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Suspects sought in two Genoa burglaries
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An axe was used to gain entry to two town of Genoa homes that were burglarized April 7. Vernon County Crime Stoppers is asking the public's help to identify suspects in the cases. - photo by Vernon County Sheriffs Office photo

Authorities are asking for the public’s help in solving two burglary cases that occurred in the town of Genoa April 7, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

According to Vernon County Crime Stoppers, two houses in the area of Mound Ridge Road and Cedar Lane were burglarized.

The suspects forced entry to both houses through a door using an axe. Once inside, they ransacked many areas of the homes.

Stolen items included miscellaneous jewelry, a Stihl chainsaw and leaf blower, safe, multiple power tools, Mathews and Bowtech bows, a large Coca-Cola bottle filled with change, Dell and Toshiba laptop computers, a camcorder and a Samsung flat-screen television.

A photo of the damage can be seen at or

Tipsters may be eligible for cash rewards of up to $1,000.00 and will remain anonymous. To submit a tip, phone 608-637-8477 or 800-657-6868; text 274637 (CRIMES) – (type VERN + tip); or go online to or

Crime Stoppers can also be reached by U.S. Mail at P.O. Box 1, Viroqua, WI, 54665.