“It is beneficial for the victims to appear in court,” said prosecutor David Uyar. He believes it’s important for citizens to see that their cases are not forgotten and that the system is working.

Johnson is charged with 11 other felonies related to pawning and possession of stolen property. At a court hearing, San Diego Superior Court judge Richard Mills noted that Johnson has two prior misdemeanor theft convictions and was on probation at the time of the new crimes.

Johnson made a plea deal on September 9, 2013: he admitted four counts of first-degree felony burglary and expects to get four years prison when he is sentenced on November 18.


Badhand Sept. 25, 2013 @ 10:44 a.m.

My new favorite 3 sentences:

It was when Fred pulled open the door of the fridge that he instantly knew something was wrong. “There was no beer in the refrigerator.” Fred called the cops.


Eva Knott Sept. 26, 2013 @ 7:29 a.m.

Thank goodness Escondido police responded promptly to the emergency. Fondly, Eva


jnojr Sept. 26, 2013 @ 1:47 p.m.

We do not imprison thieves for long enough. Four years is good for a first offense. A second should be 20, and a third should be LWOP.

Get a safe. You can get a decent-sized safe for a couple hundred bucks, or a big one for less than a grand. Neither of these will stop the determined burglar, but they will stop the "grazers" who want to fill their pockets and quickly run away. Always lock your doors... ALWAYS! Plant spiky plants under windows. Get an alarm. If you have a gun, get a lockbox... you can get ones that attach to the bed frame and can be unlocked with your fingers quickly. If you leave it in a nightstand, it'll wind up in the hands of a burglar faster than you'll use it to defend yourself. Get timers for a couple of lights, a TV, a radio. Make it look like someone's home.


FatCatSegat Sept. 26, 2013 @ 6:47 p.m.

Each first degree burglary receives a strike. Three strikes, 25 to life, right? Six strikes? Will the six strikes all run concurrent or consecutive terms? What a mess, eh? It gets more complicated. I was also under the impression that residential burglaries are more serious than commercial burglaries. Also, is this at trial or a preliminary hearing? The reason I ask is because the D.A. can and probably will offer the kid a deal, right? Who can set us straight?


Eva Knott Sept. 26, 2013 @ 7:23 p.m.

Wyatt Johnson made a plea deal after the preliminary hearing (before a trial). He admitted four counts of first-degree felony burglary and expects to get four years prison when he is sentenced on November 18.


CaptainObvious Sept. 28, 2013 @ 7:52 a.m.

"Harshness towards individuals who flout the laws and commands of state is for the public good; no greater crime against the public interest is possible than to show leniency to those who violate it." Cardinal Richelieu


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