Andover Police

| 28 Sep 2011 | 03:00

    October 16 At 11:15 p.m. the Andover Township Police Department received several calls reporting reckless driving in the Rolling Hills Condominium Development. Patrolman David Szatkiewicz responded to the area and spoke to several persons regarding the incident. They stated that they observed two vehicles that were either racing or one was chasing the other at a high-rate of speed inside the development. One of the vehicles struck a parked car and while fleeing from the accident it lost control and struck a large boulder, nearly rolling over. The vehicles fled the area but were reported by witnesses to still be inside the development. Ptl. Szatkiewicz, assisted by an off-duty patrolman, searched the area and located one of the suspect cars parked in a lot near Seminole Road. The vehicle exhibited extensive damage and had two flat tires. Pieces found at the scenes of the accidents matched the vehicle. The driver, a 17-year-old male, was located at his residence nearby. He denied involvement in the incident but later admitted being the driver. He refused to identify the other driver involved. The juvenile was issued summonses charging him with reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to report an accident to police and failure to produce a valid insurance ID card. He is scheduled to appear in municipal court later this month. The resident who was injured while trying to place a 9-11 to police to report the incident was transported to Newton Memorial Hospital by Lakeland Emergency Squad for treatment. At 9:30 p.m., while on patrol on Stickles Pond Road, a Andover Township patrolman observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed and crossing the double yellow lines. The vehicle was stopped. While speaking to the driver, 34-year-old Andrzej Kokoszka of Sparta, the officer detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage. After conducting field tests the driver was arrested for driving while intoxicated, and transported to the Andover Township Police station where he was charged with speeding, failure to maintain his lane of travel, and D.W.I. His vehicle was impounded for the mandatory 12 hours. Kokoszka was released to his wife with a court date pending in Andover Township Municipal Court. October 18 At 12:42 a.m., the Andover Township Police Department arrested Morgan C. Downey, 22, of Newton for driving while intoxicated. According to police, Downey was driving on Lake Iliff Road when she failed to signal a left turn onto Limecrest Road. Police stopped Downey. Further investigation led to her arrest. She was charged with D.W.I., failure to signal a turn and not having a valid insurance card. She was released pending an October municipal court date. The vehicle was impounded for the mandatory 12 hour period. Arresting officer: Patrolman Steve Murrell was the arresting officer assisted by Patrolman Dave Szatkiewicz and Sergeant Harry Kinney