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Pair Face Over 35 Charges In Burglaries
Cash bail was set at $250,000 each for two 18-year old males for alleged over 35 charges including burglaries, criminal damage to property and theft of movable property from cabins in the Towns of Silver Cliff and Athelstane on Dec. 10, 12 and 16.
Marinette County Circuit Court Judge David Miron set their bails at an initial appearance Friday, Dec. 20. The charges were filed by Marinette County District Attorney Allen Brey. The court set an adjourned initial appearance for 10 a.m. Jan. 21.
Charged are Brandon Peter Conradt, 2541 County Meadow Court, Suamico and Jerrette John Daly, 1720 Patriot Way, DePere.
Conradt faces 39 charges and Daly 38. Both remain in custody.
According to the complaint, entered were mobile home, garages, cabins. Items taken included guns, ATV, snowmobile, liquor and electronic equipment. Conradt is also charged with an attempt to flee from authorities.
Investigation began Dec. 10 when deputies responded to a complaint of snowmobiles driving over a lawn on Whispering Pines Road in the Town of Silver Cliff. The individual told authorities of two snowmobiles racing up and down the road and he tried to trace the snowmobiles but was unsuccessful. The snowmobiles had driven off the road into a wooded area and a short time later he saw a truck drive from the wooded area towards his truck. He provided a description of the truck.
Authorities began canvassing the area and found the abandoned snowmobiles and also found several burglaries in the area. On ensuing days, several more burglaries were reported.
According to the complaint, found were damages to the interior of some of the buildings some of which was caused by firearms being fired inside.
A description of the suspected truck was sent to officers. On Dec. 16 a deputy received a report of a possible burglary at a cabin on South Hill Road in the Town of Athelstane. The deputy began driving towards the location and saw an oncoming vehicle and as it passed, the deputy he noticed it had similarities of the suspected truck. He turned around and attempted to catch the truck and had a hard time catching up with it as it was traveling faster than the speed limit.
According to the complaint, after rounding some curves the deputy reached a straight away near Shaffer Road and did not see any vehicles with lights on. With a full moon, he spotted a vehicle with no lights on driving down Shaffer Road and noticed the brake lights when they were applied.
The deputy activated his emergency lights and siren on his squad care and began to pursue the vehicle down Shaffer Road and lost sight of it. He later observed a vehicle go into a private driveway which happened to be the driver of another deputy. That deputy was contacted and reported a vehicle had driven over his lawn and he could see a person on foot walking to the west. Deputies immediately responded and took Jerrette Daly into custody.
According to the complaint, Daly told authorities that Brandon Conradt had been driving the truck and kicked him out. Officers then followed tracks in the snow from the home of the deputy to an address on Schroeder Lane where they found an abandoned truck with footprints in the snow from the driver side of the truck. Officers tracked those footprints for about one and one-half hours back and forth across the river and some woods. Ultimately, Conradt came back to the abandoned truck where a deputy had been stationed and he was taken into custody.
In the abandoned truck, officers found electronic equipment, bottles of liquor and other items. The truck was then seized and taken to the Sheriff Department to be inventoried.
Both Daly and Conradt were taken to the county jail and later interviewed. In the interview, Daly reported on the previous day he had been picked up in DePere by Conradt and drove to Conradts mother to work on snowmobiles. According to the complaint, Conradt suggested they take a ride into Marinette County and began breaking into cabins. They both entered cabins and items stolen were put into the truck and that Conradt brought a shotgun with him and had shot it off inside about three or more different cabins.
Daly also admitted he and Conradt had committed burglaries in the Town of Silver Cliff on Dec. 10. Also, Conradt had stolen some guns and used a gun to shoot holes in the walls and floors of some the places they burglarized.
According to the complaint, Daly agreed to ride with deputies to attempt to point out cabins the pair had broken into.
In the interview with Conradt, he admitted and Daly were involved in a number of burglaries, according to the complaint. He also claimed that Daly had discharged a shotgun inside several of the cabins. He also admitted having a stolen firearm from one of the cabins at the home of his mother in Suamico and gave authorities consent to recover it. He was unsure on the number of cabins they had broken into because both had been smoking marijuana and drinking alcohol during the burglaries. He also agreed to ride with authorities in an attempt to point out the places that were burglarized.
Conradt also admitted he was driving the truck when they saw they saw the first deputy turn around and believed the deputy was going to pursue them. He also shut the lights off on the truck in an attempt to elude the officer. At times, speeds were as high as 90 miles per hour and that he ended up in a field. According to the complaint, he reported Daly left the truck he was on probation. Conradt then drove a short distance, left the truck and fled on foot and ultimately decided to return to the truck where he was apprehended.