Franklin Police

| 21 Feb 2012 | 10:48

    July 5 The Franklin Police Department received approximately ten reports of criminal mischief in the area of Taylor Road and surrounding streets. The incidents occurred Sunday night and early Monday morning. They included vehicles being spray painted, vehicle windows broken, mailboxes damaged and other minor damage to property. The Franklin Police Department is asking that anyone who may have any information regarding these acts of Criminal Mischief please notify Det. Sgt. Thomas Kulsar at 973-827-7700. All calls will be kept confidential. Hamburg Police July 7 At 3:40 p.m., Hamburg Police received information from the Port Jervis NY Police of a stolen ford from their jurisdiction, that was believed to be headed South on Route 23 At 11A2 p.m., the vehicle was observed traveling North on Route 23 and had just pulled into the parking lot of the Getty Gas Station. Jason M Yorio, 23, and Deidre Koch, 20, both of Port Jervis, NY, were both arrested and charged with possession of stolen property, a crime of the third degree They are scheduled to appear In the Hamburg Municipal Court on July 21 at 6 p.m. Patrolman Paul Demott investigated the incident and was assisted by other Officers from the Hamburg, Hardyston, and Franklin Police Departments. At 2:05 a.m., Hamburg Police received a report of a possible intoxicated driver traveling North on Route 23. A 2003 Ford that was being operated by Tammy L Brands, 43, of Sussex, was stopped after it was observed weaving within the lane and crossing over the double yellow line. Brands was arrested, and transported to the Hamburg Police Station She was charged with failure to keep right, and driving while intoxicated She was released pending an appearance in the Hamburg Municipal Court on July 21 at 6 p.m. Patrolman John Barrett investigated the incident, and was assisted by Patrolman Roger Titus County Prosecutor July 2 Albert Osczepinski, age 37, Newton, appeared for sentencing. Osczepinski was sentenced to a two-year probationary term with the conditions that he have no contact with the victim, submit to a court ordered evaluation, attend NA/AA, and pay court-imposed fines. On March 9, Osczepinski entered a guilty plea to an accusation charging him with fourth-degree criminal trespass. At that time he admitted that on November 2 last year, he entered the condominium of a neighbor without the occupant's permission. Osczepinski, who was acquainted with the female resident, climbed through a bedroom window in his boxer shorts because he wanted to speak to the occupant. The case was investigated by Ptl. Keith Curry, Vernon Police Department. Joseph J. Yuelling, 43, Newton, appeared for sentencing. Yuelling had previously entered a plea of guilty to an accusation charging fourth-degree forgery. On December 17 last year, he sent a letter to the Newton Municipal Court stating he was employed by Robert Watts, who did not authorize the act and had not employed the defendant at the time, in order to be released from jail. He was sentenced to 2 years probation and must serve 90 days in the Keogh-Dwyer Correctional Facility. He must submit to a TASC evaluation and follow any and all recommendations made. He must also submit to random drug monitoring, obtain and maintain gainful employment and submit a DNA sample at his expense. He must pay fines and penalties totaling $155. The case was investigated by DSG Michael Richards of the Newton Police Department. July 6 Robert Schroeder, age 25, of Matamoras, Pennsylvania, pled guilty to several motor vehicle charges and possession of cocaine and heroin, a third-degree crime. Sentencing is presently anticipated for August 6. He was stopped by Sparta Township Police Officer John Lamon for moving. Robert W. Webbe, 20, Hopatcong, entered a plea of guilty to third-degree burglary. On November 28 last year, Webbe took various tools from outside a home on Charles Street in Hopatcong where he had previously resided. He admitted his actions to police. Webbe is scheduled to be sentenced on August 13. July 9 Brian Hagensen, age 19, of Ironia, New Jersey, pled guilty on June 1, 2004, to possession of marijuana, a disorderly persons offense and possession of a handgun, a third degree crime. He was sentenced to two years probation, 150 hours community service, fines of $780 and 6 months loss of his driver's license. He had been arrested on March 4, 2004 by Hopatcong Police for discharging a firearm unlawfully, and during the investigation the marijuana was located. Hagensen was represented by Kevin McLaughlin, Esq. and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Thomas Reed. Klaus Dietrich was convicted of committing perjury by giving false testimony as the sole defense witness at the burglary, theft and criminal mischief trial last year of Peter T. Mami, also of Florida, New York. Dietrich and Mami had been indicted together for committing burglaries, thefts and criminal mischief at the adjacent business locations of Vernon Valley Mason Supply and Notchwood Landscaping on Vernon Crossing Road in Vernon, New Jersey. On the eve of their joint trial on the burglary, theft and criminal mischief charges, Klaus Dietrich pled guilty and later testified in Peter Mami's defense that Mami was unaware that the Notchwood Landscaping dump truck, which Dietrich was driving, and in which Mami was a passenger, was loaded with property stolen from the two businesses when it was stopped by Ptl. Charles Reid of the Vernon Twp. Police Department near midnight on October 24, 2001 as it was headed up to New York State on Route 94. Dietrich, a self-employed contractor/mason, for whom Mami occasionally worked, testified that he had found the dump truck, loaded with heavy limestone treads from Vernon Valley Mason Supply and a heavy plate compactor and other landscaping equipment belonging to Notchwood Landscaping, parked a short distance from a driveway entrance for the businesses when he and Mami stopped to urinate and to forage for gasoline for his car. Dietrich testified that since he could not find gasoline for his car, he damaged the dump truck's ignition switch to start it with a screwdriver to drive himself and Mami home. Contrary to Dietrich's sworn testimony, the State presented evidence at Mami's trial that the stolen dump truck had been parked empty on Notchwood's portion of the adjacent business properties on a rise approximately a thousand (1000) feet away from the Vernon Crossing driveway entrance. The State also presented evidence that the stolen limestone treads and the plate compactor each weighed so much that it would take two men to load them into the stolen dump truck. The State further presented evidence that the storage trailer, that Notchwood's stolen equipment had been locked in at the close of business, had been burglarized. Evidence also established that a number of other Notchwood trucks, parked near where the stolen dump truck had been parked, had been vandalized and that a radio stolen from one of these trucks was also found in the bed of the stolen Notchwood dump truck. Dietrich testified at Mami's trial that neither he nor Mami broke into Notchwood's storage trailer nor did they vandalize Notchwood's other trucks or steal the radio from one of them and that they did not take the limestone treads either. Dietrich claimed that while he was on Notchwood's property, he had seen the door to the storage shed standing open and the windows busted on the other Notchwood trucks. Peter Mami fled from the scene when Ptl. Reid stopped the dump truck on Route