Charges Filed in Rhinelander Burglary

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

A Wausau traffic stop has led to the arrest of a suspect in the July burglary at Mel's Sporting Goods in Rhinelander.

On July 17, Rhinelander Police officers responded to the shop around 11 p.m. for the report of a burglar alarm. Officers say the back door was shattered and a firearm was missing. That same night, officers took a report of someone firing a gun into the air following a confrontation in the Rhinelander Walmart parking lot. No one was injured in that incident. It was later determined the suspect in the burglary, was also the suspect in the shooting.

On July 21, an officer stopped a vehicle for speeding in Rib Mountain. According to court documents, the driver, Oscar DeLisle, 20, acted suspicious and a K9 officer at the scene alerted there could be drugs in the vehicle. Officers found no drugs, but did find a loaded gun in the glove box.

The gun, a Ruger LRC .38 special revolver pistol, was confirmed to be stolen from Mel's Sporting Goods.

DeLisle was convicted of receiving stolen property and place on two years in probation as result of the Marathon Count charges.

DeLisle was interview by Rhinelander detectives at the Marathon County Jail in which he admitted to burglary and the shooting.

He's expected to be charged with discharging a firearm in a vehicle, burglary, criminal damage to property and theft during a court appearance in Oneida County on Jan. 27.


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