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June 25, 2014: San Gabriel Man Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison for Burglary, Other Crimes

Sarah Ardalani, Public Information Officer
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A 37-year-old man was sentenced yesterday to 11 years in state prison after pleading no contest to a dozen felony charges, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Deputy District Attorney Kenneth Meyer said Joseph Alan Canlas of San Gabriel also was ordered to pay $6,032 in restitution.

The sentence imposed by Judge Donald G. Umhofer comes after Canlas pleaded no contest to charges from four separate cases. The crimes occurred between December 2012 and December 2013.

In his most recent case, the defendant was sentenced to nine years in state prison after pleading no contest to nine felony counts of second-degree commercial burglary. Canlas reportedly used stolen and washed checks at supermarkets throughout Los Angeles County.

Canlas also pleaded no contest to unlawful driving or taking of a vehicle and was sentenced to 8 months. Furthermore, he was sentenced to an additional 16 months for two cases charging possession of methamphetamine.

Three of the cases were investigated by the Alhambra Police Department and one of the cases by the Pasadena Police Department.