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Perkiomen Burglar Gets 23 Months in Prison

David Darren Yoder, 27, was sentenced in Montgomery County Court for committing burglaries in Towamencin and Perkiomen townships. In one of the burglaries, Yoder stole a handgun and sold it to a man in Hatfield for $200

A Perkiomen man who committed burglaries in Towamencin and Perkiomen townships to support his oxycodone habit — and who sold a stolen firearm for $200 to a Hatfield Village Apartments resident — will spend up to 23 months in prison.

David Darren Yoder, 27, of the 300 block of Maple Avenue, was sentenced last week after pleading guilty to burglary and firearms violations for incidents that occurred in November 2011, according to the Spring-Ford Reporter.

Yoder will also complete five years’ probation following imprisonment and pay $800 in restitution, according to the article. During probation, Yoder will be required to undergo random urine tests and complete outpatient drug and alcohol treatment.

Yoder’s burglaries grabbed attention of state police on Nov. 16, 2011, when a homeowner on Betcher Road in Perkiomen reported encountering Yoder in his home between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., rummaging through his wife’s jewelry, according to the article.

Yoder fled in a black Ford SUV, which was connected to him by police, according to the article. Yoder eventually admitted to stealing two necklaces during that burglary.

Yoder was finally nabbed Nov. 22, 2011, in Hatfield Township. According to the article, Yoder fired three shots from a stolen Smith & Wesson .38-caliber revolver at Hatfield Village Apartments. Yoder went there to sell the gun for $200, according to the article. The gun was fired to ensure it worked, according to the article.

Hatfield Township Police determined the firearm was stolen from a home on Metz Road in Towamencin on Nov. 17, 2011, along with a jar of coins, according to the article.

Yoder admitted to that burglary, and claimed he cashed in the coins at a Skippack bank, according to the article.

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