Local Crime Spree Sentencing 12 Nov 11

A Le Sueur man has been sentenced to 5 years of probation for his role in a string of crimes in Sibley County earlier this year. 24-year-old Dustin Patrick Reinhart pleaded guilty to 3rd-degree burglary on Thursday and was sentenced to 21 months in prison, which was stayed for 5 years. He was also given credit for the 277 days he has served in jail since his arrest. Reinhart, along with 23-year-old Anthony Nicholas Geisler of New Ulm and 19-year-old Jacob Spencer Langton of St. Clair were accused of burglarizing more than 40 businesses and churches in 6 counties throughout southern Minnesota this past spring. They 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 was also ordered to complete 250 hours of community service in court on Thursday, and must undergo chemical dependency and mental health screenings. Geisler was recently sentenced to a year in the Brown County Jail for his role in the break-ins in that county. Criminal cases for the 3 in the other counties the crimes occurred in are still pending.