LIVINGSTON, NJ - The Livingston Municipal Court settled three cases for the week of July 14 through July 20.
Ryan Decker of Kearny was charged with attempted theft for attempting to steal a Kenmore Elite grill from 6 Bunyan Drive in Livingston and with conspiracy to commit theft for acting with an accomplice who police never identified.
Both charges were reviewed by the Essex County Prosecutors office. The charge of attempted theft was downgraded to defiant trespassing; the charge of conspiracy to commit theft was downgraded to disorderly conduct and later dismissed as part of a plea agreement.
Decker pleaded guilty to the charge of attempted theft and was sentenced to pay a fine of $500, $33 in court cost fees, $50 to the Victims of Crime Compensation Fund and $75 to the Safe Neighborhood Fund.
Tierra McCoy of Newark was charged with shoplifting at Macy’s of the Livingston Mall for attempting to steal towels valued at $202.
McCoy pleaded guilty to an amended charge of theft and was sentenced to pay a fine of $500, $33 in court cost fees, $50 to the Victims of Crime Compensation Fund and $75 to the Safe Neighborhood Fund.
Evelyn Semexant of Newark was charged with creating a public disturbance at an undisclosed store in the Livingston Mall. Semexant was dissatisfied with service she received at the store and got into an argument with the store staff, which had to be settled by the police.
Sextant pleaded guilty to the charge as written and was sentenced to pay a fine of $100 and $33 in court cost fees.