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Three found guilty in vehicle egging spree

Three area males have been found guilty in Pierce County Circuit Court following a vehicle egging spree in Ellsworth last fall which Police Chief Greg Place called one of the most far-reaching in his memory.

Caleb J. Beebe, 20, Ellsworth, Cody J. Books, 18, Bay City, and Lucas M. Morth, 20, Hager City, were each found guilty earlier this month on two counts of party to criminal damage to property. Beebe and Books were placed on six months probation on each count, concurrently, while Morth was placed on one year probation on each, also concurrently.

"It started out as an innocent prank that quickly went bad," Place said Thursday.

Over the nighttime hours on Sept. 11 and 12, the three were reportedly involved in egging parked vehicles during a series of incidents apparently taking them from the village's east end to its Highlands Addition on the northwest side and the vicinity immediately south of its midway district. According to the criminal complaint, the trio individually told police various versions of those incidents.

For more please read the Feb. 23 print version of the Herald.

Bill Kirk

Bill Kirk was editor of the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, from 1988 to February, 2015 and is now on staff as a reporter. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He previously worked in the media distribution department at the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus and is past editor of The Tri-County News in Osseo, Wisconsin.

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