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Man pleads guilty to burglarizing Open Door Community House

A man who burglarized the Open Door Community House last year pleaded guilty Monday and was sentenced to two years in prison, followed by eight years’ probation.

Bruce Hoskins, 51, admitted to breaking into the Second Avenue on May 2, 2011. He broke a window by a door and then reached his hand inside to unlock the deadbolt, said Assistant District Attorney David Helmick.

“He started to bleed,” Helmick added. “The officers made swabs of the blood.”

Hoskins, who is homeless, was then pegged as the suspect, Helmick said.

Open Door workers didn’t know if anything was stolen from the building. Helmick said some hygiene items may have been taken.

Defense attorney Ray Lakes said his client was enrolled in a program at Open Door at the time.

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