A 14 year old Sheboygan boy was arrested on two counts of burglary, one count of burglary while armed and two counts of theft of movable property related to several garage burglaries over the weekend. He was placed in the juvenile jail and referred to the District Attorney’s Office on the above charges.
Early this week, three burglaries to garages were reported to the Sheboygan Police Department in the Ellis Historic and Near North neighborhoods. In one of these cases, a male juvenile was confronted in the garage by a witness and fled the scene. He had been armed with a steak knife.
A description of the juvenile was disseminated and a school resource officer recognized a possible suspect which was communicated to the investigating officer. Acting on this actionable intelligence, the officer was able to locate evidence of the crimes at the suspect’s house and the juvenile was later arrested and confessed to the crimes.
These incidents are an excellent example of the importance of neighbors and witnesses being alert for things that are out of the ordinary and being willing to get involved to keep their neighborhoods free of crime and the fear of crime. The officers involved also demonstrated great initiative and a desire to see a positive end to the negative circumstances.