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Police Arrest Three in Connection to Newton Hammer Attack, Robbery


The Newton Police Department responded to a Union Place residence for a report of a robbery Wednesday at approximately 4:14 p.m.

Officers responded and met with the victim who reported that two male subjects - one wearing a ski mask - entered into his apartment, assaulted him with a hammer, and robbed him of cash. 

The individuals left the residence after robbing the victim. 

As a result of the assault, the victim suffered abrasions and lacerations to his arm.


Further investigation by Detectives led to the identification and ultimately the arrest of three individuals Thursday.

The following individuals were arrested and charged with the following offenses:


David A. Ransom, 38, of Levittown, PA, was charged with robbery, burglary, conspiracy to commit robbery, possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes.

Michael J. Tremblay, 38, of Budd Lake, was charged with robbery, burglary, conspiracy to commit robbery.

Juliana I. Hoffman, 35, was charged with conspiracy to commit robbery.

Judge John E. Mulhern, JMC authorized the issuance of the arrest warrants for the three individuals and set bail for the trio. 

All three individuals were processed and lodged in the Sussex County Jail in default of bail. 


Ransom’s bail was set $232,500 no 10%. 

Tremblay’s bail was set at $225,000 no 10%.  Hoffman’s bail was set at $50,000 no 10%.


The investigation was conducted by officers from the Newton Police Department’s Patrol Division, Detective Bureau and Detectives from the Sussex County Prosecutor’s Office.