County Prosecutor

29 Sep 2011 | 08:43

    May 11 James Walker, 56, of Stillwater, pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree sexual assault. Between February 1987 and February 1991 the defendant on multiple occasions touched the intimate areas of a female victim who was less than 13 years of age, and had her touch his intimate areas for his own sexual gratification. May 12 Christopher A. Raymond, 37, of Franklin, was sentenced to three years in state prison and six months loss of driver’s license. Defendant must pay $1,200 restitution and fines and costs totaling $1,330. Raymond pleaded guilty on Jan. 9 to third-degree burglary and third-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance. He admitted to burglarizing a condominium in Vernon on July 26, 2004, and to possessing heroin in Wantage on July 28, 2004. Rita Wildrick, 60, of Andover, was sentenced to five years probation and full restitution to Ogdensburg Borough, 250 hours community service, and to forfeit licenses as certified tax collector and certified municipal finance officer. She agreed to never seek or accept employment as a public employee. She pleaded guilty on March 24 to third-degree pattern of misconduct and theft. Wildrick had stolen approximately $20,000 in tax payments from the Ogdensburg from November 2003 to September 2005. Bryan Schmidt, 27, of Vernon, was sentenced to 40 months in N.J. State Prison. He must serve 85 percent of this sentence before he is eligible for parole. He pleaded guilty on Feb. 28 to second-degree robbery. On April 12, 2004, Schmidt and two co-defendants assaulted a victim and stole $100 from him. The crime occurred at Koz’s Corner in Franklin. May 15 Howard Dieterle, 41, of Hopatcong, was sentenced to three years in N.J. State Prison. He pleaded guilty on Jan. 30 to third-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance, resisting arrest and driving while suspended. Dieterle possessed two bags of heroin in Hopatcong on Nov. 15, and resisted arrest by Hopatcong Police Officer William Sutphen, who stopped him while he was driving with a suspended license. Maximo C. Erazo, 30, of New Brunswick, was sentenced to a one-year term of probation after receiving credit for six days served in the Keogh-Dwyer Correctional Facility. He must pay total fines and penalties of $155 and submit a DNA sample at his expense. Erazo pleaded guilty on March 20 to false swearing, a fourth-degree crime. On Sept. 13, 2005, he attempted to obtain a driver’s license at the Newton Motor Vehicle office and supplied false information in the paperwork he presented. Heather Hardick, 23, of Lafayette, pleaded guilty to third-degree possession of heroin. She admitted to possessing four bags of heroin that were discovered after police responded to a call regarding her having overdosed while sitting in a parked motor vehicle in Newton on March 5. The matter was investigated by Newton Police Detective Thomas Tosti. Hardick is scheduled for sentencing on June 23. Michael Diaz, 46, of Bushkill, Pa., pleaded guilty to third-degree possession of heroin and to driving while intoxicated. He admitted to possessing nine bags of heroin and having consumed heroin while driving a motor vehicle in Stanhope on Dec. 18. The matter was investigated by Stanhope Police Officer Fortunata Montella. Diaz is scheduled for sentencing on June 23. Milton Aguilar, 36, of Newark, pleaded guilty to the disorderly persons offense of submitting a false document for filing. He was sentenced to $339 in fines. On Feb. 16, Aguilar admitted that he submitted an altered Peruvian passport to the Motor Vehicle Commission in Newton in order to obtain a driver’s license. Russell Straight, 46, of Newton, entered a guilty plea to an accusation charging him with violating the terms of his community supervision for life. Straight, a previously convicted sex offender, was ordered by the court to comply with the terms of community supervision for life. Straight admitted to the court that on or about March 1, he had violated the terms of his community supervision for life by failing to notify his parole officer of the new address, by failing to obtain permission from his parole officer to move to a new residence, failing to successfully complete a substance abuse program, and by failing to notify his parole officer that he was unemployed. The case was investigated by Ryan Andresen, senior parole officer. Straight is scheduled to be sentenced on June 23, 2006. Margaret Decker, 40, of Sussex, was sentenced to two years probation and 50 hours community service. She pleaded guilty on March 20 to forgery, a fourth-degree crime. Decker, with two other persons, went into Shop Rite Liquors and presented and signed another person’s check, knowing she was not permitted to do so, and with the purpose of obtaining goods. Francisco Vilella, 35, of the Highland Lakes section of Vernon was sentenced to three years probation and 103 days in Sussex County Jail, with credit for the 43 days served. Vilella was also ordered to pay monetary penalties and undergo an evaluation. He pleaded guilty on March 27 to contempt of court and third-degree burglary. Vilella entered the open garage of a neighbor’s residence, while they were at home, and took a drill. He then entered the vehicle parked in the garage and stole the homeowner’s cellular phone. James Graeber, 28, of Andover, was sentenced to four years probation and 100 hours community service. He pleaded guilty on March 27 to terroristic threats and resisting arrest, both third-degree crimes. Graeber became extremely agitated and pushed a family member threatening to kill her. He then barricaded himself in the basement and threatened to kill the first police officer through the door. After several attempts to persuade Graeber to surrender, he was taken into custody. He then resisted arrest and threatened to kill the arresting officers. May 16 Scott Dingman, 32, of Sussex, pleaded guilty to criminal trespass, a fourth-degree crime. On Feb. 20, he entered the residence of a relative in Sussex without the victim’s knowledge or consent. Sentencing is anticipated for June 23. May 17 Bruce Perkel, 58, of Vernon, was sentenced to three years in N.J. State Prison. Perkel was also ordered to pay $955 in monetary penalties and to submit to DNA testing. He pleaded guilty on Feb. 14 to an accusation charging him with one count of distribution of child pornography, a second-degree offense. Perkel admitted on or about May 6, 2003, he had used his computer and the Internet to distribute numerous images of children engaged in a prohibited sexual act. The case was investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police, N.Y. Police Dept., N.J. State Police high tech crimes unit, and the Sussex County Prosecutor’s Office computer crime unit. May 18 Nicholas Fiorentino, 33, of Vernon, was sentenced to probation for two years. As a condition of Fiorentino’s probation he is to serve 48 hours in the Sussex County Jail and he is to begin psychosexual counseling, with quarterly reports to be submitted to his probation officer. Fiorentino was also ordered to pay $155 in fines. He pleaded guilty on March 6 and entered a guilty plea to an accusation charging him with the fourth-degree charge of possession of child pornography. Fiorentino admitted that on or about March 22 he had knowingly possessed in excess of 100 images of children engaged in prohibited sexual acts or in simulation of such acts, and that he did so by storing those images on his computer. May 19 Daniel Reynolds, 43, of Newton, has been charged with the attempted murder of a 40 year old Newton man at his residence in the late evening on May 18. In addition to attempted murder, Reynolds is charged with aggravated assault and possession of a weapon (knife) with the purpose to use it unlawfully against the person of another. The victim was transported to Newton Memorial Hospital and admitted for treatment of a stab wound. Reynolds, who fled the scene prior to police arrival, was located in Newton and taken into custody. He has been lodged in the Sussex County Jail in lieu of $600,000 (no 10 percent) bail set by Superior Court Judge William J. McGovern, III. The investigation was conducted by the Newton Police Dept. and Sussex County Prosecutor’s Office, with assistance from the Sussex County Sheriffs Office.