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Updates to cases reported on earlier in the Herald

Gurjit Alexander Johal, 22, of Seattle pleaded guilty in Kitsap County Superior Court to two counts of second-degree possession of stolen property, and one count of possession of a stolen vehicle. He was sentenced to seven months in jail, with credit for time served since his arrest in March.

Johal and an alleged accomplice — Nicholas Joseph Diaz, who awaits trial for similar charges — stole a car in Tukwila in early March. A fitness club on Bainbridge Island was also burglarized days later. Johal, and his alleged accomplice, then continued through North Kitsap, stealing liquor from two Albertsons grocery stores. Bank cards stolen from the Bainbridge fitness club were also used at Poulsbo’s Walmart to fraudulently purchase electronics.

Diaz has pleaded not guilty, and awaits trial on charges of two counts of second-degree possession of stolen property, and one count of possession of a stolen vehicle.

He is expected to be in court on July 7.

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