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UPDATE: Police Investigate Connection Between Stolen Car, Burglary Suspects

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UPDATE: Wed 4:17 PM, Dec. 11, 2013

Court documents say in addition to a set of car keys found in a burned out stolen 1960 Ford Thunderbird, a set of keys believed to have belonged to the vehicle were also discovered during the execution of a search warrant at a home on the 1000 block of McIntosh Street in Wausau.

According to an incident report from the Marathon County Sheriff's Department, the 1960 Thunderbird was found burning on 102nd Street in the Town of Wausau on October 15. Inside investigators say they found melted plastic believed to have been a container that held accelerant, and the set of keys. The keys were seized as evidence and processed for prints, however no fingerprints were discovered.

A break in the case came Dec. 4 as officers began investigating a series of burglaries at unoccupied homes. A tip lead officers to the home on McIntosh Street as it was believed a stolen Nissian Maxima may be inside the garage.

Investigators say inside the home items believed to have been taken during the various burglaries were discovered, along with the set of keys possible belonging to the Thunderbird.

On Dec. 5, police issued warrants for Rocky Noah, 25 and Darryl Wood, 26. The men were arrested the next day at a house on the 600 block of Steuben Street.

Police also arrested Ivan Villaseca, 18, for operating a motor vehicle without the owner's consent and possession of stolen property.

According to the criminal complaint, Ivan Villaseca told investigators the men would look for homes with packages on the porches and no tracks in the snow-- indicating no one was home. Villaseca went on to say the men would also knock on the doors and wait for lights to come on.

Click here for more information about the burglaries.

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UPDATE: Mon 4:50 PM, Dec. 9, 2013

NewsChannel 7 has learned new information about a classic car stolen from a Weston home in September.

Police say the 1960 black Thunderbird was stolen late September. The car was found about two weeks later engulfed on 102nd Street near County Road N in the Town of Wausau. Investigators say the fire was intentionally set.

The fire was reported just before 6 a.m. after a neighbor heard several loud booms and saw the fire outside her home.

The car was valued at $15,000.

At this time police have not arrested a suspect, but do believe whomever took the vehicle also set it on fire.

If you have any information about this case, please contact the Everest Metro Police Department (715) 359-4202.

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ORIGINAL STORY: Fri 11:25 AM, Sept. 27, 2013

The Everest Metro Police Department is asking for the public's help locating a stolen vehicle. Police believe the suspects responsible are armed and dangerous and ask that you not approach them. The suspects are also suspected of stealing several guns.

Police say it happened between September 17 and September 25 in Weston.

Captain Clay Schultz says the car was stolen from a garage. The suspects forced their way in and are also suspected of taking items from the home.

The car is a black 1960 Ford Thunderbird with collector plates “168-738”.

No details about the stolen weapons were provided. No suspect descriptions were provided in a news release.

If anyone has any information regarding this vehicle, or it’s whereabouts, please contact the Everest Metro Police Department (715) 359-4202.

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