A Webster, WI man is facing charges in 4 new criminal cases filed against him in Burnett County Circuit Court.
Gregory Schwartzbauer, of Webster, WI, has been charged criminally with burglary, theft, criminal damage to property, and intentionally contributing to the delinquency of a minor stemming from 4 separate alleged burglaries in Burnett County at the end of January 2018.
According to the criminal complaints filed against Schwartzbauer, on January 30th and 31st, the Burnett County Sheriff’s Department investigated reports of multiple break-ins in Lincoln Township on Klarquist Road and Beal Road. Items reported missing included three firearms, a generator, and a bottle of vodka.
The criminal complaints go on to state that investigating officers discovered that Schwartzbauer enlisted the help of a 16-year old during these break-ins.
At the site of one of the break-ins, officers found a gate blocking a driveway that had been pulled off its hinges by a vehicle. Tire tracks were allegedly found at the scenes of the break-ins that matched the tire tread of Schwartzbauer’s vehicle as well as footprints that matched Schwartzbauer’s shoes.
Investigating officers made contact with the owners of the cabins and campers that were broken into, and they all confirmed that no one had permission to access their property or take anything away from their property.
The criminal complaints state that Schwartzbauer allegedly admitted to taking the firearms but denied taking the generator, and also allegedly stated that the 16-year old who was with him was the one who took the bottle of vodka.
Online circuit court records show that Schwartzbauer is charged criminally in over a dozen other cases filed in both Burnett County Circuit Court and Polk County Circuit. The incident dates of these other cases range back to July 2017 and include numerous charges of felony bail jump and misdemeanor bail jump as well as charges of burglary, theft, criminal damage to property, and felony drive or operate vehicle without consent.
According to the Burnett County Jail Inmate Roster, Schwartzbauer was placed in custody on January 30 and remains in custody at the time of this post. He is scheduled to appear again in April 2018 regarding all of his criminal charges in Burnett County Circuit Court and in May 2018 for his charges in Polk County Circuit Court.
Pursuant to the direction of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, as found in Supreme Court Rule 20:3.6, Trial Publicly, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.