William F. Craig
Chief of Police


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Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849

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Media Brief
Release Date: April 17, 2014

Media Brief

 

3/03/2014, Theft from Motor Vehicle, Cpl. Bryan Christie: A resident of Mirror Place reported the theft of a Garmin GPS valued at $300.00 from his an unlocked vehicle.

 

3/05/2014, Theft, Cpl. Bryan Christie: A resident of Paderewski Road reported that a Warn M-9000 Winch was stolen from the front of the vehicle. The winch is valued at approximately $900.00.

 

3/06/2014, Suspicious Activity, Drug Offenses, PO Eric Sudak: PO Sudak responded Edison Road for a report of a male passed out in a vehicle. Officer Sudak found William Brovich age 30 of Sussex who allegedly was under the influence of heroin. He was placed under arrest and later charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (suspected heroin) and possession of a hypodermic needle. He was later released pending a Court appearance.

 

3/7/2014, Drug Offenses, PO Justin Gjelsvik: Dale Nilsen age 32 of Jefferson Twp. and Daniel Foit age 23 of Jefferson Twp. were arrested for heroin possession and possession of a hypodermic syringe. Both were charged with the same and later released pending a Court appearance.

 

3/8/2014, DWI, PO Ryan McGowan: Jeffrey McNeel Jr. age 32 of Stanhope arrested for DWI after getting his vehicle stuck in the median of Route 15. Later released pending a Municipal Court appearance.

 

3/8/2014, Motor Vehicle Accident, Drug Offenses, PO Brian Seeley: Officer Seeley responded to Berkshire Valley Road for a report of a single vehicle motor vehicle accident. Upon the Officers arrival the driver had left the scene. The driver was later identified as John Moore Jr. age 21 of Jefferson Twp. During a search of the vehicle a fold of suspected heroin was located. The driver was charged with leaving the scene, failure to report an accident and possession of a controlled dangerous substance.  

 

3/12/2014, DWI, Cpl. Bryan Christie: Indrit Lamcaj age 32 of Lodi NJ was arrested for DWI at the scene of a motor vehicle stop near Berkshire Valley Road. He was charged with DWI and later released pending a Municipal Court appearance.   

 

3/18/2014, Graffiti/ Criminal Mischief PO Justin Gjelsvik: An unknown person/persons spray painted the front and side of the new Vinnie and Sons building between the hours of 2130 hours on 03/17/2014 and 0500 hours on 03/18/2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3/18/2014, Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Warrant Arrest: While on routine patrol in the area of Brady Road, Officer Reina observed a vehicle with an expired registration. Further investigation revealed a $400.00 Dover Municipal Court warrant for the driver identified as John Clark age 47 of Jefferson Twp.  The driver was issued summonses for unlicensed driver and expired registration.  The passenger later identified as Rodger Crane age 19 of Jefferson was arrested and charged with possession of heroin and possession of a hypodermic needle. Both were later released pending a court appearance.

 

3/17/2014, Possession of controlled dangerous substance, PO Justin Gjelsvick/PO Tim Hecht: After a motor vehicle stop on Homestead Road Officer Gjelsvik observed the smell of marijuana. The driver identified as Stephen Shipley-Sanchez age 20 of Jefferson Twp. and passenger Anthony Dudukovich age 19 of Jefferson Twp. were placed under arrest. Mr. Shipley-Sanchez was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and intent to distribute, Mr. Dudukovich was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance. Both were later released pending a court appearance.  

 

3/16/2014, Warrant Arrest, PO Matt Cannarozzi: Jonathan Georgans age 24 of Jefferson Twp. was arrested by Hackensack PD on an outstanding $2000.00 Jefferson Twp. Municipal court warrant. He was transported to Morris County Correctional Facility in lieu of bail.

 

3/21/2014, Burglary Report, Drug Offenses, PO Sean Krater: Officer Krater responded to Club 15 on Route 15 South for a report of a burglary to a motor vehicle. Dennis Rafael Figueroa Lopez age 32 of Pompano Beach, Florida was placed under arrest.  While searching the suspect, Cpl. Kropp located a clear plastic zip lock bag containing a green leafy vegetation believed to be suspected marijuana on his person. He was charged with burglary, and possession of a controlled dangerous substance and paraphernalia. He was transported to Morris County Correctional Facility in lieu of $10,000.00 bail.

 

3/24/2014, Criminal Mischief, PO Tim Hecht: Unknown actor(s) damaged an emergency shut off switch and its glass cover for the back-up generator located at the Verizon Building on Espanong Road.

 

3/25/2014, Theft, PO Tim Hecht: A resident of Larry Road reported the theft of his power washer from his residence while it was being renovated.  

 

3/29/2014, Motor Vehicle Accident/DWI, Cpl. Bryan Christie: Patrick Healy age 21 of Jefferson Twp. was arrested for DWI after he struck a parked car on Lakeview Court and left the scene. Mr. Healy was charged with DWI, leaving the scene and failure to report an accident and possession of less than 50gm of Marijuana.  He was later released pending a Municipal Court appearance.

 

4/2/2014, Fraud, PO Brian Seeley: A local business located on Route 15 reported that he received a phone call from what he believed to be JCP&L representative. The caller advised that he did not pay his last month?s electric bill and that he owes JCP&L $500.00 and demanded immediate payment. The called advised the owner to go to Walgreens and purchase a Green Dot Money Pak card with a $500.00 value. Residents should be aware this is a scam and should contact JCP&L directly if you receive such a phone call.

4/05/2014, Warrant Arrest, PO Sean Krater: Dominick Bencivengo age 23 of Jefferson Twp. was detained by the Roxbury Township Police Department on an active $400.00 Jefferson Township Municipal Court warrant.  Mr. Bencivengo was unable to post bail and was transported to Morris County Correctional Facility in lieu of bail.

4/10/2014, Criminal Mischief, Cpl. Doug Martin- Cpl. Martin observed graffiti on Jefferson Twp. Health Center.

 

04/16/2014, Structure Fire, PO Chet Glazewski & PO Eric Sudak: Officers responded to Marine Max on Espanong Road for a reported structure fire.  Upon arrival, officers observed the roof on the showroom portion of the building was engulfed in flames.  

Jefferson Twp. Fire CO #2, CO #1, Picatinny Fire, responded to scene and was able to extinguish the fire.  Extensive damage was done to showroom area of building along with the roof above the showroom.  Det. Lt . John Ottina and Morris County Sheriff Office Crime Scene Unit responded to scene.  Preliminary investigation reveals fire may have been caused by an exterior lighted sign on the front of the building.  Investigation continuing. No injuries reported.

 

 




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