County Prosecutor

| 28 Sep 2011 | 03:00

    October 13 Joseph Selobyt, 36, of Branchville, pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine. He is scheduled to be sentenced next month. According to court records, Selobyt admitted to possession of cocaine while he was an inmate at the Sussex County jail on Oct. 30, 2002. The matter was investigated by corrections staff at the jail and Sussex County Sheriff’s Investigator Patrick Higgins. October 14 William R. Robbins, 22 of Branchville, was sentenced to 3 years probation and 30 days in county jail. In addition, Robbins must enter and complete a sex offender treatment program, have no contact with the victim and register under Megan’s Law, as well as pay fines totaling $380. Robbins pleaded guilty on Aug 9, to one count of criminal sexual contact and one count of endangering the welfare of a minor. According to court records, between January and February 2004, Robbins provided alcohol to a minor female on multiple occasions and had sexual contact with the minor. October 17 Tymon Hoppe, 19, of Sparta, pleaded guilty to two counts of distribution of less than one ounce of marijuana. He is scheduled for sentencing in December. Hoppe admitted that on April 2, 2004, he sold a small bag of marijuana to a detective assigned to the Sussex County Narcotics Task Force and another bag of marijuana to an individual cooperating with the Sussex County Narcotics Task Force. Anthony Camera, 30, of Newton pleaded guilty to one count of assault by automobile and driving while intoxicated. According to court records. Camera was driving north on County Route 655 when he swerved out of control into the southbound lane causing a head-on collision with a vehicle traveling southbound. The driver of the other vehicle suffered two broken ribs and other injuries. After the crash the Camera’s blood was tested and found to be at .12 BAC. October 20 Todd A. Caputo, 45, of Vernon, pleaded guilty to joyriding. He is to be sentenced next month. According to police, On Feb. 20, Caputo took a vehicle belonging to his then roommate’s girlfriend after getting into an argument with the roommate. The vehicle was found at the home of the defendant’s mother several days later. October 21 Michael D. Starr, Jr., 26, of Milford, Penn., was sentenced to three years probation and was ordered to serve 98 days in the Keogh-Dwyer Correctional Facility, given credit for 98 days served. In addition, his driving privileges were suspended for six months, must pay fines totaling $1,205 and submit a DNA sample at his own expense. Starr pleaded guilty on Sept. 6, to possession of a controlled and dangerous substance. He was found to be in possession of two bags of heroin following a motor vehicle stop on Route 15 by Sparta Police Officer Lewis Brown on June 20. Thomas R. Donnelly, 18, of Hamburg, was sentenced to two years probation and must serve 364 days in the Keogh-Dwyer Correctional Facility. In addition, he must pay restitution in the amount of $1,241, pay fines totaling $2,280 and submit a DNA sample at his own expense. Donnelly pleaded guilty on Aug. 11, 2005 to 18 counts of burglary. He admitted his part in a crime spree that took place between March 1, and March 31, involving burglaries of vehicles and one home in Hamburg.