MARINETTE, Wis. - Marinette County Sheriff Jerry Sauve reported that on Tuesday at 12:10 p.m. his department was notified of a residential burglary that was interrupted by the homeowner coming home for lunch.
The homeowner described the suspect as five feet, six inches tall to five feet, nine inches tall with a stocky build, sandy brown hair, and a mustache.
The suspect was wearing a light blue t-shirt, blue jeans, and tennis shoes.
The homeowner and the suspect struggled and the homeowner struck the suspect on the head.
The suspect escaped into a wooded area in the direction of Peshtigo, Wis. He was last seen crossing U.S. 41 on foot towards Bechtold Drive.
Officers and K-9 units lost the trail of the suspect in this area.
Sauve urges anyone with information regarding this incident to contact the sheriff's office at (715) 732-7627 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-924-3228.
Sauve would like to remind area residents to please lock their homes and safeguard their property when away from their homes for any length of time.
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