Third-Strike Burglar Given Life Term

A man who was spotted by law enforcement burglarizing a garage in Wasco has been sentenced to 25-years-to-life in prison, plus another 11 years.

Michael Avila attempted to flee after being noticed by Kern County Sheriff’s deputies on Feb. 2.

He was convicted July 9. The Kern County District Attorney’s Office says Avila had two prior convictions.

– Anthony Pollreisz