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7/9/2014 4:06:00 PM
Two arrested in Norwood Pines burglary
Neighbor's call to police leads to arrests

Brian Jopek

Two men have been charged in connection with a break-in last week at Minocqua’s Norwood Pines restaurant.

Alexander J. Boehm, 20, Minocqua and Andrew W. Lawrence, 24, Conover, have each been charged with two felonies and two misdemeanors. 

The misdemeanors are the theft of movable property up to $2,500 and criminal damage to property, both A misdemeanors. 

Boehm and Walters have also been charged with two felonies each. 

One is burglary of a building or dwelling, an F felony, and the other is for possession of burglarious tools, an I felony. 

According to the police report of the incident, the Minocqua police department had received a report at around 11:39 p.m. July 2 from a person reporting a suspicious vehicle, a black 2003 Audi Quattro, parked on Little Lane behind Island City Motorsports.

An Oneida County Sherriff’s deputy went to check on the car and while enroute, the police report said, Per-Mar security called the dispatch center with a report of a kitchen alarm going off at the Norwood Pines Supper Club. 

By this time, the deputy had been joined by another Oneida County deputy and a Woodruff police officer, who observed two flashlights inside the business. 

Boehm and Lawrence were then apprehended by authorities as they were exiting the building through an upstairs window. 

During the investigation, it was found the two men had entered the building through a kitchen window, damaging the screen. 

“They went into the bar area and took money from a glass that was behind the bar,” the police report reads. “They also went upstairs and pulled a safe off the wall, which was found on the floor open.”

Authorities also found in a room upstairs gloves and a bandana near the window Boehm and Lawrence had been going through when they were caught.

“Just outside the window, there was another set of gloves and a pry bar lying on the roof of the first level,” said the police report. 

The owner of Norwood Pines informed authorities Boehm had been an employee of the business and the business was previously broken into June 9. 

The owner stated a safe was taken in that June break-in from the room where authorities found a safe on the floor. 

The next appearance in Oneida County Circuit Court for Lawrence in connection with the July 2 break-in at Norwood Pines is Friday, July 11 at 10 a.m. 

Boehm will be in court July 28. 

Brian Jopek may be reached at bjopek@lakelandtimes.com.


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