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Intruder arrested for Oktoberfest office break-in

Brad Williams



La Crosse police and Oktoberfest officials search the festgrounds Thursday after a break-in at the fest office

A burglar may have spent the night in the Oktoberfest office, and made quite a mess while he was there.

The intruder was discovered by a fest employee this morning, and was taken to jail by La Crosse police.

Photos taken by fest volunteers show that office items were strewn around the room.

This year’s Oktoberfest ended on Sunday, and crews are still in the process of taking down tents on the festgrounds.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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