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Sunday, August 25, 2013

St. Anthony - the patron saint of lost articles
Great job by the Milwaukee Police department!

TODAY'S GOOD NEWS: Officers assigned to District 2, along with South Investigations detectives, identified and arrested two suspects believed to be responsible for an August 19 burglary at St. Anthony Catholic Church, located at 1711 S. 9th Street.

The suspects took several antique gold and brass candle holders valued by church staff at about $80,000. After relentless follow-up, the officers and detectives found candle holders in a south side home, where the suspect sold them for scrap for $100.

The person who purchased them led the officers to one of the suspects, who was arrested on August 22. The 31-year-old male suspect confessed to detectives that he and another suspect took the candle holders from the church and carried them into a nearby alley, where they smashed the marble off of them to make them fit into a garbage can that they used to take them to a metal buyer they knew.

The suspect helped officers identify a 55-year-old man who was his co-actor. Officers arrested that suspect on August 23 when they found him walking on the sidewalk in the 900 block of W. Lincoln.

The case will be reviewed by the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office on Monday, August 26.

Of note, St. Anthony is the patron saint of lost articles.

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