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Man sentenced for burglary, eluding police in Sussex County

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Bergen County man has been sentenced burglary and eluding, according to Acting Sussex County Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart.

Richard Scrivani, 33, of Little Ferry was sentenced on July 13 before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton, Taggart said.

Scrivani was sentenced to probation for a period of 5 years and 180 days in Morris County Correctional Facility, with credit for 82 days jail already served. He is subject to a substance abuse evaluation and must follow any treatment recommendations therefrom. He must pay fines and fees and there is a mandatory 6 months driver’s license suspension, following his release from jail, Taggart said.

Scrivani pled guilty on June 7 to third-degree eluding, and third-degree burglary. In pleading guilty, he admitted to unlawfully entering a residence in Newton on April 21 with the purpose to commit an offense therein. He also admitted to knowingly fleeing police while operating a motor vehicle on Newton-Sparta Road in Andover Township on April 21 after having received a signal from police to stop, Taggart said.

Scrivani was represented by Matthew Young, Esq., and the State was represented by Special Deputy Attorney General and Acting Assistant Prosecutor Sally Anne Monkemeier.

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