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Grand Jury to Hear West Milford Animal Cruelty Case; Jefferson Township Woman Charged

Jefferson Township Passaic County

Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and West Milford Police Chief Timothy Storbeck announced that based upon an investigation by the West Milford Police Department, Tonya Fea, a 47-year-old Jefferson Township resident, was arrested on May 7 in relation to an animal cruelty incident that took place April 30.

According to reports, Tonya Fea is charged with two counts of Animal Cruelty and Defiant Trespass, Petty Disorderly Persons Offense.

Officials say that Ms. Fea has waived her appearance at Central Judicial Processing (CJP Court), and the matter has been referred to the Grand Jury. The CJP court appearance originally scheduled for May 2 has been canceled. Richard Baldi, Esq represents Ms. Fea.

The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with additional information about this incident to contact us on our tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or or contact West Milford Detective Eric Darnsteadt at 973-728-2810.