Morrisville Police Officer Charged for Disorderly Conduct, Obstruction, & Criminal Mischief
A Morrisville Police Officer was arrested and charged in Monmouth County, New Jersey, for damaging public signage and trying to cover it up by obstructing justice, a Brielle Police Department report alleges. .
John Aspromonti, 56 of Morrisville, a veteran officer for the borough police department is accused of “digging out” a sign and fleeing the area on his boat last Sunday by police.
Lower Bucks Source obtained the police arrest record on Friday.
The incident occurred on September 5th in Briellle Boro, when a resident of the area, contacted police to report Aspromonti “tampering” with a sign on Nienstedt Island.
A spokesperson for the Monmouth County Prosecutors office said that it is not immediately clear whether the case will be heard in municipal or superior court.
A court administrator for the municipal court said at least one of the charges is indictable and thus is the responsibility of the state superior court. That court hears cases on serious offenses, she said.
Aspromonti is charged with disorderly conduct, criminal mischief and obstruction of the administration of law.
Borough Manager Judith Danko and Chief of Police George McClay did not respond to requests for comment from Lower Bucks Source as of publication time.
Specifically, the publication asked if Aspromonti has been suspended or placed on administrative leave due to the accusations Brielle Police have made.
According to the police report and adjoining documents obtained by this publication, Aspromonti is scheduled for a court hearing on September 21 to answer to the charges.