Man pleads guilty to being 'look-out' for accomplices

Two suspected co-defendants are facing pending charges in connection with 300 vehicle and 150 building break-ins in Celeryville, Greenwich, New London and Plymouth.
Cary Ashby
Nov 27, 2012

A Bellevue man pleaded guilty Monday to being the look-out for his two suspected accomplices.

Alexander M. Hopkins, 21, of 133 1/2 McKim St., was convicted of one count each of burglary and breaking and entering. The conviction is for two Aug. 10 incidents in New London, with the burglary involving an attached garage and a break-in at a shed.

"He indicates he primarily was a look-out," Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Richard Woodruff said.

As part of a plea deal with defense attorney Mike Jackson, Woodruff agreed to dismiss two counts of breaking and entering and one charge each of theft of a credit card and receiving stolen property.

Two suspected co-defendants are facing pending charges in connection with 300 vehicle and 150 building break-ins in Celeryville, Greenwich, New London and Plymouth. Police from Greenwich, New London and Plymouth assisted the Huron County Sheriff's Office in the investigation.

William R. Barnett Jr., 21, of Shelby, is charged with three counts of burglary, five burglary charges and one count of theft of a credit card. His trial is scheduled for Dec. 20.

Kyle S. Weiner, 23, of 410 E. Walton St., Willard, faces four counts each of burglary and breaking and entering and one charge of theft of a credit card. His trial is set for Dec. 11.

Hopkins, during his interview with sheriff's detectives, said he and his two accomplices broke into 50 vehicles and five outbuildings on the nights of on Aug. 10 and 17, Detective Josh Querin said earlier.

Authorities estimate the three suspects stole about $10,000 worth of items, including GPS units, cash, cameras, watches, compact discs, DVDs, iPods, MP3 players, extension cords and tools. Deputies recovered most, but not all, of the items.

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iamrevolutionary

Those Barnetts are a scourge upon this earth.

DieselSmoke

Looks like he's happy he was caught!

iamrevolutionary

Yeah...Like, I made it! Now I can be on the wall of shame with the rest of the family/friends! Don't want to be the only one not to "graduate."

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mikeylikesit

it's because he knows we lost the concept of punishing criminals a long time ago.when i was young, nobody wanted a bad rap sheet or a prison record. anymore these things are like a badge of honor to these punks..