Pepe`ekeo Burglar Sentenced to Year in JailJuly 13, 2012, 12:15 PM HST (Updated July 13, 2012, 12:16 PM)
A Pepe`ekeo man who pleaded guilty to an October 2010 burglary was sentenced Tuesday to a year in jail.
Third Circuit Judge Glenn Hara also ordered Christopher Santos, 21, to pay $10,000 in restitution and placed him on five years of probation.
Santos had previously pleaded guilty in the burglary in which a large amount of property, including a motor vehicle, was taken from a Pepe`ekeo residence. Santos was arrested after police found his fingerprints at the scene.
According to a statement from the county prosecutor’s office, some of the stolen property was recovered.
Hara turned down a request from Santos that he be allowed a deferral of his guilty plea.
First-degree burglary is a Class B felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $25,000.