$7,000 cash bond set for La Crosse burglary suspect

Adonis Dixon admits to being involved in at least 24 burglaries

A La Crosse County judge set a $7,000 cash bond on Wednesday afternoon for a man accused of burglarizing several La Crosse homes.

During his initial appearance, Adonis M. Dixon, 20, of La Crosse, admitted to being involved in at least 24 burglaries and claimed to be confused due to methamphetamine use.

Dixon has been charged with burglary of a building or dwelling, burglary- arming self with a dangerous weapon, and possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine.

La Crosse police arrested Dixon on early Tuesday morning. A resident on the 300 block of 9th Street N. called police at about 3:40 a.m. after waking up to a stranger standing in his room holding a flashlight. The suspect was later identified as Dixon and police caught him in a neighboring residence hiding behind a corner wall in one of the bedrooms holding a flashlight and a large knife.

The criminal complaint states La Crosse police officers ordered Dixon to drop the knife. He complied and officers arrested him. Officers found an iPod belonging to a burglary victim, and three small bags of meth on Dixon.

When investigators interviewed Dixon, he told police he needed money due to a meth addiction and could not sleep so he decided to go out and look for money on April 21. Dixon also stated he targeted the campus area because he knew many students do not lock their doors.

He has been going into residences for the last “couple” of months after midnight to look for money or items that he could sell, the complaint states. He admitted taking wallets, purses, backpacks, laptops, tablets, iPods and electronics. Dixon also admitted to selling meth that he buys, breaking it up into smaller amounts and selling it.

Dixon’s next court appearance is scheduled in May.