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Morris County man pleads guilty to burglary, theft charges

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

Michael Sinegra, 19, of Whippany pled guilty to an accusation of third-degree burglary and third-degree theft before the Honorable Louis S. Sceusi, J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on June 7, Koch said.

In pleading guilty, Sinegra admitted to entering a building at Willow Glen in Sparta Township on February 9, 2020, and taking a transport van, Koch said.

Sinegra is scheduled to be sentenced on July 30, 2021, Koch said.

The case was investigated by Ptl. Chris Favaro and Det. Brian Hassloch of the Sparta Township Police Department.

Sinegra was represented by Bruce Farrier, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Donald F. Cox, Jr.

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