Police report busy 24 hours of stolen vehicles, 'disturbing' burglary in Middleton

MIDDLETON, Wis. - Middleton police are warning residents of an uptick in stolen vehicles and people entering unlocked homes.

It’s been a “busy 24 hours in Middleton with a number of stolen vehicles observed in the area,” Middleton police said in a release Wednesday.

Officials said there were a number of stolen vehicles observed in the area, with at least two recovered stolen vehicles and thefts from autos.

“Probably the most disturbing report so far was the burglary of a residence in the Foxridge neighborhood Wednesday morning,” police said in the release. 

The burglars were able to get a garage door opener out of an unlocked car in the driveway, open the garage door and enter the house through an unlocked door leading from the garage to the house, officials said. Personal items were taken from the kitchen area.

According to the release, the Foxridge burglary happened around 6 a.m. while the homeowner was taking a shower.

Police remind residents to lock their car doors, shut garage doors, lock all doors leading to homes and garages and to secure firearms.

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