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Sussex County Sheriff’s Crimestoppers

Sussex County Sheriff’s Crimestoppers and the Sparta Township Police Department are Seeking Information Pertaining to Multiple Biased Criminal Mischief Complaints

Sussex County Sheriff Michael F. Strada announces that Crimestoppers and the Sparta Township Police Department are seeking information pertaining to multiple biased criminal mischief complaints. The Sparta Township Police Department is investigating multiple biased criminal mischief complaints that occurred at the Sparta United Methodist Church located at 71 Sparta Avenue. Most recently, on April 20, 2022 at approximately 12:30am, two young adult males are observed entering the church property from the rear wooded area. The suspects then set the LBGTQ+ flag on fire utilizing an accelerant. Any information that can help identify these individuals please contact Det. Steve Guido at 973-729-6121 or call our hotline at 973-300-CRIME to report your information anonymously. You can also visit our website at www.sussexcountysheriff.com


The Sussex County Sheriff’s Crimestoppers organization will pay up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of criminals. At no time will anyone ask the tipsters name.