NYM men to pay up for $10,000 in damage [UPDATED]Published 6:07am Friday, July 22, 2011 Updated 11:11am Friday, July 22, 2011
Two New York Mills men will have to pay up after causing over $10,000 in damage during an intoxicated series of joyrides on May 4.
Douglas Lyon Dabill, 23, was sentenced this week for third degree burglary, a felony which can be downgraded to a gross misdemeanor in the future. Another identical charge and a charge of first degree criminal property damage were dismissed.
Dabill was sentenced to five years supervised probation, time served in jail, and community service to pay off a $500 fine. It is likely that his biggest penalty will come when the amount of restitution is settled on. He and Kevin Gene Engelke, also 23, will share the burden of paying that amount once the final damage estimate is settled.
Court records report that Engelke and Dabill had been drinking in the early morning of May 4 when they decided to break into the Co-Op Granary in New York Mills (they admitted much of their action to law enforcement). Once inside, they stole a GMC Sierra and took it on a joyride, crashing it into a ditch near the East Otter Tail County Landfill.
They then broke into an office and a garage at the landfill, driving a pickup truck through the garage’s closed door. They crashed the truck in a ditch, walked back and took a backhoe out for a spin before putting it on its side. They were arrested shortly thereafter.
Landfill staff estimated that over $10,000 in damage was done to the property. Engelke has pled guilty to one count of third degree burglary, and his sentencing is set for Aug. 8.Tags: burglary, Courts, New York Mills, property damage