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Judge sentences burglar for stealing meat and jewelry


December 8, 2017

A state district judge sentenced a man who was caught stealing frozen meat and jewelry from someone’s home to seven years probation.

Carmello Valenzuela received a seven-year suspended sentence for felony burglary Monday in District Court in Havre. Valenzuela’s sentence is part of a plea deal that dismissed misdemeanor charges of theft and criminal possession of drug paraphernalia.

A man called the Hill County Sheriff’s Office Aug. 8 to report he found someone, later identified as Valenzuela, rummaging in his house. Two deputies responded.

On their way to the scene, dispatch told...

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