NORRISTOWN >> A Norristown man is headed to jail after stealing thousands of dollars in jewelry and a camera in two Lower Providence Township burglaries, a court ruled recently.
Joseph Yesner, who turns 26 on May 12, will spend 11½ to 23 months in the Montgomery County Correctional Facility after pleading guilty to a first degree felony burglary charge, Montgomery County Court Judge Gail Weilheimer decided. Yesner must report to jail on June 5, 2017, at 9 a.m. and is eligible for work release and for good-time credit. Yesner is also sentenced to three years probation consecutive to parole and has been ordered to pay $10,579 in restitution to one of his victims. He must stay away from North Trooper Road in Eagleville. In total, he could be under court supervision for nearly five years.
On May 9, 2016, Marion Streeper, 68, of the unit block of North Trooper Road, Lower Providence reported $6,000 in jewelry and a camera stolen from inside her home, according to a criminal complaint. Then on Sept. 14, 2016 Lower Providence Police arrested Yesner for a theft related to a complaint from Daniel Fink, also from the unit block of North Trooper Road, where nearly $2,000 in jewelry was taken from his home. During an interview, Yesner admitted to stealing from Fink and taking the jewelry to a pawn shop where he received cash.
Yesner then admitted to stealing the jewelry from Streeper’s home along with a Sony camera. He also conspired with is girlfriend, Brianna Fink, to commit the crime. Brianna Fink told Yesner the layout of the property and encouraged him to do the burglary, the complaint states. Yesner said soon after the burglary he woke up Fink to show her the proceeds from what he had done. Two days later, she drove him to a pawn shop where he received cash and used the money for a deposit on an apartment that they would share.
Yesner then gave police the stolen camera that was in his back pack.