Man charged in gun theft linked to other crimes

Man charged in gun theft linked to other crimes

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Authorities say a man charged with stealing guns from a Prairie du Sac home is suspected of multiple burglaries throughout the area.

Prosecutors filed felony burglary and theft charges Tuesday against 23-year-old Austin J. Von Behren of Lone Rock.

The criminal complaint states fingerprints collected from the gun safe of a Prairie du Sac home that was burglarized matched those of Von Behren. Authorities say he broke into the home and took an AK-47 rifle, a .22 caliber revolver, and a .41 caliber revolver.

“Von Behren is also suspected in several other Sauk Prairie area burglaries,” Sauk County Sheriff Chip Meister stated in a news release.

Von Behren was jailed on a $5,000 signature bond and is due to appear in court May 19.

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