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Jan. 29
Markus Brown, 27, of Irvington pleaded guilty to first-degree armed robbery and second-degree certain persons not to possess firearms.

Brown and his co-defendant, Charles Puryear, were arrested by the New Jersey State Police on Dec. 4, 2011, in Wantage for a robbery that occurred that date at the Rolling Hills Motel.

At his plea, Brown stated he possessed and discharged a firearm in the course of stealing from residents at the motel. He further admitted he had a prior criminal conviction that precluded him from ever possessing a firearm. This case was investigated by the Sussex County Prosecutors Office and the New Jersey State Police.

March 10
Evan Monroe, 23, of Highland Lakes, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled dangerous substance, a crime of the third degree and to the motor-vehicle offense of driving with a loud muffler.

Sentencing is scheduled for April 25.

Monroe was found to be in possession of a small amount of heroin during a motor vehicle stop in Vernon on Jan. 11, 2011.

March 17
Joshua N. Stasilli, 28, of Netcong pleaded guilty to the fourth-degree crime of criminal trespassing.

Sentencing is scheduled for May 13.

He admitted to entering a vacant residence in Stanhope on Dec. 22, 2013 because he was homeless. The matter was investigated by Stanhope Police Officer Robert Popelka.

John S. Sickel, 33, of Byram pleaded guilty to two counts of third-degree theft and two counts of burglary.

Sentencing is scheduled for May 13.

He admitted to entering two homes and stealing Percocet from inside of them in Andover and Byram in July 2013. The matters were investigated by Byram Police Officer R. Shellhammer and Andover Township Detective Rod Mosner.

Anthony L. Alleyne, 30, of Sussex pleaded guilty to the third-degree crime of burglary.

Sentencing is scheduled for May 9.

He admitted to entering a home in Vernon Township during August 2013 for the purpose of stealing copper piping from inside of it. The matter was investigated by Vernon Detective Keith Curry.

Andre Irvine, 22, of Glenwood pleaded guilty to burglary, a third-degree crime, theft, also a third-degree crime and fraudulent use of a credit card, a fourth-degree crime.

Sentencing is scheduled for May 9.

Irvine admitted that on July 7, 2013, in the borough of Franklin, he took a debit card and used it to withdraw money from the victim’s account through an ATM machine.

Vicente Torres, 42, of Franklin, pleaded guilty to seven counts of third degree fraudulent use of credit cards.

Sentencingg is scheduled for May 9.

He admitted to finding a purse containing credit cards and using them in various retail establishments. The matter was investigated by Franklin Det. L. Kinney and Vernon Det. S. Talt.

Nicholas Richelshagen, 31, of Andover pleaded guilty to two counts of third-degree accomplice liability for the distribution of a controlled dangerous substance.

Sentencing is scheduled for May 2.

He admitted that on two separate occasions he conspired with his codefendant in the distribution of heroin to an individual cooperating with the Sussex County Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Task Force.

March 21
Raymond Adams, 34, of Newton pleaded guilty to criminal mischief, a fourth-degree crime, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, a third-degree crime and possessionof a weapon, a fourth-degree crime.

Sentencing is scheduled for May 2.

March 24
Melinda A. Molnar, 25, of Byram, pleaded guilty to burglary and theft, all third-degree crimes.

Sentencing is scheduled for May 2.

Molnar admitted that on Jan. 15, 2014, in the township of Byram she entered a residence and stole prescription medication.

March 31
Tyler J. Lister, 27, of Newton pleaded guilty to burglary, a third-degree crime.

Sentencing is scheduled for June 6.

Lister admitted that on Dec. 9, 2013, in the town of Newton, he entered a residence to steal property.

Roberto Bertoa, 35, of Stockholm pleaded guilty to third degree defrauding drug test.

Sentencing is scheduled for May 13.

While reporting to probation on a prior charge, the defendant poured clean urine he had in a concealed plastic bottle into his cup so his test would read negative.

April 2
Shawn Baron, 31, of Newton pleaded guilty to resisting arrest, a fourth-degree crime.

Sentencing is scheduled for April 29.

Baron admitted that on Dec. 30, 2014, in the town of Newton, he resisted arrest by breaking out a window and running away from sheriff’s deputies attempting to serve him with a warrant.

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