target. She was also processed and released with a future court date.

On 03/16/2020 a 19 year old male from Rockaway Township and a 19 year old male from Randolph were arrested after officers checked on a suspicious vehicle at Rustic Ridge apartments. Both men were charged with possession of under 50 grams of marijuana and possessing drug paraphernalia. After they were processed, they were released with future court dates.

On 03/29/2020 a 22 year old male from South Orange, an 18 year old male from South Orange, and a 25 year old male from East Orange were all arrested following an investigation by officers that began at the Rockaway Townsquare Mall. Reporting party told officers he was attempting to sell an Iphone through the Letgo app and had met the three actors at the mall to complete the transaction. After the exchange was made the reporting party realized he was given counterfeit bills. He then phoned police and followed the actor’s vehicle from the mall parking lot. The actor’s vehicle crashed on Mt. Pleasant Avenue near Home Depot and all three individuals fled the vehicle on foot. They were later apprehended with the assistance of Dover and Wharton Police Departments. All three actors were charged with theft, fraud, and conspiracy. After they were processed, they were released with future court dates.


All persons charged with a crime or offense are presumed innocent unless found guilty in a court of law.