William F. Craig
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Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849

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Media Brief
Release Date: July 25, 2013

Media Brief


6/25/2013, Warrant Arrest, PO Tim Hecht- Billy Bohmer age 24 of Jefferson Twp. arrested Sussex County no bail warrant. Turned over to Sussex County Sheriff?s Office.


6/26/2013, Fraud, PO Matt Cannarozzi- A resident of Berkshire Valley Road reports unauthorized charge of $111.22 on her credit card.


6/26/2013, Fraud, Matt Cannarozzi- A resident of Sleepy Hollow Drive received a check in the mail advising her she had won a monetary prize. She was advised to cash the check keep a portion for herself and mail the remaining monies to an address in Texas.


7/01/2013, Fraudulent Inspection Sticker, PO Dave Wrobelwski, PO Sean Krater-  During a motor vehicle stop on Route 15 South the officers observed a fraudulent NJ Inspection sticker in the windshield.  The owner of the vehicle, William Barron age 50 of Long Valley was charged with possession of fraudulent document.


7/01/2013, Attempted Burglary, PO Chris Quidort- A resident Stonehenge Road reported between the hours of 13:30 and 20:30 on 7/1/13, unknown actor(s) attempted to make entry into her residence through the back door by breaking a glass pane on the door.  No entry was made inside the residence.


7/02/2013, Heroin Possession, PO Chris Fabian- Officers responded to Longwood Lake Road for a report of a disturbance. Further investigation revealed that Jim Akers 3rd , age 20 of Jefferson Twp. was arrested and charged with possession of heroin and paraphernalia.  Later released pending a Municipal Court appearance.


7/04/2013, Warrant Arrest and Providing False Information, PO Tim Hecht- Tina Evans age 31 of Wharton was a passenger in a vehicle involved in an accident at the Quick Chek. She was found to have a Violation of Probation warrant from Bergen County Sheriff?s Office.  She provided a false name and DOB to PO Hecht.  She was arrested and transported to HQ.  She was charged with giving false information and was later turned over to Bergen County Sheriff?s Office.


7/06/2013, Crash Report, PO Dave Wojtach- Officers responded to Weldon and Russia Road for a report of an overturned vehicle in the roadway. The Driver later identified as Thomas J. Constantine age 24 of Dover was issued numerous motor vehicle summonses including careless driving


7/08/2013, Criminal Mischief, PO Chris Quidort- A resident of West Shawnee Trail reported damage to property. Unknown actor(s) struck her mailbox. Similar incidents occurred on Espanong Road & Tanglewood Pass


7/9/2013, Burglary/Theft, Cpl. Bryan Christie- Sometime between 2100 hours on 7-8-2013 and 0600 hours on 7-9-2013 unknown actor(s) smashed out the front glass door of TJ's Gulf on Berkshire Valley Road and gained entry. Approx. $100.00 in cash was removed. Incident under investigation.


7/9/2013, Fraud, PO Dave Wroblewski- A resident of Pawnee Trail reported that he received a phone call at his residence from a person claiming sell life insurance in the amount of $250,000 and that in order to receive the life insurance, the suspect told the victim that he needed to send $2,500.00 to an address located in Costa Rica. The victim was to call him back at to confirm the $2,500.00 payment. 


7/9/2013, Burglary/Theft, PO Chris Quidort- A resident of Highpoint Court reported a burglary to the residence.  An unknown actor(s) entered the home through the garage door. The actor(s) attempted to remove jewelry and Apple Ipad. All of the items were located inside the house.


7/9/2013, Fraud, PO Dave Wroblewski- A resident of Mase Road reported credit card fraud. Victim reported that there have been fraudulent charges on their Visa Debit card.


7/11/2013, Theft, Cpl. Doug Martin- A resident of Swan Lane reports theft of his lawn ornament from his front lawn.


7/12/2013, Burglary/Theft, PO Ryan McGowan- A resident of Castle Rock Road reported that unknown actor(s) entered her unlocked residence and removed 2 lap tops and 2 Xbox video game systems. Incident under investigation.


7/13/2013, Criminal Mischief, PO Rich Riena- Residents of Prospect Point Road reported damage to their mailboxes.


7/18/2013, Fraud (?Spoofing?) PO Tim Hecht- A resident Rosemont Road reported that she has been receiving phone calls from senior citizens accusing her of soliciting money from them. Further investigation by the homeowner revealed that she is a victim of ?Spoofing? (someone is using her information to solicit money)


7/19/2013, Theft, PO Ryan McGowan- A resident of South New York Avenue reported ongoing theft of mail from his mailbox.


7/21/2013, Possession Controlled Dangerous Substance, PO Rich Riena, PO Ryan McGowan- John Moore age 21 of Jefferson Twp. and Edwin Wendlocher age 20 of Jefferson Twp. arrested and charged with  possession of heroin following a motor vehicle stop on Route 15.


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