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County Executive's Office

Sheriff’s Office Investigating Multiple Burglaries

January 15, 2015
Elise Schaffer, PIO Phone: (608) 284-6142
Sheriff's Office

The Dane County Sheriff’s Office is investigating several burglaries to rural homes.  In some cases suspects have forced entry into locked homes and stolen valuables including jewelry, rare/precious coins, electronics, cash, and firearms.


Citizens have also reported that suspects may be knocking on doors of homes first to see if anyone is home.  If someone answers the door, they ask for directions to a nearby town and then leave. 


Sheriff’s deputies responded to three burglaries the night of Wednesday, January 14thand one the night of Tuesday, January 13th.  All of the burglaries occurred in western Dane County, to include the towns of Dane, Middleton, Cross Plains, and Oregon.


The Sheriff’s Office is asking for citizens to be vigilant in watching neighborhood activity and to report anything suspicious immediately by calling 911.  Obtaining a vehicle description and/or license plate is extremely valuable to law enforcement.  Anyone with information related to these crimes is asked to call the Dane County tip line at (608) 284-6900.


In addition, businesses are asked to watch for and question customers who may be selling or pawning large amounts of coins or jewelry consistently.  This activity should be reported to law enforcement.