Sheriff: Gray pickup truck possibly connected to 2 suspicious incidents

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Officials warned Sauk County residents after two suspicious incidents this week involving a similar vehicle.

The Sauk County Sheriff’s Office said it received a report of someone attempting to seize a dog from its owner on Monday. Police said someone was walking their dog in the village of Rock Springs when three people tried to steal the dog.

The suspicious individuals, two Hispanic men and a white woman, fled the scene in a gray Chevrolet pickup truck with a topper.

On Thursday, a resident of the town of Excelsior reported to authorities that the resident found a stranger had entered the porch area of the home. The man was demanding to fix the homeowner’s roof and wanted to enter the house. The man left without gaining access to the home.

Police said the homeowner described one of the men as Hispanic, 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing 150 pounds. He had dark hair, unshaven and a slender build. He spoke with an accent and was wearing a dark baseball cap on backwards.

A second man remained inside the truck.

The vehicle was described as a newer-model gray quad cab pickup truck with a topper, possibly a Chevrolet, according to the report.

The sheriff’s office said it was not known if the two incidents were related, but it wanted the public to be aware “of some individuals possibly looking to commit thefts or scams in the area.”

Anyone with information regarding the incidents or other suspected criminal activity is encouraged to call Sauk County Crime Stoppers at 888-847-7285 or the Sauk County Sheriff’s Office at 608-356-4895.