WASHBURN COUNTY -- The Court has sentenced the third person facing charges for a Birchwood, WI crime-spree that occurred in November 2018.

DrydenWire.com reported previously that three people, Mitchell Engebretson, Timothy Wallace, and Dawn Warner were all facing charges after an investigation in Birchwood, WI into a series of reported break-ins and thefts in November 2018.

According to a criminal complaint filed in Washburn County Circuit Court, when investigators searched both a vehicle connected to the three and a motel room located in Birchwood, WI where the three were staying, law enforcement located numerous stolen items including tools, hunting knives, school supplies, a wallet, a check, and a credit card. Officers also found 2 glass jars containing a total of 142.5 grams of marijuana. Near the bed, a digital scale was also found, with traces of green plant material on it. In addition, investigators located sheets of paper with money printed on them, indicating that they were attempting to create counterfeit money.

Mitchell Engebretson was charged with Class H Felony Forgery (Party to a Crime), Class I Felony Possession of THC (2nd+), 3 counts of Misdemeanor Theft-Movable Property <=$2,500, and Misdemeanor Possess Drug Paraphernalia. At a plea hearing in March 2019, Engebretson plead No Contest to his charge of Class I Felony Possession of THC (2nd+) along with 2 of the charges of Misdemeanor Theft-Movable Property <=$2,500. The remaining charges were dismissed but read in.

Engebretson was sentenced in Washburn County Circuit Court on May 22, 2019. The Court ordered a 3.5-year sentence on Engebretson’s conviction for Class I Felony Possession of THC (2nd+) with 1.5 years confinement in State Prison followed by 2 years of extended supervision. This sentence is to be served consecutively to sentences that Engebretson faces in two other counties. In addition, the Court ordered 9 months county jail time on each of Engebretson’s convictions for Misdemeanor Theft; to be served concurrently but consecutively to his prison sentence on the felony drug conviction. 

Conditions of Engebretson’s extended supervision prohibit him from traveling within 25 miles of Birchwood, WI. Engebretson was also ordered to pay over $150.00 in restitution and is prohibited from having contact with victims in the case.

Timothy Wallace received a sentence of 1.5 years of initial confinement in state prison to be followed by 2 years of extended supervision for his conviction of Class I Felony Possess w/Intent-THC (Marijuana) <=200 grams. The other charges filed against Wallace were dismissed. 

The Court ordered a sentence of 147 days in county jail with credit for time served for Dawn Warner on her conviction of Class I Felony Possession of THC (Marijuana) 2nd+ Offense. The remaining charges filed against Warner were dismissed.

Last Update: May 29, 2019 2:06 pm CDT

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