Shenan­doah woman to prison for 2 break-ins

The Hazleton Standard-Speaker - - LOCAL - BY PETER E. BORT­NER STAFF WRITER Con­tact the writer: Sbort­ner@reSubli­can­her­ald.com; 570-628-6014

POTTSVILLE — An­gela M. Boylan is headed to state prison af­ter ad­mit­ting Wednes­day to a Schuylkill County judge that pros­e­cu­tors could prove she broke into two Pottsville res­i­dences this spring.

Boylan, 32, of Shenan­doah, pleaded no con­test to two counts of crim­i­nal tres­pass and one count of theft. Pros­e­cu­tors with­drew one count each of bur­glary and re­ceiv­ing stolen prop­erty.

Pres­i­dent Judge Wil­liam E. Bald­win ac­cepted the pleas and, pur­suant to an agree­ment be­tween pros­e­cu­tors and the de­fen­dant, sen­tenced her to serve two to four years in a state cor­rec­tional in­sti­tu­tion, pay costs and $100 to the Crim­i­nal Jus­tice En­hance­ment Ac­count, and sub­mit a DNA sam­ple to law en­force­ment au­thor­i­ties.

Pottsville po­lice filed both cases against Boylan, who wore a prison jump­suit dur­ing Wednes­day’s hear­ing. She said lit­tle, ex­cept that she un­der­stood the con­di­tions and con­se­quences of her plea and was mak­ing it know­ingly and vol­un­tar­ily.

In the first case, po­lice al­leged Boylan broke into 405 Lau­rel Blvd. on April 5. Once in­side the res­i­dence, po­lice said, Boylan stole money and a cell­phone.

In the sec­ond case, po­lice charged Boylan with break­ing into a res­i­dence at 532 Jef­fer­son St. on May 22.

By plead­ing no con­test, Boylan did not ad­mit com­mit­ting the crimes, but of­fered no de­fense to the charges, ac­knowl­edged pros­e­cu­tors had suf­fi­cient ev­i­dence to prove her guilty beyond a rea­son­able doubt and agreed to be sen­tenced as if she had pleaded or been found guilty.

The two cases in which Boylan en­tered pleas on Wednes­day do not rep­re­sent her first brush with the law.

On Oct. 31, 2017, Boylan pleaded guilty to an­other charge of crim­i­nal tres­pass. At that time, Judge Charles M. Miller ac­cepted her plea and sen­tenced her to serve 35 to 70 days in prison, pay costs and a $50 CJEA pay­ment, and sub­mit a DNA sam­ple to law en­force­ment au­thor­i­ties.

Pottsville po­lice also filed that case against Boylan, al­leg­ing she broke into a res­i­dence on June 30, 2016.

On Sept. 26, 2012, Boylan pleaded guilty to two charges of re­tail theft, each aris­ing from a dif­fer­ent case. Miller ac­cepted her pleas and sen­tenced her to serve two to 23 months in prison and pay costs, $100 in CJEA pay­ments and $148.65 resti­tu­tion.

Ash­land po­lice charged Boylan with com­mit­ting the first theft on June 20, 2011, while state po­lice at Frackville al­leged she com­mit­ted the sec­ond theft on Feb. 28, 2012.

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