Teen wanted in connection with gun shop burglaries arrested

Teen wanted in connection with gun shop burglaries arrested
Madison Police Department

A teen wanted in connection to two gun shop burglaries and several other burglaries and weapons violations in Madison was arrested in Oshkosh Tuesday.

Armon D. Vaccaro, 17, of Madison, is connected to multiple shots fired incidents and burglaries in Madison and two gun shop robberies in January.

He was arrested on two counts of burglary at Merrill Middle and Elementary School in Oshkosh and one count of resisting arrest.

The Oregon Police Department said investigators believe 17-year-old Jayquan Retelle and Vaccaro were involved in burglaries at CTR Firearms in Janesville and Max Creek Outdoors in Oregon on Jan. 31. The stores were robbed a few hours apart.

DNA evidence found on a half-eaten cheeseburger and McDonald’s napkins left at the scene of the Oregon gun store put the two teens at the scene of the burglary, according to a criminal complaint.

Retelle was arrested in March on charges of burglary with a dangerous weapon and theft of movable property. He is expected to be back in Dane County court Monday.

Officials said Vaccaro faces burglary with a dangerous weapon and theft of movable property charges. Additional charges may be filed for several other incidents police believe he may be involved in.

“He’s 17 years old. He’s barely old enough to be considered an adult in the eyes of the court and yet now he is facing potential charges out of Oshkosh, here in Madison, the village of Oregon, the city of Janesville, and I think there may be others,” said Joel DeSpain with Madison Police.

He said the department is trying to focus on helping teens in this age group make better decisions.

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