News: Neillsville - Stolen Auto (23 Jul 1964)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon



Surnames: Yenni, Trunkel


----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) July 23, 1964


Stolen Auto is Gone 5 Minutes (23 July 1964)


Five minutes after he had reported his automobile stolen last Sunday night, Wm. H. Yenni of Neillsville had it back.


About six hours later; Black River Falls city police took into custody three residents of the Winnebago Children’s Home in connection with the investigation of the theft. They ranged in ages from 14 to 16 years.


The car had been parked in the parking lot opposite the Auto-Test, Inc. factory on West Eighth Street when it was reported stolen about 10:45 p.m.  Officer Tony Trunkel of the city police heard the report given over the county traffic radio. A couple of minutes later he saw the car as it approached Division Street on Grand Avenue.


About the same time the three occupants saw Trunkel.  They stopped the car, got out and ran into the cornfield at the Joy Stanton Livestock yard.


About 4 a.m. Monday, Black River Falls city police notified local officers they had in custody the three youths sought in connection with the auto theft.




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