Jefferson Police February Report: Defiant Trespass - Criminal Mischief - Structure Fire

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The following is the monthly media report issued by the Jefferson Township Police Department, which recaps the activity for February 2021.

02/06/21, DWI, P.O. Johnson:

Moris Castaneda-Perlera, 39 of Stanhope was stopped by patrol traveling south in the Northbound lane near the Tap House after visiting Club 15. He was charged with Driving While Intoxicated and other motor vehicle offenses. He was processed and released.

02/06/21, Criminal Mischief, Defiant Trespass , Daily Planet, P.O.’s Parisi, Johnson, Smolt, Cpl. Quidort:

Adam Waciura 40, from Sparta, began to have an altercation with another person inside the Daily Planet. Adam broke several glasses, pool table light and back door window before leaving. After Adam left and returned twice, he was greeted by other patrons who prevented him from entering the bar. Adam suffered several cuts, scrapes and bruises during the struggle. He was arrested for Defiant Trespass and Criminal Mischief, processed and released.

02/10/21, Erratic Driving complaint, DWI Arrest P.O Riley:

James Fitzpatrick, 63 of Oak Ridge, was arrested for DWI after being located by patrol from an erratic driving complaint. He was charged, processed and released with a court appearance.

02/16/21, Multiple Burglaries to Motor Vehicles, PO Coyle / PO Wojtach/ Det. Sudak / Det. Hecht:

On 2/16/2021 at approximately 06:10 am, Jefferson Twp. Police Officers responded to Shore Rd, in Lake Hopatcong for a report of a burglary to a motor vehicle. Upon arrival to the area, multiple residents directed JTPD to a male suspect who was observed entering multiple vehicles on Shore Rd.

Upon further investigation, Thomas Berry, 31 of Wharton and Samantha Delano, 26 of Stanhope were placed under arrest and taken into custody for Burglary and Theft. The pair have been accused of entering multiple vehicles and removing personal property.

Berry and Delano were processed at JTPD Headquarters and charged accordingly. Berry was transported to the Morris County Correctional Facility and Delano was released on a summons. Both defendants have been given future court dates at the Morris County Superior Court in Morristown.

If anyone has any further information related to the above incident, please contact Det. Cpl. Eric Sudak and Det. Tim Hecht at 973-697-1300

02/26/21, Structure Fire, Ondish:

JTPD and JTFD CO #2 responded to a residential structure fire at 15 Tulip Drive, Lake Hopatcong. The residence was under construction at the time and the fire was not suspicious. No one was injured during the fire and the fire was extinguished with minimal damage to the residence.

Citizens who have information relating to crimes, criminal activity or wanted persons (fugitives) can call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Morris County Crime Stoppers offer the citizens of Morris County direct and easy access to their law enforcement community. Reward and anonymity are the incentive. Making Morris County a safer place to live is the benefit!

(973) COP-CALL

Note: All individuals charged with a crime are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.


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