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Sheriff’s OfficeNews Room: July 2013

Crime Stoppers 5K/10K Run to be held September 7

  • Posted: July 19, 2013

Sussex County Sheriff’s Crime Stoppers 5K/10K
Saturday, September 7, 2013
Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta, NJ

Race Start Time: 9:30 a.m.


Join hundreds of runner/walkers and supporters in the race against crime at the Sussex County Fairgrounds on Saturday, September 7, 2013.

Pre-register by Tuesday, September 3, and the fee is $25 for either the 5K Run/Walk or 10K Run. After September 3 through race day, the fee is $30 for either race. New this year is “Early Bird” registration—register by July 31, 2013 and pay just $20 for either race.

T-shirts and goody bags will be provided to all 5K and 10K runners/walkers while supplies last. Awards will be given to the top three male and female winners overall, the top three teams and by age groups. Enjoy food, drinks and entertainment after the event.

Race proceeds will benefit the Sussex County Sheriff’s Crime Stoppers, a nonprofit corporation funded by contributions from local businesses and citizens at no cost to the taxpayer. Individuals who have information relating to a crime or criminal activity in the Sussex County, New Jersey area can receive up to a $1,000.00 cash reward for information leading to the arrest and indictment of criminals. Tips may be submitted anonymously via the Crime Stoppers hotline at 973.300.CRIME or online anonymous tip form.

Have questions or need more information about the event? Contact Andy Ball at 973.222.8748.

2013 Supporters and Partners

Presented by
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  • The Alternative Press, LLC
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  • Atlantic Health System
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  • Blue Ribbon Restaurant
  • CenturyLink
  • Clear Channel TriState
  • Comet Security
  • CP Engineers, LLC
  • D&H Alternative Risk Solutions
  • Eastern Propane
  • Extreme Energy Solutions, LLC
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  • Greater Living Foods
  • Hardyston Twp. PBA Local 374
  • Hoover Truck Centers
  • Iliff-Ruggiero Funeral Home
  • Jersey Gators Swim Team
  • Lakeland Bank
  • Lazer One
  • Lowe’s of Butler
  • Main Street Laundromat Franklin
  • Assemblywoman Alison McHose
  • Montague Tool
  • The Morville Agency
  • New Jersey Herald
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  • Senator Steven Oroho
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  • St. Clare’s Health System
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  • Sheriff Michael Strada
  • Sussex County Community College
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  • Toyota World and Subaru World of Newton

Sponsorship opportunities are still available! If you would like to make a financial contribution or partner with us in this fundraiser, please contact Lt. Larry Beller at 973.579.0865, ext. 2501 for all the details.

Sheriff’s office arrests 31 in statewide nonsupport sweep

  • Posted: July 2, 2013

Sheriff Michael F. Strada today announced his agency’s recent participation in the New Jersey Statewide Nonsupport Warrant Sweep. The sweep was sponsored by the Sheriff’s Association of New Jersey and was conducted in full cooperation with the New Jersey Department of Family Development, the Office of Child Support Services and the probation divisions of each respective county in the state.

Beginning in the early morning hours of Tuesday June, 18, 2013 and continuing through Thursday June 20, 2013, Sussex County sheriff’s officers—with arrest warrants issued by a Superior Court in New Jersey—arrested the following 26 individuals who failed to comply with court-ordered child support payments. An asterisk (*) next to a name denotes that individual has multiple non-support warrants for separate obligations.

DefendantAgeResidenceAmount Owed
Melanie Griffiths36Vernon$5,263.70
Sereca Thomas29Franklin$5,790.26
Jarred Bruce32Franklin$18,496.83
Alfred Davidson*31Sussex$22,213.28
Frank Mears46Newton$8,906.67
Robert Sipila58Vernon$3,200.00
Travis Kretzschmar30Vernon$3,904.00
Robert Farruggia51Netcong$54,043.88
Charles Heddy41Allamuchy$24,810.28
Thomas Scherzer46Roxbury$51,994.16
Roger Weaver*45Roxbury$161,080.58
Michael Burns46Sparta$4,124.91
Lisa Ayers49Newton$850.34
Vincent Scardino43Andover$6,706.76
Daryl Michael42Newton$4,311.12
Douglas Potente27 Vernon$6,086.76
Scott Baker44Toms River$2,520.00
David Murphy50Branchville$57,347.80
Michael Krajci43Franklin$11,884.00
Kevin Smith58Sussex$3,364.28
Everett Scott40Branchville$649.00
Paula Babcock52Hamburg$3,218.17
Maria Brock48Vernon$13,796.27
Dustin Storm39Sandyston$4,708.74
Brett Hinchman34Pequannock$22,259.71
Shannon Cuthbert26Atlantic City$2,340.00

An additional five other individuals voluntarily surrendered themselves at the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office during the sweep.

In terms of overall collections gathered throughout New Jersey, Sussex County was third in the state. Of the 35 warrants served, a total of $33,756.71 was collected.

All persons arrested in the sweep were processed and lodged in the Keogh-Dwyer Correctional Facility. Those incarcerated were given the opportunity to make a payment of the monies owed in order to be released. If unable to make full payment, they will be rescheduled for a court appearance before a Superior Court judge. At that time, the judge will make a determination regarding the amount of child support that must be paid on a case-by-case basis.

Sheriff Strada advises Sussex County residents with an active warrant for nonsupport to be proactive and contact his office to make arrangements for surrender.

Additionally, the sheriff asks any member of the public who can provide information that may lead to the arrest of someone who owes child support to contact the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office Crime Stoppers toll-free tip line at (888) 973-CRIME. Tips may also be submitted online through the Crime Stoppers Online Anonymous Tip Form. Your information can greatly assist the sheriff’s office in enforcing outstanding warrants. If the information you provide leads to an arrest, you may be eligible for a cash reward.

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