FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 31st, 2018, at approximately 1:40 pm , Deputies arrested Sacha Santana, age 32, and Richard Barnes, age 34, of 117 Wilson St Newark. Santana and Barnes were each charged with one count of falsely reporting an incident 3rd (class A Misdemeanor). Barnes was also charged with Aggravated unlicensed operation 3rd (Unclassified misdemeanor), and 3 other minor traffic tickets.
The arrest stems from a personal injury accident at the intersection of St Rt 414 and St Rt 318. Deputies report that an SUV being driven by Chelsie Becker, age 28, of Moraiva, NY was stopped at a red light heading Westbound on St Rt 318 in the Town of Tyre. A Sedan, driven by Richard Barnes was also heading Westboun on St Rt 318 when he rear ended the SUV.
When deputies arrived Richard and Santana allegedly reported false information that was important to the accident. They are both to appear before the Town of Tyre Court on February 20th to answer the charges.