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Arvilla, N.D., teen sentenced to 7 years for burglaries, other charges

An Arvilla, N.D., man was sentenced Friday to seven years in prison and five years of supervised probation for several charges, including a string of Grand Forks burglaries.

Steven Scott Svir

An Arvilla, N.D., man was sentenced Friday to seven years in prison and five years of supervised probation for several charges, including a string of Grand Forks burglaries.

Steven Svir, 18, had pleaded guilty to counts of burglary, theft of property, preventing arrest, harboring a runaway minor, unlawful entry of a motor vehicle, underage drinking, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, aggravated assault and terrorizing.

The latter two counts stem from allegations Svir cut his ex-girlfriend on the neck and chest with a knife in March, according to court documents.

Svir was ordered to pay victims $15,337.14 in restitution -- $4,019.31 of that burden is shared with Dillon Patrick Davis, 19, who was sentenced last week to a term of supervised probation on charges of burglary and theft of property.

Svir was arrested in April after a three-hour standoff with authorities that began when officers thwarted his attempt to burglarize an East Grand Forks home.

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