A Waterville man was sentenced to 150 days in jail after pleading guilty to break-ins at two Manchester businesses.

James M. Derosier, 29, pleaded guilty Thursday to burglary, theft and criminal mischief, all of which occurred April 16 in Manchester.

He was ordered to pay $770 restitution to two businesses, Circle K and Pizza Stone.

The hearing took place at the Capital Judicial Center.

The plea by Derosier follows a similar one two weeks ago by his codefendant, Jeffrey Lee Marshall, 30, of Albion. Marshall was sentenced to three years in jail, with an initial six months served immediately and the remainder suspended, and two years of probation. Marshall, too, was ordered to pay toward the restitution amount.

Derosier and Marshall were arrested not long after a burglar alarm sounded at the Circle K. A Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office deputy was nearby trying to determine why an unoccupied, locked car was left in the middle of the road at the intersection of U.S. Route 202 and Pelton Hill Road. The deputy questioned and then arrested the two men who returned to it, Marshall and Derosier. The car apparently had run out of gas. Items from the Circle K burglary, including packs of Old Gold cigarettes, were found in the car.

Police at the time said the two men were “very drunk” when the break-ins occurred.

Two other people were sentenced Thursday in separate hearings at the Capital Judicial Center:

• Kevin Alan Miller 52, of Clinton, domestic assault and obstructing report of a crime May 9 in Clinton; five-year jail sentence, all but six months suspended, two years of probation.

• Valerie M. Naiva, 40, of Augusta, disorderly conduct, offensive words, gestures July 27 in Augusta; seven-day jail sentence.

Betty Adams — 621-5631

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Twitter: @betadams


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