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Published May 04, 2011, 01:26 PM

2 arrested after authorities investigate a string of stolen vehicles and burglaries

New York Mills, Minn. (WDAY TV) - 2 New York Mills men are admitting their involvement in several burglaries and stolen vehicles. 23-year old Kevin Engelke and 23-year old Douglas Dabill were arrsted early this morning, on charges of burglary and theft.

New York Mills, Minn. (WDAY TV) - 2 New York Mills men are admitting their involvement in several burglaries and stolen vehicles.

23-year old Kevin Engelke and 23-year old Douglas Dabill were arrsted early this morning, on charges of burglary and theft.

This as authorities were investigating a string of stolen vehicles and burglaries. It includes a stolen car, pickup and John Deere front-end loader and the burglaries of a storage building and landfill office.

The vehicles and buildings were also vandalized. The Sheriff's department says the damage is in the thousands.

According to the Press Release: Kevin Gene Engelke and Douglas Lyon Dabill were arrested at about 4:30 am Wednesday May 4th, 2011, near the junction of State Highway 10 and County Highway 84 on the west edge of New York Mills' city limits while Otter Tail County Deputies, along with New York Mills Police Officers and Minnesota State Patrol were investigation a string of stolen vehicles and burglaries in and around New York Mills.

At about 2:30 am, New York Mills Police Officer Joe Rudd observed a vehicle in the ditch off of State Highway 10 near the East Otter Tail Landfill. Officer Rudd recognized the vehicle as belonging to owners in New York Mills.

This led to the discovery of a storage building burglary in New York Mills and a stolen vehicle from that location.

The East Otter Tail Landfill storage building a pickup was stolen along with a John Deere front-end loader with backhoe. The two vehicles were found in the area of the Landfill off of State Highway 10 and the back-hoe was found off of an area township road. Vandalism was done to all three vehicles and the Landfill building and office.

At about 4:30 am Amtrack reported two male individuals walking on the railroad tracks west of New York Mills. The two individuals attempted to evade responding officers; however they were apprehended by authorities. Engelke and Dabill admitted to their involvement in all three burglaries and all three stolen vehicles.

Engelke and Dabill were transported to the Otter Tail COunty Jail on charges of burglary and theft. At this time the extent of the vandalism is unknown, but sure to be in the thousands of dollars.

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