FRONT ROYAL – A Winchester man on Monday received prison time for committing burglaries and theft in the city and in Warren County in 2017.
Judge Clifford L. Athey Jr. sentenced Michael Jorge Meszaros in Warren County Circuit Court to three years in a state penitentiary for one count of statutory burglary and two years, all suspended, for a related grand larceny charge. The crimes occurred in Winchester on Oct. 15, 2017.
Athey ordered Meszaros, 34, to complete two years of supervised probation and to pay $1,128 in restitution related to the Oct. 15, 2017 offenses.
The judge also sentenced Meszaros to two years, all suspended, for statutory burglary and the same punishment for grand larceny stemming from Jan. 11, 2017 offenses that occurred in Warren County. The judge ordered Meszaros to pay $1,268 in restitution in those cases.
A statement of facts filed in the Winchester case indicates that a suspect threw a rock through the front door of Pioneer Skate Shop, 201 S. Braddock St., on Oct. 15, 2017. The suspect took two skate boards and a cash register containing approximately $150 from the business. Authorities received an anonymous tip indicating that Meszaros might be involved in the burglary. Investigators confirmed the tip and Meszaros confessed to the crime during an interview, the statement of facts notes.