Left-Behind Wallet Leads to Charges of Burglary

Three Muskego men are charged with burglary of Norway home after one of their wallets is discovered at the scene.

Three Muskego men are accused of breaking into a Town of Norway home and stealing electronics, after one of their wallets was found at the scene of the crime, say police.

Joshua J. Kerber, 18, Tyler J. Quineones, 19, and Steven J. Paulus, 20, were charged in Racine County Circuit Court Tuesday with one count of burglary each. If convicted, they each face up to 7 1/2 years in prison and $25,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint:

On Oct. 2, 2011, a woman was watching her sister's home in the 7200 block of Ashwood Lane and she left for a couple of hours and came back to find someone had broken into the home. Her laptop was broken and some electronics were missing. One month later, the homeowners were moving some furniture when they found Paulus' wallet underneath some furniture.

The discovery led officers to interview a 16-year-old girl, who told them she was with the trio and another teenager when Kerber, Quineones and Paulus decided to break into the home while she waited in a car.

Quineones is free on a $1,000 signature bond. Paulus will make his initial appearance Nov. 14 and Kerber will appear in court Nov. 15.


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