Police name suspect in rash of Green Bay burglaries

Joseph Thyrion booking photo
Joseph Thyrion booking photo

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) – Green Bay Police have named the 50-year-old man who was arrested for a rash of daytime residential burglaries.

Joseph Thyrion is being held in the Brown County Jail. Police are recommending he be charged with 10 counts of burglary, five counts of criminal damage to property, and one count of a felon in the possession of a firearm or carrying a prohibited weapon.

Thyrion is also accused of violating his probation.

Investigators believe he is connected to several burglaries in Green Bay and at least three burglaries in Brown County. Police say evidence they collected plus cooperation from the suspect helped them make an arrest.

Authorities announced last week that they had made an arrest in the case. They said they were confident the suspect is responsible for the recent spike of burglary activity in the city.

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

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

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.

Thyrion was expected to appear in court on Thursday, but he was scratched off the list. It’s not clear when he will make his first court appearance.