Juan Villanueva convicted of 2nd strike residential burglary
February 14, 2014
Dauphin County Judge Andrew H. Dowling convicted Juan M. Villanueva of the attempted burglary of a residence with persons present after a bench trial this week. The attempted burglary occurred in the 2100 block of Bellevue Road in the City of Harrisburg on September 30, 2013. Because Villanueva's enormous criminal history includes a prior burglary of an occupied residence, a mandatory sentence of 10-20 years of imprisonment applies. Judge Dowling set sentencing for April 3, 2014 and the defendant remains incarcerated at the Dauphin County Prison. Villanueva, who is 58 years old, was released from SCI-Camp Hill just three months before the Bellevue Road burglary after serving 12 years for burglary and robbery. First Assistant District Attorney Fran Chardo, who prosecuted Villanueva, praised the work of Patrol Officers Colin Kerns and Kenneth Young and Detective John O'Connor that led to the arrest and conviction of Villanueva.