Portage Man Charged With Mayville Burglary

7/12/11 – A Portage man told police he was just trying to do a favor for a friend, now he is facing felony Burglary charges. 28-year-old James Earl Dickinson II is accused of breaking into a Mayville apartment on Sunday. The occupant awoke at 4pm in the afternoon after hearing someone inside the apartment and says he saw Dickinson run from unit. He also saw another man outside with a large facial tattoo run from the scene. Based on that description, Mayville police arrested the tattooed man walking down Main Street and then found Dickinson at a nearby park. According to the criminal complaint, he took the blame for the burglary and said he was doing a favor for a girl by trying to get her vehicle title back from the victim. Dickinson faces a maximum 12-and-a-half year prison sentence if he’s convicted. A signature bond was set at $1000 yesterday and a preliminary hearing is set for next month.