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Byram Twp. man pleads guilty to burglary, theft charges

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Byram Township man has entered a guilty plea to burglary and theft charges, according to Sussex County Prosecutor Francis Koch.

Steven Kristiansen, 50, pled guilty to third-degree burglary and third-degree attempted theft before the Honorable Thomas J. Critchley, Jr., J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on Oct. 15, Koch said.

In pleading guilty, Kristiansen admitted to entering the Flatbrook Wildlife Management Area maintenance garage in Sandyston Township on May 27, 2019, and attempting to take various tools and property, Koch said.

The case was investigated by Officer Steve Sutton of the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife, Bureau of Law Enforcement.

Kristiansen is scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 13, 2019.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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