Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Lindsay Kiensicki remains hospitalized after suffering third-degree burns in a Feb. 28 house fire.
A Sparta woman who allegedly set her parent’s home on fire while they were out for the night pleaded not guilty to arson charges, according to njherald.com. Lindsay Kiensicki, 26, was represented by her attorney George Daggett in court this week, as she remained in the hospital recovering from third degree burns. Kiensicki was found at the end of her parents’ driveway on Feb. 28 by first responders, severely burned by the blaze which began with gasoline in a bedroom. Kiensicki’s parents have said their daughter is mentally ill, njherald.com reported. That claim will be considered if Kiensicki is found guilty, the Sussex County Prosecutor’s Office said. A trial date has not yet been set.
Monday, April 1, 2013
After fleeing the scene of one crash, driver causes second accident on the border of Jefferson and Sparta, according to police.
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Monday, April 1
A 33-year-old Mine Hill resident was charged with DWI, reckless driving, failure to keep right and failure to maintain a single lane of travel after a motor vehicle collision on March 30, Sparta police said. And according to police, it was Shawn Drennan’s second accident of the afternoon. According to Sparta Police Sgt. J.P. Beebe, Drennan also was involved in a hit and run accident around 2 p.m. March 30 on Rte. 181 near Signal Hill Trail and struck the guide rail and spun out. Beebe said Drennan fled the scene when other motorists stopped to assist. Fifteen minutes later, Beebe said Drennan was involved in a more serious accident several hundred yards west of the Jefferson Township border. Beebe said Drennen’s 2010 Honda Civic …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Grand jury hands up charges on 66-year-old; to be arraigned within six weeks.
A 66-year-old Sparta Township resident has been indicted on three different charges by a grand jury, and will be arraigned within six weeks, the Sussex County Prosecutor’s Office said. Wadim Sakiewicz was charged with terroristic threats, aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and aggravated assault on an emergency first aid provider. Sparta Township Police Officers Pensado and Schomp investigated the incident initially. Superior Court Judge Peter Conforti scheduled the arraignment to occur within six weeks of the indictment.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Gloria Shope was walking on Andover Road when she was struck by a vehicle, police said.
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Thursday, January 31
Gloria Shope, the Principal of Pope John XXIII Regional High School, was seriously injured Tuesday night when she was struck by a motor vehicle while crossing Andover Road, Sparta Township Police said. According to police, the accident took place at approximately 8:25 p.m. and Cpl. William Moyle said that the 64-year-old Shope was wearing dark clothing and holding an umbrella as she attempting to cross the road from the rectory to the main building at the Pope John Campus, traveling west to east. Moyle said Shope was struck in the crosswalk of the northbound lane by a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am being operated by 18-year-old Stanhope resident, Seth M. Simko. According Moyle, an eyewitness to the accident submitted a statement to police stating…