Sentencing For Essig Burglaries 11 Dec 13

A 20-year-old New Ulm man accused of burglarizing 2 businesses in Essig late last year has been sentenced to 20 years of supervised probation for the crimes. Michael J. Lindberg stole a desktop safe after breaking into AMPM Livestock in Essig, and also reportedly broke into the restaurant Carl’s Corner, although nothing was taken there. Lindberg admitted to the crimes after his DNA was found on a pair of sunglasses that had been left at the livestock company and a duffle bag left at Carl’s Corner. He pleaded guilty to 3rd-degree burglary and was given credit for the time he served in jail. He will also be required to pay restitution. Lindberg reportedly told police he committed the crimes for drug money.