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Marathon County Crimestoppers: Car break-ins

MARATHON COUNTY (WAOW)--Investigators have released surveillance photos that they say show the suspect in a rash of car break-ins and thefts in Weston and Rothschild.

Everest Metro Police say the number of cases they are looking into has increased to 35.

Initially,  Newsline 9 was told there were 24.

Everest Metro officers say they are working with Rothschild police who have seen an increase in similar crimes.

A spokesperson for the Rothschild department says they have seen 30 thefts from cars and 10 of cars being ransacked.
Marathon County Crime Stoppers says the suspect in the crimes is 23 year old Christopher Powell.

They say Powell may be hanging out in parking lots and looking into cars for items.

Powell is described as being 6 feet tall and weighing 200 pounds. Officials say he has light brown hair and blue eyes and is known to wear a black or dark colored hooded sweatshirt. They say he sometimes carries a backpack.

If you have any information about where Powell is you're asked to call Marathon Crime Stoppers at 1-877-409-8777.

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