On Wednesday, August 5th, 2020, Boone County Sheriff’s Detectives arrested two Wisconsin residents on felony theft charges.
Joseph Shaffer, 34 years old of Sharon, Wisconsin, was charged with one count of Theft (Class 2 Felony). Shaffer remains in the custody of the Walworth County Jail pending extradition on a $75,000.00 (10%) bond.
Barbara Winden, 32 years old of Janesville, Wisconsin, was charged with one count of Theft (Class 2 Felony). Winden remains in the custody of the Walworth County Jail pending extradition on a $75,000.00 (10%) bond.
On July 21, 2020, Boone County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a storage business located in the 4000 block of Rt. 173 in rural Caledonia for a theft of a box trailer. The victim reported the trailer had been stolen sometime over a two week period. The trailer and contents were reportedly valued at over $30,000.00.
Boone County Sheriff’s Detectives developed two suspects and tracked them to a residence in rural Sharon, Wisconsin. After a short standoff with the suspects, Boone County Detectives, with the assistance of the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office, arrested both subjects. Detectives investigating the theft, discovered at least two additional trailers had been stolen from the storage facility; charges are pending against Shaffer and Winden on those thefts.
The investigation continues and additional charges are expected. A class 2 felony is punishable by three (3) to seven (7) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
The Boone County Sheriff’s Office encourages anyone having information on a crime or narcotic trafficking to call the Boone County Sheriff’s Office at 815-544-2144 or Crime Stoppers at 815-547-7867.
Members of the public are reminded that these are only charges and are not proof of the defendant’s guilt. Every defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the State’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
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