| 15 Feb 2012 | 10:20

    Andover Township Police Department On Oct. 1 the Andover Police responded to a reported burglarly at a home on Rt. 206 in Andover. The victim called the police after he came home to find an unknown male in his house. After assaulting the victim, the unknown male fled the home on foot. Shortly after patrols arrived the police received another call reporting a male that matched the suspect's description who was trying to break into another home nearby. Police responded to the second location where they apprehended Owen R. Cox, 24, of Andover Borough, who was detained on the front porch by the second homeowner. Cox was charged with burglarly and assault and lodged in the Sussex County jail. On Oct. 22 an Andover Police patrol stopped to investigate a possible disabled vehicle on Rt. 206. The vehicle was unoccupied and the responding officer saw a bag of heroin in plain view inside the vehicle. The vehicles owner, Joseph Lyons, 61, of Stillwater, returned to the vehicle and stated that he ran out of gas. After a brief investigation more heroin was found to be in Lyon's possession. Lyon's vehicle was impounded and he was arrested and charged with possession of heroin, possession of prescription medication without a valid prescription, possession of drug paraphrenalia, possession of prescription medication in a container other than that in which it was dispensed, controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle and open container of alcohol in a vehicle. On Oct. 31 an Andover Police patrol stopped a speeding vehicle on Newton-Sparta Rd. The officer smelled burning marijuana inside the vehicle. The driver consented to a search of his vehicle which yielded a bag of marijuana. Field sobriety tests were conducted and it was determined that the driver had also been drinking. Later at police headquarters breath tests were conducted. Filipe Rivera III, 18, of Sparta, was placed under arrest and charged with possession of marijuana, underage DWI, possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle, speeding and a violation of his provisional license. He was released to a family member pending a future court appearance. Byram Township Police Department On Oct. 9 the Byram Police received a call from a homeowner who said that while they were away someone entered their home and stole jewelry and money. An investigation concluded that Danielle L. Nemeth of Wharton, NJ, knew the owners of the residence and had taken the money and jewelry and had also driven their vehicle while they were away. Nemeth was charged with burglary, theft, unlawful taking of a motor vehicle and driving while suspended. On Oct. 9 the Byram Police received a call about graffiti that was spray-painted in the area of Forest Lakes Dr. During a subsequent investigation, it was determined that Andrew M. Kwiathowsky posted pictures on Facebook of himself next to the grafitti. The investigating officer spoke to Kwiatkowsky who was then charged with criminal mischief in connection with the grafitti. Kwiatkowsky was released pending a Byram Municipal Court date.