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Geneva man gets prison for burglarizing taverns

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May 20, 2014 | 01:16 PM
A 26-year-old town of Geneva man was sentenced May 9 to four years in prison after he burglarized several taverns, including the Mars Resort in the town of Linn.

Kirk P. Myerson pleaded guilty Feb. 19 to two felony burglary charges. He also was sentenced to three years of extended supervision.

In one of the burglary cases, Myerson was ordered to pay $1,509.30 in restitution. In the other case, restitution has been held open.

According to the criminal complaint on the Mars Resort case:

On Aug. 17, 2013, police responded to the Mars Resort for a burglary. A window to the restaurant was broken, and it appeared that someone pried open a locked drawer.

A witness told police that he heard someone jump from the air-conditioning unit of his building.

The man then saw someone jump into the water from a pier. The witness was able to point the man out to police.

Police chased the swimming suspect with a police boat and found him about 200 to 250 feet from the shore. The man was naked.

Police were able to locate black shoes, black gloves and a jacket floating in the lake near the location the witness said the man jumped into the water.

Myerson’s vehicle was also located near the resort backed into a stall, doors unlocked and the keys in the ignition.

According to the criminal complaint on the Cruise Inn Bar & Grill case:

On Aug. 11,2013, at 5:17 a.m., police responded to a silent alarm at the tavern. Police found the glass in a back door shattered and signs that someone had tampered with a cash register.

Police saw a suspect wearing a black leather coat and a bandana over his face on the bar’s video surveillance.

When Myerson was arrested in Geneva Township, he was in possession of a black jacket that matched the one in the video surveillance.

The sole marks left on the floor of the bar also matched the shoes that Myerson had at the Mars Resort.

Repeater charge

On both counts, Myerson was convicted as a repeater because of a 2010 conviction in Walworth County for burglary. He also was convicted in 2007 of robbery, use of force.

According to the state Department of Correction’s website Myerson’s probation has been revoked. He is on probation until January of 2021.


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