FDL Burglary Suspect Charged For Retail Thefts

The 31-year-old Milwaukee man suspected of a couple of burglaries and store thefts in Fond du Lac has been charged. Gary Watanabe made an initial appearance in Fond du Lac County Court last Friday on three retail theft charges and a resisting arrest charge. He was ordered not to have contact with the stores where the shoplifting allegedly occurred; Walgreen’s, Walmart and DJ Food Mart, but also Mike’s Music and Eaton’s Pizza which he is suspected of burglarizing. Charges haven’t been filed yet in the recent burglaries. Watanabe allegedly tried to sell some stolen property from the Mike’s burglary at a local pawn shop and police caught him shortly afterwards during a foot chase. Bond was set at $500 cash.