Authorities were still looking for a 17-year-old rural Gays Mills teenager, who is possibly connected to two car thefts and a series of burglaries.
Donald J. Tweedy is accused of stealing a white 1998 Ford Mustang belonging to his mother from a residence at 49480 Iris Drive in the Village of Bell Center on Tuesday, June 3.
Tweedy’s mother, Rose Radabaugh, reported the car stolen to the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department around 8 p.m., according to sheriff’s department investigator Ryan Fradette.
Later that night, a vehicle matching the description of Radabaugh’s car was seen at the scene of what the Grant County Sheriff’s Department described as “several attempted burglaries” in Dubuque. Two people were later seen in Platteville in a car matching the description of the stolen vehicle, where a sheriff’s deputy tried to stop it.
The Grant County Sheriff’s Department reported a pursuit of the vehicle was terminated after the car crossed into Lafayette County. The car later returned to Grant County and was found abandoned in Platteville early Wednesday morning.
Around 9 p.m., a caller to the Grant County Sheriff’s Department reported seeing two males, whose description matched the occupants of the Mustang, in the Stumptown Road area in the Town of Platteville. An earlier report noted “suspicious activity,” as well northwest of Platteville.
Then, Thursday around 10:30 a.m., a red Chevrolet pickup truck was reported stolen from a residence on Stumptown Road in the Town of Platteville. The truck was recovered in Dubuque on Friday, June 6, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Department.
“Two suspects have been identified, but their identification is being withheld due to the ongoing investigation into this matter,” the Grant County Sheriff’s Department reported.
The Crawford County Sheriff’s Department has identified Tweedy as a suspect in the theft of the Mustang. Fradette said as of Tuesday morning, June 10, Tweedy was still at large. The investigator was hopeful that the teenage suspect may turn himself into authorities soon.
Anyone with information on Tweedy’s whereabouts is asked to call the Grant County Sheriff’s Department, 608-723-2157, Grant County Crime Stoppers, 1-800-789-6600, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department, 608-326-0241, or Crawford County Crime Stoppers, 1-866-779-PAYS.