***UPDATE 3*** The Spooner Police Department has notified DrydenWire that a second person, a 19-year-old Spooner area male, has been taken into custody involving the recent burglary of a Spooner Business.  

DrydenWire.com will continue to update the community on this situation when any significant activity or progress develops.


***UPDATE 2*** The following is a press release from the Spooner Police Department today, April 13, 2017.

As an update to April 10, 2017, burglary, one suspect has been taken into custody. This suspect is a 20-year-old Spooner resident. In addition to the arrest, a number of stolen items have been recovered. This investigation still continues at this time. Further information will be released upon completion of the investigation.

Per SPD Chief Jerry Christman


***UPDATE 1*** The following is a press release from the Spooner Police Department:

On April 10, 2017, the Spooner Police Department responded to a reported commercial burglary at 111 Elm St. Officers found that suspect(s) had made forced entry into the building. Various items were taken during this incident and the investigation is continuing at the time of this news release. Further information will be released upon completion of the investigation.

Per SPD Chief Jerry Christman


(Monday, 8:15 PM) -- A local business was broken into between 8 p.m. Sunday night and 6:45 a.m this morning, according to the owner of the local business.

Sam Smith, Owner of i play & Quarters Arcade, located at 111 Elm Street just off the main strip in downtown Spooner, WI, said that they broke 2 doors and a display case and "stole quite a bit."

Included items that were stolen were games, electronics, jewelry and video game accessories along with other miscellaneous items, and they also broke a locked display case.

At 6:45 a.m. this morning, Monday, April 10, 2017, a local citizen noticed the buildings front door smashed and called the police.

Smith said the Spooner Police Department is investigating the break-in and believes that they have a few leads. 

Smith said he has the front door boarded and plans to be open tomorrow for normal business hours: 10-6 through Thursday, and 10-8 Friday and Saturday. 

"I want to thank Joe with Super Hero Sanctum, Andy with What the Deck, Rob with Northwest Satellite, Dave, and RJ for helping to clean up and get us back open, and the Spooner Police Department for helping during this process," said Smith. "While it is unfortunate that this happened in our community, our family is happy to be apart of Spooner and we are looking forward to our continued connection to the community as a local business."


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