South Range man sentenced for string of burglariesA third man has been sentenced for his role in a string of Douglas County burglaries that took place last spring.
By: Superior Telegram, Superior Telegram
A third man has been sentenced for his role in a string of Douglas County burglaries that took place last spring.
Anthony Devere Seaberg, 18, of Superior pleaded guilty May 28 in Douglas County Circuit Court to felony counts of burglary and theft and one misdemeanor count of theft, all as a party to a crime. He was sentenced to five years of probation and six months in jail with Huber release for work and school. He was also ordered to pay $290 restitution, undergo chemical dependency and mental health evaluations, provide a DNA sample and have no contact with the victims. An additional 11 counts of burglary and nine counts of theft were dismissed but read in for sentencing.
Seaberg is one of four teens accused of stealing gas, change and more in a rash of thefts in the towns of Oakland, Superior, Lakeside, Amnicon, Summit, Parkland and the village of Poplar in April and May 2012. The majority of the thefts were from garages, utility buildings, sheds and vehicles. Two other teens have already been sentenced for their roles in the crimes — Brian Mathias Lind, 17, of Maple was sentenced to five years of probation and 120 days in jail; 18-year-old Jesse James Budreau of Hawthorne was sentenced to four years of probation and six months in jail. Nathan Edward Birkholz, 18, of South Range, still faces charges stemming from the thefts. His next court appearance is July 16.
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 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 place. He said if people did not close their garage door, they were asking to be broken into.