Poplar teens sentenced for theftA pair of Poplar teens who pulled a vending machine off a Poplar gas station with a vehicle may only face ordinance violation charges.
By: Superior Telegram, Superior Telegram
A pair of Poplar teens who pulled a vending machine off a Poplar gas station with a vehicle may only face ordinance violation charges.
Bryan Daniel Hoyt, 17, and Houston Anthony Wachsmuth, 19, each pleaded guilty in Douglas County Circuit Court last month to misdemeanor charges of theft and entry into a locked coin box, both as a party to a crime.
A deferred judgment of conviction agreement was entered for both teens.
Each was ordered to comply with all laws, pay $1,383 restitution and pay a $144 fine and court costs. If they follow those conditions for a year, the theft charges would be dismissed and the locked coin box charge would be amended to an ordinance violation with no further penalties.
According to the criminal complaint:
Hoyt and Wachsmuth drove up to the gas station from a recreational trail with a Ford Explorer, chained the vehicle to the soda machine and used it to rip the machine off the side of the building on March 14. They took about $60 out of the coin box and snagged a few of the bottles of pop.