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Falls Police Catch Downtown Burglar

Officer caught a 32-year-old Milwaukee man in the act just as he was about to burglarize Rincon Mexicano.

A 32-year-old Wauwatosa man was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Monday for allegedly burglarizing several businesses in downtown Menomonee Falls.

According to the criminal complaint:

On Aug. 11, a Falls police officer was surveying businesses in the area when he noticed 32-year-old Scott M. Laskowski pull behind , get out of his car, put on gloves and then try to pry the rear door of the business open. The officer then immediately arrested Laskowski and found burglary tools and a crack pipe on his possession.

Just a week prior, Laskowki broke into , N89W16687 Church St., and stole cash out of a cash register and vending machine, along with peanuts, kettle corn and chedder cheese flavored Combos snacks. The burglary was similar to others that in the downtown area at businesses including , and .

After further investigating Laskowski officers found snacks in his residence matching those stolen from the tattoo shop and also discovered Laskowski was suspected in the burglary of several businesses in Wauwatosa.

Laskowski was charged Monday with one count of burglary, one count of attempted burglary, one count of possession of burglarious tools and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. If convicted he faces up to 22 years in prison and $48,000 in fines.

Laskowski is currently being held in Waukesha County Jail on $10,000 cash bail.

Barb August 16, 2011 at 05:57 PM
Nice work MFPD. It couldn't have happened to a nicer guy! Buh-bye trash!
Craig August 16, 2011 at 05:59 PM
The guy will probably get probation and serve very little time if any. Oh I long for the days of the old West....Hang him high....
Steve August 16, 2011 at 09:12 PM
Could be a crack head...
Janet Hickle August 16, 2011 at 11:36 PM
Well done MF police!
kathy August 17, 2011 at 12:20 AM
thanks! Now find the peeps who stole 2 bikes out of my garage on July 3 and who tore up the little league complex.... You men in blue are sure busy these days!
cornelia beilke August 17, 2011 at 02:39 AM
Craig, do you really mean that?
Craig August 17, 2011 at 02:58 AM
Yes I would think if he serves any jail time it will be a short stay(less than a year), followed with probation.
Craig August 17, 2011 at 01:37 PM
Did I really mean hang him high? Figuratively speaking I did- make an example out of this guy.
Jim Kube August 17, 2011 at 10:24 PM
Thanks, MFPD. I appreciate you guys!!
Barb V August 18, 2011 at 04:01 AM
GOOD JOB MFPD!!! Thank you!!!!

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