A 20-year-old New Ulm man has been charged with multiple counts of burglary, as well as theft and criminal damage to property, for a pair of break-ins in Essig late last year. Michael J. Lindberg is accused of breaking into AMPM Livestock in Essig in December and stealing a desktop safe. There was also a break-in at the restaurant Carl’s Corner, although nothing was taken. Lindberg reportedly admitted to the crimes after his DNA was found on a pair of sunglasses that had been left on the desk the livestock company safe had been on. A duffle bag had been left at Carl’s Corner as well, and both pieces of evidence were sent to the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. Lindberg allegedly told police that he and a friend committed the crimes because they had a bag drug habit and needed money.