Coal Twp. man to serve 10 to 23 months in theft
SUNBURY - A Coal Township man, who has been incarcerated since Jan. 22, was sentenced Monday to 10 to 23 months in prison on a charge of theft involving a burglary in Marion Heights.
Michael B. Laskowski Jr., 36, of 926 W. Walnut St., also was ordered by President Judge William H. Wiest to serve two years consecutive probation upon his release from Northumberland County Prison and pay a $200 fine plus costs and restitution. The amount of restitution still needs to be determined.
Wiest gave Laskowski credit for prison time previously served and made him eligible for the work release program and good time days.
Prior to being sentenced, Laskowski, who pleaded guilty to theft July 21, told the judge he has worked in the prison kitchen for five months and has been on good behavior since his imprisonment.
Additional charges of burglary, criminal trespass and receiving stolen property were not prosecuted.
Laskowski was charged by Mount Carmel Township Patrolman Kelly Campbell with stealing various items, including picture frames, a Targus port station, Clarionmind GPS, Powerease blind remote control, baseball cards in a white cardboard box and a silver Mother of Pearl Lia Sophia ring from the home of Jonathan and Josephine Stroh, of 333 E. Warsaw St., Dec. 24.