A Gloucester man was sentenced to 35 days in jail for theft and breaking and entering in Gloucester District Court last Friday.
Judge Joseph Jennings sentenced Andrew Machado, 17, of 109 Cobblestone Way, to a 60-day jail term with 25 days credited for time already served. The term is also part of a nine-month suspended sentence, with the balance suspended for a period of 18 months.
He was also placed on probation until October 2013, and was ordered to pay an undetermined amount of restitution.
Officers arrested Machado in November 2010 after receiving a report of theft from a Cape Ann YMCA locker.
A man called police to report that while he was in the sauna, someone had gained entry to his locked locker and taken his watch, worth $700, a Blackberry cell phone and money from his wallet. Officers spoke with YMCA staff who said that Machado and Gabriel Munoz, 17, of 15 Commonwealth Ave. had tried to enter the building but Machado's membership had expired.
Munoz, according to police reports, let Machado in through a back door at the pool. A lifeguard, the report states, thought Machado was a member of the swim team.
Machado, the report states, played basketball with Munoz and then went to the locker rooms, where he found the key left unattended. With Munoz keeping a lookout, the report states, Machado gained entry to the locker and took the items.
Officers spoke first with Munoz and sought a criminal complaint for larceny against him, then arrested Machado in soon afterward.
Charges filed against Munoz were continued without a finding Monday until January 2013.
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