SPRING GREEN POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE May 12, 2017
On Monday, May 8, 2017 at 7:00 p.m., an employee at a Spring Green business noticed that his vehicle, a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze, had been taken without his consent. The driver reported to Spring Green Officers that he had left the vehicle unlocked and the keys were left inside. The officers were able to work with the business owner and found video footage of a white male, middle aged, heavy set, who pulled into a nearby parking stall, got out of his vehicle. and approached the 2012 Cruze. The suspect then went back to the car that he was driving and was seen, on video, taking items from his vehicle and putting them into the victim’s 2012 Cruze. The suspect then got into the Cruze and drove away. The officers ran vehicle registration on the vehicle left behind by the suspect, and found that the 2009 Subaru Impreza was listed as stolen out of City of Madison. Officers impounded the vehicle left at the scene and conducted an inventory search. Items were found inside identifying the suspect in this case as Michael A. Loomis, 41 years of age, formerly of rural Wisconsin Dells. Officers also located numerous items including driver’s licenses from other victims. The suspect information and stolen vehicle were listed statewide and were to be stopped and held for charges of felony Operating a Motor Vehicle without Owner’s Consent by the Spring Green Police Department.
On Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 10:00 p.m., the West Bend Police Department stopped that same vehicle in traffic and took the driver, identified as Michael A. Loomis into custody on the Spring Green charges. The West Bend Police Department also has pending charges against Loomis for felon in possession of a firearm, possesion of stolen property, and habitual criminality, as wells a parole/probation warrant. Loomis is also facing charges for motor vehicle thefts in the cities of Madison, LaCrosse and Peshtigo. The Spring Green Police Department is working with police agencies from Madison, LaCrosse, Peshtigo, Manitowoc, Eau Claire, Tomah, Portage, Dupere, Suamico, Menasha, Oregon, Jefferson, Fort Atkinson, Watertown, Middleton, Stoughton, Oconto, Columbus, Hollandale and Mayville, where the suspect likely entered vehicles and stole items.
The investigation is ongoing by the Spring Green Police Department.