Allen Strack, 32, of of Franking was charged with driving while intoxicated, refusal to submit to breath testing, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, and 14 other summons, ranging from reckless driving to driving with a suspended driver’s license.
At approximately 10:45 p.m., Officer Della Fera conducted a motor vehicle stop with a vehicle on Taylor Road just off of State Highway 23. While exiting his patrol vehicle to make contact with the driver, he had observed another vehicle with several motor vehicle violations. He attempted to signal that vehicle to stop as well. The driver of that vehicle failed to stop and continued driving past Officer Della Fera, nearly striking him. The passenger could be heard advising the driver to stop. Officer Della Fera was not struck; he entered his patrol vehicle and again attempted to stop the vehicle. The vehicle traveled from Taylor Road to Ginter Street before coming to a stop.
Police said the Strack was found to be intoxicated. The passenger of Strack’s vehicle confirmed that he advised Mr. Strack to stop when Officer Della Fera signaled for them to stop while they were in the vehicle.
Strack was released pending his first municipal Court appearance.
Scott J. Kopesky, 43 of Sparta was charged with motor vehicle summons, along with criminal charges of possessing a controlled dangerous substance and possessing hypodermic needles.
While on patrol, Franklin officers noticed suspicious activity on Main Street near an area known for narcotics activity and involving a vehicle that had committed several motor vehicle violations.
Franklin Officers conducted a motor vehicle stop of the suspicious vehicle on Rutherford Avenue. During the motor vehicle stop, a search of the vehicle yielded a controlled dangerous substance and hypodermic needles.
Oscar F. Silva-Delcarpio, 24, of Hopatcong was charged on arrest warrants out of Andover Township in the amount of $1,250 and from Riverdale in the amount of $2,500, and Lenny Quintero, 27, of Dover, formerly of Franklin was charged on a Superior Court warrant.
While on patrol, Officers spotted two suspicious males. Upon making contact with both males, officers determined both were wanted.
Silva-Delcarpio and Quintero were ultimately transported and lodged in the Sussex County Correctional Facility in lieu of bail.