A Temple Hills man was sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison for a series of home break-ins around Columbia Heights and Petworth in Northwest Washington.

Tyrone Edmondson, 40, admitted to breaking into a home in the 800 block of Varnum Street NW on Christmas Day 2012 and another home in the 1500 block of Upshur Street NW on Jan. 21. He took computers, electronic devices, a television, jewelry, jackets, jeans, cameras, and other valuables. During the second theft, the owner heard noises in her living room and called D.C. police. Officers found Edmondson in an alley near the house with the victim's property.