Court issues warrant for teen charged in string of burglariesA fourth teen has been charged for a series of burglaries throughout Douglas County this spring.
By: Superior Telegram, Superior Telegram
A fourth teen has been charged for a series of burglaries throughout Douglas County this spring.
Brian Mathias Lind, 17, faces 17 charges including eight felony counts of burglary as a party to a crime and six counts of misdemeanor theft. He failed to appear in Douglas County Circuit Court for his initial hearing Friday and a bench warrant was issued for his arrest.
Lind and three other teens — Nathan Edward Birkholz, 17, of South Range, and Anthony Devere Seaberg, 17, and 18-year-old Jesse James Budreau, 18, of Superior — are accused of stealing gas, change and more in a rash of thefts this spring throughout Douglas County. The items were taken from residences in the towns of Oakland, Superior, Lakeside, Amnicon, Summit, Parkland and the village of Poplar in April and May. The majority of the thefts were from garages, utility buildings, sheds and vehicles, according to criminal complaints.
According to the criminal complaints:
When questioned, the teens admitted to breaking into garages and cars searching mainly for gas and change. Birkholz told Douglas County Sheriff’s Detective Brad Hoyt that they would take cans of gas, fill their tanks and then toss the can. Seaberg said the teens targeted places at random and never broke into a locked building. He said if people did not close their garage door, they were asking to be broken into.
Birkholz, who faces 24 charges, and Budreau, who faces six counts, are scheduled to appear in court July 27. Seaberg, who faces 23 counts, is scheduled to appear in court Aug. 6. All three teens were released on signature bonds — $5,000 for Birkholz and Seaberg, $2,500 for Budreau.