Kiel Police Department officers made an arrest on the afternoon of Thursday, Oct. 22 in connection with a burglary at Kiel Food & Gas which occurred three days earlier.
According to Police Chief Dave Funkhouser, police conducted a search of a residence on 6th Street in Kiel. During the search, KLPD officers discovered evidence of the crime and also recovered the property which had been stolen during the burglary.
“As a result of our investigation, a 17-year-old male from Kiel was arrested and he has been transported to the Manitowoc County Jail where he is being held at this time on a Wisconsin Department of Corrections hold,” Funkhouser said.
He added, “Our investigation is ongoing but we will be filing a request with the Manitowoc County District Attorney’s office that the man is charged with the crime of burglary. Additional charges are also possible once our investigation is complete.
“This was a team effort by all involved, but I wish to specifically acknowledge the work of Officer Joe Van Oss and Officer Chris Brey who were the lead investigators on this case for their hard work and for a job well done,” Funkhouser said.
The burglary happened early Monday, Oct. 19. At approximately 1:25 a.m. officers were dispatched to a burglary alarm at Kiel Food & Gas located at 721 Fremont St..
Upon arrival, officers found a side door had been forced open and someone had entered the business. Officers searched the building but found no one inside.
A check of the security camera footage showed a lone suspect forcibly entering the business and stealing vape items from inside the store. The only items targeted and stolen from the store were the vape products.
The business was able to provide police with at least one still photo of the suspect.