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Sheriff: Arrest solves string of tavern heists

SHAWANO (WAOW) - The Shawano County Sheriff's Department says the arrest of a 30-year-old Shawano man has solved a string of tavern burglaries.

A search of the man's home Thursday led to the seizure of tools believed used in the thefts plus some evidence of drug activity, Sheriff Randy Wright said in a statement Friday.

The arrest came in the investigation of about 10 tavern burglaries in the past year, including three in the last month, in which thieves broke in after hours and ATM machines were pried open and the cash removed, Lt. George Lenzner said.

We have proof he has done a few of them and we assume he did the rest of them,” the investigator said.

Evidence found in the man's garbage that could be traced to some of the burglaries aided the investigation, Lenzer said.

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