By Lisa Pett
Two of four men were in a Portage County courtroom on Friday to receive sentences for taking part in a rash of residential burglaries in Stevens Point between August and October 2012.
At least ten homes were burglarized in and around the Ellis Street residence were Stevens Point police discovered some of the stolen items.
Police were tipped off by a witness who told them the men were selling stolen goods out of the home. Over $12,500 in property was reported stolen.
Codi Klismith, 23 of Amherst Junction, appeared before Judge John Finn to plead no contest to receiving stolen property and lascivious behavior. Klismith admitted to being a party to the thefts, and to having knowledge of them and the items being sold, but denied being the leader of the group.
Klismith received a sentence of 120 days in jail and will serve three years on probation.
One of the other men, Jonathan Crossman, 22 of Stevens Point, was also sentenced in connection with the crimes. Crossman received a 90 day jail sentence and will serve 2 years probation. Both men are required to make some restitution to the victims.
Even Beck, 22, of New London was scheduled for sentencing but that information was not immediately available.
The fourth man, Gary Henley, 21, of Stevens Point, is scheduled for trial in this case on May 27.