Sussex County Prosecutor's Office


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April 28
Paul Hanson, 37, of Glenwood pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled dangerous substance, a third-degree crime.

Sentencing is scheduled for June 13.

After a motor vehicle stop he was found by police to be in possession of Ritalin without a lawful prescription.

May 1
Michael Calo, 21, of Hopatcong was sentenced to three years in New Jersey State Prison, given credit for 37 days served in the Keogh Dwyer Correctional Faciltiy and pay fines and penalties.

Calo admitted that on March 21, 2013, in the borough of Hopatcong, he was in possession with the intent to distribute a Schedule I controlled dangerous substance, namely MDMA also known as Ecstasy.

May 2
Raymond Adams, 34, of Newton was sentenced to two years of probation, given credit for time served and must submit to a TASC Evaluation and follow recommendations, attend AA metings, pay restitution and pay fines and penalties.

Adams admitted that on Sept. 20, 2013, in the town of Newton, he was in possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

Michael Meyer, 31, of Oak Ridge was sentenced to five years in New Jersey State Prison, two years loss of his driver's license, must serve 30 days of community service, and must pay fines and penaltiess.

Meyer admitted that on Aug. 13, 2013, in the township of Sparta, he was involved in a motor vehicle accident while under the influence and then fled the scene.

Melinda Molnar, 25, of Byram was sentenced to two years of probation and to follow all recommendations, given 60 days credit for time served and must submit to a TASC evaluation and pay fines and penalties.

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

May 5
Gregory Dalrymple, 31, of Easton, Pa., pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree conspiracy to commit robbery.

Sentencing is scheduled for June 13.

In January 2012, the defendant conspired with two co-defendants to commit robbery by gunpoint at the Andover Apothecary.

Justin G. Rathfon, 22, of Sparta was sentenced to three years of probation, a pscyhosexual evaluation and $1500 in fines.

He pleaded guilty on March 31 to the fourth-degree crime of criminal sexual contact that occurred in Vernon on Nov. 22, 2013. The matter was investigated by Vernon Detective Keith Curry.

May 9
Julio Ortiz, 20, of Hopatcong was sentenced to three years of probation, 505 days in jail with credit for 505 days already served. He must also follow all recommendations for counseling, have no contact with the victim, direct or indirect and pay $155 in fines.

He pleaded guilty on March 6 to fourth-degree child abuse.

Jamie Ezzo, 34, of Hamburg was sentenced to two years probation on condition she continue counseling, complete 50 hours of community service, pay $200 in restitution to the victim and pay $155 in fines. She pleaded guilty on March 24 to third-degree fraudulent use of a credit card.

In October of 2013, the defendant opened two credit card accounts in the name of the victim without her permission and then used the cards at multiple stores, forging the victim’s name.

James D. Wilke, 27, of Sussex Borough was sentenced to seven years in state prison with one year of parole ineligibility pursuant to the Gaves Act and was given credit for 142 days served. He must pay total fines and penalties of $1,030, pay joint and several restitution in the amount of $11,844 and submit a DNA sample at his expense.

He pleaded guilty on April 24 to six counts of third-degree burglary, one count of third-degree theft and one count of second degree possession of a handgun without a permit.

In pleading guilty, Wilke admitted to entering a half dozen residences in Wantage and Sussex Borough for the purpose of stealing the copper piping inside of them during the time period between August and November, 2013. He also admitted to stealing more than $500 worth of tools from one of the residences. He also admitted to possessing a .32 caliber handgun on Dec. 13, 2013, in Sussex Borough without a permit.

May 16
Herbert J. Ross, 41, of Hamburg was sentenced to 180 days in jail, which was stayed pending appeal, a 1-year loss of a driver's license and $155 in fines.

He pleaded guilty on Feb. 4 to driving with a license that had been suspended for a second DWI conviction, which is a crime of the fourth degree. The matter was investigated by Hamburg Sergeant Erik Aronson on May 3, 2012.

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