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Armed man stops burglary: "saw an unfamiliar truck ... I got my gun"
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Armed man stops burglary: "saw an unfamiliar truck ... I got my gun"

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DOVER - It was 4 a.m. Thursday and Harry Wait couldn't sleep. He decided to go into work.

Wait drove to the trucking company a relative owns at 4353 Shianne St., where he stores several trailers.

A short time later, Wait was explaining to Racine County sheriff's deputies how, armed with a pistol, he thwarted the burglary of his trailers.

"I came out and saw an unfamiliar truck parked there," said Wait, 56, of Milwaukee, who has been the victim of several thefts from his trailers recently. "I got my gun."

He walked around the west edge of the property and snuck up behind two men unloading copper and aluminum from his trailers. "I followed them to their truck."

Wait saw a third person, a woman, sitting in the truck. "She was the lookout," he said.

As the men began to load his property into their pickup truck, Wait said he walked up behind them and yelled, "Get your hands up and lay down in front of the truck."

All three people complied, according to Wait, who held the suspects at gunpoint until a truck driver pulled onto the property. He asked the trucker to call 911.

Deputies arrived at the scene and took the three suspects into custody. Arrested for burglary were Dawn Glinski, 44, of Kenosha; Daniel DeHart, 48, of Kenosha; and Scott Garcia, 37, of South Milwaukee, according to Sheriff's Sgt. Steve Sikora. Garcia was also charged with bail jumping as he is currently out on bond on charges from Kenosha County, Sikora said.

Glinski, DeHart and Garcia are all being held in the Racine County Jail.

Wait suspects that the trio may have been responsible for the theft of several batteries and tools from his trailers recently.

Truck driver Larry Zirbel, 64, of Union Grove, said he saw the same pickup truck pull onto the property and back up by Wait's trailers a day earlier, but didn't think anything of it. "It was the same show this morning, only with an audience: five squad cars," Zirbel said.

 

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