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DL man sentenced to prison for multiple area burglaries

A Detroit Lakes man was sentenced to 30 months in prison Friday in Becker County District Court, on multiple counts of second and third degree burglary.

Nicholas Wallace Johnson, 22, of 26783 Lidstrom Road, Detroit Lakes, was also ordered to pay almost $500 in court fines and fees, plus more than $14,000 in restitution for damages. He was, however, given credit for 136 days served in jail since his arrest.

Johnson pled guilty to one count of 2nd degree burglary and two counts of 3rd degree attempted burglary; an additional charge of motor vehicle theft, one count of third degree burglary and one count of second degree burglary were dismissed per the terms of the plea agreement.

In March, Johnson along with two other accomplices broke into the Wolf Lake Liquor Store and stole two safes and damaged the ATM. The trio pried open a door to gain access.

On March 16, Johnson broke into the Sunlite Bar north of Detroit Lakes and stole the cash register.

On April 1, Johnson and an accomplice stole a car from a Ulen residence, broke into a Callaway gas station, used the car to ram the front door of the Lake Place Bait Shop in Lake Park, and then attempted to break into the Lake Park Liquor Store. The damaged vehicle was later recovered about two miles south of Lake Park.