LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) – Police are asking Onalaska residents victim to garage and vehicle thefts to help them determine just how much was stolen.
They said some victims in the Sandlewood or Coachlite areas have not filed a report with the police. They encourage all residents to check their garages and vehicles to see if they are missing any items.
The four men arrested for the string of Sept. 19 break-ins appeared in court Friday.
Zachary Justin, 19, Seth Schriener, 18, Jayme Newcomb, 18, and Nicholas Venske, 18, all from Onalaska, have been charged with multiple counts of burglary and theft.
All but Justin have also have drug charges.
Police said after questioning the suspects, they believe more garages and vehicles are affected. Especially since all of the stolen items that have been recovered, don't match the reports on file.
"I believe a lot of people just aren't aware of it. They live in a quiet neighborhood, quiet community. It's not gonna happen to them, they don't think they're a victim of a crime. They just don't pay attention to it, unfortunately," said Chad Marcon, an investigator for the Onalaska Police Department.
All four men were given a $1,500 signature bond and a curfew from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Police ask anyone with information regarding these crimes to call the Onalaska Police Department at (608) 781-9550.
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