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Deputies: Craigslist buyer returns as burglar

Published On: Dec 24 2013 09:42:56 AM CST   Updated On: Oct 10 2013 03:56:10 PM CDT
Manuel Alvarez

Manuel Alvarez


A man who visited a home in the town of Pleasant Springs in response to a Craigslist ad returned later to burglarize the home, according to the Dane County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies were called to the home on Vance Drive at 11:50 a.m. on Wednesday for a report of a burglary in progress. A woman in the home called 911 when she was startled by a man entering her bedroom.

The man fled, and the woman was able to give deputies a description of the burglar and his vehicle.

Detectives said they found and questioned Manual Alvarez, 67, of Sun Prairie, who admitted to breaking into the home.

Alvarez had been at the home days before the burglary in response to an ad on Craigslist to buy vehicle parts, according to detectives.

Alvarez was arrested on suspicion of burglary, possession of burglary tools and criminal trespass to a home.

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