ONLY ON CVP: A career criminal can be out of jail again in as little as two years after pleading guilty to home burglaries in six different Bergen County towns.
“I did,” Sean Patrick Byrne answered in a firm voice to a series of questions about the break-ins from his defense attorney yesterday.
Byrne, 45, of Orange, once served seven years in state prison for robbery and burglary out of Passaic. He was released in October 2011 only to end up back in prison July 2012 for a little more than a month.
Byrne has nearly a dozen other arrests on his record out of Bergen, Morris and Camden counties — for burglary, assault, forgery, threatening violence, kidnapping, theft and drugs.
He pleaded guilty in eight of those cases, while the remaining charges were either downgraded or merged into other complaints.
This time, Byrne was arrested for a burglary in Wood-Ridge last October, after which he agreed to give investigators information on a number of crimes in return for a good deal.
As a result, he admitted yesterday that he:
- broke into a house on Berthoud Street in Park Ridge on January 2012 and took a candle and some various pieces of jewelry;
- took a laptop, two wireless routers, some cash and credit cards from a Passaic Avenue home and jewelry from a Parkway home in Hasbrouck Heights in that same month;
- burglarized a Fairway home in Maywood in May 2012;
- took various pieces of jewelry and a laptop from a Spring Valley Road home, also in Maywood, in June 2012;
- took a change jar, a printer, a desktop computer and some watches from a Westwood home on Kinderkamack Road five days later;
- stole a watch, a laptop, a desktop computer and some jewelry from an Innis Road home in Wood-Ridge last September;
- broke into a Parkway home in Hackensack three days later and took $700 in cash.
Byrne is scheduled to be sentenced June 20. Meanwhile, he remains held on $50,000 bail.
STORY / PHOTOS: Mary K. Miraglia, CLIFFVIEW PILOT Courthouse Reporter
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