weather

68°

Clear | 5MPH

NEWSROOM * CIRCULATION * ADVERTISING

CONTACT US MANAGE ACCOUNT SUBSCRIBE

Monday

September 2014

1

Two arrested in missing owl case

Waukesha County Sheriff's deputies have arrested two juvenile suspects in connection with the Wildlife In Need Center (WINC) break in that occurred over the weekend. However great horned owl Dakota that went missing after his cage was broken into has not been recovered.

"If you see or find a great horned owl with jesses (leather straps that would be dangling from his legs), or see an owl that is acting very friendly please contact the Wildlife in Need Center at (262) 965-3090, your local humane society, or the Waukesha County Sheriff’s department who is investigating this theft."Sometime between Saturday night and Sunday morning someone used a piece of cage equipment to climb a fence and gain access to the center. While there they broke into three animal cages one housed Dakota.

According to reports, a tip late Sunday led police to a Facebook page posting that resulted in the arrests. Lt. Bryan Ulm said it's likely at least one will be charged and police are still seeking another person possibly involved in taking Dakota from his cage.

The search continues for Dakota. It's unsure if the owl was kidnapped or flew the coop and is loose somewhere in the area. The 11-year-old great horned owl has lived in captivity for most of his life and does not know how to hunt for food.

The owl was stolen from his nest when he was a baby and later surrendered to WINC. He has lived there for the past decade serving as an animal ambassador through WINC education programs. Those who know Dakota have called the center to offer condolences, support and even reward money for the owl's safe return.

Dakota is not afraid of people, he may appear friendly and has leather straps tied to his legs. If you think you see Dakota or have information that could help with his return, call the WINC at (262) 965-3090 or the Sheriff’s Department (262) 548-7126.

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.


Living Lake Country

E-mail Newsletter

Top stories from the Lake Country area. Tuesday afternoons and Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.
Tools
TEXT SIZE

Lakecountry Watch

View All Posts Got a tip? rss
Lake Country Construction Guide

 

Consruction season is underway in Lake Country and

we've got you covered when it comes to street closures and delays:

Mukwonago area projects

Sussex, Menomonee Falls area projects

Kettle Moraine area projects

Greater Lake Country area projects

 

Community Pride 2014

  

Celebrate Lake Country 

communities with stories

of community pride

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rummage Router
Just click to find a rummage near you
Your Photos
Amy Gorgen - SUSSEX , WI
Community Blogs

Lake Country residents share their views on news, happenings and current events.

It's Hemmer Time
By Amy L. Geiger-Hemmer
My Gun

Cook's Corner
By Cynthia Acosta Luksich
Some recipes just scream summer: No bake raspberry lemon bars

Bernie Ziebart

The Engineering Perspective
By Bernie Ziebart
Venezuela: the liberal utopia

Fair E-tales

Until next time

"Hear's" to Life!
By Tami Klink
October Conference for Hearing Loss!

LivingLakeCountry.com features more than a dozen community bloggers - a group of volunteer conversation leaders who are up on the latest topics and never short on an opinion. Just a few are pictured here. Check out the rest and see what they have to say!

View All Blogs

Discussion Guidelines

Do you want to become a Community Blogger? LivingLakeCountry.com welcomes your thoughts and opinions. Contact us for more information:
I want to blog

Legal Notices
Back to top