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DL man sentenced on four charges

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Mitchell Keith Reller, 18, of Country Manor mobile home park on Richwood Road, has been sentenced on four counts relating to burglaries and auto tampering that occurred in October.

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He was charged in Becker County District Court with four felony counts of second-degree burglary of a dwelling; felony receiving stolen property; felony financial transaction card fraud; misdemeanor criminal damage to property; and six misdemeanor counts of tampering with a motor vehicle.

According to court records, on Oct. 3 deputies were dispatched on numerous reports of cabin burglaries and thefts from vehicles in Becker County.

At one residence TV sets, a computer and jewelry were taken. At another a wakeboard and golf clubs were stolen, and there were a number of reports of vehicles being entered and rummaged through, with items stolen in some cases.

A credit card stolen in the spree was used to obtain $1,500 in goods at Kmart.

When questioned, Reller admitted to the crimes, and said he acted with another man, who has also been charged. Police uncovered items valued at about $5,000 at Reller's home.

On the second-degree burglary charge, District Judge Peter Irvine sentenced him to 18 months in prison, stayed 10 years. He must serve 180 days in jail, with STS privileges granted. He was fined $1,000 plus court fees and must pay restitution. He must get a chemical use assessment and follow the recommendations.

On a second burglary charge, he was sentenced to 23 months in prison, stayed 10 years.

On a third charge, he was sentenced to a year and a day in prison, stayed two years.

On a fourth charge, financial transaction card fraud, he was sentenced to 13 months in prison, stayed five years.

The sentences run concurrently.

Nine other counts were dismissed in a plea agreement.

On Feb. 17, District Judge Peter Irvine set joint and several restitution at $2,040 in the case.

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