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The case of the stolen aluminum cans solved

BOYCEVILLE — During his report to the village board Monday night, Police Chief Dan Wellumson was asked about the three thefts on his report. Wellumson said that one was a stolen wallet at a local bar, but upon viewing the videotape it appeared that the woman who reported it stolen did not bring the wallet to the bar.

But in another case, Buck Shots Bar and Grill reported that empty aluminum cans, placed outside of the bar were missing from the property. Wellumson reported that Jamie Mittlestadt placed their name inside each bag of used aluminum cans that were placed outside of the bar and then informed Kadinger Salvage of that action.

It was not long after that when Kadingers discovered a bag of cans with Mittlestadt’s name inside of the bag. “A young man has been charged,” Wellumson reported.

Wellumson also praised the people at Buck Shots for their action in this matter and related that a few years ago Northwestern Wisconsin was plagued with a rash of bar robberies. He noted that the staff at Buck Shot’s saw some suspicious activity near the bar and were able to get a license number and police were later able to make an arrest.

The chief also noted to the village board that he has issued 14 bow and arrow hunting permits for various areas within the village for the deer-hunting season.

Wellumson also reported that the Dakota Lain’s Second Annual Walk to Stop Child Abuse was a big success. Village Board member Keith Sorensen reported that the event raised over $14,000.