The La Crosse County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy’s house was burglarized in the Township of Onalaska sometime between 8 a.m. on Thursday, December 6 and 3 p.m. on Friday, December 7.
The sheriff’s office says it is believed that the deputy’s house was targeted.
Several items were stolen, including a Beretta .40 caliber pistol (Model 96G) with 3 loaded magazines, a Springfield .40 caliber pistol (Model XD) with three loaded magazines, a yellow Taser, a Motorola police radio, a laptop computer, a silver La Crosse County Sheriff’s Deputy Badge on a leather belt clip and other police equipment.
The police duty belt that was stolen was recovered on Friday, December 7 in the area of STH 35 and I-90 north of George St. in La Crosse.
Authorities don't believe there's a danger to the public., but if someone shows you a badge and you're not sure if they're law enforcement, you can always ask for ID. "The one thing that all deputies have are a county issue identification card that go along with that badge, so if someone were to show a badge and say I'm a sheriff's department deputy, they would also have to have a county issue ID to go with it," said La Crosse Co. Sheriff's Deputy John Siegel.
The sheriff’s office is asking for the community’s help. If you have any information about the burglary, stolen firearms, or anyone in possession of a yellow Taser, you’re asked to call Crimestoppers at (608) 784-TIPS (8477). Information will remain anonymous.
"We are hoping that someone in the community will come forward with information regarding this burglary," said La Crosse County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Jeff Wolf. "Having a yellow Taser is not common and we are hoping the right person has seen this weapon and will help the sheriff’s department solve this crime."