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Prosecutors: Teen crime spree hits 3 counties

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MEDFORD (WAOW) – Two teenagers from Mosinee charged in a two-day crime spree in Taylor County last summer have also been accused of similar crimes in Marathon and Wood counties, according to court records.

Sawyer Wirkus, 18, and Nicholas Nesbitt, 18, were charged in Taylor County with five felonies and three misdemeanors in July.

In October, Marathon County prosecutors charged Wirkus with 10 felonies and 11 misdemeanors, and Nesbitt with 11 felonies and 12 misdemeanors, court records said. The charges include burglary and theft.

In Wood County, each teen is charged with one misdemeanor count of taking a vehicle without the owner's permission, court records said.

According to the Taylor County charges, the teens traveled to Taylor County in a truck stolen in Marshfield and broke into a cabin.

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

Prosecutors say the three-county crime spree lasted about two months, involving at least 10 burglaries and thefts of different kinds of vehicles, weapons and alcohol.

The men are free on various cash bonds, court records indicate.

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