Two get jail time after guilty pleas for burglaries; one wanted

Two men have pleaded guilty and been sentenced in connection to three commercial burglaries in September.

Jacob Lynn Goodwin, 19, and Esteban Scott Garcia, 19, were sent to prison on Oct. 10, while a third defendant in the series of burglaries, Zachary Andrew Short, 21, is wanted for failing to appear.

Goodwin pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree burglary and sentenced to 18 months in prison with 12 months of post-prison supervision. He was ordered to pay $400 in fees and restitution of $1,123.39 to Buzz’d Espresso and $769.07 to Truax.

Dismissed were two counts of second-degree theft, first-degree criminal mischief and second-degree criminal mischief.

Garcia pleaded guilty to three counts of second-degree burglary and attempting to commit a class C felony. He was sentenced to 240 hours in jail on two charges of burglary and 16 months on the third burglary. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail for the attempted felony. All sentences were concurrent, with 12 months of post-prison supervision. He was ordered to pay $600 in fees and restitution of $1,123.39 to Buzz’d Espresso and $769.03 to Truax.

Dismissed were charges of possession of a burglary tool or theft device, two counts of second-degree theft, first-degree criminal mischief and two counts of second-degree criminal mischief.

The court found that Garcia was an alcohol- or drug-dependent person and directed the Oregon Department of Corrections to place him in an appropriate drug or alcohol treatment program.

On Sept. 3, police investigated the burglary of Buzz’d Coffee, 621 Main St., finding a rock had been thrown through an exterior window and broken the glass front of a refrigerator, said Police Chief Jeff Lynn. Cash and product were stolen. The product, packages of Capri Sun, were located about 40 yards from the business.

On Sept. 8, police responded to a reported burglary at the Sweet Home Veterans Club, 580 Main St, Lynn said. Burglars forced entry into a fully enclosed porch on the north side of the building, causing damage. Nothing was stolen in this burglary.

On Sept. 10, a citizen driving by reported what he believed to be someone inside the Truax Towne Pump office, and he reported the office door was wide open, Lynn said.

Burglars had broken an exterior window and stolen cash.

Garcia was charged in connection with all three cases. Goodwin was charged in connection with the burglaries at Buzz’d and Towne Pump. Short was charged in connection with the burglary at the Vets Club.

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