WAUKESHA -- One of two men who broke into at least a dozen homes to the north and west of Milwaukee faced a judge Friday.
Putting them behind bars has been a joint effort of several law enforcement agencies who finally caught up with them in the Town of Delafield Thursday.
“We never have anything really going on here at all...It’s very shocking. I would never have guessed that anything was going on like that here," said Joy Kulkoski, neighbor.
Police showed up in the nick of time. Using GPS, detectives tracked the vehicle to a home on Tolbert Lane Thursday morning and found a forced entry.
“As the suspect vehicle was leaving, our detective squad began to follow it in an unmarked car," said Lt. Patrick Esser, Waukesha County.
Lt. Patrick Esser says 25-year-old Dewayne Anderson was behind the wheel. The pursuit ended in a crash and arrest on I-94 at Highway 164. The aftermath was captured on DOT cameras.
Anderson and another man, who has not yet been charged, are wanted for at least a dozen burglaries across Waukesha, Ozaukee and Washington Counties in the last six months.
“We did notice consistencies amongst the burglaries, that we believe are committed by at least these two and that was that they’re daytime burglaries and they’re forced entry," said Lt. Esser.
At his initial court appearance Friday, an attorney argued that Anderson was simply the driver and that he didn't know was what going on.
Bond was set at $10,000 for Anderson. His accomplice is expected to be charged next week.