A Chippewa Falls man has been charged with felony burglary-arm self with a dangerous weapon and criminal damage to property after allegedly stealing six firearms and other items from his ex-partner’s residence in Chippewa Falls.
The 39-year-old defendant will appear in Chippewa County court on April 10 at 1:30 p.m.
According to a criminal complaint:
On Monday, Sept. 5, 2016, law enforcement responded to a report of a burglarized residence on Warren Street in Chippewa Falls.
The inhabitant of the residence told an officer that six firearms, a laptop, speakers, furniture and other items were taken.
There were no signs of forced entry into the residence, the complaint said. A wall safe was left open; the complainant told the officer that only she and one other person had access to the combination.
The day before, on Sept. 4, the defendant had turned over six guns to the Chippewa Falls Police Department, the complaint said; the rifles were the ones stolen from the residence.
Later, the defendant allegedly sent the complainant an audio recording, telling her he would pay $2,500 if she contacted the police and dropped the report, saying he would meet her at a “safe location” to give her the cash.
The name of the defendant has been withheld to preserve the safety of parties involved in the case.