Elkhorn trio accused of burglarizing 10 homes

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Pedro Oliveira Jr.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
— An Elkhorn trio accused of burglarizing 10 homes earlier this year is scheduled for a preliminary hearing at the end of next month.

In March, the Walworth County District Attorney's Office issued charges of two counts of felony burglary for Steven S. Wynstra, 20, Dustin J. Krueger, 20, and Jade J. Juhlin, 20, all of Elkhorn. The trio was apprehended while committing a burglary March 10, according to police.

They later admitted burglarizing eight other homes in the same area, according to the criminal complaint. Krueger told police they entered summer homes in the Lauderdale Lakes area mostly during the day, according to the complaint.

In April, the trio was charged with eight felony counts of burglary for those crimes.

If convicted, each faces up to 25 years in prison for the first case, and 100 years in prison for the second.

According to the criminal complaint:

The burglaries were committed between Thanksgiving and March in the towns of La Grange and Lafayette. The trio is accused of taking items such as televisions, cameras, an electric piano, video game systems, food and alcohol.

Two victims told police they left their home around Thanksgiving and returned around March 3, noticing several items missing, according to the criminal complaint. Among the items were a 42-inch television, binoculars, a camera and a bottle of whiskey.

Another victim said he was missing several bottles of alcohol, kitchen knives, a video game system, approximately 30 video games, fishing poles and a Swiss army knife.

A third victim said someone took from his home a laundry basket, several cases of beer and soda and frozen pizza.

Krueger told police the trio was selling electronics and televisions to friends.

Their preliminary hearing is scheduled for Friday, May 28.

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