Lake County Sheriff Tim Walburg reported that his deputies have filed burglary reports for two incidents that occurred in rural areas of Lake County.
On Friday, the sheriff's office received two reports of burglaries.
The first report dealt with a burglary about 4 miles north of Madison near the intersection of 228th St. and 455th Ave.
The unknown suspect(s) gained access to a house by kicking open a door. Inside the house, it appeared that someone tried to break open a safe but without success. Property reported missing from a garage on the property included a chainsaw, gas can, and a movie camera from the house.
Later on June 28, the sheriff's office received another burglary report that occurred about 9 miles southwest of Madison near the intersection of 452nd Ave. and 241st St.
Several DeWalt tools were stolen from a tool shop, including an 18-volt DeWalt power drill, 18-volt DeWalt Sawzall cutting saw, and 18-Volt DeWalt impact drill. The property owner also had some batteries taken that powered the DeWalt equipment.
Walburg said the burglary north of Madison could have occurred sometime within the last 30 days. The second burglary in southwest Lake County occurred during the last couple of days before it was reported.
Walburg reminds residents to keep their homes and other buildings locked.