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Lyons man faces burglary, car theft charges

by Rob Ireland

June 09, 2011

An 18-year-old Lyons man faces criminal charges after allegedly breaking into a neighbor's home while they were on vacation and taking a car.

Albert J. Loibl, 1638 Betty Jean Lane, faces felony charges of burglary and operating a motor vehicle without the owner's consent. He also faces two misdemeanor counts of criminal damage to property and a misdemeanor count of theft.

If convicted of all counts, Loibl faces up to 20 years and nine months imprisonment and $65,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint:

On May 1, a family on Christine Court told police one of their vehicles, a 2002 Dodge Neon, was damaged, leaking fluid and had been moved.

The family was on vacation from April 19 to May 1.

While on vacation, on April 25, a friend contacted the primary driver of the Dodge Neon and asked why Loibl was driving the car.

At the time, the driver of the Neon stated it couldn't possibly be his car because it was locked in his driveway at home. Inside of the Dodge Neon, police found receipts from the McDonald's and Walmart in Mukwonago.

Police received the video surveillance footage from the Mukwongao Walmart, which showed the suspect from the burglary.

The surveillance footage was shown to the family who identified the suspect as Loibl.

Although there were no signs of forced entry into the home, the family thought access could have been gained through the garage door keypad. Loibl told police he entered the residence on April 25 to use the Dodge Neon.

He said he returned the car that night, but on April 28 used it again.