Two firearms, a Taser and a police radio were stolen during a burglary at a La Crosse County Sheriff’s deputy’s house, and authorities want the public’s help finding the stolen gear.
The thief targeted the house in the town of Onalaska off Sand Lake Road because of the equipment inside, Chief Deputy Jeff Wolf said. The deputy was not home during between 8 a.m. Thursday and 3 p.m. Friday when the burglary occurred.
The suspect entered the locked house through a window or pried open the door, Wolf said.
“Whoever it was, they knew what they were looking for,” he said.
Missing are two guns – Beretta and Springfield .40-caliber pistols – six loaded magazines, a yellow Taser, a silver sheriff’s department badge on a leather belt clip, a Motorola police radio, a baton, a flashlight and a laptop.
Authorities recovered the duty belt Friday in a median at Hwy. 35 and Interstate 90, Wolf said.
Witnesses saw a black full-sized pickup truck in the area on Thursday.
Investigators ask anyone with information on the burglary or stolen equipment to call Crimestoppers at 608-784-8477 or the sheriff’s department at 608-785-5942. Callers can remain anonymous.
“Having a yellow Taser is not common," Wolf said, "and we are hoping the right person has seen this weapon and will help the sheriff’s department solve this crime.”
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