Residential Burglaries

February 20, 2008
Contact: Elise Schaffer, PIO Phone: (608) 284-6142 Email:
Sheriff's Office

The Dane County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on recent residential burglaries that have occurred in rural Dane County. In recent cases, suspects have burglarized rural homes during daytime hours. Detectives believe the suspect(s) may be going to the front door of the residence in an attempt to find out if the occupants are inside the home. If someone answers the door, the suspects give a bogus story about why they are there. In one case they claimed to be interested in a vehicle for sale in the front of the residence. If no one answers, the suspects burglarize the home, taking anything of value such as jewelry, televisions, stereos, and/or cash. The Sheriff’s Office reminds citizen’s to keep their homes, garages, and vehicles, locked at all times. Be aware of activity in your neighborhood and report anything unusual to authorities immediately. If you have information about the crimes that have already occurred, such as vehicle or suspect descriptions, please call the Dane County Tip Line at 284-6900. ###