Police Blotter

On 12/02/2020 a 43 year old male from Sparta was taken into custody from the New Jersey State Police on an outstanding contempt of court warrant out of this jurisdiction. He was processed and then taken to the Morris County Correctional Facility awaiting a detention hearing.

On 12/08/2020  a 19 year old male from Rockaway was arrested and charged with burglary, possessing burglary tools, and criminal mischief following an investigation into an incident at  White Meadow Lake Beach 1. He was processed and released with a future court date.

On 12/10/2020 a 46 year old female from Rockaway was charged with attempted theft after she demanded the money from a cash register inside JC Penney’s. The employee at the register refused the demand and the individual was arrested following an investigation. She was processed and released with a future court date.

On 12/11/2020 a 49 year old male from Mine Hill was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (cocaine) following an investigation in the TJ Maxx parking lot. He was processed and released with a future court date.

On 12/14/2020 a 39 year old male from Dover was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated after he was found sleeping at the wheel of his vehicle in a travel lane at the Rockaway Townsquare Mall. He was processed and released to a responsible person with a future court date.

On 12/19/2020 a 46 year old male from Philadelphia was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated after he crashed his vehicle into a snow bank at the Rockaway Townsquare Mall. He was processed and released to a responsible party with a pending court date.

On 12/20/2020 a 47 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 a responsible person with a pending court date.

On 12/21/2020 a 25 year old male from Rockaway Township was arrested and charged with making terroristic threats, disorderly conduct, and violated an executive order after officers responded to a landlord-tenant dispute in which the actor was forcibly trying to remove a tenant from his residence. He was processed and lodged in the Morris County Correctional Facility awaiting a detention hearing.

On 12/23/2020 a 39 year old male from Rockaway Township was arrested and charged with eluding, driving while intoxicated, and other motor vehicle offenses after an officer attempted to stop him while operating his motor vehicle in the area of the Rockaway Townsquare Mall. The actor refused to stop for the officer and a short pursuit was initiated but eventually terminated when it was determined to be unsafe to continue. The actor’s license plate came back to a Township address and officers were waiting for him as he arrived home. He was placed under arrest at his residence. He was processed and released to a responsible person with a pending court date.

On 12/29/2020 a 19 year old male from Morris Plains was arrested and charged with criminal mischief, criminal trespass, and unlawful possession of a weapon after officers investigated a citizen’s complaint regarding graffiti on the Route 80 overpass near Morris Avenue. He was processed and released with a future court date.

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.















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