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updated: 7/8/2011 7:08 PM

Elk Grove Village teen pleads guilty to auto burglaries

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A Cook County judge sentenced an Elk Grove Village teenager to three years in prison with a recommendation for boot camp in exchange for his guilty plea to burglary.

Alex Pejcinovic, 18, received credit for 21 days in custody on charges that he and three others committed a series of auto burglaries in Elk Grove Village.

Police say he and the three others removed items from unlocked vehicles between November and December 2010. Co-defendant Jonathan Mendez, 20, of Elk Grove Village, pleaded guilty to burglary earlier this year and was sentenced to 24 months probation. Rohn Agaton pleaded guilty to the same charge and was sentenced to two years in prison with a boot camp recommendation. Also charged is Nicholas Minzenberger, 18, of Elk Grove Village.

Also known as the impact incarceration project, Cook County boot camp consists of military-style physical training, counseling, vocational training and educational assistance, followed by post-release supervision.

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