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Sussex County man pleads guilty to burglary, theft, criminal mischief charges

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Sussex County man has entered a guilty plea to burglary, theft, criminal mischief charges, according to Acting Sussex County Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart.

Michael Kaps, 22, of Ogdensburg Borough pled guilty to third-degree burglary, fourth-degree theft by unlawful taking, and criminal mischief on Jan. 3 before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton, Taggart said.

In pleading guilty, Kaps admitted to entering into, removing property from, and/or causing damage to various structure(s) in Hardyston Township, Taggart said.

Kaps is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 1.

The case was investigated by Det. M. Petershack of the Hardyston Township Police Department.

Michael Kaps was represented by John Breslin, Esq., and the State was represented by Special Deputy Attorney General and Acting Assistant Prosecutor Donald F. Cox, Jr.

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