Superior teen faces multiple burglary charges


Felony charges have been filed in Douglas County Circuit Court against a Superior teen accused of burglarizing businesses, boats and a home over the last four months.

Cameron James LaBonte, 16, faces six counts of burglary, four counts of theft, criminal damage to property, operating a motor vehicle without owner's consent, possession of burglarious tools and obstructing an officer.

According to the criminal complaint:

LaBonte is accused of taking up to $3,500 in cash during a May burglary at Striker's Bar and breaking into Epic Restaurant in June with burglarious tools in his possession, including a screwdriver, razor knife and key to a paper towel dispenser.

He is also accused of operating a relative's car without consent and breaking into a home in Superior's East End while the owners were present in July, and breaking into Dan's Feed Bin and taking a bicycle from Barker's Island in August.

After Superior police officers pressed him for information about another burglary during an Aug. 22 interview, LaBonte began punching the walls of the interview room and ripped the thermostat off the wall.

He was released on a $10,000 signature bond and ordered to have no contact with any of the businesses or individuals he's accused of burglarizing. LaBonte's next court appearance is set for Wednesday. The most serious charge he is facing, burglary, carries a maximum penalty of 12½ years imprisonment and $25,000 fine.