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Newark Illegal Dumping Task Force Arrest Manalapan Man for Illegal Dumping

Newark Manalapan Township

Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose reports the arrest of Mr. John J. Wolstromer, 31, of Manalapan, for an incident of illegal dumping last night.

According to authorities, at approximately 11 p.m., members of the Illegal Dumping Task Force responded to the 100-block of Isabella Avenue on a complaint by a concerned citizen.

Police observed a man fitting the description of the suspect placing several filled plastic garbage bags on the sidewalk.

The suspect, later identified as Mr. John J. Wolstromer, was immediately arrested.

Police charged Mr. Wolsttomer with Illegal Dumping.

The Illegal Dumping Task Force has made 28 arrests since its inception in June.

Director Ambrose urges anyone with information about any incident of illegal dumping within the City of Newark to call the Department's 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477) or 1-877-NWK-GUNS (1-877-695-4867).

All anonymous Crime Stopper tips are kept confidential and could result in a reward.

Anonymous tips may also be made using the Police Division’s website at: or through our new Smartphone App available at iTunes or on Google Play. Search Newark Police Division to download the App.