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Dec 27, 2017

Six Years for Teen Burglar from San Pedro

Brandon Portillo

Eighteen-year-old Brandon Portillo of San Pedro Town is headed to jail for six years after pleading guilty to two home burglaries on Ambergris Caye that took place last week. Portillo, a fisherman from the San Juan section of the town, admitted to breaking into the home of Joshua Carballo on December twenty-first and stealing items valued at one thousand, four hundred and seven dollars. Portillo also pleaded guilty to burglarizing the premises of Josliano Guerrero on Barrier Reef Drive the same day, taking more than two thousand dollars’ worth of fishing gear. However, he denied stealing a laptop computer and other items from the home of Terryl Godoy, also on Barrier Reef Drive, two weeks earlier on December seventh. Chief Magistrate Sharon Frazer set two concurrent six-year terms, noting that while he showed no remorse for his actions, he did save the court time by his guilty pleas and he is a first-time offender.

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