Medina County Courthouse

Friday, January 28, 2011

Barberton Man Sentenced to Prison for Wal-Mart Theft

Judge James Kimbler sentenced James M. Brienzo, III of First Street in Barberton, Ohio to six months in prison on one count of Complicity to Commit Theft, a fifth degree felony. Mr. Brienzo appeared in Judge Kimbler's courtroom in a wheelchair due to injuries he received in Lorain County when he allegedly was injured while hiding in a garbage dumpster. The dumpster was dumped into a garbage truck and he was injured while the truck was compacting the garbage.

Previously Judge Kimbler had issued revoked his bond and issued a warrant for his arrest for violating bond conditions and not appearing for a pre-sentence investigation interview. The bond conditions included not going onto property owned by Wal-Mart, who was the victim in the Complicity to Commit Theft case.

There are additional charges pending against Mr. Brienzo. Those charges are scheduled for trial in March of 2011.

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