West Milford Police Blotter
The information contained in this Police Blotter has been compiled and released at the discretion of the West Milford Twp. Police Dept. and does not represent the entire scope of activity for the time period. However, in the spirit of transparency, the Police Dept. strives to release all information that can be released without compromising ongoing investigations or causing unnecessary harm to victims.
On January 6, 2019, West Milford Police responded to an accident in the area of 410 Macopin Road. Upon Officer Jonathan Bregman’s arrival, he was informed that a driver had struck a rock wall and fled the scene in his vehicle. The vehicle information was supplied to police along with a license plate number. Another motorist called police and was following behind the vehicle that struck the rock wall. The suspect vehicle was reported to be driving with its hazards on and sustained heavy front end damage along with a flat tire. The driver was eventually stopped and identified as 51 year old Mark Vandersluys of West Milford. The driver exhibited signs of intoxication and after failing his sobriety tests he was placed under arrest for DWI. He was transported to headquarters for processing and charged with DWI, refusal to submit to breath samples, open container in a motor vehicle, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to report an accident and failure to maintain a lane. He was given a court date and released to a friend.
The above listed data does not represent the entire scope of activity for the time period. During the period January 1-31 2019, The West
Milford Police Department responded to 1506 calls for service. The West Milford Police Department strives to release all information that can be released without compromising ongoing investigations or causing unnecessary harm to victims. In addition to the above listed data The West Milford Police Department also handled the following incidents:
Medical Emergencies-147 Warrant arrests-6
Motor Vehicle Accidents-67 Disputes-17
Animal Complaints-16 Theft Reports-8