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Woman receives three years of probation for burglary

September 08, 2011

A 29-year-old Orfordville woman, who drove her boyfriend and another man to a home to burglarize it, was sentenced Sept. 9 to three years of probation.

Lindsay B. Hartin was convicted of felony burglary in Walworth County. In Rock County, she was convicted Sept. 3 of three misdemeanor counts of theft and sentenced to two years of probation.

She also has a Sept. 26 plea hearing scheduled in Vernon County for a burglary charge.

Hartin's boyfriend, Brandon Kinder, 27, faces burglary charges in numerous Wisconsin counties.

A co-defendant, Daniel Hodge, is scheduled for an Oct. 19 sentencing hearing in Walworth County in two burglary cases. Hodge, a registered sex offender, also faces burglary charges in numerous other counties.

According to the criminal complaints filed in Walworth County:

On Sept. 22, at 8:21 a.m., Williams Bay police received a phone call from the owner of Lucke's Cantina, who reported the burglary. When police arrived at the restaurant, they spoke to a delivery man who observed an outside door had been damaged and was open. The delivery man walked in, saw a second open door and noticed the ATM was missing.

At the restaurant, police observed pry marks in the door jamb. A safe in the basement also was broken into.

A cash drawer and glass jar containing money for an employee memorial fund were both missing from the safe. Coats for the kitchen staff also were gone.

On Sept. 29, police found the ATM in a creek near Hanover Road, Janesville. On Sept. 30, with the owner's permission, police cut open the ATM and found the money was missing.

On Nov. 1, the Williams Bay Police Department received a press release from the Rock County Sheriff's Department which stated Hodge and Kinder were arrested for several area burglaries. The press release stated the two allegedly broke into gaming machines, change machines and safes in taverns.

A detective with the Rock County Sheriff's Department interviewed Kinder about the Williams Bay burglary. Kinder admitted to stealing the ATM from the bar.

On Aug. 24, a Richmond Township resident told police his home had been burglarized. A 46-inch flat screen television — valued at $1,800 — and cash was taken from the residence.

On Oct. 29, a Rock County Sheriff's Department detective transported Hodge around the county to point out residences he burglarized. Hodge directed him over the county line and he pointed out the Richmond Township home.

Hodge said Lindsay Hartin, who is Kinder's girlfriend, drove the two to the home to burglarize it.

Hartin admitted to police she drove the men to the residence.