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Two suspects accused of laundromat burglary

Brad Williams

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Two La Crosse men are charged with burglary for a break-in last week at an Onalaska business. 

Michael Vandenbergh and Lucas Armstrong are accused of breaking into a safe at the Sno White Laundry on Oak Avenue South last Friday. 

Police tracked down the two men who were seen in security videos at the laundry. 

Officers recovered stolen bank bags, keys, and coins, and also found a variety of drugs including meth, ecstasy, and marijuana. 

Armstrong pled guilty last year in a highly-publicized break-in and vandalism case in 2019, at the Oktoberfest office in La Crosse.  

Armstrong was placed on probation for the Oktoberfest burglary.

In another La Crosse court case, a fight over mask-wearing in public which led to criminal charges for assault can now proceed in court. 

Danny Link of La Crosse has been found competent to go on trial, for allegedly punching an elderly man outside the Walgreen’s on West Avenue in February. 

The victim reportedly had criticized Link for not wearing a face covering inside the drugstore. 

A preliminary hearing for Link is scheduled for next week.        

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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