Shenandoah woman to prison for 2 break-ins
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.