Pair to pay $22,000 in damages [UPDATED]Published 9:53am Wednesday, August 10, 2011 Updated 11:54am Wednesday, August 10, 2011
The second half of the duo who caused thousands in damage to property in New York Mills has been sentenced, and the amount of restitution he and his friend have to pay — over $22,000 — has also been settled.
Kevin Gene Engelke, 23, was sentenced Monday for one count of third degree burglary, with another count of the same and a first degree criminal damage to property charge dismissed.
Engelke and Douglas Lyon Dabill, also 23, were convicted for a drunken night of joyrides and vandalism on May 4, when they broke into the Co-Op Granary and the East Otter Tail County Landfill in the New York Mills area. Between the two of them, they broke into several buildings and crashed three vehicles on area roads. In one instance, they drove a pickup truck through a closed garage door at the landfill.
Engelke must serve a year in Otter Tail County Jail (with 65 days already served), and he was fined $50 and placed on five years supervised probation. However, his biggest penalty is the one he’ll be sharing with Dabill: $22,098.29 in restitution for the damage they caused.
The number is much higher than the original cost estimate of the damages, which sat at $10,000 or higher.Tags: burglary, New York Mills, vandalism