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Mosinee teens charged in 2-day crime spree


MEDFORD (WAOW) – Two teenagers from Mosinee man have been charged with five felonies and three misdemeanors in a two-day crime spree in Taylor County earlier this summer, according to court records.

The youngest teen, 17-year-old Sawyer Wirkus, cooperated with investigators leading to the charges against him and Nicholas Nesbitt, 18, a criminal complaint said.

Among the items stolen in June was a rifle and a pickup truck, a criminal complaint said.

Among the felony charges that Nesbitt and Wirkus face is burlgary while armed with a rifle, two counts of theft and operating a motor vehicle without the owner's consent, all as a party to the crime, court records said.

Nesbitt made his first appearance in Taylor County Circuit Court on Tuesday and a judge set a $5,000 signature bond, according to online court records. Wirkus is to make his initial appearance on Sept. 24. The charges were filed in July.

The 17-year-old boy said he and Nesbitt traveled to Taylor County in a truck stolen in Marshfield  and broke into a cabin on June 21 “intending to steal booze and/or other alcohol,” the complaint said.

Wirkus said the two burglars sprayed shaving cream all over the inside of the cabin, including on a bed, the complaint said.

At one point, Nesbitt used a .22-caliber rifle to shoot a hole in the hood of the pickup truck, the complaint said.

Wirkus told investigators that he and Nesbitt just drove around, picking targets to burglarize or vandalize, the complaint said.

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