Andover Police

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:53

    August 28 At 3:21 a.m. the Andover Township Police Department arrested Brianne H. Lutz and Ryan Bannon, both of Newton, for burglary. The department received a 9-1-1 call reporting a door being kicked in at a doctor's offices located on Newton-Sparta Road. Within a few minutes of the call a patrol arrived and located Lutz. A patrolman located an open window to the professional building and a purse nearby on the ground belonging to Lutz. Lutz was found to be in possession of a diaper bag containing jars of baby formula and other various baby necessities. Similar bags were located inside the business after being checked by police with the assistance of the Sussex County Sheriff's K-9 unit. In a statement, Lutz implicated another person as taking part in the burglary but police determined that it was Bannon who entered through the window with Lutz. Lutz was charged with burglary, theft, and providing false information to a police officer. She was lodged in the Sussex County jail on $2,000 bail. Bannon was charged with burglary and was released on a $500 bail. Patrolman Wolanski of the Newton Police assisted at the scene. September 3 At 1:45 a.m. the Andover Township Police Department arrested Blaise Curci, 46, of Long Island NY, for driving while intoxicated. Curci was seen traveling 72 mph on Route 206 and was being followed by another car. Curci and the other driver were both stopped near the Lakeland Bank. The occupant of the other car turned out to be Curci's girlfriend. While speaking with Curci, Patrolman Erik Danielson detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on Curci's breath. Curci was administered field sobriety tests of which he failed and was taken into custody. While at the station, Curci refused to submit to a Breathalyzer test. He was charged with DWI, driving while suspended, refusal to submit to a breathalyzer, speeding, and failure to maintain a lane of travel. September 8 At 1:23 a.m. the Andover Township Police Department arrested Jonathan A. Verkon, 28, of Newton for driving while intoxicated. Police observed Verkon having difficulty maintaining a proper lane of travel. He was stopped by Patrolman Eric Danielson and given field sobriety tests after a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage was detected on Verkon's breath. Verkon was taken into custody at the scene and returned to the station for further processing. He was issued summonses for DWI and for disregard of marked lanes.