A Belvedere New Jersey man has pleaded guilty to committing a burglary spree in Sussex County and Warren County, NJ.
According to prosecutors, the two-week-long burglary spree took place in spring 2014. The suspect reportedly broke into a number of residences in Sussex County, including homes in Andover, Frankford, and Hamburg. Additionally, the suspect allegedly burglarized several homes in Warren County, including Columbia, Hope Township, Knowlton Township, and White Township.
The Sussex County Prosecutor’s Office said that the suspect broke into10 homes and stole a number of possessions.
Police eventually arrested the suspect after he allegedly burglarized a house located on West Owassa Turnpike in Frankford, New Jersey. A resident saw the suspect inside the house and alerted local law enforcement. New Jersey state troopers searched for the suspect and later found him driving on Route 519.
Shortly after the 29-year-old suspect was arrested, authorities charged him with 8 counts of burglary, 7 counts of theft, 6 counts of criminal mischief, and possession of burglary tools. The suspect later faced additional charges for 2 more counts of third degree burglary.
The suspect avoided trial by pleading guilty to all 10 counts of burglary. He also pleaded guilty to violating his probation.
Each third degree burglary charge could result in significant prison time for the suspect. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2, a conviction on a third degree burglary charge can potentially result in a sentence of 3-5 years in NJ State Prison.
The suspect is due to appear in Sussex County Superior Court later this month for sentencing.
For additional information about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Man Pleads Guilty to Two-Week Burglary Spree in Sussex, Warren.”