Burglar jailed for two years

Dorset Echo: James Bruton James Bruton

A BURGLAR who committed a series of offences in Weymouth has been jailed for two years.

James Bruton, 28, admitted two charges of burglary and one of criminal damage, as well as asking for a third burglary to be taken into consideration when he was sentenced at Dorchester Crown Court.

Prosecutor Mark Ruffel told the court that the first offence was the criminal damage, which involved Bruton kicking a glass door to The Bed Shop in Abbotsbury Road in December 2012.

Bruton, pictured, of Adelaide Crescent, Weymouth, also admitted a burglary committed in Carlton Road South just a few days later.

Mr Ruffel said the defendant knew his victim and entered his property while he was away and stole an iPhone and body building supplements.

The offence taken into consideration involved Burton entering a property in Canterbury Close while the homeowner was away in July last year and stealing milk tokens to the value of £9.20 as well as food items.

The final burglary saw Bruton steal a laptop computer and a can of beer from a property in Corporation Road between December 31 last year and January 3 this year while one of the occupants was still at home.

Mr Ruffel said that the defendant was traced through DNA evidence on the half-drunk can of beer that was left outside the premises.

He told the court that Bruton had 31 previous convictions for 37 offences, including one for burglary and one for attempted burglary.

Jamie Porter, mitigating, said: “The situation appears to be in each of these cases of burglary there was no forced entry when they were committed, there was no damage to any property, the matters taken were of low value and in each case he believed the property was empty.”

Judge Roger Jarvis sentenced Bruton to two years in prison for each of the burglaries and two months for the criminal damage, with all of the sentences to be served concurrently.

He also warned the defendant: “You are now what is called a second strike domestic burglar.

“If it is the fact that in the future you commit a further domestic burglary the minimum sentence which the court will pass will be one of three years.

“It is very likely it will be significantly in excess of that.”

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10:30am Tue 28 Jan 14

2539 says...

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11:42am Tue 28 Jan 14

Rabbitman64 says...

2539 wrote:
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[quote][p][bold]2539[/bold] wrote: Wasteman[/p][/quote]Another person affected by capitalism. Rabbitman64

9:15pm Tue 28 Jan 14

tom cheater says...

Always known as a local loser.
Always known as a local loser. tom cheater

4:30pm Wed 29 Jan 14

2539 says...

tom cheater wrote:
Always known as a local loser.
Second that!
[quote][p][bold]tom cheater[/bold] wrote: Always known as a local loser.[/p][/quote]Second that! 2539

4:54pm Wed 29 Jan 14

laura70 says...

tom cheater wrote:
Always known as a local loser.
tom cheater think u want to keep ur opions to urself,
[quote][p][bold]tom cheater[/bold] wrote: Always known as a local loser.[/p][/quote]tom cheater think u want to keep ur opions to urself, laura70

5:06pm Wed 29 Jan 14

261213 says...

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Tom cheater and 2539 also known as the local keyboard warriors 261213

8:12pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Helen.b.64 says...

What a vile human being I blame the parents obviously not been taught right from wrong utter disgrace 2years is not long enough we need scum like this out if our society
What a vile human being I blame the parents obviously not been taught right from wrong utter disgrace 2years is not long enough we need scum like this out if our society Helen.b.64

1:47pm Fri 7 Feb 14

261213 says...

Helen.b.64 wrote:
What a vile human being I blame the parents obviously not been taught right from wrong utter disgrace 2years is not long enough we need scum like this out if our society
Do u know my parents "Helen"?
Did they commit these crimes? NO!!!!!!!! Your a small minded idiot with clearly no brain cells. We have been brought up just fine thank you and they have done everything in their power to help James and his mental health issues. So no this isn't down to bad parenting at all. Its people like you who we need out of our society!!!
[quote][p][bold]Helen.b.64[/bold] wrote: What a vile human being I blame the parents obviously not been taught right from wrong utter disgrace 2years is not long enough we need scum like this out if our society[/p][/quote]Do u know my parents "Helen"? Did they commit these crimes? NO!!!!!!!! Your a small minded idiot with clearly no brain cells. We have been brought up just fine thank you and they have done everything in their power to help James and his mental health issues. So no this isn't down to bad parenting at all. Its people like you who we need out of our society!!! 261213

2:21pm Fri 7 Feb 14

gary36 says...

261213 wrote:
Helen.b.64 wrote:
What a vile human being I blame the parents obviously not been taught right from wrong utter disgrace 2years is not long enough we need scum like this out if our society
Do u know my parents "Helen"?
Did they commit these crimes? NO!!!!!!!! Your a small minded idiot with clearly no brain cells. We have been brought up just fine thank you and they have done everything in their power to help James and his mental health issues. So no this isn't down to bad parenting at all. Its people like you who we need out of our society!!!
well helen i nearly chocked on my tea reading your comment,firstly as my sister stated above,my parents have raised james the same way as myself and my sister and my sister and i are both fine,my brother james not scum as u so kindly word it has mental health issues as stated in my sisters comment above,not that you would know this as you do not know my family.we have tried as a family to get the right help for my brother without much success in it helping his issues.i would suggest to u helen u wind your neck in and realise that james also has a family,a bloody good family and hurtful comments like yours affects his family.u have no idea what you are on about.i to have a special needs child and if my son breaks the law when he is older it certainly has nothing to do with my parenting skills.the echo does not state about my brothers issues,and im disgusted how u asume its down to parenting.
[quote][p][bold]261213[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Helen.b.64[/bold] wrote: What a vile human being I blame the parents obviously not been taught right from wrong utter disgrace 2years is not long enough we need scum like this out if our society[/p][/quote]Do u know my parents "Helen"? Did they commit these crimes? NO!!!!!!!! Your a small minded idiot with clearly no brain cells. We have been brought up just fine thank you and they have done everything in their power to help James and his mental health issues. So no this isn't down to bad parenting at all. Its people like you who we need out of our society!!![/p][/quote]well helen i nearly chocked on my tea reading your comment,firstly as my sister stated above,my parents have raised james the same way as myself and my sister and my sister and i are both fine,my brother james not scum as u so kindly word it has mental health issues as stated in my sisters comment above,not that you would know this as you do not know my family.we have tried as a family to get the right help for my brother without much success in it helping his issues.i would suggest to u helen u wind your neck in and realise that james also has a family,a bloody good family and hurtful comments like yours affects his family.u have no idea what you are on about.i to have a special needs child and if my son breaks the law when he is older it certainly has nothing to do with my parenting skills.the echo does not state about my brothers issues,and im disgusted how u asume its down to parenting. gary36

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