JENNIFER DENISE PISTO
STATE OF ARKANSAS
OCTOBER 31, 2007
APPEAL FROM THE PULASKI COUNTY
HONORABLE WILLARD PROCTOR, JR,
Appellant, Jennifer Pisto, was convicted of residential burglary and theft of property by a
jury in Pulaski County Circuit Court. She was sentenced to forty years’ imprisonment for the
residential burglary conviction and thirty years’ imprisonment for the theft of property conviction.
The trial judge ordered that the sentences run concurrently, which resulted in an aggregate sentence
of forty years. On appeal, Ms. Pisto only argues that the evidence was insufficient to support the
conviction of theft of property. We disagree and affirm.
The testimony at Ms. Pisto’s trial showed that on January 18, 2006, she climbed through a
window and entered the home of Stacy Colburn. Ms. Colburn testified that she did not know Ms.
Pisto and that Ms. Pisto did not have permission to enter her home. Ms. Colburn was not home at
the time Ms. Pisto entered her home; however, a neighbor saw Ms. Pisto climbing through the
window into Ms. Colburn’s home and called 911. Two Little Rock police officers quickly
responded to the call and arrived at Ms. Colburn’s home withinminutes. When they arrived, Officer
Charleville announced that he was going to bring his police dog into the house. Officer Charleville
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then saw Ms. Pisto exiting Ms. Colburn’s home through the front door. He arrested her and
conducted a patdown search. Officer Charleville conducted the search of Ms. Pisto and Officer
Shippee observed. The search revealed a digital camera, a cell phone, a money clip, a small box
containing diamond earrings, a flask, what looked like a gas card, wire cutters, Allen wrenches, a
black stocking cap, green gloves, and a pocket knife. Officer Shippee began searching Ms.
Colburn’s home and found a