Sussex County Prosecutor's Office

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11 Nov 2019 | 05:18

    Oct. 4

    Roger Kelly, 70, of Hamburg was sentenced to 18 months of probation with 9 days of credit for time served and ordered to follow recommendations; enter TASC program evaluation and perform 50 hours of community service. The Defendant shall pay fines/fees totaling $1,995.00

    Kelly pleaded guilty on Sept. 5, to one count of defrauding administration of drug testing (a third-degree offense), and conspiracy to possess a controlled dangerous substance (a third-degree offense).

    Oct. 22

    Susan Michael, 32, of Andover was sentenced to two years of probation with credit for six days of time served. She was ordered to submit to a TASC evaluation and follow any and all recommendations made from same, satisfy all remaining PTI conditions and pay fines and fees totaling $155.

    She pleaded guilty on Sept. 3, to theft, a fourth-degree crime.

    The defendant took a laptop from her previous employer in Byram Township on July 12, 2018.

    Oct. 25

    Jose Malave, 40, of Haledon, was sentenced to three years in New Jersey State Prison concurrent with sentences imposed in Essex, Bergen and Passaic counties. He was ordered to pay joint and several restitution in the amount of $6,627.89 and fines and fees totaling $280.

    He pleaded guilty on Sept. 9, to burglary and conspiracy, both third-degree crimes.

    Malave conspired with another person to burglarize and actually did burglarize a Sparta residence on Feb. 7.

    Algernon Lee, 50, of Newark, was sentenced to 93 days of time served and two years of probation. He was ordered to pay restitution of $990.80 and fines and fees totaling $280.

    He pleaded guilty on Sept. 24, to two counts of shoplifting, both third-degree crimes, and one count of fourth-degree shoplifting.

    On June 27, the defendant took merchandise from the Byram Shop Rite and the Sparta Stop and Shop without making payment. On July 25, the defendant attempted to take merchandise from the Byram ShopRite.

    Oct. 29

    Anthony M. Lutz, 27, of Newton pleaded guilty to forgery, a third-degree crime.

    Sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 22.

    In pleading guilty, the defendant admitted to writing a check on another’s checking account without permission on September 14, in Byram Township.

    The case was investigated by Detective R. Tierney of the Byram Township Police Department.

    Oct. 31

    Manuel Oliveira, 35, of Andover pleaded guilty to an accusation charging unlawful possession of a weapon, a second-degree crime, and to an indictment charging burglary, a third-degree crime. Sentencing is presently anticipated for Dec. 13, 2019.

    In pleading guilty, the defendant admitted to unlawfully being in possession of a handgun on Oct. 18, 2018, and to entering the secured area of a residence during the month of September 2017 and stealing items. Both incidents occurred in Byram Township.

    The cases were investigated by Detective R. Tierney of the Byram Township Police Department.

    Nov. 4

    Hillary Secula a.k.a. Hillary McMahon, 32, of Lake Hopatcong, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled dangerous substance, a crime of the third degree.

    Sentencing is presently scheduled for Dec. 1.

    The defendant admitted she was in possession of Heroin during a motor vehicle stop by Sparta Township Police Department.