July 30 At 12:04 a.m., Newton Police were called to Spring Street for a reported domestic dispute in progress. The investigation led to the arrest of 34 year-old Susan K. Chapman, of Wantage, for simple assault. It is alleged that Chapman, during a verbal dispute with a male companion, punched him in the nose, causing injury. Chapman was charged with simple assault under the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act and released on her own recognizance pending her scheduled appearance in Newton Municipal Court this month. The victim did not wish to receive medical attention for his injury. July 31 At 10 p.m., Newton Police were called to a motor vehicle crash on Trinity Street. The investigation led to the arrest of Diana Hlavacek, 38, of Newton, for driving while intoxicated. It is alleged that Hlavacek, while driving eastbound on Trinity Street, struck a car parked on the street, then jumped the curb and struck a tree. Hlavacek was charged with driving while intoxicated, refusal to submit breath samples, and careless driving. Her vehicle was impounded. She was released on her own recognizance pending her scheduled appearance in Newton Municipal Court later this month. August 1 Newton Police received a report from the Sussex County Prosecutor's Office that the Superior Court and Probation Department in Sussex County had received communications that appeared to be fraudulent. The investigation led to the Aug. 25 arrest of Phyllis Vigliotti, 35, of Newton, for forgery and hindering apprehension or prosecution. It is alleged that Vigliotti, representing herself as another resident sent letters to the court and probation department in his name in an effort to hinder her own prosecution for theft-related crimes. Vigliotti falsely wrote that the other resident not she, was responsible for those offenses, thus falsely implicating another person. Vigliotti was released on her own recognizance pending her first scheduled court appearance in Newton Municipal Court this month. August 3 Newton Police are investigating criminal mischief that occurred in Memory Park on Moran Street sometime over the past week. At 3:56 a.m., a patrol officer checking the park found that the front window to the recreation pavilion had been pushed in, a telephone box smashed and wires ripped from it, an inside door appeared to have been kicked in, and a window had been kicked in. There was also structural damage to the roof of a dugout and a board game had been set on fire. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Newton Police Department @ 383-2525 or via E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. At 9:09 a.m., Newton Police were called to a two-car crash on at the intersection of Ryerson Avenue and Condit Street. Amanda Hofmann, 40, of Newton, was reportedly driving south on Ryerson Avenue, when she struck a vehicle operated by Mabel Rowett, 70, of Andover Township, who was traveling west on Condit Street and failed to stop at the intersection. Rowett's vehicle flipped onto the driver's side and entrapping her. Rowett was extricated from the vehicle by the Newton Fie Department and subsequently transported to Newton Memorial Hospitral for an injury to her left forearm. Hofmann did not sustain any injuries. Rowett to be issued summons for careless driving.