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‘Sunday Bandit’ sentenced to jail for probation violation

Crime Watch

ST. ANTHONY — A man who admitted to breaking into a Salem home and stealing women’s clothing will serve time in jail for a misdemeanor probation violation charge.

Cody Polatis, 21, pleaded guilty to the probation violation Monday. Judge Gilman Gardner sentenced Polatis to serve 72 days in the Fremont County Jail.

His probation officer had recommended 30 days in jail.

Polatis told in June that he violated probation by missing a meeting with his probation officer.

Polatis, also known as the “Sunday Bandit,” had admitted to breaking into Kent Sanderson’s home and stealing articles of clothing valued over $1,300 from a teenage girl’s room. Footage from a hidden camera shows Polatis masturbated next to the girls bed.

As part of a plea agreement, Polatis pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor unlawful entry charge and a stalking charge.

Gardner sentenced Polatis to 360 days in jail, but suspended all of the jail time except 10 days and placed him on probation.

Polatis admitted to violating probation again last month when he broke into a Madison County home. Polatis told detectives he went into the home with the intention to masturbate and leave – but not take anything.

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