An incarcerated 43-year-old Milwaukee man is suspected of using a van he drove as part of a work-release program to help commit at least four burglaries of Mequon businesses on North Port Washington Road in June and July.
The man was identified through surveillance video inside two of the businesses and another that revealed the license plate of the van he drove.
Police traced that plate and discovered the van belonged to the Department of Corrections and the suspect was then traced to a cell at the Marshall E. Sherrer Correction Center on North 14th Street, Milwaukee.
The man drove the van while on work release taking other inmates also on work release to their jobs.
After he dropped them off, he allegedly committed burglaries at Dark Side Tan, Signature Auto Detailing, Picardy Shoe Parlor and North Shore Auto Service. The van had a GPS tracking system, which also showed the van was at each of these locations at the time they were entered.
Mequon police Capt. Daniel Buntrock added that the same man is a suspect in other burglaries in Milwaukee and Saukville.
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