Wharton Cop Arrested After Threatening Girlfriend

An officer with the Wharton Police Department was suspended without pay on July 5 and arrested after allegedly going to his ex-girlfriend's house five days in a row, breaking in and threatening her.

Joseph Lobue, 26, was charged with third-degree burglary, terroristic threats, criminal restraint and stalking. The woman, an Andover Township resident, reported that her ex first showed early in the morning on June 30 and started harassing her. Lobue continued to show up in the days that followed even after being advised not to return. 

On July 4 the woman reported that he broke into her house. When officers arrived they found the bathroom window and front door both damaged. 

Lobue will appear in Sussex County Superior Court on July 25. 

Read the NJ.com story here.


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