Francisco Castro and Enrique Torres-Ortega

Francisco Daniel Castro, left, and Enrique Eleazar Torres-Ortega. 

BOISE — Following a plea deal, the second of two Ontario men who were caught stealing items from cars in Boise will face a lesser sentence.

On Thursday morning, Francisco Daniel Castro, 20, of Ontario, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of unlawful entry and petit theft.

The three counts of burglary and two counts of grand theft (all felonies) were removed in an amended charging document.

Castro will spend 365 days in Ada County Jail for the petit theft charge and an additional 180 days for the unlawful entry charge. He will also have two years of supervised probation.

On Aug. 29, Enrique Torres-Ortega, 21, of Ontario, also pleaded guilty to misdemeanor counts of unlawful entry and petit theft. As part of the plea deal, Torres-Ortega’s three felony burglary charges were dropped.

Torres-Ortega will spend the same amount of time in jail as Castro.

According to a news release from Boise Police, officers responded to a report of vehicle burglary near the intersection of 19th and Ada streets on July 10. The caller stated that two men were entered and gone through a vehicle, and it appeared that they had burglarized other vehicles on the street as well.

Upon reaching the area, the release states that officers made contact with Castro and Torres-Ortega at the corner of 19th and Eastman streets. They were in possession of items that were later identified to be stolen from multiple vehicles in the area. Castro and Torres-Ortega were taken to Ada County Jail.

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