Newton Police

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:15

    August 4 At 11:47 p.m. police were called to a Hamilton St. home of 32-year-old Eric Strus for a report of a male being at his door who had just returned to the house after telling the victim he was going home to get his gun. As police arrived, the suspect, identified as Joseph V. Marsh, 36, was seen fleeing the scene. He was chased for a short distance before a patrolman lost sight of him. While officers were checking Marsh's backyard, police said Marsh returned and began screaming at the officers. Police said Marsh the struck Patrolman Scott King in the face with his forearm. Marsh then resisted officers attempts to take him into custody. He was subdued by the officers after a brief struggle and taken to police headquarters. Marsh was charged with terroristic threats, aggravated assault and resisting arrest. He was sent to the Sussex County Jail in default of $10,000 bail set by Municipal Court Judge John E. Mulhern. King did not require medical attention. August 6 At 12:25 a.m. Danielle J. Rossback, 28, of Hampton Township, was stopped on Mill Street for failure to signal a turn. She was subsequently arrested and charged with DWI, refusal to submit breath samples and failure to produce driver's license, along with failing to signal a turn. She was released on her own recognizance pending an appearance Aug. 24 in Newton Municipal Court. At 6:25 p.m. police were called to a Spring Street apartment for a reported out of control male. Robert Sanford was arrested for domestic violence-related simple assault after allegedly grabbing the throat and breast of a woman household during an argument. Police said Sanford resisted officers' attempts to take him into custody, kicking Patrolman Michael Wolanski and then kicking the rear windows of a patrol car once he was placed inside. Sanford was charged with simple assault and resisting arrest. He was released on his own recognizance pending an appearance Aug. 10 in Newton Municipal Court. The victim did not require immediate medical attention. August 8 At 1:26 a.m. Francisco Martinez, 25, of Newton Police that his room had been burglarized sometime between 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 7, and 12:50 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 8. Taken were 28 DVD's, a DVD player, an acoustic guitar, an electronic drum machine and a small amount of cash. Total value stolen was estimated at $1,100. An investigation led to the arrest of three Newton residents in the next few hours. Kenny Rivas, 18, Alex DelToro, 20, and Darrell C. Trent, 20, all of Newton. The suspects were each charged with burglary and theft of moveable property. Police said the property was found in the possession of the suspects and will be returned to its owner.