The Stevens Point Police Department says they've made an arrest following several daytime burglaries.
According to police, Jason Kiedrowski, 35, was arrested on Monday after receiving a tip from an intended victim. The caller had heard of the burglaries from local news media and knew to contact Police about a suspicious incident.
Kiedrowski is expected to be charged with eight counts of burglary, possession of burglarious tools and possession of controlled substances.
ORIGINAL STORY: 3/21 at 12:24 p.m.
Stevens Point Police are asking for the public’s help in solving a series of daytime residential burglaries.
According to a press release from police, most involved forced entry and occurred during daytime hours between noon and 5:00 pm while residents were away. Investigators believe the suspect could be familiar with the area, casing the homes to see if they are vacant, or may be possibly knocking on doors with a somewhat legitimate reason to confirm if anyone is home.
If you’ve seen people or vehicles that seem out of place in your neighborhood or experienced a stranger knocking on your door for an unusual or questionable reason, please contact police.
The suspect has taken only cash at this point, passing on other valuables.
Homeowners are encouraged to secure their homes before leaving and report anything suspicious they may see.
Anyone with information on the burglaries should contact police at 715-346-1518. Or you can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward by calling the Portage County Crime Stoppers at 1-888-346-6600.