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Suspect pleads guilty in string of Montevideo burglaries

Joshua A. Nerison

MONTEVIDEO - The suspect in a series of burglaries this past summer in Montevideo has pleaded guilty to a raft of criminal charges ranging from burglary and theft to drug possession and receiving stolen property.

Joshua A. Nerison, 21, of Montevideo, appeared in Chippewa County District Court Friday. Under the terms of a plea agreement, he will plead guilty on more than 20 counts stemming from the summer-long burglary spree. Nearly 40 additional charges will be dismissed.

As part of the agreement, Nerison will pay restitution.

He had faced more than 60 charges in 20 separate cases after being arrested Aug. 15.

Nerison allegedly stole thousands of dollars worth of items in a string of thefts from garages and sheds in the community. Montevideo Police later recovered a moped, tools and electronics as well as jewelry

Some of the burglaries initially weren't reported, but victims contacted police after seeing pictures of recovered items posted on the Police Department's Facebook page.