Village Bowl suspects nabbed in Huron-Woonsocket-Alpena burglary casesTwo men who may be connected with a burglary that occurred at Village Bowl in Mitchell on Friday are in custody at the Beadle County Jail in Huron.
By: Anna Jauhola, The Daily Republic
Two men who may be connected with a burglary that occurred at Village Bowl in Mitchell on Friday are in custody at the Beadle County Jail in Huron.
Craig Stolze, 32, and Joseph Gregg, 35, both of Wessington Springs, are charged with five counts of third-degree burglary for a string of burglaries in Huron, Woonsocket and Alpena. A press release from the Huron Police Department originally named Stolze as Corey Martin Bunch.
Jerauld County Sheriff Jason Weber said Stolze originally gave authorities a fake name.
The men may also be connected to the burglary and vandalism of three video lottery machines in Village Bowl Friday evening in Mitchell.
Lt. Detective Don Everson of the Mitchell Police Division said the crime occurred between 8 and 9:15 p.m.
The vandalism to the machines caused $3,000 in damage — about $1,000 damage to each machine — and the culprits stole less than $500, he said.
Everson said a waitress at Village Bowl noticed the two men, but was distracted by another customer when the burglary took place. Everson said if one knows how to break into a video lottery machine, the crime doesn’t take long to commit.
“We know the two male subjects involved have also been linked to other burglaries and thefts that occurred in Madison, Jerauld County and Huron,” Everson said. “We anticipate charges are coming.”
The men have not been arrested or charged with anything in Mitchell yet, he said. He declined to name the men in custody, but said they are in custody in Beadle County.
The Daily Republic confirmed with the Huron Police Department that two men involved in burglaries — Stolze and Gregg — are in custody for burglarizing businesses in Huron, Woonsocket and Alpena.