Police Blotter


On 01/05/2021 a 27 year old female from Easton PA was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated and other motor vehicle offenses following a motor vehicle accident on Route 15 near Richard Mine Road. She was processed and released to a responsible adult with a future court date.

On 01/08/2021 a 48 year old female from Rockaway was arrested and charged with simple assault following an incident on Cayuga Avenue. She was processed and released with a pending court date.

On 01/09/2021 a 24 year old male from Bushkill PA was arrested and charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct after officers were called to the food court at the Rockaway Townsquare Mall regarding a male acting erratically and harassing other mall patrons. He was processed and released with a future court date.

On 01/11/2021 a 41 year old male from Rockaway was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after officers were called to a Comanche Avenue address to investigate a dispute between parties at the house. He was processed and released with a future court date.

On 01/28/2021 a 29 year old female from Dover was arrested and charged with shoplifting merchandise from the Rockaway Shoprite. She was processed and then released with a future court date.

On 01/30/2021 a 26 year old male from Rockaway Township was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated and possessing drug paraphernalia after officers were called to the Townsquare Exxon to check on an individual asleep behind the wheel of a running motor vehicle parked in the gas station lot. He was processed and released to the custody of a responsible adult with a future court date.

On 02/07/2021 Rockaway Township officers arrested a 32 year old male from Budd Lake and charged him with numerous criminal offenses. The incident began on Route 80 with a motor vehicle accident involving one car. When Troopers arrived on scene the driver of the vehicle had fled on foot. Troopers determined the vehicle had been stolen out of Sparta. Rockaway Township officers began searching neighborhoods adjacent to the crash scene on Route 80 after receiving reports from residents of an unknown male attempting to gain entry to their vehicles. The individual was apprehended after patrol officers observed footprints in the snow leading to a storage shed behind a Woodside Drive address. He was charged with two counts of burglary, four counts of attempted burglary, and one count of criminal trespassing. He was remanded to the Morris County Correctional Facility awaiting a detention hearing. Additional charges were pending with Sparta PD and NJSP.

On 02/13/2021 a 56 year old male from Wharton 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 adult with a future court date.

On 02/19/2021 a 47 year old male from Rockaway turned himself in at Rockaway Township Police headquarters on an outstanding warrant from this jurisdiction. He was processed and then transported to the Morris County Correctional Facility.

On 02/20/2021 a 55 year old male from Rockaway Township was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated following a motor vehicle stop on Green Pond Road. He was processed and released to the custody of a responsible person with a pending court date.

On 02/23/2021 a 39 year old male from Jersey City was picked up by Rockaway Township officers at the Hudson County Jail and transported to the Morris County Correctional Facility (MCCF) on an outstanding contempt of court warrant out of this jurisdiction. He was awaiting a detention hearing at the MCCF.

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.
















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