News: Owen - IGA break-in (March 1983)

Contact: Kathleen E. Englebretson


Surnames: Hussong, Lucas

---Source: Marshfield News-Herald (26 March 1983)

WAUSAU -- Three suspects in a Clark Clark County burglary attempt were apprehended Thursday evening by Marathon County deputies.

Deputy Charles Lucas stationed himself at Highways 29 and 13 in Abbotsford after he was notified of a break-in at the IGA grocery store in Owen. Shortly after 10:35 p.m., Lucas said he saw a car matching the description and licence number of a car seen leaving the store.

Lucas and William Hussong, a Colby/Abbotsford police officer, followed the car to a farm east of Abbotsford on Highway 29. Three men in the car were confronted and although the auto's owner refused to consent to a search, the car was searched after Clark County District Attorney Darwin Zwieg was contacted.

Found in the car were marijuana and a scale for measuring the substance, tool and a portable police scanner programmed to receive Clark County calls.

Taken to the Clark County Jail in Neillsville were a 37-year-old Fox Lake resident, a Madison man, 34, and a 43-year-old La Crosse man.



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