Burglary, theft charges filed
Two residents of a Clintonville trailer park are accused of stealing from their neighbor.
Conrad V. Cornelius, 38, and Danny S. Wedde, 30, are each charged with burglary, theft and criminal damage to property.
On Jan. 24, Clintonville police responded to a burglary complaint at a mobile home on Flora Way.
They met with the owner who said someone broke into two of his storage sheds and stole tools and other items, including several Tonka trucks that belonged to a neighbor.
Officer Craig Kamke spoke with Cornelius and Wedde, who have mobile homes on the same street in the park where the burglary occurred. They both denied seeing anyone coming or going into the victim’s sheds or trailer.
Other neighbors, however, reported seeing Wedde and Cornelius take a ladder out of the shed.
Kamke also spoke to the woman who owned the toy trucks. She said they had been at her neighbors’ place after they had offered to clean the trucks for her.
One day after the trucks were reported stolen, she heard a noise, looked out the window and saw Wedde getting into Cornelius’ red van and drive away. When she opened her door, she found the trucks on her porch.
On Feb. 8, Kamke interviewed Cornelius, who said he did not remember Wedde having any toy trucks or dropping them off at one of the homes in the trailer park.
On Feb. 16, Kamke interviewed Wedde, who said he had returned the toy trucks to the woman as a favor after finding them outside of the victim’s home.
The victim said the trucks were in a box in a bedroom closet.