Dog taken during vehicle break-ins in Lake Delton; suspect flees, police say

Lake Delton Break Ins
Courtesy: Lake Delton Police.

LAKE DELTON, Wis. — Police in Lake Delton are searching for a dog taken during a series of vehicle break-ins Wednesday afternoon.

Police said they responded to a call about an armed robbery at the outlet mall just after 1:45 p.m. Wednesday.

In a news release, the Lake Delton Police Department said the suspect pointed a handgun at the owner of a work van when the owner confronted the suspect about taking items from it. Officers were already investigating multiple vehicle break-ins at the mall and a Home Depot hardware store in the area. In one of the break-ins, a tan 16-month-old Cavapoo dog was taken.

Officers reportedly saw the suspect in a blue Ford F-250 pickup truck fleeing the area on Highway 12 before getting on the interstate; they briefly pursued the vehicle but ended the chase due to unsafe conditions, the release said. The truck has a placard that says “Fully Insured” and has a license plate of PJ8907, which police said was recently stolen.

Police did not provide a suspect description.

Anyone with information should call the Sauk County Sheriff’s Office at 608-254-8331.