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Marek charged with three counts of burglary

A Prescott teenager was charged Thursday in Pierce County Circuit Court with three counts of burglary.

Zachary James Marek, 17, 961 Jefferson St., Apt. 5, is accused of burglarizing Prescott City Hall, First National Bank and WESTconsin Credit Union all within a seven-day span.

His next court appearance is a preliminary hearing scheduled for 2:30 p.m., July 24.

According to the criminal complaint:

Prescott police were aware of the City Hall burglary on June 30 when a janitor called 911 after seeing the trim around the main library door was lying on the floor and window was smashed out.

As police began checking City Hall, they say the judge’s office door had the window smashed out and within the office, a gray laptop computer was lying upside down with the battery disconnected.

While that was happening, new City Administrator Jayne Brand arrived and went through her office. She told police she was missing multiple Samsung Chrome computers and someone had gone through her desk.

The next City Hall employee police met with was librarian Jane Enright. She estimated $30 had been taken from the library along with the computer from her office and keys to City Hall and a copy machine.

Police then asked Enright and fellow Library employee Becky Arenivar if anyone stuck out to them or caught their attention. Both of them replied, “Zack Marek”, as they’ve seen him hanging around the library lately.

Rashel Bowes, who was in charge of the judge’s office, arrived next at City Hall and told police, someone went through that office, as the computer was upside down and the battery was taken off.

For more please read the July 24 print version of the Herald. 
Jason Schulte

Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts. 

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