Oct. 28 Michael Trivisani, 19, of Sussex, pled guilty to the third degree crime of possession of a controlled dangerous substance. He admitted to possessing 18 bags of heroin on July 22, 2009 in Vernon. Lisa A. Procacci, 19, of Hopatcong pled guilty to the third degree crime of possession of a controlled dangerous substance. She admitted to possessing nine bags of heroin with trace amounts when arrested on an outstanding bench warrant on Aug. 8, 2009 by Hopatcong Police Officer M. Antonello. James A. Sheehan, 41 of Linden, pled guilty to attempted endangering the welfare of a child, a third degree crime. Sheehan admitted that on or about July 9, 2008, he engaged in sexually explicit computer conversations with what he believed to be a minor. The investigation was conducted by the Det. David Perez-Rueda and Det. Dianne Rude of the Sussex County Prosecutor’s Office and Det. Paul DeMott of the Hamburg Police Department and Det. Sean Talt of Vernon Township Police Department, members of the Sussex County Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC). The Sussex County Prosecutor thanks Chief Jan Wright of Hamburg Police Department and Chief Roy Wherry of the Vernon Township Police Department for their continued support of the Sussex County ICAC. Nov. 2 Albert Faines, 35, of Montague, pled guilty to child abuse, a fourth degree crime, for driving while intoxicated with a minor child passenger. Christian Bluhm, 20, of Lafayette pled guilty to the third degree crime of distribution of a controlled dangerous substance. He admitted to distributing marijuana on two occasions in August 2009 in Lafayette to an individual cooperating with the Sussex County Guns, Gangs and Narcotics Taskforce. Amanda Gold, 21, of Hopatcong, pled guilty to assault by auto, a fourth degree crime, and the motor vehicle offenses of driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident. Gold admitted that on Feb. 16, 2008, in the Township of Hopatcong she recklessly did drive a vehicle, while intoxicated, and caused bodily injury to Daniel Clark, a passenger in the vehicle. Gold then left the scene on foot, prior to the arrival of police. Mary Vandermark, 32, of Franklin pled guilty to third degree use of a credit card. She admitted to using another person’s credit card without their permission to buy goods at Newton WalMart. James Kiester, 20, of Hamburg, pled guilty to three counts of third degree forgery and one count third degree theft. In September, Keister forged the victim’s name on three checks and then cashed them at a bank in Franklin. He also took over $6000 of jewelry from the victim and then pawned the jewelry. Nov. 4 Michael Bowden, 26, of Hampton Township, was sentenced to four years in New Jersey State Prison. He pled guilty on Feb. 2, 2009, to theft, a third degree crime. On Oct. 14, 2008, the defendant took a pocketbook from a woman at the Hampton Mini Mall as she was approaching her vehicle to leave. He dragged her onto the ground and then fled around the building to the rear loading area of the store. Edward T. Murphy, 19, of Sussex, was sentenced to three years probation, 90 days in the Sussex County Jail, continued counseling, no contact with victim or the victim’s family, and must register under Megan’s Law. He pled guilty on Aug. 31, 2009, to criminal sexual contact, a fourth degree crime. Nov. 6 Albert J. Russo, 54, of Blairstown, was charged with attempted sexual assault, contrary to N.J.S.A. 2C:5-1 and 2C:14-2c(4), a second degree crime and attempted endangering the welfare of a child, contrary to N.J.S.A. 2C:5-1 and 2C:24-4a, a third degree crime. The arrest came about as a result of an investigation conducted by members of the Sussex County Prosecutor’s Office, High Tech Crimes Unit. The arrest stemmed from an investigation in which Russo allegedly engaged in sexually explicit conversations via the Internet with what he believed was a 14-year-old female. Prosecutor Weaver thanks Chief Anthony Kozlowski and Officer Jim Laoudis of the Stillwater Township Police Department and DSG, Robert Unhoch and Officer Meghan Antonello of the Hopatcong Police Department for their participation in this investigation. The criminal complaints are charges only. The defendant is presumed innocent until guilt may be proved at a jury trial. Jennifer S. Schreiber, 27, of Wantage was sentenced to two years probation, $1,205 in fines and a nine-month loss of driver’s license. She pled guilty on July 27, 2009 to the third degree crime of possession of a controlled dangerous substance. She admitted to possessing a bag of heroin on May 12, 2009 at her home. Nov. 9 Michael L. Fletcher, 21, of Branchville pled guilty to third degree theft. He admitted that while staying as a guest at a home, he stole jewelry and sold several pieces to a jewelry store in Sparta and kept the rest. An indictment charges Desmond Fitzgerald, 75, of Belvidere, with 21 counts of second degree health care claims fraud; 21 counts of third degree health care claims fraud; second degree attempted insurance fraud; 21 counts of third degree insurance fraud and several other third and fourth degree counts including theft by deception, failure to make required disposition, falsification of medical care records, tampering with Records and Tampering with Physical Evidence. The case was investigated by Det. John Schanstra of the Sparta Police Department and Det. Doug Porter of the Sussex County Prosecutor’s Office. The case was presented to the Grand Jury by First Assistant Prosecutor Gregory Mueller. Arraignment before the Superior Court in Newton will be within the next 6 weeks. A Grand Jury indictment is a charge only. The defendant is presumed innocent until guilt may be proved at a jury trial. Nov. 12 Stephen P. Szanyi, 51 of Newton, was sentenced to five years probation with 364 days in county jail. Upon his release Szanyi must enter a long-term inpatient treatment program. He must also pay $8,530.47 in restitution. He pled guilty on Sept. 16, 2009, to two counts of burglary, one count attempted burglary, third degree crimes; two counts possession of burglary tools, a fourth degree crime; one count criminal mischief, a fourth degree crime, and two counts theft, fourth degree crimes. Arthur W. Huttemeyer, 67, of Vernon, was sentenced to four years New Jersey State Prison to be served at Avenel, subject to the No Early Release Act. Defendant must register under Megan’s Law and is subject to special sentence of Parole Supervision for Life upon release. He pled guilty on Aug. 31, 2009, to Sexual Assault, a second degree crime.