Underage beer thief caught with the goods

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Gazette staff
August 14, 2010
— A resident in the 1900 block of Mineral Point Avenue got out of bed to investigate after hearing a noise in his home’s attached garage early Friday morning.

What he found was a teenager raiding beer from his refrigerator and passing it out the window to an accomplice, police said.

When the homeowner confronted the teen, the thief’s accomplice fled, according to police.

Officers also found alcoholic beverages left outside the garage window that did not belong to the Mineral Point Avenue homeowner.

“So we have another burglary of beer somewhere,’’ Sgt. Aaron Ellis said.

Police arrested Nicholas Walker, 18, of 116 N. Pine St., Janesville, on charges of burglary and underage drinking.

Officers continued to search Friday for his partner in crime.

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