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Chambersburg man sentenced in Sept. burglary

March 08, 2001

Chambersburg man sentenced in Sept. burglary



By STACEY DANZUSO / Staff Writer, Chambersburg


A Chambersburg man charged with stealing multiple pieces of electronic equipment and jewelry from a neighbor will spend 21/2 to 10 years in the State Correctional Institution, a Franklin County judge ordered Wednesday.

Angel A. Estrada, 23, of 331 E. King St., Apt. 2, pleaded guilty to the Sept. 19 burglary at 339 E. King St.

Through an interpreter, Estrada told Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Judge John Walker he was remorseful for his actions.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Estrada and two Hispanic males entered Joanna Emigh's home and removed a television, videocassette recorder, Sony Playstation, two Playstation games, a camera, a cordless phone, an alarm clock, three rings, a pair of gold and pearl earrings and a gold and diamond bracelet.

The victim told police the burglary happened while she was away. Her son, Thomas Holden, told police he awakened on the night of the robbery and saw Estrada in his bedroom doing something to his Playstation, according to the affidavit.

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Chambersburg Police found the missing items in Estrada's home.

Estrada said he had planned to keep the television and the others planned to sell the rest of the property for beer money, according to the affidavit.

Walker's sentence is in the middle of the standard range of punishment for the crime. Estrada will also have to pay a $500 fine and make restitution determined by the state probation board.

Before Walker could fashion the sentence, he had to sort through several earlier charges and the time Estrada has served since being jailed following the burglary.

First, Walker sentenced Estrada to a total of 37 days for violating the conditions of probation relating to two earlier driving under the influence convictions by getting arrested for burglary.

That accounted for 15 days Estrada had served previously and the period between the burglary and Oct. 11, when he was sentenced to from six to 36 months on delivery charges. Walker then paroled Estrada for the remainder of that sentence so he could immediately begin serving the state sentence for burglary.

Through the interpreter, Estrada said he would "take advantage of the time in jail to make an example of himself for his family."

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