Daniel L. Nelson, 40, Green Bay, and Tyler R. Kruzan, 17, Weyauwega, are each charged with three counts of burglary and three counts of theft as party to a crime.
They are accused of breaking into three storage units in Marion and stealing a riding lawn mower, three outboard motors, an air compressor and other items in November 2013.
The break-ins were reported to Marion police over a period of several weeks as the people renting the storage units discovered the missing items.
On Jan. 25, Detective Sgts. Julie Thobaben and Rob Karski went to Kruzan’s home in Weyauwega, after receiving a call that several stolen items were there. They identified several things from the Marion storage units.
Marion police later interviewed Kruzan, who said he had gone into the Marion storage units with Nelson because he told him if he did not help with the burglaries, he would be grounded.
Nelson and Kruzan allegedly chopped up many of the items and sold the pieces as scrap metal.