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Date of Release:             January 25, 2010
Date/Time of Incident:     January 25, 2010  Approximately 4:45am
Type of Incident:             Burglary, Criminal Damage to Property
Place of Occurrence:      Tomah High School, 901 Lincoln Ave, Tomah

Suspect 1: Justin T Novak - 18yrs old – Tomah
Charges: Burglary, Criminal Damage to Property, Theft, Felony Bail Jumping

Suspect 2: Mathew H Hage - 27 yrs old – Tomah
Charges: Burglary, Theft, Criminal Damage to Property, Probation/Parole Hold

Summary of Incident:

On 1-25-10 at approximately 6:25am, the Tomah Police Department was dispatched to the high school for a burglary complaint.  The investigation revealed that two subjects had forced their way into the school and stole some electronic equipment as well as numerous food items with an approximate total value of $3400.

Further investigation led the police to a residence in the City of Tomah where the two suspects were arrested. The stolen property was recovered and returned to the high school. Both subjects were taken to the jail and charges were referred to the Monroe County District Attorney's Office.

Sergeant Pete Huneck #93
Tomah Police Department