Jackson Co. Sheriff’s Office: Lock your doors

Sheriff's Office warns of suspicious people entering unlocked homes, vehicles

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office wants to make sure people are locking the doors to their homes and cars.

The Sheriff’s Office has received multiple informal complaints recently of suspicious people entering unlocked homes and vehicles in the areas of Melrose and North Bend, as well as Burr Oak in La Crosse County. Residents who have had their homes entered are reporting missing prescription medications and money.

One resident confronted the trespasser, who claimed they were looking for a lost pet.

Most of the the incidents have occurred in the daytime.

If you witness any suspicious activity, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is asking you call (715) 284-9009 to report it.

On February 11, La Crosse police warned residents to lock their doors, too. Eight break-ins were reported in six days in student housing areas near UW-La Crosse and Western Technical College, specifically West Avenue to 7th Street and La Crosse Street to Main Street.