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Five teens suspected in La Crosse County burglary



The La Crosse County Sheriff’s Office responded to a burglary at the Rockland Stop N Go around 5:11 a.m. Sept. 5.

Surveillance video showed three individuals in dark clothing and masks enter the store, according to the La Crosse County Sheriff’s Office. They damaged a window to get in and took more than $1,000 worth of merchandise.

On Sept. 8, La Crosse County Deputies found an unoccupied vehicle on Cty Hwy J with evidence from the burglary. They discovered the driver was 17-year-old Ian Lastofka. He and a 16-year-old juvenile admitted to driving Jaden Fargen, 19, Jeremiah Nagel, 19, and Trey Donskey, 19, to the store to commit the crime.

Deputies conducted a search warrant in Bangor later that day and found stolen items from the Stop N Go. The adults suspects were all arrested for burglary, and the juvenile was referred for the charge of burglary.

Kaitlyn Riley’s passion for communications started on her family’s dairy farm in Gays Mills, Wis. Wanting to share agriculture’s story, she studied strategic communications and broadcast journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In college, she held officer positions with the Association of Women in Agriculture and Badger Dairy Club while volunteering as a news reporter for the college radio station. She also founded the university’s first agricultural radio talk show, AgChat. In her professional career, Kaitlyn has worked in radio, print and television news doing everything from covering local events to interviewing presidential candidates, and putting back on her barn boots to chat with farmers in the field. Today, Kaitlyn can be seen covering local stories that matter to you in the La Crosse area.

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