BLACK RIVER FALLS — A 19-year-old suspect took a photo of himself burglarizing a Black River Falls business and left his cellphone behind at the scene, according to Black River Falls police.
Thomas Thorson of Black River Falls faces charges of armed burglary and eight other burglary charges after his arrest Monday, Chief Patrick LaBarbera said.
Officers found a large knife and his cellphone after a burglary early Oct. 23 at the Wazee Sports Center, LaBarbera said. On the phone was a picture of Thorson at the crime scene.
Thorson and 37-year-old Dawn Anderson later tried to cash a fraudulent check at Co-op Credit Union in Black River Falls. Authorities believe Anderson also had her son, 17-year-old Austin Anderson, cash a fraudulent check.
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The checks were stolen during a burglary.
Police searched Dawn Anderson’s apartment at 21 S. First St., No. 2, on Monday and found 70 pieces of stolen property taken during nine burglaries, LaBarbera said. A young child was taken into protective care.
Dawn Anderson faces charges of forgery and possession of stolen property as party to the crime. Her son faces charges of forgery and theft as party to the crime.
More arrests are possible as the investigation continues.