HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – Hackettstown police say after a Newton man was arrested on warrants and a Flanders woman threw his cell phone into a fish hatchery pond.
On April 1, at around 2:06 p.m., police responded to Riverfront Park for a report of two individuals possibly using CDS, police said.
Upon arrival, officers located the two individuals who were identified as Mary MacDowell, 37, of Flanders and Alexander Ezzo, 33, of Newton. Officers didn’t locate any CDS or drug paraphernalia in the area, police said.
It was revealed that Ezzo had a $2,500 Andover Joint municipal court criminal warrant and a $750 Newton municipal court traffic warrant, police said.
During the investigation, an officer ordered MacDowell to return Ezzo’s cell phone but she refused and threw the cellphone into a fish hatchery pond, police said.
Ezzo was released on the warrants pending court appearances, police said.
MacDowell was charged with criminal mischief and obstructing administration of law. She was released pending a court appearance, police said.