Monday, June 17, 2013
Incident occurred in January; sentencing set for July.
Michael Salsano, 24, of Sparta, admitted to a judge on June 4 that he illegally entered a home in that town on January 12, according to the Sussex County Prosecutor's Office. Salsano was originally charged with criminal trespass, a crime of the fourth degree. Sentencing is currently scheduled for July 26, the prosecutor's office said. Criminal trespass carries a maximum sentence of up to 18 months in prison.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Dennis Fastiggi was given 180 days in confinement for thefts over three-month period.
A Hopatcong man received 180 days in jail and five more years of probation for stealing watches out of cars and DVDs from a home, according to the Sussex County Prosecutor's Office. Dennis Fastiggi, 26, stole 30 DVDs from a Hopatcong home, then pawned them to Saturday Night Matinee in Rockaway in March, according to police. At that time he was jailed in lieu of $50,000 bail. Less than two months earlier, Fastiggi was arrested for entering cars and taking multiple watches from the vehicles, police said. Fastiggi admitted that between January 20, and March 25, 2013, in the Borough of Hopatcong did enter several residences and stole property, the prosecutor's office said.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Lake Hopatcong resident tried illegally using credit card in Sparta.
A Lake Hopatcong woman was sentenced to three years probation for her role in credit card fraud, according to the Sussex County Prosecutor’s Office. Jennifer Schroeder, 31, pleaded guilty on Sept. 17, 2012 to attempted fraudulent use of a credit card when she illegally used a credit card belonging to another person at the CVS Pharmacy in Sparta on June 12, 2012, the Prosecutor's Office said. In addition to the probation, Schroeder was ordered to serve 100 hours community service, continue with the outpatient program she is currently enrolled in and must maintain employment, the prosecutor’s office said. Schroeder will also have to pay fines in the amount of $155, restitution in the amount of $40, and submit a DNA sample at her own expense.
Friday, January 18, 2013
Hopatcong men allegedly stole $289 cash from a store employee, hit gas attendant with car.
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Friday, January 18
Two Hopatcong men were indicted on second-degree robbery and two counts of theft charges, according to a report released Tuesday by the Sussex County Prosecutor's Office. Brian Howell and Steven McCabe, both 25, are scheduled to be arraigned within the next few weeks. The indictment stems from charges that the men allegedly struck a gas station attendant with their car in April after robbing a Quick Chek store in Hopatcong. Hopatcong police said McCabe approached a gas attendant from behind and took $289 cash from his hands. McCabe returned to the car, police said, and Howell, the driver, then allegedly struck another Quick Chek employee, Mike Smith, who had attempted to help the attendant. Smith, of Hopatcong, was taken to St. Clare's …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Police said man stole jewelry from home he was working on, pawned it.
A Hopatcong man accused of stealing jewelry from a home he was doing landscaping work at pleaded guilty to fourth-degree theft in Sussex County court on Jan. 7. According to a press release from the Sussex County Prosecutor's Office, John Shaker, 25, admitted to taking property from a Hopatcong home in June 2012. Police responded after a resident of the Brooklyn Mountain Road house said she had left for work that day and returned to find $250 worth of jewelry missing from her jewelry box. An investigation led police to find the jewelry was pawned at a shop in Andover. Shaker is scheduled to be sentenced on March 1.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
And loses license for six months after pleading guilty to heroin possession.
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Thursday, June 7, 2012
A Hopatcong man was sentenced to three years probation with a six-month driver's license suspension for pleading guilty to third-degree possession of heroin, the Sussex County Prosecutor's Office said. Jesse Harvey, 24, must also undergo a mental health evaluation, follow all recommendations, maintain employment, submit a DNA sample and pay $1,205 in court fines and fees, the prosecutor's office said. In September, Harvey was found unconscious in his home and in possession of heroin and a hypodermic needle, police said.