AUGUSTA — A Monmouth man was ordered Wednesday to serve 30 months in prison for a series of thefts and a burglary earlier this year that netted him $24,557 in cash and valuables.

Scott D. Smith, 27, pleaded guilty in Kennebec County Superior Court to burglarizing a Monmouth home Feb. 28 and stealing two safes from it filled with coins and other valuables.

The homeowner valued the items at $17,092, Assistant District Attorney Brad Grant told the judge.

Grant said one safe and some coins were found on a bus on the property of one of Smith’s relatives. Some stolen coins also later turned up at an Auburn jewelry store, Grant said.

Smith also pleaded guilty to a theft charge in connection with his use of a Readfield woman’s credit card in January and February to run up more than $6,800 in charges.

He also pleaded guilty to two counts of negotiating a worthless instrument — one on Dec. 31, 2011, in Readfield; and one on Dec. 16, 2011, in Chesterville.

Justice Michaela Murphy imposed a sentence of six years in prison, with all but 30 months suspended, and three years of probation; and she ordered Smith to pay $24,557 restitution.

Smith was on probation when the offenses occurred.

Several other people were sentenced in separate hearings Tuesday and Wednesday in Kennebec County Superior Court:

* Daniel E. Barry, 50, of South Gardiner, operating under the influence and operating while license suspended or revoked March 19, 2010, in Gardiner; 364-day jail sentence, with all but 90 days suspended, one-year administrative release, $750 in fines, 90-day license suspension.

* Angela Despres, 27, of Augusta, forgery April 17 in Gardiner; 30-day jail sentence, $250 fine.

* Zackery Ryan Eaton, 22, of Winslow, domestic-violence assault March 4 in Winslow and violating condition of release March 10 in Augusta; four-year jail sentence, with all but eight months suspended, two years of probation.

* Ghe Joe Grip, 32, of Waterville, domestic-violence assault and violating conditions of release March 11 in Waterville; four-year jail sentence, with all but nine months suspended, two years of probation.

* Kevin W. Hiebert, 29, of Belgrade, operating under the influence Aug. 21, 2011, in Belgrade; two-year jail sentence, with all but 30 days suspended, two years of probation, $1,000 fine, six-year license and registration suspension.

* Vaughn Scott, 52, of Bangor, theft by unauthorized taking or transfer Jan. 14, 2011, in Waterville; 364-day jail sentence, with all but 60 days suspended, one-year administrative release, $1,800 fine.

Betty Adams — 621-5631

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