Car Theft Suspected Wanted By Many Police Agencies

A 41-year-old man arrested in West Bend Wednesday for driving a stolen car is wanted by about 20 different police agencies across the state. The man is suspected of stealing vehicles in Madison, La Crosse and Peshtigo. Authorities also say he broke into numerous vehicles in parking lots of churches and businesses in 17 different communities, taking purses, wallets, backpacks and even a handgun. He has previous arrests for burglary, auto theft and armed robbery. In Washington County he is charged with vehicle theft, felon in possession of a firearm, and possession of stolen property charges.