The Crawford County Sheriff’s Department and Prairie du Chien Police Department have been actively investigated several burglaries to enclosed trailers, sheds, and storage units in the Village of Gays Mills, Township of Prairie du Chien, Township of Bridgeport, and City of Prairie du Chien.
As a result of an extensive investigation, Roman Hertrampf (Age 23) and Joshua Schomacker (Age 33) of Prairie du Chien were arrested in connection with the multiple burglaries in Wisconsin and Iowa. Hertrampf and Schomacker gained entry by cutting paddle locks. Upon gaining entry, they stole chainsaws, saws, drills, air compressors, toolboxes, tools, ladders, nail guns, shop-vacs, carpet cleaners, jacks, trolling motor, fishing equipment, phone, radio, jewelry, and several others items of value.
Hertrampf and Schomacker were connected to several burglaries in Iowa in the jurisdictions of the Mar Mac Police Department and Monona Police Department.
The above cases remain under investigation and efforts are ongoing to gather and return the stolen property to the rightful owners.