Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Burglary Investigation Recovers Hundreds of Suspected Stolen Items

A joint burglary investigation by the St. Croix County Sheriff's Department, City of Bayport Police Department and Washington County Sheriff's Department have recovered hundreds of suspected stolen items. Items range from power hand tools to home interior items believed to come from model homes.

The suspects have been involved in burglarious activities for well over a year and may have committed burglaries as far back as 2001. Targeted areas are mainly in the east metro and western Wisconsin. Confirmed burglaries committed by the suspects are from model homes, storage units, construction sites and general residential and business burglaries.

Photographs of the seized property can be located on the St. Croix County website at: www.co.saint-croix.wi.us/ follow the link for burglary investigation.

A showing of the seized property is planned for Thursday, February 7 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Bayport Police Department and St. Croix County Sheriff's Department. Victims are requested to contact the agency the burglary was reported, the investigating officer and obtain a case report
or a detailed list of stolen items.

Anyone who has been a victim of a burglary and wishes to view the property please contact Investigator Jim Mikla, St. Croix County Sheriff's Department, 715-381-4319, jimm@co.saint-croix.wi.us. Victims from Minnesota should contact Chief Laura Eastman, Bayport Police Department,
651-275-4412, leastman@ci.bayport.mn.us.