Four arrested after attempted cabin break-in
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has taken four people into custody and is now involved in an investigation into property crimes in three counties.
On Sunday evening a Town of Corning Firefighter who owns property on Tower Road radioed the Sheriff’s Office to report a burglary in progress at a seasonal cabin on Tower Road. As deputies from both Lincoln and Taylor counties responded to the area the firefighter continued to radio in reports as he observed other attempts to burglarize property. When the suspects left the area, deputies from Lincoln County stopped the suspect vehicle and took four people into custody. The suspects; two 17 year old males, a 16 year old female, and a 15 year old male, all from Merrill, were brought to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.
Based on interviews with the suspects, deputies are now putting together criminal complaints involving multiple burglaries in western Lincoln, northern Marathon, and eastern Taylor County. In addition, deputies have received information linking the suspects to multiple criminal damage to property cases in the area. Further, the Wisconsin DNR is investigating multiple game violations mostly involving thrill killings of animals.
The two adult suspects, Dylan Graap and Travis Dallman, both 17, are being held in the Lincoln County Jail. They were scheduled to appear in Lincoln County Court for bond hearings Tuesday afternoon. The two juvenile suspects are being held in secure detention.
A Taylor County Deputy and a Trooper from the Wisconsin State Patrol assisted in the arrest Sunday night.