| 22 Feb 2012 | 08:02

    Jan. 9 Edward A. Zubl, 37, of Sussex was sentenced to one year in State Prison and was given credit for 64 days served. He must pay total fines and penalties of $905, submit a DNA sample at his expense and his driver’s license was suspended for 24 months. He pled guilty on Nov. 3, 2008 to unlawful taking of a means of conveyance, a fourth degree crime. The defendant, after spending the night at another person’s home, admitted to taking a van belonging to the homeowner without his consent and driving it to his own residence. A juvenile pled guilty on Nov. 6, 2008 to third degree theft. He was adjudicated a juvenile delinquent by the court. The juvenile, 15, of Hopatcong, was sentenced to 12 months probation and 15 days in the Juvenile Detention Center with credit for four days and the balance suspended. He must also undergo a substance abuse evaluation and follow all recommendations, submit a DNA sample, undergo random drug testing, testify truthfully against his co-defendant, write a letter of apology to the victims, pay $45 in fines and restitution of $2557.65 joint and several to the victims. In October, in Hopatcong Boro, the juvenile and a juvenile co-defendant stole several bicycles from the back of a pick-up truck Gregory S. Claps, 39, of Stanhope was sentenced to four years in state prison. He must attend drug counseling, submit his DNA and pay $240 restitution to his victim. Claps pled guilty on Nov. 3, 2008 to third degree terroristic threats, fourth degree providing false information to police and third degree hindering his own apprehension. He admitted to displaying a rifle in the window of his home in a threatening manner toward a utility worker performing work outside the home. Upon his arrest, he provided the Byram Police with a falsified birth certificate in an attempt to hide his true identity. James Spratley, 29, of Newton was sentenced to three years New Jersey State Prison. Spratley was also ordered to pay $205 in monetary penalties. He pled guilty on Dec. 1, 2008 to aggravated assault, a third degree crime. Spratley admitted to the court that on or about July 19, 2008 he assaulted an adult female during a domestic dispute causing significant bodily injury. As a result of Spratley’s guilty plea to the charge of aggravated assault, he violated the terms of a previously imposed probation sentence. Spratley had been placed on probation January 18, 2008 for a conviction for possession of cocaine, a third degree crime. Jan. 12 Michael Singer, 41, of Lafayette pled guilty to one count of child abuse, a fourth degree crime and lewdness, a D.P. offense. On or between Sept. 1, 2002 through Nov. 9, 2004 the defendant committed indecent and immoral acts with a minor under the of 16. Fabian L. Rodriguez, 34, of Lafayette pled guilty to shoplifting, a third degree crime. Sentencing is anticipated for March 13. On April 24, 2008, the defendant took a Sharp 32” flat panel HD TV from a display stand at the Newton Shop-Rite, placed it in a shopping cart and attempted to leave the store without paying for the item. Robert Keenan, 30, of Highland Lakes pled guilty to unlawful taking of a means of conveyance, a third degree crime. Sentencing is anticipated for Feb. 20. On May 1, 2004 in Vernon, he took a vehicle belonging to another person without the owner’s consent or authorization. He failed to appear for an Early Disposition Conference on July 12, 2004, a bench warrant was issued for that failure to appear and the matter was then presented to the Grand Jury.