New Ulm Burglary Sentencing 08 Mar 13

A 19-year-old New Ulm man was convicted of 2nd-degree burglary in Brown County Court this week. Matthew Russell Lindberg was arrested in December after stealing hundreds of dollars worth of cigarettes from the SSL Auto Service gas station in New Ulm, and then walking home from the scene of the crime in the snow. Police investigating the break-in noticed the distinct shoeprints in the snow near the gas station, and followed them to Lindberg’s home on North German Street and he was taken into custody. In court on Tuesday he was ordered to pay over $1,200 in restitution, and was sentenced to 10 years of supervised probation after pleading guilty to the burglary charge. Counts of receiving stolen property and possession of drug paraphernalia were dismissed in exchange for the plea. Lindberg will also be required to attend the Brown County Drug Court.