Burglarized Store Owner Finds Thief for Police
The owner of a downtown La Crosse business has helped solve a Christmas crime committed at his place. Dale's clothing on fourth street was broken into on Christmas Eve. The back door was pried open. The back window broken out. Thousands of dollars of stuff stolen. A witness across the alley saw the whole thing but went to bed rather than call police. It was the owner of Dale's who, several days later, noticed an Onalaska guy, John Smith, walking around downtown with a coat and hat stolen from the store. The 26 year-old's been arrested for burglary.