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Media Brief 12312017
Release Date: January 02, 2018

Jefferson Township Police

Media Brief



12/03/2017, 2017-38169, MV Stop/CDS Arrest, PO Parisi:  PO Parisi conducted an MV stop on Route 15 and subsequently arrested Erika Jorlett, 36, of Lake Hopatcong for possession of CDS. She was processed and released pending a future court date.


12/08/17- IR#17-38780- DWI/MV Crash PO Stokes- PO Stokes arrested Elizabeth Spatz, 41, of Lake Hopatcong, for DWI after operating her vehicle on Espanong Road and striking 4 vehicles also traveling on Espanong Road. She was processed and issued the following summons: 39:4-50 Driving While Intoxicated, 39:4-50.4a Refusal to submit to breath testing, 39:4-50.2a Refusal to submit breath samples, 39:4-96 Reckless Driving, 39:4-97 Careless Driving, 39:4-88b Failure to maintain lane, 39:4-130 Failure to report an accident and 39:4-129 Leaving the scene of an accident. She was released pending a future court date. The 4 vehicles which were struck caused injuries to occupants. Jefferson Township Rescue Squad transported 3 people were to St Clares Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.


12/30/2017 IR#17-41265 DWI/MV Crash PO Paskas-  PO Paskas arrested Michele Hall, 41, of Nutley, for DWI. While operating her vehicle on Route 15 South, Ms. Hall struck a guide rail and a rock wall, then the vehicle behind her struck the rear of her vehicle. She was process and released pending a future court date.  


12/30/17, 17-41354, 10-48, CDS Arrest, P.O. Williams: The erratic driving of Dolores Monterosso, 22, from Long Island, attracted the attention of Officer Williams while patrolling Rt. 15 South. Further investigation by PO Williams led to her arrest for possession of marijuana. She was processed and released pending a future court date.     


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