JUNE 28 2013--Lawrence Aberle 3rd (DOB 9/25/86), formerly of the Campus Crossing Apartments in Glassboro NJ, has pleaded guilty to charges of risking widespread damage and receiving stolen property in connection with a 6/24/10 fire in his unit and discovery of a stolen laptop computer in his possession on 3/22/10.
Under pleas negotiated with Assistant Gloucester County Prosecutors Margaret Cipparrone and Bryant Flowers, Aberle would be sentenced to 18 months in state prison, consecutive to a four-year state prison sentence he is currently serving on a violation of probation. Accepting the pleas Thursday, (6/28), Superior Court Judge Walter L. Marshall Jr. set sentencing for 8/19.
In the fire, an investigation determined a stovetop in the kitchen of Aberle’s apartment was the origin and that residue of potassium nitrate, a smoke bomb ingredient, was found there. Residents of 13 apartments in the building were evacuated.