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Man Faces Charges in City Hall Trespassing, Theft

Employees report suspicious activity by 36-year-old man inside City Hall, which leads to other reports of man attempting to enter a nearby apartment, and pending charges in Waukesha County.

Muskego police are seeking trespassing and theft charges against a 36-year-old man who authorities say initially was thought to be loitering at Muskego City Hall, but later was caught trying to steal keys.

Officers were first called to City Hall at about 2:30 p.m. Sept. 27 after employees noted that the man, his wife and son were sitting in the employee break room of the lower level, according to a police report.

The man told police they were invited to wait there for a ride from a city employee, but police told them to wait in the upstairs vestibule. The employee later denied granting permission to wait in the employee break room, but that she had offered to give them a ride home.

The matter was considered over, until police received a call regarding minor damage and the theft of keys to a soda machine in the break room.

Officers located the man and a search revealed one key in the man's pocket, the report said.

Police issued a warning to the man, but as he and his family left, another man approached police, stating he had witnessed the man attempting to enter an apartment across Pioneer Drive, according to the report.

Police arrested the man and issued several municipal citations for trespassing and theft. However, after learning he was out on bail for another burglary charge, police decided recommend that the Waukesha County District Attorney's office file criminal charges against him.

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