Seven years in burglary case

LISBON – An East Liverpool man with an extensive criminal history of stealing was sentenced to seven years in prison Thursday by Judge Scott Washam in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court.

David J. Sisco Jr., 23, last known address Tague Street, East Liverpool, pleaded guilty in June to 10 counts of crimes including six counts of burglary and three counts of receiving stolen property. He had faced up to 36 years in prison if all the maximum sentences were given.

Assistant County Prosecutor Ryan Weikart asked Washam for six years, but the judge went a step further sentencing Sisco to seven. Weikart pointed out many of the items taken were sentimental in nature and several were never found.

“I think Mr. Weikart is generous when he says Mr. Sisco’s actions show a total disregard for other people’s property,” Washam said before delivering his sentence.

One incident involved trespassing into the Pennsylvania Avenue, East Liverpool home of Jessica Williams while the home was occupied on July 13, 2012. In that case, Sisco and a co-defendant, Ashley Bable, reportedly entered the home through a basement door and stole several items including a necklace, television, computer, monitor, Nintendo Wii, clothing and a backpack.

Another count noted on Aug. 20, 2012 Sisco entered the home of Gerald Potts, College Street, East Liverpool, going in through the front door and stealing a television set and Pittsburgh Steelers memorabilia.

A third count states Sisco took Potts’ belongings to the home of another co-defendant, Rebecca Sisco, Marcus Street, East Liverpool, and stored them.

On Aug. 22, 2012, David Sisco reportedly went to the home of Francis and Phyllis Conto, Old Fredricktown Road, East Liverpool, entered through the garage door and stole firearms, BB guns, a television, savings account book and miscellaneous jewelry.

On Aug. 28, 2012, Sisco used a back door to enter the home of Richard and Marsha Webb, Henry Avenue, East Liverpool. From that home he took a video recorder and miscellaneous jewelry. Several of those items were sold the same day at Direct Jewelry Outlet in Boardman.

Then on Sept. 7, 2012, Sisco, allegedly with co-defendant Bable, went into the house of Robert and Marcia Bloor, Vine Street, East Liverpool, while the homeowner was in the yard mowing. Items taken from that home included a firearm, wallet, jewelry, coins and a laptop. On Sept. 8, another count said Sisco used a credit card belonging to the Bloors to purchase $75 in gas at the DP station in New Waterford.

Finally, on Sept. 10, court documents state Sisco broke into the home of Vincent Emler, Avondale, East Liverpool, walking away with miscellaneous coins.

The crimes led to Sisco pleading guilty on June 6 to three counts of second-degree felony burglary; three counts of third-degree felony burglary; two counts of receiving stolen property, both fifth-degree felonies; a misdemeanor receiving stolen property and a misdemeanor misuse of credit cards.

Both Bable and Rebecca Sisco also faced related charges. Both have already pleaded guilty and await sentencing.