Source: Lake Geneva Regional News

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Lyons man heads to jail

October 27, 2011

An 18-year-old Lyons man pleaded guilty Oct. 21 to a felony charge of taking a vehicle and driving it without consent and was sentenced to three years of probation.

As a condition of probation, Albert J. Loibl, 1638 Betty Jean Lane, will have to spend three months in jail with work release privileges and complete 75 hours of community service.

Three other felony charges — burglary and two counts of taking and driving a vehicle without consent — and three misdemeanor counts were dismissed but considered during sentencing.

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.

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 Mukwonago 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.