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Dane County Sheriff's Office

Town of Bristol Resident Interrupts Burglar

September 18, 2014
Elise Schaffer, PIO Phone: (608) 284-6142
Sheriff's Office

A Beaver Dam man was arrested yesterday, after he was interrupted breaking into a residence on Tam O Shanter Trail in the town of Bristol.


The male victim heard noises coming from his attached garage at about 10:30 am, and went to investigate.  He found a man in the garage and could see that he had broken the entry door to get inside.  As the homeowner attempted to confront him, he fled in a maroon Pontiac, but not before the victim was able to get his license plate number.


A detective with the Dane County Sheriff’s Office was able to make contact with James W. Chase, age 29 of Beaver Dam, who later turned himself in.  Chase is currently being held in the Dane County Jail on the charge of Burglary.