In the early morning hours of Sept. 9 several vehicles were stolen in the western part of Jefferson County, according to the Lake Mills Police Department and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.
At the same time there have been reports of vehicles with windows broken and rummaged through, as well as property taken.
Two of the stolen vehicles have been recovered in Milwaukee. The other stolen vehicles still missing are listed below.
A red 2010 Chevy Camaro, WI REG. AFK-6314; a 200 Polaris ATV 325 and a black 2017 Dodge Caravan, WI REG. AHU-7985.
A credit card stolen from a victim has been used in Milwaukee. It’s possible the vehicles in question have been used in crimes in the Madison or Milwaukee areas.
The suspects were seen at a gas station in Lake Mills after the theft.
“Please lock your cars, homes and garage. Keep valuables out of sight and please do not leave your keys in your vehicle. In some previous cases people entered homes to get keys by using garage door opener left in unlocked vehicles,” the sheriff’s office said.
A doorbell camera video shared with the Lake Mills Police overnight Sunday, Sept. 6 showed a perpetrator attempting to enter cars parked in the drive way in the area of Crestview and Brookstone Drive. In that case other cars in the city were gone through and items were taken.
“Please lock your cars and your homes,” said Lake Mills Police Chief Mick Selck. “In some previous cases people entered homes to get keys.” It’s unknown if that was the case in this instance.
Anyone with information about crimes in Lake Mills should contact LMPD at (920) 648-2354. For crimes in Jefferson County contact Detective Don Petig with any information at 920-674-7316.