A man from Belvedere NJ recently pleaded guilty to having committed a burglary spree in Sussex County and Warren County, New Jersey.
According to the Sussex County Prosecutor’s Office, the two-week-long burglary spree occurred in spring 2014. The burglaries reportedly took place at several residences in Sussex County, including homes in Andover, Frankford, and Hamburg. The Warren County burglaries allegedly occurred in Columbia, Hope Township, Knowlton Township, and White Township.
It is believed that the suspect broke into a total of 10 houses and stole a number of items.
The suspect was ultimately arrested after breaking into a residence located on West Owassa Turnpike in Frankford, NJ. A resident saw the suspect in the house and contacted police. New Jersey state troopers later stopped the suspect’s vehicle on Route 519.
The 29-year-old suspect was initially charged with 8 counts of burglary, 7 counts of theft, 6 counts of criminal mischief, and possession of burglary tools. However, the suspect was later charged with 2 more counts of third degree burglary. He eventually pleaded guilty to all 10 counts, as well as a probation violation.
Each third degree burglary charge carries severe penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2, a conviction for third degree burglary could result in a sentence of 3-5 years in New Jersey State Prison.
The suspect will be sentenced later this month.
For further information about this case, go to the NJ.com article entitled “Man Pleads Guilty to Two-Week Burglary Spree in Sussex, Warren.”