Police arrest two suspects in Northwoods tavern burglary investigationSubmitted: 09/13/2018
Police arrest two suspects in Northwoods tavern burglary investigation
Lane Kimble
Lane Kimble
News Director

RHINELANDER - Police arrested two men they think were involved in a string of tavern burglaries in Oneida County.

The Oneida County Sheriff's Office announced Thursday that James Carl MacDonald, 30, of Wausau and Anthony Lamont Brown, 40, of Schofield, were both arrested after a traffic stop in Minocqua on September 2nd.

The Oneida County Sheriff's Office has been looking into burglaries all summer.  Those included several bars along Highway 47 in mid-August.  The suspects broke into gaming machines and jukeboxes.

MacDonald and Brown haven't been formally charged at this time, but are being held on probation violations. Oneida County Sheriff's Captain Tyler Young says some charges have been referred to the Oneida County District Attorney's Office with the potential of more to come.

Young credited Minocqua police for knowing about the open investigation and making the arrest based on the information at hand in early September.

Three Lakes, Woodruff, Antigo, Wausau, Everest Metro, and Tomahawk police departments are helping with the investigation, which also includes the Vilas, Langlade, and Lincoln county sheriff's offices and the Mid-States Organized Crime Information Center and the state crime lab.

Young says the investigation could lead to more arrests. If you have any more information about the burglaries call 715-361-5100.

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