Local Crime Spree Guilty Plea 18 Oct 11

A 24-year-old Le Sueur man has pleaded guilty to 3rd-degree burglary for his role in a string of crimes in Sibley County earlier this year. Dustin Patrick Reinhart was part of a group accused of burglarizing more than 40 businesses and churches throughout southern Minnesota this spring, including in Blue Earth, Brown, Nicollet, Sibley, Steele and Waseca Counties. He and 23-year-old Anthony Nicholas Geisler of New Ulm and 19-year-old Jacob Spencer Langton of St. Clair were connected to break-ins at churches in Evan, Gibbon and Henderson as well as auto repair shops and other businesses across the local area. Reinhart remains in custody in the Nicollet County jail for the crimes, and is scheduled to be sentenced in Sibley County on November 10th. Geisler was recently sentenced to a year in the Brown County Jail for his role in the break-ins in that county.