CRIME & SAFETY
Sussex County man broke into cars, used stolen credit cards, police say
FRANKLIN BOROUGH, NJ (Sussex County) – A Sussex County man has been charged after he allegedly broke into vehicles, stole credit cards, and then used them to purchase items in Franklin Borough, according to police. David E. Williams, 20, of Franklin Borough, was arrested on Nov. 6 and charged...
Newton Man Ejected From Wheelchair, Struck By 2 Cars On Route 206: State Police
The crash occurred on the southbound side in Hampton just after 5:05 a.m., NJSP Det. I Jeffrey Lebron told Daily Voice. A Mazda SUV was heading southbound and a Honda passenger car northbound, while the Newton man was heading south on the northbound shoulder in a motorized wheelchair, Lebron said.
Pope John Teacher, Sparta Woman Arrested for Inappropriate Relationship with a Student
SPARTA, NJ – Parents at Catholic Academy of Sussex County were notified by a letter on November 28 that a staff member, Sara Terpak, 25 had been arrested and charged with child endangerment. The Sparta resident was immediately suspended according to Sparta Township Police Department and the letter from CASC President Fr. Walter Jenkins. “This charge stems from her involvement with a Pope John High School student,” Jenkins said in his letter. Sparta Police detective bureau was contacted on November 14 by a Pope John High School staff member about “suspicious behavior that came to their attention involving a teacher and a...
Rising Crime Wave Hits Warren County: Law Enforcement on High Alert
Warren County is confronting a wave of criminal activity that spans the spectrum from minor misdemeanors to significant felonies. The series of recent incidents has put local law enforcement on high alert. Among those caught in the legal net is Zy'Keria Octavius Burgess, apprehended for violating court orders, with court dates pending in Nash and Wilson Counties. Terry Talley's array of charges, including felony flee/elude arrest, suggests a reckless disregard for the law, while George Antony Barnette's misdemeanor probation violation points to systemic issues within the community.
Man charged with DWI following crash in Sussex County
SPARTA TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – A Sussex County man is facing charges including driving while intoxicated following a motor vehicle crash in Sparta Township. The crash happened on Nov. 22, at around 5:30 p.m., on Lafayette Road (Route 15) in the area of Primrose Lane, police said. Upon...
42 Years Later Family Still Seeking Answers In Delaware Water Gap Axe Murder Case
Today is the 42nd anniversary of an unsolved murder in Monroe County. The Delaware Water Gap man was killed with an axe at his bar. Police along with his family are seeking the public’s help to finally solve this cold case. Victim's Daughter Jessica Joubert says, "He was an...
Devastating Three-Vehicle Crash in Allamuchy Township Results in Fatality and Critical Injuries
A severe three-vehicle collision on November 22 has shaken Allamuchy Township, Warren County, leaving one dead and multiple people critically injured. The accident, which occurred at the intersection of County Route 517 and Ridge Road, involved a catastrophic sequence where a Jeep Wrangler struck a Ford Pickup, which then collided with a Jeep SUV driven by Lauren M. Gerhold. The devastating impacts resulted in the tragic passing of Gerhold, a 33-year-old mother of two from Hackettstown.
Woman hit and killed on I-380 in Coolbaugh Twp.
COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) report a New Jersey woman was hit and killed by a car Sunday night in Monroe County. Around 11:00 p.m., while traveling northbound, troopers say a 21-year-old man from New York saw a disabled car on the eastern shoulder of Interstate 380 near mile marker […]
Tragic End: Missing New Jersey Teacher Lara Emanuele Found Deceased
The prolonged search for Lara Emanuele, a 46-year-old New Jersey elementary school teacher who disappeared under mysterious circumstances, has come to a sorrowful conclusion. Emanuele, who went missing in early June, was found dead in a secluded wooded area along Route 80 in Roxbury. Her disappearance followed shortly after a restraining order against her husband was lifted, adding complexity to her case.
Police: Woman fatally struck after running in front of car on I-380
COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP, MONROE CO. (WOLF) — A 27-year-old woman was killed after running into a car on the highway, police said. According to police, on Sunday around 11 p.m., the driver of a Subaru Outback was driving north on I-380 near mile marker 6 in Coolbaugh Township when he came upon a disabled vehicle in the eastern shoulder.
Kinnelon Cop Airlifted In Fall From Tree Stand Suffers Broken Spine
Mark Ehrenburg, a police sergeant in Kinnelon, was seriously injured when he fell from a tree stand while hunting in Blairstown on Friday, Nov. 24. Ehrenburg suffered from a broken spine and broken vertebrae and underwent surgery. He faces a lengthy rehab though doctors are optimistic he will walk again, his family said. A fundraiser has been launched by Ehrenburg's sister-in-law.
No injuries after tractor-trailer overturns on I-80 in Morris County, state police say
MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – No injuries were reported after a tractor-trailer overturned on Interstate 80 in Warren County Sunday night, according New Jersey State Police spokesperson Trooper Troy McNair. The crash happened at around 7:59 p.m. on Interstate 80 westbound at milepost 23.4, Mount Olive Township,...
Charges filed in stabbing death of St. Joseph student, who was 'loved by everyone'
A 17-year-old St. Joseph Regional High School student was fatally stabbed early Thanksgiving morning at the address of an ax-throwing establishment in Tribeca, police and sources said Friday morning. A 19-year-old man also suffered stab wounds to the torso but was in stable condition at Bellevue Hospital. On Friday, 19-year-old Gianluca Bordone was...
Weekly Safety Report: Head-On Crash and Positive Ticketing in Sussex County, New Jersey
Two incidents occurred in Sussex County, New Jersey this week. The first incident involved a head-on collision between a Mercedes and a Volkswagen, resulting in serious injuries to an 18-year-old passenger. The second incident was a positive ticket issued by the Newton Police Department to a second-grade student for his responsible behavior during a lockdown drill.
Sparta Police: Newton Man Stopped for Weaving Refuses Breath Test
SPARTA, NJ – A Newton man is facing drunk driving charges after being seen unable to stay in his lane on Route 15. On November 18 Pt. Andrew Spitzer stopped Andrew Huyler, 28 around mile marker 10.5, police said. When the Spitzer spoke with Huyler he suspected the driver had been drinking. Huyler told Spitzer he had two glasses of wine with dinner, police said. Spitzer had Huyler perform field sobriety tests and took him into custody and brought him to the Sparta Police Department headquarters for processing, police said. Huyler refused breath testing. He was charged with DWI, refusal of breath test, unregistered vehicle, reckless driving, careless driving, failure to maintain lane, failure to notify of address change, police said. Huyler was given a court date and released to a sober adult.
Man who failed to move over or slow down on roadway charged with DWI in Byram Township
BYRAM TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – A Sussex County man was charged with DWI after police caught him failing to move over or slow down for them on a roadway in Byram Township, according to police. On Nov. 23, two Byram Township police officers were assisting a possible disabled...
Tree falls on power lines causing large outage in parts of Warren County
INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – A tree came crashing down in Independence Township on Saturday morning falling across power lines and causing a large power outage in parts of Warren County. The tree fell in the area of 44 Russling Road and Jersey Central Power and Light (JCP&L)...
DWI suspected crash left 1 injured in Sussex County
SPARTA TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – A Sussex County woman is facing charges including driving while intoxicated Tuesday following a motor vehicle crash in Sparta Township. The crash happened at around 12:31 a.m. on Route 181 near Mara Boulevard. Upon arrival, officers observed two vehicles with heavy front-end damage in the northbound lane of travel, police said.