Man sentenced in burglary
Alleged accomplice scheduled for court date
VICTORVILLE • A man was sentenced to nearly three years in prison for stealing electronics from a Barstow home; his alleged accomplice is due in court later this month.
Ivan Saiz, 52, pleaded no contest Thursday to burglary and failure to register as a sex offender. He was denied probation and sentenced to two years, eight months in prison last week, court records show.
The conviction counts as a strike on his record.
Saiz was one of two men arrested and charged for the residential burglary Oct. 1 on the 600 block of West Buena Vista Street.
The other man, 42-year-old Michael Shropshire, is scheduled back to court Oct. 25, according to court records. He faces an additional burglary charge from an incident July 17.
Authorities said they identified both men as suspects in the burglary after speaking to several witnesses. Searches conducted at their residences also turned up items reported stolen from the West Buena Vista Street home.
Items included two flat-screen televisions, a Nintendo Wii gaming console and a stereo and speakers, police said.
Saiz, who had 16 days knocked off his sentence for time served and good behavior, was previously convicted in February of two misdemeanors: receiving stolen property and possession of a controlled substance, court records show.
Shropshire remains in custody at West Valley Detention Center in lieu of $100,000 bail, according to booking records.
Shea Johnson can be reached at SJohnson@DesertDispatch.com or 760-256-4126.