A 21-year-old Harrison man found himself in trouble with the law Sunday evening after giving false information to officers in connection with a disturbance outside the 4C's Motel on River Styx Road, according to Hopatcong Borough Police.
Andrew Worth was charged with obstruction of justice and hindering apprehension, according to Lt. Thomas Kmetz.
According to Kmetz, a man was seen striking a parked vehicle and then leaving the scene in a silver Nissan at about 6:22 p.m. An officer stopped the vehicle on Lakeside Boulevard and found four people inside. One of the four admitted that he punched his own parked car because he was angry about something his girlfriend said, Kmetz said. Another passenger—Andrew Worth—gave a name and social security number that could not be found, police said.
Officers soon discovered that Worth gave false information and that he had $5,100 in outstanding warrants out of Newark. He was arrested and taken to headquarters. Newark Police would not come to take the man into custody, according to the statement, and instead sent Hopatcong Police paperwork to give Worth a new court date to face his Newark charges.
The Hopatcong charges were processed and bail was set at $1,500 with no 10 percent option. Police said Worth was released after a friend posted the stipulated bail.