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Janesville man arrested on burglary charges in Winnebago County

WINNEBAGO COUNTY (WREX) — A Janesville, Wisconsin, man is allegedly involved in a string of burglaries in Winnebago County.

Austin C. Smith faces three counts of burglary and possession of stolen property, according to the Winnebago County Sheriff's Office.

Authorities said they linked Smith to several burglaries on Watts Avenue in unincorporated Rockton, including finding Smith with stolen property.

The sheriff's office reminds residents to lock their vehicles and remove valuables. Smith was taken to the Winnebago County Jail.

Breane Lyga

Breane Lyga is the content manager at 13 WREX. She joined the team in 2015 as the 5, 6 and 10PM news producer after graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. She was 13 WREX’s assignment editor from 2017 to 2018.

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