Teen sentenced for burglaries with uncle

Published 9:11 am Friday, October 21, 2011

An Austin teen accused of breaking into a vacant house five months ago was sentenced to five years probation Thursday in Mower County District Court.


Dyllon David Jorgenson, 19, was convicted of two counts of third-degree burglary, both felonies. As a condition of his probation, he must not enter bars or liquor stores or attend house parties. He must also pay an undetermined amount of restitution.

His uncle, 33-year-old Joshua David Bollinger, was recently sentenced to more than four months in prison in the case.

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One other burglary charge and one count of theft were dismissed when Jorgenson entered into a plea agreement.

Bollinger and Jorgenson were charged in May for breaking into a vacant house and taking several items. According to a court complaint, a woman who owns a vacant house in the 4000 block of 20th Avenue NW in Lansing Township had checked on the property on May 15. When she entered the home, she heard someone in the basement.

While she was on the phone with police, she spotted someone, later identified as Jorgenson, driving by slowly. He then reportedly picked up Bollinger at an in-drive about 150 feet from the house.

During the burglary investigation, Jorgenson gave police information about other crimes Bollinger had allegedly been committing. He told officers he and Bollinger had been to the vacant residence and stolen property previously. He also said he has been purchasing ingredients for Bollinger to make meth.