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Sheriff’s OfficeNews Room: March 2013

Stanhope man arrested in probation department

  • Posted: March 22, 2013
  • Arrested: Robert Wilson, age 24, of Stanhope, NJ.

On Thursday, March 21, 2013, while assigned to the Sussex County Probation Department, sheriff’s officers John Freykar and Rob Jacoby were advised by probation staff that an arrest warrant had been issued for Robert Wilson for violation of probation. Additionally, they were advised that Wilson was currently in the office.

Officers Freykar and Jacoby located Wilson and, after confirming the existence of the warrant, arrested and transported him to the Keogh-Dwyer Correctional Facility where he was lodged without incident.

Robert Wilson is currently lodged in the Keogh-Dwyer Correctional Facility without bail.

Sheriff’s detectives arrest wantage man

  • Posted: March 18, 2013
  • Arrested: Michael Moeller, age 50, of Wantage Township, NJ.

On Thursday, March 14, 2013, while assigned to fugitive apprehension duties, sheriff’s detectives Matt Caine and William Lunger located Michael Moeller at his residence. Moeller was the subject of two outstanding Superior Court warrants.

Further investigation revealed Moeller to be in possession of a small quantity of marijuana and a metal smoking device. Detectives Caine and Lunger took Moeller into custody and transported him to the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office for processing whereupon he was issued summonses for possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, both disorderly persons offenses.

Moeller was given a future date to appear in Wantage Township Municipal Court to answer the drug offenses and was lodged in the Keogh-Dwyer Correctional facility pending bail.

Upcoming sheriff’s sale of assets

  • Posted: March 13, 2013

Docket #FM 19-39-05
Richard Gannon vs Lauren Russell

On Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 11:00 a.m., the following asset will be sold at a public sale on the premises of AA-1 Storage located at 155 Brooks Flat Road, Ogdensburg, NJ:

  • One 2006 Caterpillar 303.5 Excavator, Vin #VDMY00785

This sale was previously scheduled to take place March 12 and then March 15, 2013.

All items are sold in an ‘as is’ condition. Purchaser must pay purchase price at the time of sale in cash or certified check made payable to the Sussex County Sheriff and remove the items following the sale.

The sheriff reserves the right to adjourn these sales; the foregoing scheduled dates are subject to change. For more information. contact the Civil Process Unit at 973.579.0850.

Woman arrested with marijuana in Woodbourne Park

  • Posted: March 4, 2013
  • Arrested: Christina J. Woodruff, age 22, of Franklin Borough, NJ.

On Thursday, February 28, 2013, while assigned to traffic enforcement within Wantage Township, Sheriff’s Officer Scott Haggerty observed a suspicious vehicle parked in the rear section of Woodbourne Park.

Officer Haggerty spoke with the driver of that vehicle, Ms. Christina Woodruff. Further investigation revealed Woodruff to be in possession of a small quantity of marijuana and a glass smoking device.

Woodruff was taken into custody and transported to the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office for processing whereupon she was issued summonses for possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was given a future date to appear in Wantage Township Municipal Court and released.

Sheriff’s personnel honored by New Jersey Judiciary

  • Posted: March 4, 2013

Capt. George Kately and Lt. Lawrence Beller were recently honored by the Morris/Sussex Vicinage of the New Jersey Judiciary as part of its new “Courthouse Kudos” recognition program.

These officers received their honors due to the close collaboration and support they have offered the court, particularly during the days immediately following Superstorm Sandy.

Kately and Beller were presented with their respective awards by Superior Court Judge Thomas L. Weisenbeck and Trial Court Administrator Rashad Shabaka-Burns.

A 25-year veteran of the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, Capt. Kately has been a member of the Sheriff’s Office since 1988. He currently serves as a supervisor of the Bureau of Law Enforcement.

An 18-year veteran, Lt. Beller has served as a member of the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office since 1995. He is currently assigned to supervise the Courts and Transportation Unit.

Sheriff Strada joins the New Jersey Judiciary in commending these officers.

A charge is an accusation and all defendants are presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty. If you have any questions regarding anything published herein, please contact the Public Information Office at 973.579.0865, ext. 2010.


Sheriff Michael Strada