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Columbia County (WI) Sheriff's Office
Tuesday September 24th, 2019 :: 06:46 p.m. CDT


Reminder to secure your vehicles, residences and garages due to the high amount of thefts from unlocked vehicles.

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office is requesting the assistance of the public.  We have been experiencing thefts from unlocked vehicles along with home burglaries in various locations throughout Columbia County.  The vast majority of thefts are from unlocked vehicles but some residences have been entered by the use of garage door openers allowing access to the household.
We are encouraging all citizens to keep their vehicles, garages and houses locked.
Numerous credit cards, weapons, money and electronics have been stolen.  We have also had vehicles stolen as well.
We have seen this activity in the city of Lodi, West Point Township-Selwood Division, Village of Arlington, City of Columbus, Village of Fall River and just recently the subdivision of Saddle Ridge outside of Portage.
These usually happen between the hours of midnight and 3:00am.  If you see suspicious acitivity, call 911 or the Columbia County Sheriff's office immediately.  If you find your vehicle or house has been gone though, please contact us immediately.  608-742-4166 ext 1.
A good description of the suspicious activity, vehicle make, model and color, license plate, and possible direction of travel if suspects flee from a particular area will help deputies immensely.

Columbia County (WI) Sheriff's Office
711 E Cook St
Portage, WI 53901

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 608-742-4166

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