Green Bay Police: Suspect in custody for daytime burglaries

West side thefts and burglaries (Green Bay Police Dept.)
West side thefts and burglaries (Green Bay Police Dept.)

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) – Green Bay Police say they have a man in custody for a number of daytime burglaries throughout the city.

Police were dealing with 72 burglaries and thefts from cars reported in a 3-week period from one side of the city to the other.

“We are confident that this male was responsible for the recent spike in burglary activity in the city.”

Police are not identifying the man or anything about him or what led to his arrest. Police say more information will be released at a later time.

Since mid-September, police responded to 24 home burglaries and 25 thefts from vehicles on the city’s east side and 9 home burglaries and 14 thefts from vehicles on the west side.

Most thefts from vehicles involved unlocked doors, but in the case of the home burglaries the thief was cutting window screens to gain entrance and steal small valuables. Many of the burglaries were discovered after people came home from work or other daytime activities.

Even with the arrest, police still recommend you always keep your home doors and windows locked, lock your vehicles and keep valuables out of sight, stay vigilant and watch out for your neighbors.