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Duo found attempting to hide from police in bathroom arrested in Sussex County

BYRAM TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – An investigation in Byram Township led to the arrest of two people after they were allegedly found attempting to hide from police in a hotel room bathroom, according to police.

On March 2, Byram Township police responded to the Shoprite Plaza for the report of an intoxicated female yelling and stating that she was being attacked, police said.

While responding, dispatch updated police that the female, later identified as Ashley Berger, 36, of Washington, had left in a car with a male, later identified as Daniel Krasley, 35, of Kunkletown PA. The initial search of the area yielded negative results, authorities said.

Upon further investigation, witness statements, and help from surrounding police agencies, the involved vehicle was located at the Holiday Motel in Andover, police said.

While attempting to contact Berger and Krasley in their hotel room, patrols could hear what appeared to be a struggle. After gaining access to the room, police determined that there was no struggle and they were attempting to hide in the bathroom and turned the television up to maximum volume, authorities said.

Officers observed drug paraphernalia within the room and that Berger allegedly appeared to be under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance. While attempting to identify Krasley, he allegedly provided officers with false information, police said.

After positively identifying Krasley, it was revealed that he had a bench warrant out of Warren County for eluding and a Pennsylvania warrant for possession of marijuana.

According to police, Berger was adamant that there was no altercation at Shoprite and that she was just intoxicated and starving. She then allegedly became uncooperative and began pushing patrol.

Kralsey was arrested and charged with fourth-degree hindering apprehension, unlicensed driver, and driving while suspended. He was then released pending a court appearance.

Berger was arrested and charged with third-degree false public alarm, disorderly conduct, and under the influence of CDS. She was then released pending a court appearance.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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