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Municipal Court Rundown: Firearms, Stolen Property & Drug Offenses in Livingston


LIVINGSTON, NJ — The following individuals have been charged by Livingston Municipal Court on various offenses, including hunting, receiving stolen property, and drug-related offenses:

1. Following a hunting trip in Livingston, Ryan Peterson of Easton, PA was charged with possession of a loaded firearm within 450 feet of an occupied structure; failure to complete a harvest report card immediately upon killing an antler deer; failure to affix a transportation tag to an antler deer; and the same two charges for an antlerless deer.

The first charge was dismissed as part of a plea agreement as well as one charge for failure to submit as harvest report card charge and one charge for failure to affix a transportation tag. According to the municipal court, Peterson pled guilty to the remaining two charges and received a $100 fine and $33 in court cost for each charge.

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2. Isaiah Stevens of East Orange had four individual charges against him for receiving stolen property in Livingston, including: $867.40 in merchandise from Express; $21.97 in merchandise from Against All Odds; $861 in merchandise from the Gap; and $119.96 in merchandise from H&M.

According to the municipal court, Stevens pled guilty to the first charge and received a $400 fine, $33 in court costs, $50 to the VCCB and $75 to the SNF. The other three charges against Stevens were dismissed as part of a plea agreement.

3. Daniel Vicente of Livingston was charged with possession of les than 50 grams of marijuana and two charges for possession of drug paraphernalia to include a black pipe with residue and two plastic straws with residue. He was also issued motor vehicle summonses to include dirt and debris coming from the motor vehicle, obstruction of view and open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle.

All traffic violations were dismissed as part of a plea agreement and the two paraphernalia charges were dismissed. According to the municipal court, Vicente entered into a conditional discharge, which is a one-year term. He received $33 in court costs, $50 to the VCCB, $75 to the SNF, $500 to the Drug Enforcement and Demand Reduction fund (DEDR), $50 to the state lab and a $75 conditional discharge fee. 

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