Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III announced the sentencing of Alexander Ramirez to four years in State Prison for a residential burglary. The sentencing was June 26, 2013 before the Honorable Angela Borkowski. According to Prosecutor Kearns, “On September 21, 2013, Alexander Ramirez, 52, of Palmerton, Pennsylvania, burglarized a residence in Union Township by forcing a side door to a residence. Jewelry, coins, currency, and a camera were taken. New Jersey State Police investigators lifted a fingerprint at the scene that matched the defendant’s.” Mr. Ramirez is presently serving a prison term in Pennsylvania for Receiving Stolen Property, Burglary, and Possession of a Firearm. This conviction could adversely affect his Pennsylvania Parole eligibility. The State requested and received a presumptive sentence which included restitution to the homeowner for unreimbursed insurance costs. First Assistant Prosecutor James J. Janci negotiated and prosecuted the case. Attorney Matthew Katzenbach from Flemington represented the defendant.