A 20-year-old New Ulm man has been sentenced to nearly 3 years in prison for his role in a series of burglaries and thefts this past January in New Ulm. The crimes involved burglaries at several occupied homes as well as thefts from numerous garages and vehicles. Joseph Thomas Rewitzer was convicted of 1st and 3rd-degree burglary as well as receiving stolen property this week in Brown County Court, and 14 other charges against him were dismissed. He was sentenced to 34 months in prison and ordered to pay over a thousand dollars in fines and restitution. Rewitzer will be given credit for the 130 days he has already served in custody. 20-year-old Dillon James Grimmett of New Ulm was sentenced to 180 days in jail and 20 years of supervised probation last month for his role in the crimes as well.