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Acquaintance borrows car to steal TV

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Washington County Sheriff

The Washington County Sheriff investigated an operation of a motor vehicle without owner’s consent incident that occurred in Allenton the afternoon of October 25.

The complainant had his vehicle parked outside his place of employment and after the lunch hour he noticed his vehicle had been moved. Upon checking his phone, he noticed he had several text messages from an acquaintance who used it without asking.


The text messages indicated the suspect, a 33-year-old Town of Addison man, needed to use the car to appear for an appointment with his probation officer.


The subsequent investigation revealed the suspect actually used the car in the commission of a crime when he went to a large retail store in the City of West Bend to steal a TV. The suspect initially denied involvement in the theft, but investigators obtained several different videos, from several different angles, of him stealing and placing the TV into the complainant’s car.


The suspect did not actually have an appointment with his probation officer. He remains in custody.

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