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Man arrested twice in less than two hours in Washington Borough

WASHINGTON BOROUGH, NJ – A Warren County man was arrested twice in less than two hours on January 4 in Washington Borough, police said.

Washington Township police first arrested 29-year-old Joseph Popecki of Washington, NJ, at around 10:09 p.m. for harassment and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.

Police responded to a dispute at a residence in the 20 block of Jackson Avenue in Washington Borough. Upon the officer’s arrival and subsequent investigation, Popecki was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia. He was taken into custody without incident, charged and was released with a mandatory court date, police said.

He was then later arrested at around 11:59 p.m. for harassment, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and a local ordinance of maintain a nuisance, police said.

Police responded to a dispute at a residence in the 20 block of Jackson Avenue in Washington Borough. Upon the officer’s arrival and subsequent investigation, he was arrested, charged, and was released with a mandatory court date, police said.

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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