Judge delivers lecture to burglar.Byline: Bill Bishop The Register-Guard
A home burglar got a stern lecture and a 32-month prison sentence Wednesday from a judge who said the community is "sick and tired" of drug users stealing their hard-earned possessions.
Lane County Circuit Judge Gregory Foote also reminded 20-year-old Michael Scott Michael Scott or Mike Scott may be:
Police officers may use deadly force in specific circumstances when they are trying to enforce the law. when they encounter a burglar inside an occupied dwelling.
"They have guns in their houses because of people like you. They are prepared to blow you away. You will go out of there in a body bag, and nobody will care," Foote told Wrighthouse.
"Do I condone condone v. 1) to forgive, support, and/or overlook moral or legal failures of another without protest, with the result that it appears that such breaches of moral or legal duties are acceptable. that behavior? I understand it," the judge said. "The community is sick and tired of people like you."
Sheriff's investigators said Wrighthouse created a "mini crime wave" with at least seven Veneta area thefts and burglaries of homes where residents left windows and doors ajar during July's hot weather. He stole wallets, purses and two cars. A woman caught him red-handed inside her home and he fled, a sheriff's spokesman said.
Deputies got a tip on his identity when a car theft victim saw Wrighthouse driving the victim's stolen car in Veneta. Wrighthouse, who has lived in Springfield and Veneta, was arrested at the home of an aunt and uncle.
He pleaded guilty to two counts each of burglary and car theft. Other charges were dropped in the plea deal. He has a minor criminal record.
Defense lawyer Sara Collins This article
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He was under the drug's influence and "had been up for days" when he did the crimes, she said.
One of his victims, who spoke in court Wednesday but asked not to be identified, said Wrighthouse showed total disregard for others when he broke into a home that had a wheelchair ramp A wheelchair ramp is an inclined plane installed in addition to or instead of stairs. Ramps permit wheelchair users, as well as people pushing strollers, carts, or other wheeled objects, to more easily access a building. and stole $400 worth of vital medications from a disabled person.
Wrighthouse also stole a car containing hundreds of dollars worth of tools and important papers that was parked at the residence. The car has not been recovered, leaving the owner without the tools of his occupation and without transport- ation.
"I can't afford another car," the owner told the judge.
Foote invited Wrighthouse to take as much methamphetamine as possible so that he might die from the drug sooner than later, and cease being a problem for others.
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2. ," Foote told him. "If you think there's a better plan for your life, now is the time to make that choice."