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PCSO probing series of Onalaska area break-ins
Polk County Enterprise
LIVINGSTON — Burglars struck two businesses located next to each other just outside the Onalaska city limits on FM 356 Sunday, according to reports from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. The suspect or suspects also attempted to break into a residence located in the Canyon Park Subdivision and then are believed to have stolen a vehicle parked at the residence and fled. Det. Christopher Lima said investigators believe the three crimes are connected and are seeking help from the public in locating the person or persons involved in the crime. Onalaska Police is also investigating several cases of burglary and criminal mischief in the Kickapoo Creek subdivision. Det. Troy Binford said OPD responded to a report of a burglary at a residence on Oak Shadows West on June 30. The suspect or suspects entered a storage building at the residence through a window. Once inside, they took a red and black DeVilbiss 3800 psi pressure washer and a Stihl chainsaw in an orange case. The burglars also damaged the storage building when they attempted to pull the doors off using a cable. They then broke into a mobile home through a back window and apparently slept in one of the beds. Suspects are possibly driving a dark blue late model vehicle. The break-in occurred sometime in the last six weeks, reports show. On July 2, OPD officers were called to a residence on Willow Bend where they found a window had been broken out and the interior of the home destroyed. Food was thrown about on the floors and walls, according to OPD reports. Suspects removed stuffing from the couch cushions and toilet paper and fishing line was hanging from the ceiling fans and all over the floor. Motor oil had been poured all over the bed and on the floor in the master bedroom, reports said. Anyone with information concerning these criminal investigations is urged to contact Lima at 936-329- 9029, Det. Troy Binford with the Onalaska Police Department at 936-646- 5676, or Polk County Crime Stoppers at 936-327-STOP (327-7867). Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for any information leading to the arrest and prosecution of suspects in these cases.