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Waukesha man charged with burglary after resident catches him in their home

WAUKESHA COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A 22-year-old man is accused of burglarizing an Elm Grove residence on Monday, Feb. 17. Police say he fled when a person who lives in the residence found him in the act. 

According to the Elm Grove Police Department, Alexander Winghart of Waukesha, was found in a residence on Madera Circle with a firearm, and fled when he was noticed by someone inside the residence. 

Police located the Winghart sitting on some stairs outside the Methodist Church and day care. The church and day care were placed on lockdown until Winghart was taken into custody. 

Investigators found $5,800 in stolen jewelry and a gun, which was determined to be a BB gun. 

Police say Winghart was on probation for a prior criminal case and had a warrant issued for his arrest. 

Winghart appeared in court on Friday, Feb. 22 where bail was set at $250. A preliminary hearing is set for Mar. 19. 


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