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Lake Hiawatha Man Admits to Burglary, Gets 3 Years Probation

Justin Hoffer committed crime in Byram Twp. in 2013, report says.

A Lake Hiawatha man was sentenced to three years probation recently after he admitted to burglary, among other offenses.

Justin Hoffer, 26, was sentenced in Sussex County Courthouse in Newton after pleading guilty to third-degree burglary, fourth-degree criminal mischief, fourth-degree stalking, and fourth-degree contempt.

Police responded to a Byram Township home in May 2013 for a reported burglary and subsequently arrested Hoffer, according to TAP Hopatcong.

An investigation revealed Hoffer entered the victim’s residence, damaged property, entered the victim’s car and removed property from the vehicle, causing further damage in the process, the report said. 

Nicholas Robert Homyak June 13, 2014 at 07:43 AM
Only probation! He must be white and connected. People go to jail longer for pot. Life is tough without good reasons and totally unfair in its class privilege.
Ticked Off Parsippany Taxpayer June 13, 2014 at 04:56 PM
Let me get this straight -- he broke into a house causing damage in the process and then stole things out of the car and was stalking (assuming a woman) and the guy gets a slap on the wrist. Are we in California now? This sounds like some west coast legal shenanigans. Unbelievable.

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