October 20, 2017
Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announced the entry of a guilty plea to an accusation before the Honorable William J. McGovern, III, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on October 16, 2017 by Elijah Alvarado.
Alvarado, age 19, of Bayonne, pled guilty to Theft, a crime of the third degree. Sentencing is presently scheduled for December 8, 2017.
The defendant admitted to arranging to purchase a motorcycle from the Hopatcong victim. The defendant then took the motorcycle for a test drive and did not return.
Alvarado was represented by David Nufrio, Esq. and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Brent M. Rafuse.