Twin Lake man admits to stealing dirt bikes.

June 14, 2021

Thomas Burns appears in 27th Circuit Court from jail via Zoom video conferencing due to COVID-19.

Twin Lake man admits to stealing dirt bikes.

By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

HART — A 27-year-old Twin Lake man pleaded guilty in 27th Circuit Court Monday, June 14, to breaking and entering a building with intent.

Thomas Edward Burns, of 3310 E. Skeels Rd., testified before Judge Robert D. Springstead that he broke into a barn on Skeels Road Oct. 4, 2020 in Otto Township. 

“I came across some dirt bikes and took them,” Burns said.

He was later arrested by the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office. Burns initially was charged with a second felony count of receiving and concealing stolen property $1,000-$20,000. 

Burns’ Oceana County sentence will run concurrently with a Muskegon County case, which relates to the property in Count 2, said Oceana County Prosecutor Joseph Bizon. The property was recovered. 

Sentencing guidelines in the case are 10-23 months, said Bizon, and Burns’ jail term will be capped at 10 months. 

Burns testified that he pulled the lock off the barn to gain access, and stole two dirt bikes by pushing them down the road approximately a half mile. 

Sentencing is set for Sept. 20 at 10 a.m.

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