YAKIMA, Wash. — A beanie-wearing burglar was sentenced in Yakima County Superior Court on Monday to two years in prison.
Julian Vincent Armas, 48, of Grandview received a prison-based drug offender sentence of 25 months in custody and 25 months in drug treatment. If he violates treatment conditions, he can be sent back to prison.
The conviction stemmed from a burglary Oct. 19 in the 1300 block of Yakima’s Lincoln Avenue.
According to an arrest affidavit, a witness saw a man wearing a beanie with tassels lifting property over a neighbor’s fence to someone. The trespasser was also wearing a dark jersey with the number 17.
Officers surrounded the house, leading to Armas’ surrender from inside. Police said he matched the trespasser’s description: beanie with tassels, No. 17 jersey. Property missing from the house was found in a shed at his home.
Armas was sentenced under a state law known as a DOSA, short for drug offender sentencing alternative.
Under the terms of his DOSA, he was sentenced to the midpoint of the range of 43-57 months, which was then split to 25 months in prison and 25 months in drug treatment.