Three in court for Wisconsin Point break-insA third person faces charges in Douglas County Circuit Court for a string of vehicle break-ins on Wisconsin Point.
A third person faces charges in Douglas County Circuit Court for a string of vehicle break-ins on Wisconsin Point.
Bradley Irvin Poverud, 25, of Superior faces three counts of misdemeanor theft and two counts of criminal damage to property, all as a party to a crime. He made an initial appearance in court Aug. 2.
According to the criminal complaint:
A conservation warden driving along Wisconsin Point Road the afternoon of July 20 saw a white mini-van in front of him moving slowly. As he approached, it sped up, a person ran up behind it and jumped into the van and the vehicle drove off quickly.
About 30 yards down the road, the warden saw an SUV with its front passenger window smashed. The warden pursued and stopped the mini-van. A search of the vehicle turned up a purse, checkbook and bottle of pills stolen from the SUV. Also located in the mini-van were shorts taken from another vehicle break-in at Wisconsin Point that same day. That vehicle, too, had its front passenger window smashed.
Authorities also found a purse taken from the second vehicle and thrown to the side of the road.
The other person in the mini-van told officers that Poverud and two other friends from Superior, Kyle Dodrill, 26, and Sarah Moselle, 24, had been bragging about breaking into vehicles on Wisconsin Point. He said he and Poverud wanted to get high that day, but neither of them had any money. So they took the van to Wisconsin Point to break into cars to get money.
Three days later, Superior police observed a controlled buy in which a female sold two digital cameras, one of which had been stolen from a car on Wisconsin Point. The female told officers she had sold the cameras for Poverud.
Poverud was released on a $1,000 signature bond with the conditions he have no contact with Wisconsin Pont or the break-in victims and not use or possess any controlled substances or paraphernalia. His next court appearance is set for Thursday.
Moselle and Dodrill each face one felony count of identity theft and one count of misdemeanor theft, both as a party to a crime, related to Wisconsin Point break-ins. They are scheduled to appear in court today.