WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (WSAU) -- Three men were arrested Wednesday after investigators from several departments tied them to a string of burglaries plus gun and drug trafficking crimes.
20-year-old Tre Hiserman, 18-year-old Trentin Cwicklo, and 27-year-old Nicholas Leveque are in custody after a search warrant was served, and officers found many of the stolen items from several different robberies.
Sheriff Thomas Reichert says they were traced to May 24th burglaries where guns, cash, and tobacco products were stolen from businesses and homes. One of the businesses was a convenience store in Arpin.
Reichert says the three men didn’t stop stealing. “As it turns out, there were other burglaries that were also committed that these people are responsible for. Up in the Town of Lincoln, they had taken a three-wheeler and a riding lawnmower, and from the City of Marshfield, they had taken some electronic equipment. They were committing crimes really throughout Wood County.”
Reichert says old-fashioned detective work and cooperation with Marshfield and Wisconsin Rapids police led to developing suspects, and eventually making undercover purchases of the stolen items. “We had a situation where we had most of the guns bought already back from the burglars on an undercover buy, so, we were able to recover a large portion of the weapons, which I thought was very, very important in terms of getting them off the street.”
The Sheriff says the undercover buys and the execution of the search warrant Wednesday allowed them to recover many stolen items and some things they weren’t expecting to find. “We got the three-wheeler back. We were able to get the riding lawnmower back. During the execution of the search warrant that we had, we were able to confiscate several grams of marijuana as well as some other prescription drugs and an amount of cash and drug paraphernalia.”
Reichert says he’s optimistic they will solve more cases, because they believe Hiserman, Cwicklo, and Leveque can be tied to other unsolved burglaries.