A San Mateo County judge has handed down a sentence of six months in jail and three years of supervised probation to Beata Wyszynska, 59, who Atherton police apprehended in February as she tried to leave a Holbrook Avenue home through a broken window, prosecutors said.
In the April 26 sentencing on burglary and vandalism charges, Superior Court Judge Susan Etezadi gave Ms. Wyszynska 99 days credit for time already served, according to a report by Deputy Chief District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe. Ms. Wyszynska must undergo counseling and pay $310 in fines, $75 a month for probation, and restitution to the victim in an amount to be determined.
Police may search her home and vehicles with or without probable cause, and will not need a warrant to seize evidence of probation violations, prosecutors said. She must submit a DNA sample and is not allowed to contact the victim or the victim's family.
Police arrived on the scene at about 9:50 a.m. on Feb. 19 after a neighbor called 911 upon hearing a sound of breaking glass and seeing "two suspicious subjects" enter his neighbor's home, police said.
Sgt. Joe Wade and Officer Dave Metzger responded and, upon arriving at the scene, noticed through the front window that someone was in the house, police said.
The person inside noticed the police outside and immediately ran toward the back of the house, police said. The officers arrested Ms. Wyszynska as she was trying to leave the house through a broken rear window, police said.
Police did not find evidence of any of the victim's personal property missing from the house.