Persistent officer catches south side restaurant burglars

La Crosse Police arrested two women after they broke into a south side restaurant Tuesday morning.

La Crosse Police were dispatched to Fiesta Mexicana for a building alarm at 5:38 A.M., but were told to cancel the call after talking with the owner who said that the officers did not have to respond.

An officer made the decision to continue to the business and saw a person inside the restaurant in all dark clothing with a hood up trying to make entry into one of game machines in the bar area.  

The suspect exited the business and got into the driver’s seat of a waiting vehicle.  The vehicle sped out of the lot and led the other responding squad cars on a short high speed vehicle pursuit. 

The suspect vehicle did eventually stop and two women were taken into custody.

Amy L. Zielke, 36, of Holmen was charged with burglary, possession of burglary tools, criminal damage to property, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, felony eluding, and felony bail jumping.

Kimberly Coelin, 34, was charged with being party to the crime.