| 22 Feb 2012 | 08:34

    May 11 While waiting to exit the Maple Grange Road Sports Complex at about 7:30 p.m., Patrolman David Dehardt observed a 1982 white Ford F250 pickup traveling eastbound on Maple Grange Road at a high rate of speed. He began to follow the pickup as it continued eastbound at an increasing rate of speed, The pickup truck turned onto a long private drive and drove behind a barn on the property. After a brief time, the driver, Rory T. Mayers Jr., 19, of Vernon Township was located near the pickup. Investigation at the scene resulted in his arrest for underage drunk driving. At Vernon Police headquarters, Mayers was additionally charged with careless driving and operating an unregistered vehicle. He was released to a family member pending an appearance in Vernon Municipal Court on May 19. His pickup truck was towed from the scene and held for 12 hours. May 13 Rockaway Township Police notified Vernon Police that they had issued an arrest warrant with bail set at $5,000 for Robert T. Hopping, 37, of Vernon Township for making terroristic threats, stemming from a road rage incident that occurred earlier in Rockaway Township. Patrolman Daniel S. Young observed Hopping speed past him at about 8:30 p.m. on Canistear Road at 65 mph in a 45 mph zone. Ptl. Young followed the 1999 red Chevy pickup for a distance before stopping it on Canistear Road and identified the driver as Hopping. Further investigation at the scene led to his arrest for driving while intoxicated. At police headquarters, Hopping was additionally charged with speeding, careless driving, failure to keep right and failure to maintain lane of travel. He was turned over to the Rockaway Township Police after failing to make bail on the outstanding warrant. May 19 Vernon Township Police in cooperation with the Sussex County Prosecutor’s office have arrested Arthur W. Huttemeyer, 67, of Vernon, for aggravated sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a minor. These events took place over a time period between later 2007 and ended late 2008. Huttemeyer was charged with the two offenses, both second degree crimes. Bail was set at $75,000 and he was ordered not to have contact with the victim or victim’s family. He was also ordered not to have unsupervised contact with minors under the age of 16, and ordered to undergo a psychosexual evaluation prior to his release.